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 Moira and Andrew Brennen of Highland Park. Mrs. Brennen said a Highmark representative told them her upcoming delivery would qualify for in-network rates only if one of the five UPMC obstetricians she saw in 2014 delivered the baby.
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Moira and Andrew Brennen of Highland Park. Mrs. Brennen said a Highmark representative told them her upcoming delivery would qualify for in-network rates only if one of the five UPMC obstetricians she saw in 2014 delivered the baby.

Patients struggle to sort out networks and affiliations in a post-UPMC-Highmark world

Moira Brennen’s due date is Saturday, and she still doesn’t know for sure if her delivery at Magee will be in-network or out-of-network.


Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection changes rules for oil and gas sludge at landfills

The state agency said it has been underestimating the radioactivity in frack fluid sludges for the past several years.



 Demolition work on Station Square's east warehouse continues in late August.

Commission clears way for Station Square housing deal

City planning approved plans by Station Square owner Forest City Enterprises to build 300 apartments on the east side of the complex.



Ced Kurtz’s Techman Texts: Microsoft’s HoloLens is ‘magical’

The HoloLens system is a pair of glasses that allows users to see 3-D objects over and spatially integrated with reality.



First transgender discrimination case to challenge ADA’s constitutionality

A transgender woman fired from her job, filed a discrimination suit making claims under both the ADA and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.



 Swedish retail chain Ikea has announced that it will open a store in Columbus, Ohio in 2017.

Ikea to open store in Columbus, Ohio

The Ikea store in Columbus would be the retail chain’s second store in Ohio.



Business Workshop: New visa agreement improves travel between U.S. and China

Agreement extends validity of U.S. and Chinese non-immigrant, multiple-entry visas to 10 years for tourists and business travelers.


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PUC weighs costs of regulating competitive suppliers

Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission weighs how to handle the fallout of electricity, gas price spikes during last year’s harsh winter



Details of US-India nuclear power deal still unknown

It’s unclear if the concerns of companies like Westinghouse Electric Co. have been completely relieved by an agreement announced on Sunday.


 

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People on the Move: 1/27/2015

Promotions, hirings and awards in the Pittsburgh legal community


 


 




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Subaru Performance Icons Have an Almost Cult-Like Following

Completely redesigned for 2015, the WRX and the WRX STI have been garnering more than their fair share of awards and favorable reviews.



Mini spreads its wings with new Hardtop 4 Door

Mini is not your typical car brand—especially when it comes to rolling out new models.


 

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