Business owners, Pittsburgh officials partner to install cameras in Carrick

Pittsburgh city officials, police officers and business owners gathered in Carrick this morning to unveil a virtual block watch.

The initiative, the first of its kind in the city, places high-definition cameras on private businesses in the neighborhood, which continues to attract drug dealers and prostitutes. Fifteen business owners donated money to buy the cameras, and Councilwoman Natalia Rudiaks office contributed a matching, $1,000 grant.

Ms. Rudiak credited the business owners and Zone 3 police officers, particularly Nathan Auvil and Christine Luffey, with helping to coordinate the program, which she hopes will serve as an example for other neighborhoods in the city.

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Learn More About Sales at a Business Event this Week

Your business may be a reflection of your passion and drive, but bringing in a profit is a big part of being an owner.

Another big part is making sales. You may not think business events can help you in this. But business events are a great place to network. Participation can get you potential clients and that can mean sales.

The tips and information you gain along the way can also go a long way to growing your business.

To see a full list or to submit your own event, contest or award listing, visit the Small Business Events Calendar.

Featured Events, Contests and Awards

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September 11, 2015, Cleveland, Ohio

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Behind on retirement savings? Here’s how to catch up

If life has not allowed you to build substantial retirement savings, what can you do to improve your retirement prospects? Here are some suggestions.

Play catch-up. If at all possible, take advantage of the catch-up contributions the IRS allows you to make to IRAs and other retirement accounts starting in the year in which you turn 50. For example, this year a worker age 50 or older can put $24,000 into a 401(k) account compared with $18,000 for someone younger.1

Get the match. If your employer matches your retirement plan contributions to some degree when you contribute to a workplace retirement plan at a certain level, you should make every effort to get the match...

MainSource Financial Group – NASDAQ, MSFG – Announces Record Earnings for the …

GREENSBURG, Ind.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Archie M. Brown, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of
MainSource Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MSFG), announced today the
unaudited financial results for the second quarter of 2015. For the
three months ended June 30, 2015, the Company recorded net income of
$9.7 million, or $0.44 per common share, compared to net income of $7.8
million, or $0.38 per common share, in the second quarter of 2014. The
$9.7 million of net income in the current quarter represents record
quarterly earnings.

CEO Comments

Mr. Brown stated, “I...

FACT SHEET: Financing for Development — US Government Development …

While we must continue to provide assistance to countries in crisis, fragile states and the world’s poorest, development assistance must be more than a tool to merely alleviate the effects of poverty. It must also be a tool to spur transformation. Since 2010, the United States has sharpened the focus of our global development investments to achieve sustainable development outcomes, leverage increased private capital flows, diversify the range of private sector and nongovernmental partners with whom we work, and invested in game-changing innovations.

Over the last four days, representatives from the White House, the Departments of Treasury and State, USAID, as well as from...

KRG Stock | What To Hold: 3 Hold-Rated Dividend Stocks PAA, DHT, KRG – TheStreet

Editors Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer

TheStreet Ratings stock model projects a stocks total return potential over a 12-month period including both price appreciation and dividends. Our Buy, Hold or Sell ratings designate how we expect these stocks to perform against a general benchmark of the equities market and interest rates.

While plenty of high-yield opportunities exist, investors must always consider the safety of their dividend and the total return potential of their investment. It is not uncommon for a struggling company to suspend...

3 things you should know when you’re starting a business – The Next Web

There’s no way around it–startups are risky. But that’s what makes them fun. Entrepreneurship is the ultimate test in personal growth. When you succeed, you learn. When you fail, you learn even more.

It’s fear of failure, however, that forces people to give up on their dreams before they’ve really had a chance to get started. Given that some studies forecast startup failure rates to be around 92 percent, the thought of starting a business is terrifying–why give up the stability of a proven career trajectory to pursue an uncertain path?

What many founders may not realize is the road to entrepreneurial success is often windy. Some...

How Goldman Sachs Profited from the Greek Debt Crisis | Robert Reich …

The Greek debt crisis offers another illustration of Wall Streets powers of persuasion and predation, although the Street is missing from most accounts.

The crisis was exacerbated years ago by a deal with Goldman Sachs, engineered by Goldmans current CEO, Lloyd Blankfein.

Blankfein and his Goldman team helped Greece hide the true extent of its debt, and in the process almost doubled it. And just as with the American subprime crisis, and the current plight of many American cities, Wall Streets predatory lending played an important although little-recognized role.

In 2001, Greece was looking for ways to disguise its mounting financial troubles. The Maastricht Treaty required...

5 Credit Card Features You Wish You Had — That Actually Exist

You already may have noticed that your credit card offers rental car insurance, but it might not provide as much coverage as you think. Most credit cards that provide rental car insurance offer secondary coverage, which usually pays only what your primary car insurance policy doesn’t cover. This means that you’ll still have to file a claim with your insurance company — which may increase your premium — and pay a deductible.

Primary rental car insurance typically provides reimbursement for the cash value of theft or collision damage on the rental car, making it possible that you don’t have to file a claim with your usual car insurance provider....

8 Great Business Words We Don’t Have in English – Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur and CultureIQ are searching for the top high-performing cultures to be featured on our annual list. Think your company has what it takes? Click here to get started.

In the rich culture of business English, weve got words and phrases which help us close deals, run our offices, order our thoughts, communicate our needs and get creative and innovative — wordslike hardball, loophole, big picture, out of the box, no brainer and low hanging fruit. We even have great acronyms: like ASAP.

Related:The 6 Top Languages Global-Minded CEOs Should Know

But, guess what?Eventhough English is the lingua franca of the business world, it has no monopoly on great words...