Bayer Corp. will no longer display its name in lights atop Mount Washington.
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Bayer Corp. will no longer display its name in lights atop Mount Washington.

Bayer pulling plug on sign atop Mount Washington

“The company has decided to explore different marketing opportunities in line with its long-term strategy,” Bayer said in a statement.


 Pittsburgh police arrested at least 20 workers during a union demonstration Wednesday afternoon outside UPMC headquarters on Grant Street.

UPMC employees protest job, wage cuts

UPMC workers seeking to join the Service Employees International Union were joined by members of other unions in a protest.

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    Safety Robert Golden wants to play a bigger role for the Steelers after starring for two seasons on special teams.



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    Charles Hobart, a United spokesman, said the airline was dropping its Pittsburgh-to-L.A. flight because it “wasn’t meeting expectations.”



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