Category Archives: Brent Burkey

Update: Another boat looker

Awhile ago I said I was watching a boat for sale along my route to work in West Manchester Township, simply to gauge whether the economy is making a turn for the better. I saw two lookers so far, and … Continue reading

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Memorial Hospital makes cuts

Lots of news today, folks. Sean Adkins reports that Spring Garden Township’s Memorial Hospital will lay off 32 workers and leave 21 other positions unfilled. These moves, like so many others lately, come in response to the recessed economy. The … Continue reading

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Prices are falling. And that’s a bad thing?

Prices consumers are charged for the stuff they buy fell by a record 1 percent in October. Then this morning, the news comes out that prices in November fell by 1.7 percent, eclipsing the old record. The statistic makes sense. … Continue reading

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Where’s my bailout?

Now that the corporate welfare state has widened to include companies not in the financial sector – it’s not if but when the Big 3 get their money – I’m writing the government to request assistance for an industry very … Continue reading

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Don’t buy the ‘conservative York makes us strong’ argument?

I see a lot of turmoil out there nowadays, from car dealers shutting their doors to retailers sinking into bankruptcy. So I don’t know how much I buy at first of this “York County is not on an American coast, … Continue reading

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Are people done shopping already?

The Sunday after Halloween, my wife and I were driving near Target in West Manchester Township. What a traffic nightmare! Cars were everywhere, trying to make the turn into the shopping centers in the area. I couldn’t believe it. Was … Continue reading

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Is it fair for Citigroup to stop foreclosing on people?

Citigroup is one of the biggest banks standing after the last round of failures around the industry, and today it said it won’t be foreclosing on people who want to stay in their homes. How would you feel if you … Continue reading

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‘Family Guy’ guy gets $100 million deal

OK, I love the show, and so do so many other people. But really? Seth MacFarlane, the creator and the voices of many characters of “Family Guy” got a $100 million deal with Fox. But then I realized how much … Continue reading

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Clipping more coupons?

If so, big advertisers are trying to target you. I think it’s nice that there is a growing demand for practical ways to drag in customers instead of just trying to attract people to sparkle and shine. So if you … Continue reading

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Taco Bell is giving away a free taco to EVERYONE next week

I used to think companies did those “if a sports player does X, we’ll give away Y” promotions to get their names out there, without having to give away too much product for free. Look at the bread sticks giveaways … Continue reading

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