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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 »»

SAPDC approves three business loans

November 21, 2014 The board of directors of the Southern Alleghenies Planning & Development Commission Wednesday approved the following business loans: — $200,000 for Cove Stake & Wood Products Inc. more »»

Showdown looms between government, air bag maker

November 20, 2014 DETROIT — A showdown is looming between U.S. safety regulators and a Japanese company that makes air bags linked to multiple deaths and injuries. more »»

How to teach a driverless cars ethics

November 20, 2014 LOS ANGELES — A large truck speeding in the opposite direction suddenly veers into your lan. more »»

Business briefs, Nov. 20

November 20, 2014 Sheetz opens new location Sheetz Convenience Stores opened its newest store off Frankstown Road near the Logan Town Centre on Wednesday. more »»

VW recalls 442,000 cars to fix suspension problem

November 20, 2014 Volkswagen is recalling 442,000 Jettas and Beetles to fix a problem that can cause rear suspension failure if the cars aren’t fixed properly after a crash. more »»

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