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Decline in gas drilling softens boom for Western Pa. businesses

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John Bruno dresses the industry that revitalized his Waynesburg business district. Mickey’s Men’s Store, which Bruno’s father opened in 1967 on High Street, sells the Carhartt attire, Carolina work boots and flame-retardant clothing that serve as standard wardrobe for the shale gas workers who changed the face of Greene and Washington counties during the past decade. Those workers have kept ...

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Pennsylvania job boom is still going strong

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Low oil and natural gas prices have hit the industry hard, especially when it comes to jobs.  Several companies have laid off thousands of employees in order to cut back spending.  However, in one area of the U.S. the job market still seems to be booming, and finding work isn’t an issue. The state of Pennsylvania seems to be going ...

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Pa. shale gas production eclipsed 4 trillion cubic feet in 2014

Pennsylvania shale drillers produced more than 2 trillion cubic feet of gas in the second half of 2014, setting another record despite low prices that have prompted a cutback in activity, the state reported Tuesday. Producers pulled more than 4 trillion cubic feet of gas from shale last year, a 30-percent increase from the year before. Industry groups applauded the ...

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