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Is it wise to transfer credit card balances?

March 30, 2014 Offers from credit card companies to temporarily skirt interest charges can be enticing. more »»

Ethanol industry to fight EPA on biofuels blend rule

March 30, 2014 ALTOONA, Iowa — Ethanol industry officials recently promised a long fight against moves by federal regulators to cut the amount of biofuels blended into the nation’s gasoline. more »»

Days Inn & Suites to open

March 28, 2014 PINECROFT — The new Days Inn & Suites hotel will open for business Tuesday on Sabbath Rest Road near the Pinecroft interchange of Interstate 9. more »»

New, larger Meadows hopes to open Easter weekend

March 28, 2014 DUNCANSVILLE — The Meadows Original Frozen Custard soon will be open in a new and larger building. “We are striving for Easter weekend,” said partner Joel Meadows. more »»

Stocks move higher on Wall Street; Sonic gains

March 26, 2014 NEW YORK — Stocks got a lift Tuesday as health care companies bounced back after a heavy sell-of. more »»

Achievement Award winner announced

March 25, 2014 The chairman of the board of Thompson Pharmacy has been selected as the recipient of the Blair County Chamber of Commerce 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award for Business Excellence. William . more »»

Nominations due Friday for next ‘20 Under 40’

March 24, 2014 The Mirror is now accepting nominations for its seventh edition of “20 Under 40,” which will recognize 20 deserving community members younger than 40 years old in the June edition of Blair Living. more »»

More Marcellus jobs coming here

March 23, 2014 Blair County is not a hot bed for the Marcellus Shale industry as Juniata Township is the only municipality in the county that has any of the gas wells. more »»

Buffett upbeat about future

March 23, 2014 OMAHA, Neb. — Billionaire Warren Buffett is confident that Berkshire Hathaway will be a mainstay of the U.S. more »»

Bank loans to businesses up

March 23, 2014 NEW YORK — The email from the bank was unexpected. Laura Benson got an increase in her small business credit line. The boost from Wells Fargo & Co. was a pleasant surprise. more »»


March 23, 2014 New hires and promotions Dr. Sarah Schroeder has been named director of the Pennsyl­vania Vein and Laser Institute, the new division of Central Pennsylvania Cardiology. more »»

Ask SCORE: Cultivate customer loyalty

March 23, 2014 Every successful sports team has a “go-to” player, someone who can be counted on to perform and deliver whatever is needed in specific situations. more »»

Smart money: Changes in Social Security troubling

March 23, 2014 Dear Bruce: I know of a friend who is receiving $1,200 from Social Securit. more »»

Labor group recognizes Geist

March 20, 2014 Former state Rep. Rick Geist will be honored as Person of the Year by the Blair-Bedford Central Labor Council. Geist will receive the honor Sept. more »»

Norfolk Southern has breakthrough year

March 20, 2014 NORFOLK, Va. — Norfolk Southern Corp. had a “big year” in 2013, according to its 2013 annual report. more »»

Improving homes

March 16, 2014 With spring just around the corner, work is piling up for the home remodeling and construction businesses. more »»

Future is bright for pet industries

March 16, 2014 LOS ANGELES — Dogs and cats have become part of the American family’s inner circle over the past 20 years, sleeping in their own beds or yours, eating food bought specially to help their digestive... more »»

Hummus drives chickpea growth; farmers benefit

March 16, 2014 SPOKANE, Wash. — The rising popularity of hummus across the nation has been good for farmers like Aaron Flansburg. more »»

Difference between employees, contractors can appear blurred

March 16, 2014 Need help with some aspects of your small business, but aren’t ready to bring on a full-time employee? Then do what your customers do when they turn to you, and hire an independent contracto. more »»

Home businesses deserve scrutiny

March 16, 2014 Dear Bruce: Do you recommend any work-at-home companies or any practical home-based business start-ups? — R.T., email Dear R.T. more »»

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