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Uber hiring drivers in Harrisburg

According to its website, Uber is now hiring drivers in the Harrisburg area, and on Tuesday, the company launched a new version of its



GM sales still cruising along despite recalls

Pittsburgh area GM dealers and customer react to the growing recall but sales show no signs of slowing down.


 
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More than 35% of US adults with credit reports have debt reported to collectors

Delinquent debt is concentrated in Southern and Western states, especially Texas consumers



Pittsburgh region seeing fewer personal bankruptcy filings

The lull might reflect a tightening of the rules governing how often individuals can file or how much banks have been willing to lend.


 

Ced Kurtz’s Techman Texts: A sense of loss prevails with easy web streaming

Today you can listen to streaming programming from anywhere in the world on the Internet. But it has lost its charm.



Don Lindich’s Sound Advice: Pentax MX-1 is for enthusiasts

An en­thu­si­ast com­pact is a step above a point-and-shoot and a step­ping stone to an in­ter­change­able lens cam­era.


 

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Washington Ford makes way for a brand new facility

After eight months of careful planning, construction is now underway at Washington Ford in South Strabane Township.



Volkswagen Touareg celebrates 10th anniversary with special edition, new trim

In addition to the new R-Line and the X Special Edition, the 2014 Volkswagen Touareg is offered in Sport Lux, Executive and Hybrid trims.


 

Business Opinion


Michelle Singletary’s The Color of Money: A new plan on student-loan defaults

As of July 1, borrowers in default have to be offered a standardized payment option to rehabilitate their defaulted loans.



Len Boselovic’s Heard off the Street: Congress’ pension smoothing fails to impress

When it comes to funding America’s dilapidated infrastructure, arcane pension accounting concepts are king of the road.


 


People on the Move


Dateline Pittsburgh: 07/22/14

People on the move



Workzone: Are heavier employees more likely to be passed over for jobs?

Heavier em­ploy­ees are more likely to lose their jobs or be passed over for po­si­tions than their thin­ner coun­ter­parts.


 

Road testing Pittsburgh rides

Yellow Cabs line Market Street in Downtown Pittsburgh on May 22, 2014.
Road testing: Yellow Cab, Lyft and Uber in Pittsburgh plus all you need to know about ride sharing in Pittsburgh.
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