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Financial planning for disabled people a little-tapped field

By Alex Nixon
Growing incidence of Autism, Alzheimer’s disease and other disabling conditions are fueling demand for financial planners who can navigate the tricky terrain of making sure ...

AT&T evolves beyond phones

By The Associated Press
NEW YORK — The company whose name has long been synonymous with telephones is looking for new ways to reach out and touch someone. AT&T, which had a popular “Reach Out and Touch Someone” slogan in the 1980s, now wants ...

How to cover work history gaps

By Diane Stafford
I recently heard from a man who’d been in an active job search for two years. He got a good new job! The man was in the “older worker” professional category hit hard by downsizing. That demographic had a tough ...

This robot is cute, artificially intelligent and employed

By Bloomberg News
Willie McTuggie looks like a photocopier on wheels. But he — it, actually — has the engineered brain of a reasonably smart human, and acts ...

FAA: Cockpit email system reduces delays

By Bloomberg News
The scratchy and time-consuming radio transmissions that pilots use to communicate route changes before taking off from airports may soon be a thing of the past for some airlines. The Federal Aviation Administration is giving the go ahead for a new ...

Taxes matter in  fund investing, even when there’s no bill

By The Associated Press
NEW YORK — Most of us don’t worry about taxes when it comes to mutual funds. We don’t need to because we invest in them through a 401(k), IRA or another account designed to delay taxes until after retirement. ...

Drenching rains green pastures, bode well for cattle herd expansion in Great Plains

By The Associated Press
WICHITA, Kan. — Drenching rains that recently soaked the Great Plains have brought welcome moisture to areas still recovering from droughts, greening pastures as ranchers ...

Keep pesky neighbors from stealing your Internet

By Tribune-Review
Question: Every evening when my neighbors get home, my Internet suddenly slows down to a crawl. Could they be doing something to it? Answer: If you have an unsecured Wi-Fi network, it’s possible they’re connecting to your network and ...

Cheap oil can hurt economy

By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — If there was one thing most economists agreed on at the start of the year, it was this: Plunging oil prices would boost the economy. It hasn’t worked out that way. The economy is thought to have shrunk ...

Shareholder vote causes ATI to review executive pay packages

By Alex Nixon
Allegheny Technologies Inc. is planning changes to the way it pays its top executives, a result of nearly half of the Downtown-based company’s shareholders voting ...

Pa. sees widespread job gains; jobless rate holds at 5.3%

By Chris Fleisher
The state’s job market surged back after a rough March, with the biggest monthly job gains in almost two decades as Pennsylvania employers added 27,000 jobs in April, the state Department of Labor & Industry reported Friday. It was the ...

Murray, Alpha notify West Virginia coal miners of layoffs

By David Conti
More than 2,200 employees of coal mines in three states learned Friday they were losing their jobs as companies reacted to low prices and demand ...

Wal-Mart presses meat, egg suppliers on antibiotics, animal treatment

By The Associated Press
NEW YORK — Wal-Mart, the nation’s largest food retailer, is urging its thousands of U.S. suppliers to curb the use of antibiotics in farm animals and improve treatment of them. That means asking meat producers, eggs suppliers and others to ...

Electric versions of Asian rickshaw make their way into U.S. market

By The Associated Press
DENVER — They’re ubiquitous in Asia, swarming the bustling streets of Bangkok, New Delhi and Beijing. Now, a company that manufactures tuk-tuks — the ...

Stocks end quiet week with loss

By The Associated Press
NEW YORK — The stock market capped a quiet week of trading on a down note. Major indexes fell from the start on Friday as oil drillers and other energy-related companies followed oil prices lower. Stocks spent much of the rest ...

Look for 1st rate hike this year, Yellen says

By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday she expects to begin raising interest rates later this year — if the job market improves ...

Consumer prices rose in April for 3rd straight month

By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Core consumer prices outside of food and energy posted the biggest increase in April in more than a year, suggesting that an improving ...

5 battles the ’16 Camaro needs to win

By Mark Phelan
The recently unveiled 2016 Chevrolet Camaro will face five key challenges when it goes on sale in the fourth quarter of this year: • Performance • Fuel economy • Ergonomics • Styling • Interior comfort If it wins on those fronts, this all-new Camaro ...

Low price sparks sales run

By Ann M. Job
It took a price cut to generate a run on Chevrolet’s 2015 Spark EV, with savvy car buyers realizing the lower price and federal electric ...

Truck ducts keep blowing out hot air

By Brad Bergholdt
Question: I’m hoping you can help me fix or at least understand what is happening with my 2006 GMC Yukon. Hot air is coming out of the two driver’s side air-conditioning ducts regardless of what settings I attempt using on ...