October 22, 2009 RSS feed / Features

Financial Focus

Plan For Retirement – This Week And Every Week

You might not see it on your calendar, but Oct. 18-24 is National Save for Retirement Week. More...

Lead Poisoning Prevention Week October 18-24

Lead poisoning is the number one environmental health threat to children in the United States, ages 6 and younger. The U.S. More...

PennDOT Prepared For Winter, Motorists Urged To Plan Ahead

PennDOT Secretary Allen D. Biehler, P.E., announced today that more than 2,200 plow trucks are ready to go when that first winter storm strikes the commonwealth. More...

People Making A Difference: Chrissie Lam

This New York fashion designer taps the talents of her fellow artists to help the orphans of Rwanda

New York When Chrissie Lam started writing down the stories of the children of Gisimba Orphanage, she thought it might help them find foreign sponsors. More...

This Isn’t Your Mom’s PTA, Penna. Parents Agree

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Colleen McKerley of Mount Lebanon may not be on the payroll at nearby Jubilee Christian School of the South Hills, a few miles southwest of downtown Pittsburgh, but she says serving the school is almost a full-time job. More...

How To Cut Unemployment: Tax Credit For Employers Who Hire?

A tax credit to spur hiring can help trim unemployment, say experts, but comes with a heavy price tag. The revenue loss for a 1977 scheme was $5.7 billion

The last time the U.S. gave business a tax credit to hire workers was 1977 when Congress became frustrated over the stubbornly high 6.4 percent unemployment rate. More...

Can Detroit Go Green?

In the race for the best green auto technology, Detroit is a slightly late entrant. But from battery innovation to re-training workers, the Motor City is going to give green a go

DETROIT – Just as the auto industry was ripe for change in 1903 when Henry Ford set up Ford Motor Co. in Detroit, carmakers again seem on the cusp of revolution. More...