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Woman, 105, looks back at volunteering, moonshine making

Woman, 105, looks back at volunteering, moonshine making

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — In her 105 years, Gertrude Kunsman has seen a lot.
She remembers Prohibition —- somewhat fondly, in fact. She and her husband Earl Kunsman made moonshine in their bathtub and delivered it nightly in a Model T Ford.
Kunsman also was witness to countless major milestones, such as not one but two ... (full story)


Praise for high-yielding stock

Dear Mr. Berko: We sold our home in 2010, taking back a 7 percent mortgage. That mortgage is being paid off early with a check for $132,000. We'll use $100,000 to buy another house and invest $32,000 in income stocks. We're angry at the low interest rates and willing to take some risks to get a 6 or 7 percent yield. Our stockbroker ... (full story)


DIVIDED AMERICA: How China fueled pain and Trump support

DIVIDED AMERICA: How China fueled pain and Trump support

HANNIBAL, Ohio (AP) — Crushed by Chinese competition and feeling betrayed by mainstream politicians, workers in the hills of eastern Ohio are embracing Donald Trump and his tough talk on trade.
For decades, they and others living across the Ohio River in West Virginia found work in coal mines and at a local aluminum plant & ... (full story)


Small businesses wait for verdict on 2017 health care costs

Small businesses wait for verdict on 2017 health care costs

NEW YORK (AP) — Autumn is an anxious time for many small and medium-sized business owners as they wait to learn whether their health insurance costs will go up for 2017 — and if so, by how much?
"There's always a lump in your throat because you don't know what you're going to get," says Darren Ambler, a mana ... (full story)


Knife maker marks its 80th year in business

Knife maker marks its 80th year in business

FREMONT, Ohio (AP) — Every so often, Randy Christy will be with someone who needs a small cutting tool for one reason or another.
"They'll say, 'Hey, have you got a knife?' And I say, 'Boy, have I got a knife!'" said Christy.
Knives and cutting tools are what the Christy family of Fremont have been all about fo ... (full story)