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

Steelers exploring bid to host 2023 Super Bowl

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


Jobless rate at lowest level since ’08

Over the past three months, hiring has averaged 221,000, a step up from 195,000 in the first three months of the year.



 New Kraft Heinz Co. logo

It's now the Kraft Heinz Co.

The deal to merge Pittsburgh’s Heinz and Illinois-based Kraft was completed Thursday after the stock market closed.



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

End of an era nears as Heinz merger OK’d by Kraft investors

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



U.S. doctors, hospitals reap $6.5 billion from drug and device makers, report says

The report lists 11.4 million payments to 607,000 physicians and more than 1,100 teaching hospitals made by 1,444 companies.



Alpha bets on shale gas

The Virginia-based coal company is buying out its joint venture partner for $126 million to develop shale gas in Greene County.



 Kristen Breslin performs a state inspection on a truck at the Toyota Service Center in Langhorne, Pa.

Scott Sturgis / Driver’s Seat: Female technicians going full throttle in automotive industry

Norristown woman’s experience as a technician for Toyota shows that automotive repair is a growing career.


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It's now the Kraft Heinz Co.

The deal to merge Pittsburgh’s Heinz and Illinois-based Kraft was completed Thursday after the stock market closed.



Dollar Tree to buy Family Dollar; FTC requires sale of 5 area stores

The FTC will only permit merger of the two dollar retailing chains if 330 Family Dollar stores are sold.


 

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Gulf states reach $18.7 billion settlement with BP over oil spill

The settlement in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill represents the largest environmental settlement in American history.



Alpha bets on shale gas

The Virginia-based coal company is buying out its joint venture partner for $126 million to develop shale gas in Greene County.


 

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U.S. doctors, hospitals reap $6.5 billion from drug and device makers, report says

The report lists 11.4 million payments to 607,000 physicians and more than 1,100 teaching hospitals made by 1,444 companies.



Mylan again promises to avoid using ’18 earnings target in deal

Mylan again promises regulators it won’t refer to earnings goal in its hostile bid for an Irish drug maker.


 



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Honda’s redesigned 2016 Pilot set to land in Pittsburgh area showrooms

“Since its arrival, the new HR-V has been a huge hit at our dealership. We’re expecting to get the same response to the new Pilot.”



New Maxima resets Nissan’s four-door sports car image

The all-new Maxima is a virtual clone of the stunning Nissan Sport Sedan Concept that made its rounds at auto shows across the nation.