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 A customer swipes his credit card at a gas station pump in Morganton, N.C.
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A customer swipes his credit card at a gas station pump in Morganton, N.C.

Are gas-brand credit cards running on empty?

While fuel cards can be a smart option in special cases, in general you’ll do better pumping up your rewards with another type of card.


Companies at odds over proposed Lawrence County casino, racetrack

The would-be developers of a Lawrence County racetrack and casino have turned on each other in court.



 In his suit, David Wawrzynski says Heinz copied his idea for a "Little Dipper" packet, which he showed them in 2008.

Michigan man claims Heinz stole his concept

Former and current Heinz employees testified they had had ideas for single-serve ketchup packets for years.



 Experts say that GNC's announcement that it will undertake new tseting procedures marks an initial but significant step forward for the $33 billion-a-year supplement industry, which is loosely regulated and plagued by accusations of adulteration and mislabeling.

GNC to add stricter testing of dietary pills

The N.Y. attorney general accused Pittsburgh-based GNC and three other major retailers of selling supplements that could pose health risks.



 Juan Henderson, 48, of Forest Hills said he enjoys his second job as a driver for Uber and is prepared for tax season.

Pittsburgh ride-sharing drivers may be caught off guard for tax season

Many Pittsburgh ride-sharing drivers will be filing tax returns as independent contractors for the first time this year.



Ced Kurtz's Techman Texts: Detecting computer scammers

A friend sent TechMan the following missive.



Len Boselovic's Heard Off the Street: Lawyers group says brokers can't be trusted

Brokers can legally recommend clients make investments that are in brokers’ best interests.


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Are gas-brand credit cards running on empty?

While fuel cards can be a smart option in special cases, in general you’ll do better pumping up your rewards with another type of card.



New federal rules for water heaters will mean higher price tag

Water heaters bought after the standards go into effect April 16 will be slightly larger than current models.


 

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Judge sides with electric utility in solar metering case

Pennsylvania’s rules on net metering, which require utilities to pay solar customers full-price for excess generation, remain far from



GOP, industry oppose updated rules for conventional wells

Republican lawmakers echo calls from traditional oil and gas industry to drop effort to modernize rules for conventional wells.


 

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People on the move: The Legal Profession

Rothman Gordon, Goehring, Rutter & Boehm, Sherrard, German & Kelly PC, Houston Harbaugh PC...


 


 

Business of Health


Benefits of health information exchanges still unclear

Are health information exchanges really saving money and improving patient health? Perhaps — but there’s not much evidence of that so far.



Proposed Medicare overhaul would affect doctors, some beneficiaries

The House passed a measure that would create a new payment formula for doctors and charge higher premiums to some Medicare beneficiaries.


 



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Ford gives historic Shelby GT350 nameplate deal-changing updates

If you’re a fan of high performance vehicles, you’ll like the newest offering from the folks at Ford.



Honda charts new territory with reengineered, redesigned 2016 Pilot

It’s hard to make a good thing even better, but that’s exactly what Honda did when it rolled out its brand new Honda Pilot.


 

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