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 The merger of the H.J. Heinz Co. and Kraft Foods Group is expected to close Thursday after shareholders today approved the deal.

Kraft shareholders clear way for merger with Heinz

The deal to create the third-largest food and beverage company in North America is expected to close on Thursday.

 The Toronto Maple Leafs' Phil Kessel is headed to Pittsburgh.

Penguins land Maple Leafs' winger Phil Kessel in trade

General manager Jim Rutherford repeatedly stressed his need for a top-six winger who can score, and Kessel more than suits that need.

  • Pens GM discusses trade for Kessel

  •  The proceeds from the Christie's auction will go to the Richard Mellon Scaife's estate.

    Christie's auction of Richard Mellon Scaife's estate nets nearly $4 million

    The top sellers included $347,000 for a large inlaid cabinet and $102,500 for an 18th century bookcase.

     "The application is an early step in the bidding process," Steelers president Art Rooney II said in a statement.

    Steelers seeking to host 2023 Super Bowl

    President Art Rooney met with Mayor Bill Peduto this morning to talk about the team’s bid to host Super Bowl LVII.

     Plum Senior High School teacher Joseph Ruggieri is accused of having a sexual relationship with a female student.

    Judge revokes bond for Plum teacher accused of having sex with student

    Judge Jeffrey Manning ordered that Joseph Ruggieri, 40, remain jailed and undergo a behavior clinic evaluation.

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    Summer 2015 Dining Guide

    Bacalao en Aceite with cauliflower catalan, left, Cynar cured Laural Hill Trout with rose pickled rhubarb, artichoke chips and honey-pepper honey by Aaron Hoskins at Cure in Lawrenceville.
    Restaurants reflect how Pittsburgh is changing, with so many openings pointing to a city on the rise.

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    The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed but a news release said the deal includes 24 engineers who will become part of the

    Modern money hoarders turning to bank accounts

    Americans are hoarding a record $5 trillion cash in bank money market accounts ready for instant withdrawal.


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