Edward Jones recognized

Financial services firm Edward Jones ranks highest in investor satisfaction with full service brokerage firms, according to the J.D. Power 2019 U.S. Full Service Investor Satisfaction Study.

The study measures overall investor satisfaction with 18 full-service investment firms based on eight factors including financial adviser account information, investment performance, firm interaction, product offerings, commissions and fees, information resources and problem resolution.

The Blair County financial advisers are Vicki Karns, Michael Harris, Jeff Smithbower, Katlin Webb and Paul Rhule in Altoona, John Barton and John Biesinger in Duncansville and J.T. Tidd in Hollidaysburg.

Walmart improving area stores

Walmart is on track to finish remodeling three area stores — Altoona, Ebensburg and Clearfield — this year, the company said.

This is part of an $83 million statewide store-improvement project. This also includes 41 stores getting autonomous floor scrubbers, 43 stores adding online grocery pickup and 23 stores adding pickup towers, including Duncansville this month.