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News Minute: Here is the latest Pennsylvania news from The Associated Press

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania's jobless rate has continued its steady decline. The state says unemployment fell two-tenths of a percentage point to 6 percent in March. That's the lowest rate since October 2008. The data released today indicates that the number of people working or searching for work in Pennsylvania rose last month by 12,000.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A Philadelphia chocolate maker and candy store says it has resolved a tax issue that threatened to shutter the establishment days before Easter. Blasius Chocolate Factory says on its Facebook page that the problem had been solved and the store "is open now forever. No more tax issues." A city spokesman says the shop signed an agreement to pay delinquent taxes and made a down payment yesterday afternoon. The city had moved to close the store over $12,000 in unpaid taxes.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) - A Brazilian car parts manufacturer is planning to break ground later this month in northeastern Pennsylvania for its first U.S. facility. Torcomp LLC is building a new factory in the Cumberland Valley Business Park, near Chambersburg. The facility will create 73 new jobs over the next three years.

DREXEL HILL, Pa. (AP) - A woman has given birth to a more than 13-pound baby at a southeastern Pennsylvania hospital. Officials at Delaware County Memorial Hospital say Brian and Danielle Dwyer's son born Monday is the largest baby they can recall there. Waldo James Mysterious Dwyer tipped the scales at 13 pounds, 8½ ounces.

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