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 Diana Price of Midland holds up a solidarity sign during a rally for United Steelworkers.
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Diana Price of Midland holds up a solidarity sign during a rally for United Steelworkers.

Steelworkers seeking new deal protest Allegheny Technologies

United Steelworkers union objects to Pittsburgh company’s plan to require workers to pay for a portion of their healthcare coverage.


84 Lumber hit with subpoena in Louisiana

The company’s handling of contracts to build schools and a fire station after Hurricane Katrina is under scrutiny.



 Joni Rabinowitz holds a sign during a rally on Grant Street by people advocating for a single payer health care system. About 75 people took part in the rally, which began outside UPMC headquarters and ended at Highmark.

Activists celebrate 50 years of Medicare

Organizers with labor unions and other groups vowed to lobby again to dismantle commercial insurers.



 Yellow Cab at a parking lot.

PUC denies Yellow Cab’s requested surcharge

The fare increase would have been Yellow Cab's first since 2008, according to the PUC filing.



With parking on North Shore in flux, developer gets extension on apartments

The stadium authority approved an extension giving Continental Real Estate until Oct. 15 to buy land needed for the proposed development.



 Macy's announced July 13 that the company would close the Downtown Pittsburgh store.

Tic Toc, Arcade Bakery could live on after Macy’s leaves Downtown Pittsburgh site

The agreement under consideration would assign names, branding and intellectual property rights of the restaurant and bakery to the city.



 There are more than 70 railroad bridges in Allegheny County.

Sen. Casey calls for more federal rail bridge inspectors

The senator’s office said only one inspector is assigned to 919 train bridges in Pennsylvania.


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No more free cheese sticks for Kraft employees in cost crackdown

The changes are similar to those made at merge partner Heinz after 3G Capital took over the company.



GNC profits drop; sales sluggish at established stores

The Pittsburgh vitamin and health supplements retailer says it plans to shift more stores to franchises.


 

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FirstEnergy profits rise

The Akron-based energy company posted second quarter earnings, showing improvement in earnings on flat revenue.



Senate panel passes bill lifting crude oil export ban

The plan to lift the restrictions passed by a party-line vote of 12-10.


 




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