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National maple production off 17% in 2021, Vermont off 21%

The drop in production was due to poor sugaring weather, including a run of 70 degree days during prime sugaring season and low sugar content in tree sap.

By The Associated Press

As Biden’s plan struggles, Rep. Lamb pushes for more moderate infrastructure bill

U.S. Rep. Conor Lamb is playing a key role in crafting a more moderate proposal with the hopes of getting bipartisan buy-in.

By Lucy Perkins/WESA

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JBS plant in Montgomery County fully operational after weekend cyberattack

The attack, believed to be perpetrated by the Russian-based ransomware gang REvil, shut down the Souderton facility on Tuesday.

By Aaron Moselle/WHYY

Pennsylvania tax collections continue rebound from pandemic

Collections for the state’s main operating account were $36.6 billion through May — 8.5% above estimate — the Department of Revenue said.

By The Associated Press

‘We gotta run around like rats’: Jersey Shore businesses still struggling to hire as season gets underway

Some economists say more generous pandemic-era unemployment benefits are not the only factor.

By Aaron Moselle/WHYY

Pennsylvania businesses, consumers among those getting short end of the stick amid lumber shortage

“[Prices] are moving up on a continual basis. There’s some flattening, but they continue to go up.”

By An-Li Herring/WESA