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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 »»

Recalls

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 »»

New supplier chosen for Chamber energy program

November 19, 2014 PITTSBURGH — OnDemand Energy Solutions has found another supplier to continue the ChamberChoice Residential Energy Program in the area. more »»

Briefcase

November 19, 2014 WPS creates endowment, presents gift to PSU Altoona Penn State Altoona has received a $100,000 commitment from Word Processing Services Inc. more »»

After 60 years, NPC still growing

November 16, 2014 CLAYSBURG — A local family-owned and operated company continues to grow. Founded in 1954 as News Printing Co. by H.A. “Barney” and Charlotte Barnhart, the company now known as NPC In. more »»

Workplace

November 16, 2014 New hires and promotions -- Dr. Stanley Zagorski Jr. has joined Conemaugh Physician Group-Surgery. Zagorski is board certified in surgery and specializes in bariatric and minimally invasive surger. more »»

WTW Architects picked to design medical center

November 14, 2014 WTW Architects of Pittsburgh has been selected to design the new UPMC Altoona Logan Medical Center in Allegheny Township as well as tenant improvements. more »»

Corporate takes over Altoona Giant Eagle

November 12, 2014 The Altoona Giant Eagle in Logan Town Centre is now under new ownership. Bill McKillop and his family recently transferred the operations of their independently owned store to Giant Eagle, Inc. more »»

Ford getting its aluminum F-150 ready for prime time

November 12, 2014 DEARBORN, Mich. — Russell Barnett, a Ford dealer in Tennessee, is ready for aluminum. more »»

 
 

AVSA Shotgun Shoot November 26, 2014

Altoona Volunteer Sportsmen's Club Each Wednesday at 7pm 1448 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Altoona near the Horseshoe Curve $10 for 6 Rounds Meat prizes from Blocher's Meat Market All ages welcome to attend avsa_membership@hotmail. more »

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  2. That’s easy: the turkey and all the trimmings
  3. I can get a jump-start on my Christmas shopping.
  4. A full day of football
  5. Unfortunately, I have to work.
 
 
 
 

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