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Animal hospital receives award

February 12, 2016 Mirror staff reports STATE?COLLEGE — Metzger Animal Hospital won the 2016 Petplan Veterinary Award, which recognizes outstanding pet health heroes from across North America. more »»

Business briefs

February 12, 2016 Window Perfections earns 2015 service award Window Perfections, 1803 Valley View Blvd., has earned the Angie’s List Super Service Award for 2015. more »»

Sports costs at ESPN weigh down Disney’s quarter

February 10, 2016 LOS ANGELES — ESPN, the sports network that drives Disney’s profit engine, has hit a soft patch. Subscribers have fallen by about . more »»

Alpha says lenders offer $500M for coal producer’s assets

February 10, 2016 CHARLESTON, W.Va — Alpha Natural Resources said it has received a $500 million offer from existing lenders for the potential sale of the bankrupt coal producer’s core assets. more »»

Business briefs

February 10, 2016 Chamber sets Business Before Hours at ALSM The Blair County Chamber of Commerce will hold Business Before Hours from 7:30-9 a.m. Feb. more »»

Valentine’s is big retail day

February 7, 2016 Consumers are expected to spend a record $19.7 billion for candy, a romantic dinner, jewelry or flowers this Valentine’s Day. more »»


February 7, 2016 New hires and promotions -- Melissa Walls has been named CEO of the Broad Top Area Medical Center. more »»

Behind the desk

February 7, 2016 Company: Allegheny Creamery and Crepes Address: 505 Allegheny St. more »»

Local briefcase

February 5, 2016 Johnstown JARI sets Lunch and Learn JARI will hold its next Lunch and Learn program from noon to 1:15 p.m. Feb. more »»

Comcast loses fewest TV customers in eight years

February 4, 2016 NEW YORK — Comcast is trumpeting its best year for traditional TV services in nearly a decade, even though it continues to lose TV subscribers. more »»

Toyota will discontinue Scion brand

February 4, 2016 NEW YORK — Toyota is discontinuing its Scion brand, aimed at younger car buyers, after years of slumping sales. Toyota Motor Corp. established Scion as a separate brand in 2003 for sale in U.S. more »»

Business briefs

February 4, 2016 Chamber breakfast club schedules February meeting The Blair County Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Club will meet at 7:45 a.m. Feb. 11 at The Casino at Lakemont Park. more »»


February 3, 2016 Local foreclosure rates drop New CoreLogic data reveals that the rate of Altoona area foreclosures among outstanding mortgage loans was 1.26 percent for November, a decrease of . more »»

New-home construction picks up

January 31, 2016 A robust U.S. more »»

Earnings reflect updated strategy

January 31, 2016 SAN FRANCISCO — Like a friendly but persistent sales rep, Microsoft has a message for anyone who owns a personal computer: If you haven’t yet upgraded to Windows 10, the company highly recommends i. more »»

Erie chocolate makers gear up for Valentine’s Day

January 31, 2016 ERIE — It’s the calm before the chocolate storm. Erie chocolatiers are making assorted candies for Valentine’s Day, but the longest hours and biggest sales are still ahea. more »»

Getting started hardest part of saving

January 31, 2016 Dear Bruce: What do you think is the best way for me to start saving money? I am 35 years old and work full time. more »»

How to make writing your business plan less intimidating

January 31, 2016 A business plan is not only important for starting your business, it is also an indispensable tool for helping you manage and grow your business. more »»

Amazon net 4Q income doubles

January 31, 2016 SEATTLE — Amazon saw its results for the holiday quarter as a present wrapped in a bow. But analysts and investors saw something more like a lump of coal. more »»

US to collect equal pay data from all large employers

January 31, 2016 WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is expanding a data collection program aimed at ferreting out abuses of equal pay laws. more »»

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