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Ask SCORE: Cultivate customer loyalty

March 23, 2014 Every successful sports team has a “go-to” player, someone who can be counted on to perform and deliver whatever is needed in specific situations. more »»

Smart money: Changes in Social Security troubling

March 23, 2014 Dear Bruce: I know of a friend who is receiving $1,200 from Social Securit. more »»

Labor group recognizes Geist

March 20, 2014 Former state Rep. Rick Geist will be honored as Person of the Year by the Blair-Bedford Central Labor Council. Geist will receive the honor Sept. more »»

Norfolk Southern has breakthrough year

March 20, 2014 NORFOLK, Va. — Norfolk Southern Corp. had a “big year” in 2013, according to its 2013 annual report. more »»

Improving homes

March 16, 2014 With spring just around the corner, work is piling up for the home remodeling and construction businesses. more »»

Future is bright for pet industries

March 16, 2014 LOS ANGELES — Dogs and cats have become part of the American family’s inner circle over the past 20 years, sleeping in their own beds or yours, eating food bought specially to help their digestive... more »»

Hummus drives chickpea growth; farmers benefit

March 16, 2014 SPOKANE, Wash. — The rising popularity of hummus across the nation has been good for farmers like Aaron Flansburg. more »»

Difference between employees, contractors can appear blurred

March 16, 2014 Need help with some aspects of your small business, but aren’t ready to bring on a full-time employee? Then do what your customers do when they turn to you, and hire an independent contracto. more »»

Home businesses deserve scrutiny

March 16, 2014 Dear Bruce: Do you recommend any work-at-home companies or any practical home-based business start-ups? — R.T., email Dear R.T. more »»

Workplace

March 16, 2014 New hires and promotions -- Brittany Conrad has been promoted to staff accountant level II at Wessel & Co., Johnstown. more »»

DEEDS

March 16, 2014 Blair County Michael A. II and Stacy Pastore to Cindy Tippett, property at 425-427 Walton Ave., Altoona, $70,000. John Foster to Bonnie Healy, property at 278 Washington St. more »»

BANKRUPTCIES

March 16, 2014 The following people have made filings in U.S. Bank­ruptcy Court in Pittsburgh. Chapter 7 involves selling assets to pay debts. Chapter 13 is a plan to pay debts using income. more »»

Warnaco facility closed

March 12, 2014 DUNCANSVILLE — The Warnaco distribution facility is officially closed, but a skeleton crew remains on site, according to the state Department of Labor and Industry. more »»

Penelec talks resume; no agreement reached

March 12, 2014 Representatives of Penelec and Utility Workers Union of America Local 180 returned to the bargaining table Wednesday but failed to reach an agreement. more »»

Dish, Disney deal sees Internet-TV

March 9, 2014 LOS ANGELES — With a string of recent deals, cable and satellite providers are beginning to acknowledge a brutal truth that companies like Hulu and Netflix have known all along: Many TV viewers,... more »»

P. Joseph Lehman Inc. Consulting Engineers is multi-discipline firm

March 9, 2014 DUNCANSVILLE — P. Joseph Lehman Inc. Consulting Engineers is known throughout Pennsyl­vania for its bridge design work. more »»

March will test auto demand

March 9, 2014 DETROIT — March will be one of the most crucial months for the U.S. auto industry in years. Sales were slower than expected In January and February, and the number of unsold cars on dealer lots gre. more »»

If mutual funds are OK, let them be

March 9, 2014 Dear Bruce: I have a mutual fund account worth about $150,000. My financial adviser recently called and told me she wants me to come in and discuss moving the money somewhere else. more »»

Data back-up plans keep businesses moving forward

March 9, 2014 As important as electronic data files are to our small businesses, we don’t always take the best care of the. more »»

People on the Job

March 9, 2014 New hires and promotions Marc McCall has been named legislative officer for the Cambria Somerset Human Resources Association. more »»

 
 

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