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Business


PPG turns to Westmoreland Supply sale to boost brand

PPG hopes to further grow its retail paint network in region with acquisition of Greensburg-based Westmoreland Supply’s 12 stores.



Unclaimed funds are there to be discovered

Assets International is among companies founded to help people discover unclaimed assets and transition to life with them.


 
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Personal Finance


Fannie, Freddie to accept lower down payment mortgages

The move from a 5 percent down payment could increase the ability of creditworthy but cash-strapped consumers to become homeowners.



Michelle Singletary’s The Color of Money: Getting caught in a co-sign trap

A greater percentage of people 60 or older have student loans and the average amount of loans has increased to $27,168 from $14,696 in 2005.


 

Ced Kurtz's Techman Texts: Operating system installation has simplified.

Also, Apple and Google are moving to protect users’ data from law enforcement.



Sound Advice: For Bluetooth speakers, OontZ beats Beats

Regardless of price, the OontZ XL and OontZ Angle speakers are fully competitive, if not outright better most of the time than competitors.


 

Business Opinion


Len Boselovic’s Heard off the Street: U.S. Steel’s reorganization chief has been around the block

Need a job? There seems to be a good market for corporate makeover artists.



Heard Off the Street: Repurchasing shares increasingly popular for cash-rich companies

Many companies are rewarding investors by buying back their shares instead of investing in their business.


 


People on the Move


WorkZone: Scholarships create diverse pool of qualified job candidates

Such programs can be a tool in creating a more diverse pool of qualified candidates for jobs and in making a community attractive to talent.



PNC manager helps broaden the bank’s reach

Carrie Ann Quintana was recognized by the Steelers and the NFL for her work in the Hispanic community.


 

Top workplaces


The Post-Gazette once again partnered with WorkplaceDynamics, a Philadelphia-based employee survey firm, to determine the Pittsburgh region's Top Workplaces. Click here to check out their stories.

You can also explore this map to see where the region's Top Workplaces are located, view the winners alphabetically and get in-depth information about each company.
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