The Better Business Bureau's Wise Giving Alliance estimates charities collect one-third of their donations in the last quarter of the year.
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The Better Business Bureau's Wise Giving Alliance estimates charities collect one-third of their donations in the last quarter of the year.

Donor beware: Fake charities prey on your holiday spirit

As consumers get caught up in the holiday season of giving and goodwill, their defenses go down, according to some experts.

Higher OSHA fines coming for violations at workplaces

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration next year will dole out higher fines for the first time since 1990.

 Former H.J. Heinz Co. chief executive officer Anthony J.F. O’Reilly

Former Heinz CEO Anthony J.F. O’Reilly declares bankruptcy

Mr. O’Reilly, who left the Heinz CEO role in 1998 but remained as chairman until 2000, was first reported to be considering bankruptcy in

End of Perkins loans will send students scrambling for college aid

Calling the Perkins loan program costly and overly complicated, the Senate allowed the program to expire Sept. 30.

 Dan Harding, an East End medical research coordinator, has developed software that allows people to compare health plans.

Pittsburgh man develops software that aims to become 'Turbo Tax' of health care

Dan Harding has developed software that compares health plans, which could be helpful during the open enrollment periods now underway.

 A 798-space parking garage on the North Shore will be built on the North Shore next to Heinz Field. The garage will cost an estimated $15 million and net 600 new spaces, taking into account those in Lot 1 being lost to the construction.

Another parking garage to go up next to Heinz Field

The stadium authority is giving the Pirates and Steelers another year to start their next development — a 250-unit residential and retail

 Pennsylvania Power and Light power lines weave their way over Bald Eagle Mountain in Williamsport.

State's largest customers ask to do energy efficiency on their own

A bill in the state Senate would let large commercial and industrial customers opt out of Act 129, the state’s energy efficiency law.

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