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West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio leaders pledge to help build area’s shale industry

MORGANTOWN — Community members, leaders and government officials from three states gathered Tuesday to collaborate on ideas in regards to the shale industry. The 2015 Tri-State Shale Summit, which took place in Morgantown at the Waterfront Hotel, featured speakers and guest panelists from West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio. The purpose of the event was to provide a discussion on the ...

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UPS hiring 700 in central Ohio

UPS says it will hire 700 workers in the Columbus area for seasonal and permanent work, the latest announcement from a company looking to bolster staff heading into the holidays. The hiring comes as retailers expect more online sales this holiday season and will depend on companies such as UPS to deliver those goods in time for Christmas. The logistics ...

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Entergy to close Massachusetts Pilgrim nuclear plant by 2019

Oct 13 (Reuters) – Entergy Corp said Tuesday it will close its Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Massachusetts no later than June 1, 2019, because of poor market conditions, reduced revenues and increased operational costs. “Market conditions and increased costs led us to reluctantly conclude that we had no option other than to shut down the plant,” Leo Denault, Entergy’s ...

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Ohio and Pennsylvania activity report, October 5-12

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Oil and Gas Management department issued 17 oil and gas permits last week, October 5-12. This total may seem underwhelming compared to the previous week’s eruption of 64 oil and gas permits, but researchers at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health might see a permit cutback as a good thing. The university ...

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New study links active gas wells to pregnancy complications, preterm birth

Women who live near active natural gas wells in Pennsylvania are more likely to experience pregnancy complications, according to a study from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The study evaluated data from Geisinger Health System, a healthcare network present in 40 counties. Researchers studied records of 9,384 mothers who gave birth to 10,946 children from 2009 to 2013. ...

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How One Laid-Off Man Over 60 Beat The Odds, Found New Job

By almost any measure, the odds were against Bob Rohrig after he lost his job as an account manager for a printing and direct mail company in 2011. He was nearly 61 years old. The commercial printing industry was, and still is, in decline. The unemployment rate in Connecticut was above 9 percent. Some people in that position might have ...

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Talen Energy in dog-eat-dog business

Since Talen Energy split from PPL Corp. in June, there has been plenty of hand-wringing over where the new power producer will put down permanent roots. Hoping to keep Talen here, Allentown’s Neighborhood Improvement Zone Development Authority paved the way last week for the energy company — located for now at PPL Plaza on Hamilton Street — to move to ...

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