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 Homestead Cemetery.
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Homestead Cemetery.

Homestead Cemetery closes, to file for bankruptcy

If people want to be buried with relatives, that’s still possible — as long as they, or a funeral home, provide a private gravedigger.


 Pennsylvania casinos generated $2.33 billion in gross slots revenue in the 2014-2015 fiscal year.

Pennsylvania slots revenue up after falling last 2 years

The state’s 12 casinos generated $2.33 billion in gross slots revenue in the 2014-15 fiscal year that ended Tuesday.



 The proposed cash-and-stock deal, announced early today, would make Hartford, Conn.-based Aetna a sizeable player in the rapidly growing Medicare Advantage business, which offers privately run versions of the federally funded health care program for the elderly and some people with disabilities.

Insurer Aetna to buy Humana in $35 billion deal

Humana has nearly 3.2 million people enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans, a total that falls just sort of market leader UnitedHealth.



 Travelers pass through a corridor at Philadelphia International Airport.

U.S. airline probe would need proof beyond business as usual

The government is seeking evidence that airlines illegally worked together, but will the case fly?



 The Federal Trade Commission has approved the acquisition of the Family Dollar chain by rival Dollar Tree.

Dollar Tree purchase of Family Dollar approved

Some Pittsburgh Family Dollar locations will be affected.



 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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GOP seeks to block new NLRB rules through funding

Republicans aren’t letting a presidential veto stop them from trying to block rules that would make it faster for unions to organize.



Homestead Cemetery closes, to file for bankruptcy

If people want to be buried with relatives, that’s still possible — as long as they, or a funeral home, provide a private gravedigger.


 

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Consumer Reports: Enjoy shared streaming accounts while they last

Those who share account info with others aren’t under much scrutiny now, but that could change with time.



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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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.


 

Business of Health


Insurer Aetna to buy Humana in $35 billion deal

Humana has nearly 3.2 million people enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans, a total that falls just sort of market leader UnitedHealth.



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.


 



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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.