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Will Internet listen to private conversations?

July 30, 2015 SAN FRANCISCO — Like a lot of teenagers, Aanya Nigam reflexively shares her whereabouts, activities and thoughts on Twitter, Instagram and other social networks without a qual. more »»

Business briefs

July 30, 2015 Salon Academy recognized The Salon Professional Academy of Altoona is one of 15 out of nearly 2,000 beauty schools in the United States to be awarded “Diamond Academy” status by Redken 5th Avenue NYC. more »»

Fiat Chrysler settlement with gov’t could be costly

July 28, 2015 DETROIT — Fiat Chrysler could be required to lay out hundreds of millions of dollars to get potentially defective Ram pickups and older Jeeps off the road under a deal with safety regulators to... more »»

Norfolk Southern’s profit drops

July 28, 2015 OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Norfolk Southern’s 23 percent drop in second-quarter profit follows the same story line as other railroads seeing a sharp decline in coal shipments. more »»

Business briefs, July 28

July 28, 2015 tyrone U-Haul coming to Tyrone Tyrone Convenience Store, 1960 Adams Ave., has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer and will offer U-Haul trucks and support rental item. more »»

East Side Concrete has new plant

July 26, 2015 Concrete is flowing again at East Side Concrete Supply Co. Inc. The company on Old Mill Run Road poured the first yard of concrete from its new batch plant on July 9. more »»

Behind the Desk

July 26, 2015 Address: 911 Logan Blv. more »»


July 26, 2015 New hires and promotions -- Kimberly Helsel of New Enterprise was recently promoted to manager of marketing, communications and public relations for Home Nursing Agency. more »»

Comcast adds online customers; box office pumps up revenue

July 24, 2015 NEW YORK — Despite a slowdown in subscriber growth, the Internet is still propelling Comcast. The movies and theme parks in its NBCUniversal entertainment unit also bolstered results in the quarter. more »»

McDonald’s eyes variety of changes to compensate for declining US sales

July 24, 2015 NEW YORK — McDonald’s is looking at variety of changes to win back customers in the U.. more »»


July 21, 2015 CARLISLE Giant/Martin’s aid CMN Giant Food Stores and Martin’s Food Markets customers donated $563,683 through the grocers’ annual Children Miracle Network $1 paper balloon campaign, which ran June... more »»

Behind the desk

July 19, 2015 Company name: Top Hat Chimney Sweeps Inc. Address: 218 Spring A. more »»


July 19, 2015 New hires and promotions -- Michael Pennington of Altoona has been appointed to director for experiential education and pre-law advising services after his first-year of service at Villanova... more »»

Painters having tough summer

July 19, 2015 The wet spring and early summer has created havoc for local painting contractors. more »»

Mirror promotes Hanna-Eckenrode, Holliday

July 19, 2015 Two Altoona Mirror employees recently were promoted as the news and information company continues to refine and reinvent its marketing and sales efforts. more »»

Response limited for convention center hotel

July 16, 2015 The idea of building a hotel on grounds of the Blair County Convention Center continues to draw lookers, but a recent advertisement asking developers to present a letter of interest drew no respons. more »»

SAPDC approves business loan for pair

July 16, 2015 The Southern Alleghenies Planning and Development Commission board of directors Wednesday approved a business loan for Justin N. and Shelby Y. Gochnour. more »»

Report: Troops face hassles with their student loans

July 8, 2015 WASHINGTON — A government regulator says military personnel are still being hassled over their student loans despite the federal laws and programs put in place to protect them, and officials worry i... more »»

Business briefs, July 8

July 8, 2015 huntingdon Community State Bank supports care center Community State Bank of Orbisonia has committed $10,000 to name a patient exam room in J.C. more »»

Bourbon: Inventory at 40-year high point

July 5, 2015 By Bruce Schreiner The Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kentucky’s bourbon boom is showing no signs of peaking as distilleries keep up a production pace unmatched for decades. more »»

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