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May 24. 2013 12:01AM
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Civil War battles get stamps


Two Civil War battles have been memorialized on Forever Stamps issued by the U.S. Postal Service this week.


This issuance is the third of a five-year series commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. The sheet of 12 stamps includes two stamp designs — one depicting the Battle of Gettysburg, the largest battle of the war — and one depicting the Battle of Vicksburg, a complex Union campaign to gain control of the Mississippi River.


The Postal Service began the Civil War Sesquicentennial Forever stamp series in 2011 with the issuance of the Fort Sumter and Battle of Bull Run Forever stamps. Last year, stamps memorializing the Battles of Antietam and New Orleans were issued.


Area businesses recognized


Gov. Tom Corbett recognized state companies and entrepreneurs that are creating jobs and making positive contributions to the state’s economy Thursday at the inaugural Governor’s ImPAct Awards in Hershey.


The awards recognized 50 companies from throughout the state in five categories: Jobs First, Community Impact, Small Business Impact, Entrepreneurial Impact and Export Impact. The recipients were chosen by an independent judging panel selected by the state’s partners, Team Pennsylvania Foundation and Journal Multimedia.


In this region, the awards were given to:


Community Impact Award - Sanofi Pasteur, Swiftwater.


Entrepreneur Impact Award - Solar Innovations Inc., Pine Grove.


Export Impact Award - Cornell Iron Works Inc., Mountain Top.


Jobs First Award - TMG Health, Jessup.


Small Business Impact Award - Vigon International Inc., East Stroudsburg.


Jobless aid applications fall


The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell 23,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 340,000, a level consistent with solid job growth.


The less volatile four-week average ticked down just 500 to 339,500, the Labor Department said Thursday. That’s close to the five-year low of 338,000 reached during the first week of May. The four-week average is 9 percent lower than in November.


The decline in claims has coincided with steady job growth over the past six months. Since November, employers have added an average 208,000 jobs a month.




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