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Public hearing scheduled for table games at Downs

HARRISBURG: The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today announced that it would hold a public hearing on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 to gather evidence, including public comment, on the petition submitted by Downs Racing, L.P., operator of the slot machine casino at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, requesting authorization to conduct table games.rnr

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PPL reports decreased earnings

Closing the year with a strong fourth quarter, PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) on Friday (2/5) announced full-year earnings for 2009 that tracked well ahead of the company’s reported and ongoing earnings forecasts. rnr

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Bon-Ton sees January sales increase

YORK, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: BONT) today announced comparable store sales for the four weeks ended January 30, 2010 increased 5.3%. Total sales for the four weeks increased 4.7% to $180.1 million compared with $172.0 million for the prior year period.rnr

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Ben Franklin approves investments

The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s (BFTP/NEP) Board of Directors approved the investment of $599,800 in support of regional economic development. The investments are with seven early-stage technology companies and two established manufacturers. rn r

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SBA loans in Eastern Pa. increase in $ value

PHILADELPHIA, PA – The dollar value and number of SBA 7(a) and 504 loans in Eastern Pennsylvania rose during the first 3 months of Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 over the same period in FY09, 187% and 78% respectively. Moreover, FY10 SBA loan values exceed loan values reported for the same time period in each of the last five years, and are just 2% below FY05 which was the highest level ever reported.

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