The oldest business in every state

Most of the oldest businesses in the U.S. got their start in the early days of their home state’s existence. Those that have survived to this day cover a diverse range of industries and sizes, some with recognizable names, others relatively unknown.


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Weber appointed to House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

Congressman Bill Shuster (R-Hollidaysburg), Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee appointed Congressman Randy Weber (R-Friendswood) Friday, Jan. 13 to serve on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, which has jurisdiction over all forms of transportation: aviation, maritime and waterborne transportation, highways, bridges, mass transit, and railroads.

New book attempts to ‘Take the Fear out of Franchising’ for prospective franchisees

"While franchising is a fabulous methodology that has created countless millionaires, it's not foolproof, and it will not work for everyone," writes Dr. John P. Hayes in his latest book, “Take the Fear Out of Franchising,” released last December. "If you are going to buy a franchise it is your responsibility to make certain not only that a particular business is right for you but that franchising makes sense for you, too."

Natural gas prices in 2016 were the lowest in nearly 20 years

Natural gas prices in U.S. regional markets were volatile in 2016. In the first quarter of the year, much warmer-than-normal winter temperatures and large amounts of natural gas in storage caused prices to decrease. Prices began to gradually increase in late spring, with increased natural gas demand from multiple sectors and decreasing natural gas production, before sharply increasing at the end of the year with the onset of cold temperatures in mid-December.