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Shenk & Tittle decides to close all locations

December 18, 2014 Shenk & Tittle has decided to close all of its stores including one in the Logan Valley Mall. The New Freedom, Pa. more »»

Phoenicia building sale considered

December 18, 2014 JOHNSTOWN — A hearing will be held at 10 a.m. today in U.S. more »»

Sheetz opening new store in Centre Hall

December 18, 2014 CENTRE HALL — Sheetz Convenience Store will open a new location today at 106 Savannah Lane, Centre Hall. Employees will cut a ribbon and open the doors at 10:30 a.m. more »»


December 17, 2014 Fitness challenge planned TYRONE -- Northern Blair County businesses are invited to join the second annual Northern Blair County Corporate Fitness Challenge. The challenge — which kicks off Jan. more »»

Toll Brothers profits increase for 4th quarter

December 11, 2014 HORSHAM — Toll Brothers Inc.’s profit climbed in its fiscal fourth quarter but fell short of Wall Street’s view, hurt by inventory impairments and an increase in reserves. more »»


December 9, 2014 LANCASTER Area companies honored Several area companies were recognized at the recent “Best Places to Work in Penn­sylvania” awards ceremony in Lancaster. more »»

Local merchants say Small Business Saturday a success

December 4, 2014 Both locally and nationally, merchants said the fifth annual Small Business Saturday turned out to be a successful day. “Our sales were up 48 percent compared to a regular Saturday. more »»

Forever lays off some part-time employees

December 4, 2014 Forever Broadcasting of Altoona has laid off some of its part-time staff. Market General Manager Dave Davies confirmed the layoffs but did not give an exact number of people involved. more »»

Business briefs, Dec. 4

December 4, 2014 Radio station’s annual program aiding Family Services News Talk 1240 WRTA-AM will hold its 14th Annual Drive-By Giving Day from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday. more »»


December 3, 2014 Giant, Martin’s helping kids CARLISLE — Giant Food Stores and Martin’s Food Markets are helping local sick and injured kids through their annual Holiday Candle icon campaign, taking place now throug... more »»


December 2, 2014 Breakfast Club meeting set The Blair County Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Club will meet at 7:45 a.m. Dec 11 at The Casino at Lakemont Park. more »»

Sony to offer partial refunds

November 26, 2014 WASHINGTON — Hundreds of thousands of people who bought the handheld gaming console PlayStation Vita are in line for a partial refund from Sony because of questionable claims in its advertising. more »»

Black Friday catches on in United Kingdom

November 26, 2014 LONDON — Halloween and Mother’s Day have become staples of the U.K. shopping calendar. Now Black Friday looks as though it may be the next big retail import from the United States. more »»

Business briefs

November 26, 2014 Local foreclosure rates drop Foreclosure rates in Altoona decreased for the month of September over the same period last year, according to newly released data from CoreLogic. more »»


November 26, 2014 Rugs Large and small Altitude shag area rugs are being recalled. The rugs are made of polyester and were available in the color “Altitude Gol. more »»

Small businesses seek support

November 23, 2014 Small businesses are hoping for an influx of holiday shoppers Saturday during the fifth annual Small Business Saturday. more »»

ABCD upbeat about Marcellus project

November 22, 2014 DUNCANSVILLE — Officials remain optimistic a project announced in March 2013 that would bring 30 new jobs to the area will become a realit. more »»

State jobless rate lowest in six years

November 22, 2014 HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s jobless rate fell by three-tenths of a percentage point in October to a six-year low as payrolls and the labor force grew. more »»

Arizona sues GM over recalls

November 21, 2014 PHOENIX — Arizona’s attorney general has sued General Motors Co. for failing to recall millions of cars and trucks with safety defects the auto giant did not disclose for years. more »»

Senate taking closer look at soaring generic drug prices

November 21, 2014 WASHINGTON — Some low-cost generic drugs that have helped restrain health care costs for decades are seeing unexpected price spikes of up to 8,000 percent, prompting a backlash from patients,... more »»

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