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Norfolk Southern 4Q profit flat

January 27, 2015 OMAHA, Neb. — Norfolk Southern Cor. more »»

IBM denies massive layoffs

January 27, 2015 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Calling it “ridiculous” and “baseless,” IBM on Monday dismissed a report that said the technology giant plans to lay off 1 in 4 of its workers, or 100,000 people. more »»

MeadWestvaco, Rock-Tenn join to form $16B packaging behemoth

January 27, 2015 RICHMOND, Va. — Rock-Tenn and MeadWestvaco will join forces to create a $16 billion global packaging company, driving down its own costs and possibly gaining the scale to better dictate prices. more »»


January 25, 2015 New hires and promotions -- Linda Carpenter has been named executive director of develop­ment and J.C. more »»

Architects partners again

January 25, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The acquisition of a Hollidays­burg architectural firm has brought two former partners in another firm back together. more »»

Chevron lays off 162 workers

January 23, 2015 CORAOPOLIS (AP) — Chevron Corp. is laying off 162 workers at its Appalachian business unit based near Pittsburgh. more »»

Microsoft debuts Windows 10

January 22, 2015 REDMOND, Wash. — Microsoft on Wednesday took the wraps off a new version of Windows — and a new wearable 3D gadget it calls the HoloLen. more »»

Stimulus measures bring hope to stocks

January 22, 2015 NEW YORK — Another choppy day on Wall Street ended with stocks broadly higher on hopes of new stimulus measures for Europe’s weak economy and a sharp rise in oil prices. more »»

Business briefs, Jan. 22

January 22, 2015 pittsburgh Claysburg refractory plant takes on a new name One of the world’s leading refractory materials and services providers, ANH Refractories Co. more »»

Tax season is about to begin

January 18, 2015 With tax filing season set to begin Tuesday, taxpayers will see some changes to their tax returns, in part because of the Affordable Care Act. more »»


January 18, 2015 New hires and promotions -- Dr. Deborah Sims, a board certified surgeon specializing in breast disease, will become the medical director of the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center. more »»

Lakemont Park to remain open

January 16, 2015 Lakemont Park will remain open this year, despite rumors to the contrary, park owner Ralph Albarano said Thursday. “I don’t know where the rumors are coming from,” Albarano said. more »»

Sheetz donating $5,000 to War Memorial Arena

January 13, 2015 JOHNSTOWN — Sheetz Inc. today will donate $5,000 for improvements to the Cambria County War Memorial Arena in Johnstown. more »»


January 11, 2015 New hires and promotions -- Dr. Douglas Barnas, a native of Portage, has joined the Conemaugh Physician Group OB/GYN. more »»

Bacon creating Tyrone job growth

January 9, 2015 TYRONE — The growing popularity of all-natural bacon has again led to an increase in jobs at the Kunzler and Co. Inc. plant in Tyrone. “We added six full-time people this week. more »»

Honda fined $70M for not reporting deaths, injuries

January 9, 2015 WASHINGTON — The Obama administration said Thursday it is fining Honda $70 million — the largest civil penalty levied against an automaker — for not reporting to regulators some 1,729 complaints tha... more »»

Open house scheduled for pipeline project

January 7, 2015 Plans for building an east-to-west natural gas pipeline through several Blair County municipalities will be up for review Thursday night. more »»

Norfolk Southern thinking green with emissions-friendly locomotive

January 7, 2015 Norfolk Southern has released its first emissions-friendly locomotives funded by the federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program for testing from its Juniata Locomotive Shop. more »»

Local home prices dip

January 7, 2015 IRVINE, Calif. — Home prices in Altoona, including distressed sales, declined by 0.1 percent in November compared to November 2013, data from CoreLogic shows. more »»

Church to conduct police support rally

January 2, 2015 The Faith Baptist Church of Altoona, Fourth Avenue and 40th Street, will conduct a community rally supporting the police at 7 p.m. Jan. 15 in its sanctuary. The public is invited to attend. The Re. more »»


January 2, 2015 Foreclosure rates decrease Foreclosure rates in Altoona decreased in October over the same period last year, according to newly released data from CoreLogic. more »»


K-8 enrollment open house at Young Schol January 31, 2015

Enrollment Open House at Young Scholars of Central PA Charter School (YSCP), a no tuition public school for grades kindergarten to eighth grade for prospective parents and their students who might be interested in enrolling for the 2015-2016 school year. more »

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