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 Pam Panchak / Post-Gazette Thursday, December 4, 2014 BIZ BOBMOCK GRANT Bob Mock (cq), 64, from Turtle Creek works seven days a week as Skating Director of Ice & Blades of Western Pennsylvania and teaching ice skating at the Rostraver Ice Garden before a class.
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Pam Panchak / Post-Gazette Thursday, December 4, 2014 BIZ BOBMOCK GRANT Bob Mock (cq), 64, from Turtle Creek works seven days a week as Skating Director of Ice & Blades of Western Pennsylvania and teaching ice skating at the Rostraver Ice Garden before a class.

Boomers grapple with retirement strategies

Many will not have enough saved to retire at 65.


 The Kathy Davis card display at the Wegman's in the Shops at Valley Square in Warrington, Pa.

A quarter-century of greeting cards success, and more, for Kathy Davis

More than 400 million of Kathy Davis’ greeting cards have sold. Lately, that amounts to $100 million in annual sales.



Shippers still navigating holiday rush

FedEx and UPS are among companies moving to the return phase of the season.



 FILE - This Oct. 2, 2014 file photo shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. U.S. stocks are opening slightly higher Friday, Dec. 26, 2014, in relatively quiet trading the day after Christmas. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Stocks close week on a high note

U.S. stocks close higher, extending gains for the week



Ag-tech in Silicon Valley could change how the world eats

Dozens of companies are creating technology to make farmland more productive and farming more efficient.


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Xbox Live back up, PlayStation Network still down

Gamers on Xbox Live and PlayStation Network experienced connection problems and delays on Christmas Day.



Online holiday retail sales hit record

Online shopping is on pace to rise 16 percent to $61 billion for the November to December period, according to researcher ComScore Inc.


 

Your Money


Nissan 370z Nismo revs up some sporty fun

The 370Z handles like a dream, as a low-slung sports car like this should. Winding country roads are a delight.



Allegheny County tax program pushing for expansion

Katie Hopkins has volunteered the past six years and plans to do so again in 2015 as part of United Way’s Money in Your Pocket Coalition.


 

THE WORKZONE



Older workers bring the long view to their jobs

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 18.7 percent of Americans over 65 were working or looking for work last year.


 


 




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Toyota Prius c is the most affordable and efficient car without a plug

The 2015 Prius c is Toyota’s most affordable and most fuel-efficient hybrid vehicle.



When it comes to Lincoln vehicle design, inspiration is everywhere

Ever wonder where vehicle designers get their inspiration for materials and colors used inside a vehicle’s cabin?


 

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