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Business


New owners of Busy Beaver are expanding, remodeling chain

“My No. 1 challenge in everything we do is how to make Busy Beaver relevant,” said Joe Kallen, the new chief executive of the chain.



Dick's Sporting Goods president, executive vice president to retire

Joseph H. Schmidt has been president and chief operating officer since 2009 and been with the company since 1990.


 
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Personal Finance


Good Question: Buying a home comes down to credit

Taking steps to increase your credit score before buying a home is not only a smart thing to do; it’s also a way to save thousands.



The color of money: The simple way to improve your credit

WASHINGTON -- There are no shortcuts to strengthening your credit score.


 

Ced Kurtz’s TechMan Texts: Apple Watch may stay on fringe

Also: Apple also announced that iOS 8; a Stanford engineer has managed to create a wireless radio just a few millimeters across.



Sound Advice: Amplifiers are as unique as speakers

I don't think all amplifiers sound the same; but the key is matching an amplifier to the speakers.


 

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Jeep’s most awarded SUV ever is still on the cutting edge

The Jeep Grand Cherokee is the most awarded SUV ever, and for good reason.



Ford’s new Transit lineup offers flexibility, capability and low ownership costs for commercial owners

The familiar commercial vans and wagons that we see here in Pittsburgh are changing in a revolutionary way, getting taller and more agile.


 

Business Opinion


Heard off the street: Dreams of steel minimill come to end

Samuel, Son & Co. of Mississauga, Ontario, announced it will close the steel processing operation that remains at the World Class site.



Heard Off the Street: Burger King deal will leave Canadians with bad taste

With the owners of Burger King and H.J. Heinz moving north to acquire Tim Hortons, cost cutting — or “value creation” — can’t be far behind.


 


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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