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Business Features | July 22, 2016
Glass unit sold
PITTSBURGH — PPG Industries has agreed to sell its flat glass manufacturing and glass coatings operations to Vitro SAB for $750 million in cash. The deal, expected to close by the end of the year, will leave PPG with a portfolio dedicated almost exclusively to paints, coatings and other specialty materials.

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Business Features | July 21, 2016
Tesla will add trucks, small SUVs to offerings
DETROIT — Electric car maker Tesla Motors is working on multiple new vehicles, including heavy trucks and buses that could be unveiled as early as next year.

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Business Features | July 20, 2016
Best Buy tests service
MINNEAPOLIS — Best Buy wants to go deeper into customers’ homes.

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Business Features | July 20, 2016
Macy’s tests AI tool to bolster in-store service
NEW YORK — Macy’s is testing a mobile tool using artificial intelligence that lets shoppers get answers customized to the store they’re in — like where a particular brand is located or what’s in stock — that they would normally ask a sales associate face-to-face.

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Business Features | July 19, 2016
Hearing set on rate hike
BUTLER TWP — Customers of West Penn Power will get a chance to speak about a proposed nearly 10 percent increase in electric rates at a hearing next week.

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Business Features | July 19, 2016
U.S. says auto fleet can meet 2025 fuel economy targets
DETROIT — The government says the nation’s cars and trucks are well on their way to meeting fuel economy and emissions standards set for 2025.

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Business Features | July 16, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
A PENNY SAVED ...
States weigh action to aid retirement savings
ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Malcolm Reid and Stewart Nelson-Reid, both 58, have been together for 18 years. They’ve had a blast — traveling, skydiving and riding roller coasters around the country.

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Business Features | July 16, 2016
Deaf N.J. woman sues over drive-thru orders
TRENTON, N.J. — A deaf New Jersey woman is suing Taco Bell, saying she found it difficult, if not impossible, to order two tacos at the fast-food chain’s drive-thru window.

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Business Features | July 16, 2016
Route 66 sees more electric vehicle stations
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Route 66, the historic U.S. highway made famous for attracting gas-guzzling Chevrolet Bel Airs and 1957 Cadillacs traveling from Chicago to Los Angeles, is turning green.

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Business Features | July 16, 2016
White House: Budget deficit will rise to $600B
WASHINGTON — The White House on Friday predicted that the government’s budget deficit for the soon-to-end fiscal year will hit $600 billion, an increase of $162 billion over last year’s tally and a reversal of a steady trend of large but improving deficits on President Barack Obama’s watch.

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