Job levels stall in May after rebounding in April
Following a comparatively slow start through the first quarter, the job level locally rebounded in April, rising by 900 to 58,500. However, in a somewhat unexpected move, this positive job change stalled in May, holding the current (unadjusted) job total at the previous month’s level.
DAVID M. MASTOVICH | How do you like your hot dog? Ketchup, mustard and messaging
Americans will eat more than 7 billion hot dogs from Memorial Day through Labor Day, 150 million on the Fourth of July holiday alone. If you have one, do you top it with ketchup or mustard?
- Business people 6/29/2014
Get to know your numbers
Anyone who longs for the “good old days” probably doesn’t own a small business. Given the variety of powerful, easy-to-use accounting software products available today, it’s difficult to imagine wanting to keep records and prepare financial statements by hand.
THOMAS YOUNG | Reverse mortgage: What’s the deal?
If you are a TV watcher, you must have seen the TV ads for reverse mortgages, particularly the one done by the former U.S. senator and movie actor, Fred Thompson, for the American Advisors Group. So what’s all the excitement about?
CTC absolved of wrongdoing as federal investigation ends
The multi-year investigation into Johnstown-based Concurrent Technologies Corporation has ended, according to an official press release from the company.
The company was cleared of any wrongdoing, the release states, and David Hickton, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, has closed the case.
Seasonal hiring stimulates job growth
It is no secret that the Johnstown area economy did not do well through the first quarter.
EBay asks users to change their passwords after cyber-attack
EBay, operator of the online auction site, asked users to change their passwords after a cyber-attack exposed a database with login information and data such as birthdays and phone numbers.
Twitter said to be discussing music deals including SoundCloud
Twitter is in early discussions to acquire or partner with music-related startups to rev up user growth, according to people with knowledge of the talks. One company Twitter is considering buying is SoundCloud, a Berlin-based startup that lets people share music, according to one of the people who asked not to be named because the information is private.
Cashing in on pot market proves a pipe dream for traditional pharmacies
Americans seeking medical marijuana for anything from pain to seizures must turn to a patchwork of small startups for help as U.S. laws keep traditional pharmacies out of a market that may exceed $6 billion by 2019.
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