Daily Archive: October 11, 2013

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Business

Antique dealer strives to preserve history, forge the past

THE ART OF NAILS—Gerald Stevenson relishes the artwork of Dingbat, a local nail artist. Gerald Stevenson has an eye for fine assets. More than 30 years ago, before he moved to New Jersey and began a career in the antique business, he worked with youth and men dealing with addiction. Populations of people that after time like antiques develop to have significant value. Forty years later offering a wealth of knowledge and charisma, Stevenson, known as one of the best antique dealers in the country, is operating an antique company in his home town; the Pittsburgh Antique Company.

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Metro

How does the Fed shutdown affect Pittsburgh?

In this Oct. 8, 2013, photo, Andrea Bentley, with the American Federation of Government Employees, protests the government shutdown outside the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. A new poll says Americans are holding Republicans primarily responsible for the partial government shutdown. The Associated Press-GfK survey finds plenty of disdain to go around as people size up the federal impasse. Most now disapprove of the way President Barack Obama is handling his job. And Congress’ approval rating is a perilous 5 percent. (AP Photo/David Goldman) Justices at the US District Court building on Grant Street are still hearing cases, and the guards are still wanding visitors who set off the metal detectors—but that will change if the federal government shutdown lasts beyond the court’s current funding date of Oct. 15.

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Business

Moto X is the best Android phone

Google’s Moto X smartphone: Big ideas, modest execution (Motorola Photo) by Adrian Covert NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — The Moto X isn’t going to change your life. But a few extra features make the Moto X the best Android smartphone you can buy — and CNNMoney’s Best In Tech for the Android category.