Dear Rusty: We have a 100 percent disabled son from birth. He is now 35 years old and receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI). My wife and I plan to retire in the next two years and start drawing our Social Security benefits; my wife intends to apply in January 2020, and I will apply la…

DANVILLE — Geisinger announced that its board of directors has appointed Dr. Jaewon Ryu, as interim president and chief executive officer of Geisinger, effective Dec. 1. Ryu, who has served as executive vice president and chief medical officer since September 2016, succeeds Dr. David T. Fein…

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SAN FRANCISCO — Carrying signs that included a mocking reference to the company’s original “Don’t be evil” motto, thousands of Google employees around the world briefly walked off the job Thursday to protest what they said was the tech giant’s mishandling of sexual misconduct allegations aga…

Dear Rusty: My girlfriend of nine years will be 66 on June 4 next year. It was her plan to begin taking half of her ex-husband’s Social Security at that time allowing hers to grow until she reached 70, at which time her benefit would slightly exceed half of her ex’s.

SHAMOKIN — Todd Geist, LUTCF, recently joined Vandine’s as vice president and general manager. In this role, Geist will manage two offices — Vandine’s Insurance Shoppe, Shamokin, and Bane Insurance Agency, Ashland. Both offices are divisions of Murray Insurance Associates Inc., an independen…

Dear Rusty: Should I take Social Security at 65? My date of birth is August 1953, and I just signed up for both Social Security and Medicare. My plan was to start Medicare and Social Security at age 65, but now I’m unsure if I’m doing the right thing. My earnings so far this year are about $…

The company that brought you milk chocolate, Maggi instant noodles and Rocky Road ice cream is worried about your health.

Dear Rusty: I am 63½ and working full time with a salary of $125,000 per year. Given the early collection rules, I believe it would not make any sense to start collecting Social Security now, but tell me if I am wrong. Also, when I reach full retirement age (born in 1955) I plan/hope to stil…

BLOOMBERG — U.S. stocks eked out a gain to claim a fresh closing record, while Treasury yields climbed as investors assessed the latest developments from the Trump administration’s trade policies.

Dear Rusty: My husband took an early retirement at age 62, and I will be turning 62 next year. I am having some health issues and I’m thinking about taking an early retirement. Is this a good idea? — Uncertain What To Do

LEWSIBURG — Municipalities and local governments in an 11-county region can receive a technology assessment and action recommendation that includes a free computer from SEDA-Council of Governments (SEDA-COG).

STRONG — David and Lori Campbell, along with their son, Colin, and daughter, Abigail, have opened a new ice cream and gelato business along Route 61 between Kulpmont and Mount Carmel.

WASHINGTON — Facebook, Google and Twitter on Tuesday sought to defend themselves against accusations from Republican lawmakers who say the tech giants censor conservative news and views during a congressional hearing that devolved into a political sniping match.

SHAMOKIN — Woody’s Pizzeria, a new business located at the corner of Ninth and Independence streets, will be offering its customers Old Forge-style pizza according to co-owner Jay Wright.

LEWISBURG — SEDA-Council of Governments (SEDA-COG) recently appointed Teri MacBride, of Lewisburg, to the SEDA-COG Natural Gas Cooperative’s board of directors. She will represent SEDA-COG and its 11 member counties to facilitate development of new natural gas projects.

SUNBURY — Brewers’ Outlet, 231 Reagan St., is celebrating its 50th anniversary of being the “area’s beverage supermarket,” and owner Cory Fasold is throwing a party Friday.

BRUSSELS — Europe implemented a sweeping overhaul of digital privacy laws on Friday that has reshaped how technology companies handle customer data, creating a de-facto global standard that gives Americans new protections and the nation’s technology companies new headaches.