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UMPC, Highmark collide in Supreme Court

The health giants contested language in a consent decree about how Highmark’s Medicare Advantage members should be covered.

 Everything Ice employees Rick Grier, left, and Jesse Allen, both from Minnesota, place foam blocks in PPG Plaza Tuesday on the first day of construction of the seasonal ice rink there.

PPG Plaza ice skating rink will be bigger, more efficient

Renovations to the rink also include a more efficient process for making and maintaining ice.

Plant woes put damper on Horsehead stock price

Equipment problems and other issues are keeping a lid on production at Horsehead’s North Carolina zinc plant.

Study finds post-recession skepticism still endures about markets

The study found one in five baby boomers and Gen Xers display attitudes that limit their willingness to move forward in financial planning.

 The 13-story John P. Robin Civic Building, 200 Ross St., is a frequent stop for the public because it houses city, URA and housing authority offices.

URA will consider future of John P. Robin Building on Ross Street

The building’s fate has been up in the air for years.

Gas prices trend downward in Pittsburgh; temporarily lower than Ohio

Analysts reiterated their confidence that prices will continue to fall throughout autumn.

 “In recent years, certain products have become very popular among aficionados, enthusiasts and collectors," says Tim Holden, chairman of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, as the board prepares for a lottery for Buffalo Trace Distillery's Experimental Collection on Oct. 13.

Will Pennsylvania's liquor lottery be a win for customers?

Following a website crash last year, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is using a lottery this year to sell sought-after spirits.

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Shell to pay $69 million for new water facilities in Center Township

New water treatment plant will be built regardless of whether Shell goes forward with an ethane cracker in Beaver County.

Consol sells assets for $101 million

The sale of non-core coal reserves has been promised for months.


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Highmark Health sees operating losses diminishing at Allegheny Health Network

Highmark Health officials acknowledge that it’s a forecast that comes with a $50 million asterisk.

Transplant boost at AGH may be slowing

The hospital said it had tripled volumes of kidney transplants since Sept. 21, when two UPMC hospitals suspended transplant operations.


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Survey says: White most popular color for cars ... again.

The survey says 35 percent of all vehicles built in 2015 were white and consumers selected more white vehicles than any other shade.

German prosecutor opens investigation into former Volkswagen CEO

Audi says 2.1 million of its vehicles are among those with the engines affected by the emissions-rigging scandal.