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 Looking west from the 16th Street Bridge in the Strip District, this is a view of the land that the Buncher Co. is developing as part of its $450 million Riverfront Landing project that will stretch from 11th to 21st streets.
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Looking west from the 16th Street Bridge in the Strip District, this is a view of the land that the Buncher Co. is developing as part of its $450 million Riverfront Landing project that will stretch from 11th to 21st streets.

Hundreds of housing units planned for Strip District development

A Cleveland developer is teaming with Buncher to build the complex, which will feature townhouses and penthouse lofts, among other spaces.


 Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.

Federated Investors predicts stock rise in 2015

Federated analysts say the solid economic recovery, low inflation and historical indicators point to double-digit market gains next year.



 The 2015 Chrysler 200C borrows Dodge Dart design cues, and the result is a pretty sedan. But in a quick side glance, shades of the old oval Ford Taurus spring to mind.

Scott Sturgis’ Driver’s Seat: Redesign for 2015 gives Chrysler 200C a lot to offer

An upgrade for the make’s bottom-of-the-line model is an all-around improvement, but the reliability reports are not in yet.



 A roofer works under the midday sun in July in Gilbert, Ariz.

Study: Hotter days mean less cold cash

Days that averaged about 77 degrees ended up reducing income by about $5 a day when compared with days that were about 20 degrees cooler.



Amazon’s new robot army is ready to ship

Amazon shows off army of new robots designed to help workers meet holiday shipping crunch



 President Barack Obama announces a shift in policy toward Cuba while delivering an address to the nation from the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington on Wednesday.

Mixed reactions in Pittsburgh to Cuba normalization

Cuban-Americans, experts and advocates discuss the impact of President Obama’s announcement on Cuba.



State questions fees for paper utility bills, companies fight back

As utility customers are undeniably shifting to online billing, Pennsylvania could put the brakes on penalties for those who prefer paper.


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Amazon’s new robot army is ready to ship

Amazon shows off army of new robots designed to help workers meet holiday shipping crunch



Federated Investors forecasts double-digit stock market advance

Company officials say the forecast is pegged to the strengthening economy, tame inflation, and historical indicators related to politics.


 

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New York bans fracking after health report calls it unsafe

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the decision on whether to allow this kind of drilling in New York was up to New York’s environmental commissioner.



Report finds Pennsylvania a rising U.S. leader in clean energy

Renewable energy and efficiency projects over the next decade could add 5 gigawatts of capacity and generate $17.7 billion in investment.


 

THE WORKZONE



People on the move: 12/15/2014

Company news from Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti; Reed Smith; Sykes Elder Law; Keevican Weiss Bauerle & Hirsch.


 


 

Business of Health


Highmark patients 'have the right' to ongoing UPMC care, hospital network says

News Analysis: Two weeks away from a divorce, UPMC wants to keep its Highmark patients; Highmark says it’s keeping 80 percent of UPMC docs.



UPMC to launch outreach campaign targeting Highmark customers

On Thursday, UPMC will start a new retention program to encourage people with Highmark insurance to continue using UPMC care.


 



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Lifetime achievement award honors Greensburg auto dealer

Bud Smail of Smail Auto Group receives recognition for his industry accomplishments and community service by fellow dealers and the P.A.A.



Lexus concept is almost too beautiful for words

"The LF-C2 concept shows what’s in store for our brand’s future design direction,” said Jeff Bracken, Lexus group VP and GM.


 

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