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FDA approves new painkiller

July 24, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new combination pain pill from the maker of OxyContin that is designed to discourage abuse by painkiller addict. more »»

Shear determination

July 20, 2014 Joe Martin admits he’s taking a risk. more »»

Court further limits reach of gas drilling law

July 18, 2014 HARRISBURG — A Pennsylvania court has further limited the reach of a major 2012 law that modernized drilling regulations, ruling Thursday that state public utility regulators cannot review how local... more »»

Microsoft cutting 18K jobs

July 18, 2014 LOS ANGELES — Microsoft announced the biggest layoffs in its 39-year history Thursday, outlining plans to cut 18,000 jobs in a move that marked the CEO’s sharpest pivot yet away from his... more »»

Fox bid for Time Warner sparks content merge race

July 17, 2014 LOS ANGELES — Even though Rupert Murdoch’s $76 billion bid for rival media giant Time Warner Inc. more »»

Visa launches ‘Checkout’ service

July 17, 2014 NEW YORK — Payment processor Visa is launching a new service called Visa Checkout that eliminates a few steps in online paymen. more »»


July 13, 2014 New hires and promotions -- Mallory Romani of Hollidaysburg was recently hired as Human Resources Coordinator at General Cable Corp. in Altoona. more »»

Scientists turn to crowdfunding to help raise funds for research

July 10, 2014 NEW YORK — In over three decades of studying ferns, Duke University professor Kathleen Pryer has received her share of grant mone. more »»

Stocks fall for a second day; Twitter slumps

July 9, 2014 NEW YORK — Investors unloaded stocks for a second straight day ahead of a slew of corporate earnings that will help them determine whether a recent run-up in the market is justified. more »»

Improper payments by federal government top $100 billion

July 9, 2014 WASHINGTON — Tax credits for families that don’t qualify. Medicare payments for treatments that might not be necessary. Unemployment benefits for people who are secretly working. more »»

Juniata College part of new Consortium for Liberal Arts

July 8, 2014 HUNTINGDON — Juniata College is one of 10 liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania receiving an $800,000 grant from The Andrew W. more »»

Homewood adds aquatic therapy program

July 8, 2014 EVERETT — Homewood at Spring House Estates has added the Arthritis Foundation’s Aquatic Therapy program to its list of resident wellness sessions. more »»

4 in 10 US homes cellphone only, skipping landlines

July 8, 2014 ATLANTA — More American households are ditching their old telephones: 4 out of 10 only use cellphones, a survey shows. more »»

Price scanners invaluable

July 6, 2014 It started with a single scan in 1974, and 40 years later there are 5 billion scans per day around the world. more »»


July 6, 2014 New hires and promotions -- Lawrence L. Lawyer II has been hired by ELA Group Inc. more »»

Ride-sharing firms shut down by two judges in Pittsburgh

July 3, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Two administrative law judges have agreed with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission in forcing two ride-share companies to stop operating in Pittsburgh. more »»

States trailing US in job recovery

July 3, 2014 WASHINGTON — Five years after the Great Recession officially ended, most states still haven’t regained all the jobs they lost, even though the nation as a whole has. more »»

Fireworks sales booming

June 29, 2014 Fireworks and the celebration of Independence Day goes back to even before the signing of the Declaration of Independence. more »»


June 29, 2014 New hires and promotions -- Jocelyn Myers of Lilly has become an independent consultant with Taste­fully Simple Inc., a national direct sales company featuring more than 60 foods. more »»

Ward Transport creates new image with old look

June 27, 2014 Ward Transport & Logistics is taking on a new but old look. more »»

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