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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 »»


March 9, 2014 Blair County Norman Goetz to Stanley and Susan Galant, property at 502 Walton Ave., Altoona, $39,000. Thresa Ferrara, by co-executrices, to Kathy Bottenfield, property at 1507 Walnut St. more »»


March 9, 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 »»

Altoona lauded as top metro area

March 4, 2014 A national publication Monday recognized the Altoona metropolitan area as among the top metropolitan areas in the United States for new and expanded facilities in 2013. more »»

Female cobbler goes toe-to-toe

March 2, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Sur­rounded by damaged footwear, a young woman heats some material, adds glue, then adheres it to one of the boots by giving it a squeeze to make sure it will hold. more »»


March 2, 2014 BLAIR COUNTY Gretka Real... more »»

Hospitals coping with drug shortages

March 2, 2014 TRENTON, N.J. — U.S. more »»


March 2, 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 »»

Old vans are dying, so small businesses are buying

March 2, 2014 DETROIT — To deliver bouquets in and around Washington, D.C., Karin’s Florist has two big vans, two small ones and a boxy little wagon that’s clinging to life. more »»

Success is all about attitude

March 2, 2014 As a small business owner, you’re not just “the boss.” You’re also the leader, the person employees, vendors, customers and prospects look to for guidance, support and confidence. more »»

Good records important for taxes

March 2, 2014 Dear Bruce: I have a stock that I sold, but I don’t have any record of when it was bought and for how muc. more »»


March 2, 2014 NEW HIRES AND PROMOTIONS -- Dr. Nii-Daako P. Darko has joined UPMC Altoona’s Trauma/Emergency General Surgery Service. more »»

Money market fund assets rise

March 2, 2014 NEW YORK — Total U.S. money market mutual fund assets rose by $19.96 billion to $2.684 trillion for the week that ended Wednesday, according to the Investment Company Institute. more »»

Business profiles sought

March 2, 2014 Area businesses are encouraged to submit information for the Mirror’s annual People & Progress edition, which will be included in the March 25 edition. more »»

Meals on Wheels

February 23, 2014 Blair Senior Services Home Delivered Meals program does more than just provide a hot meal for senior citizens in Blair County. more »»

Nominations invited for next ‘20 Under 40’

February 18, 2014 The Mirror is now accepting nominations for its seventh edition of “20 Under 40,” which will recognize 20 deserving community members younger than 40 years old in the June edition of Blair Living. more »»

Minimum wage debated

February 16, 2014 Not everyone is thrilled with President Barack Obama’s call in his State of the Union address to raise the minimum wage. The Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013, introduced by Sen. more »»

Airport open to leasing restaurant

February 13, 2014 MARTINSBURG — With an idle kitchen and dining room on the second floor of the Altoona-Blair County Airport terminal building, the airport authority is wondering if anyone is interested in leasing th... more »»

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