Allegheny County had an average of about 107 asbestos-related deaths a year for the 15 years studied, the highest of any county in the state.
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Allegheny County had an average of about 107 asbestos-related deaths a year for the 15 years studied, the highest of any county in the state.

Study: Asbestos deaths in Allegheny County, Pa. much higher than national average

Asbestos, called the “hidden killer” because illnesses take decades to develop, still causes diseases despite not being made in the U.S.


 A steak plate prepared at Gaucho Parrilla Argentina in the Strip District.

Pittsburgh ranked top-10 foodie city for 2015

Livability.com editors cited Primanti Bros., Cafe Du Jour and Gaucho Parrilla Argentina as eateries offering a range of dining experiences.



 City Councilman Corey O'Connor said the ordinance, backed by the nonprofit Pittsburgh United, a coalition of community organizations, religious groups and labor unions, will produce “benefits for workers, benefits for businesses and benefits for the public health of the region.”

Pittsburgh council to introduce paid sick-leave legislation

The draft ordinance says about 40 percent of Pittsburgh private sector workers and 77 percent of service workers have no paid sick time.



 The Vintage Valet, started by Marissa Zimmerman, is one of the fashion trucks to be featured this weekend at SouthSide Works Exposed. The three-day event will include 60-plus artisans.

Stylebook: Shop Pittsburgh's South Side this summer

Take in the sights, sounds and — of course! — styles at the annual SouthSide Works Exposed.



 Differential pricing — the economic term for setting different prices for the same product for different customers — has long been a feature of commerce in one form or another.

Surveillance Society: Is online pricing custom-made?

With Internet searches adding to digital profiles, have consumers’ best prices online been predetermined based on shopping history?



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Restaurants reflect how Pittsburgh is changing, with so many openings pointing to a city on the rise.

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Pennsylvania expands education benefits for veterans

Eligible veterans will pay in-state tuition at public colleges and universities under a state law no matter how recently they moved here.



Gas prices fall nearly 2 cents per gallon in Pittsburgh region

Prices at the pump, however, both nationally and in Pittsburgh are slightly above where they were a month ago.


 



Facebook eyes potential for growth across Africa

With growth stymied elsewhere, the social network wants to open up the continent for its “next billion users.”



Workzone: Meal etiquette matters in business

According to etiquette expert Demetria Pappas, more than 65 percent of business is conducted over a meal.


 



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#SEENHotSpot: Tako

SEEN checks out downtown’s newest hotspot, Tako.



EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta VIP Party

You gotta Regatta! Check out the VIP party celebrating Pittsburgh’s Fourth of July weekend.


 


Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Tina Desai

Bollywood actress Tina Desai appeared in “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” films and now has gone sci-fi in the new Netflix series “Sense8.”



Book review: Local author pens a satisfying sequel to 'The Last letter'

The sequel to Kathleen Shoop’s “The Last Letter,” titled “The Road Home,” continues the Arthur family saga.


 

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George F. Will: The wrinkle in the ACA decision

Chief Justice John Roberts’ deference to clear purpose by Congress or the Framers gives conservatives hope.



Super goal: Hosting the NFL title game should be a priority

Pittsburgh would be an ideal place for the National Football League to hold its 2023 Super Bowl.


 

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