Russell Martin tips his cap to fans after recording an out in his final at-bat Wednesday night in the Pirates' 8-0 loss to the Giants at PNC Park.
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Russell Martin tips his cap to fans after recording an out in his final at-bat Wednesday night in the Pirates' 8-0 loss to the Giants at PNC Park.

Offseason is next important stretch for Pirates

While the season ended on a sour note at PNC Park, Pirates owner Bob Nutting is optimistic about the future.


 Highmark headquarters at Fifth Avenue Place.

Highmark offerings for 2015 use tiers, cost reductions

On the first day of the annual open enrollment period, Highmark made public its offerings for the 2015 post-UPMC era.



 A FedEx Ground truck driver drives past trailers being unloaded from within at a FedEx Ground facility in Woodbridge, N.J.

FedEx Ground distribution center planned for Butler County

Jackson is close to approving construction on a 305,000-square-foot building near Interstate 79.



 Dustin and Sandra Friedel with their food cart, Berlin Street Food. The cart is located at the corner of Forbes Avenue and Grant Street, Downtown, during lunch hours.

Berlin Street Food part of Pittsburgh's growing food cart scene

Sandra and Dustin Friedel, the couple behind Berlin Street Food cart, are showing Pittsburghers German food beyond Munich’s biergarten fare.



 The Giants' Madison Bumgarner delivers a pitch to the Pirates in the third inning Wednesday. Bumgarner, who earned the victory in the 8-0 decision, struck out 10.

Giants' Bumgarner simply stellar in shutout over Pirates

The San Francisco ace silenced the Pirates bats and the rowdy, record crowd of 40,629 at PNC Park.



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The prescription problem

The DEA has approved changes to the scheduling classification of hydrocodone, set to take effect Monday, to halt misuse of the drug.
In an effort to halt misuse of the drug, the federal Drug Enforcement Administration has approved changes to the scheduling classification of hydrocodone, set to take effect Monday.

But the changes have some pharmacists concerned. Read more about it in our special suburban edition.

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Top workplaces


The Post-Gazette once again partnered with WorkplaceDynamics, a Philadelphia-based employee survey firm, to determine the Pittsburgh region's Top Workplaces. Click here to check out their stories.

You can also explore this map to see where the region's Top Workplaces are located, view the winners alphabetically and get in-depth information about each company.

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PennDOT revises Parkway West detour; first closure tonight

Traffic will be required to exit at Green Tree. The previous detour called for traffic to exit at Parkway Center.



Traffic restrictions possible today on Mt. Lebanon Boulevard

Work will occur from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. between Roycroft Avenue and Castle Shannon Boulevard.


 



Top Workplaces discover the 'secret' to a content workforce

Employee autonomy and recognition of performance were two attributes of many winners among this year's Top Workplaces.



Pittsburgh airport-area development exceeding expectations

In the last 24 months, Chaska and Continental Real Estate Companies have built three offices. On Wednesday, construction began on a fourth.


 



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Appreciating the underappreciated pear

No disrespect to apples, but pears are as sweet and delicious a fruit as you will encounter in the fall.



Breaking the Yom Kippur fast

After services, most families go home to break the fast with a simple, light, dairy meal that starts with a cool drink or a few grapes.


 

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