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Mary Schimke is Managing Editor for Energy Media Group. Mary Schimke is Editor at Energy Media Group. She brings to the table 15 years of teaching, editing, and management experience. She graduated in 1999 from Minot State University with a BS in Education and a major in English. She has worked as a freelance editor for several independent clients in a variety of disciplines. Mary is currently a graduate student at Southern New Hampshire University studying literary theory, criticism, and writing.

Pennsylvania budget stalemate drags on

HARRISBURG — Seventy-two days. That’s how long Pennsylvania’s budget stalemate has dragged on between Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and the Republican-controlled Legislature. It doesn’t look like the two sides are any closer to cutting a deal on a 2015-16 spending plan despite recent talks to produce a stopgap spending plan to free up tax dollars in the short term. The ...

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The return of cheap gas prices

Craig Hall was travel-tired as he pumped gas at a Shell station on Harper Road — crapped legs, sore back and strained eyes. However, there was a bright spot in his road travels from Ohio to the sandy beaches of Wilmington, N.C. — gas prices. The farther south Hall traveled, the cheaper gas prices became, he said. Over the last ...

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Factoring in success

It’s a common challenge for small businesses…especially new ones. How do you meet your weekly or biweekly payroll obligations while you’re waiting for clients to pay their invoices? You want to do right by employees, but don’t want to pressure clients in a highly competitive business environment. More and more companies are turning to receivables-based working capital to fill the ...

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Permian Basin Petroleum Association claims victory in ruling

U.S. District Judge Robert Junell vacated the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision to list the lesser prairie chicken as a threatened species in a ruling. After a long battle between the service and the Permian Basin Petroleum Association, Junell on Monday granted summary judgment in favor of the PBPA, according to court documents. Keeping the grouse listed as threatened ...

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US STOCKS-Wall St opens lower as investors assess jobs data

* Nonfarm payrolls up by 173,000 vs 220,000 expected * Unemployment rate falls to 5.1 percent from 5.3 percent * Caterpillar falls after broker downgrade * Indexes down: Dow 1.21 pct, S&P 1.07 pct, Nasdaq 0.82 pct (Updates to open) Sept 4 (Reuters) – Wall Street opened lower on Friday as investors assessed August jobs data, which showed that fewer-than-expected ...

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Governor urges nuke plant owners to correct federal concerns

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker is urging the owners of the Pilgrim nuclear plant to take “corrective actions” in response to concerns raised by federal regulators. In a letter Thursday to Entergy Nuclear Operations, Baker called on the company to analyze the root causes of previous shutdowns at the Plymouth plant and make all necessary repairs. The letter ...

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Marcellus.com parent company becomes Energy Media Group

Energy Media Group LLC. (EMG) is pleased to announce the launching of its new company and website energymediagroup.com. EMG is an industry leader in full service digital marketing strategies with in-depth expertise in original content development, news and story telling, publishing, social media, branding, web development, marketing campaigns, and search engine optimization. These tactics enable clients to reach, and engage ...

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NY cities update emergency plans to deal with oil trains

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Three years after the Port of Albany became a major hub for rail and barge shipments of highly flammable crude oil from North Dakota, emergency management officials are still grappling with training and response plans to deal with a potential disaster like the devastating derailment and explosion that killed 47 people in Quebec two summers ago. ...

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Jobless rate nudges up

Unemployment nudged up slightly for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area in July to 6.3 percent as the region struck an all-time high in total nonfarm jobs. The region hit a record of 266,300 nonfarm jobs in July, besting the past high of 263,900 jobs in the summer of 2007, according to data released Tuesday by the state Department of Labor & Industry. ...

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Texas regulator clears oil and gas company of causing quakes

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The regulatory agency overseeing Texas’ oil and gas industry has determined that a series of small earthquakes in North Texas likely wasn’t caused by drilling operations by an Exxon Mobil subsidiary. The preliminary findings mark the first decision by the Texas Railroad Commission since it was authorized last year to consider whether seismological activity was caused ...

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