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 “Israel is a very small country with big ideas,” said Yaron Sideman.
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“Israel is a very small country with big ideas,” said Yaron Sideman.

Conference promotes business between Pittsburgh, Israeli companies

Global Venturing is a new initiative by the University of Pittsburgh to stress the importance of innovation as economic drivers.


 Solar Impulse 1, the solar-powered airplane of Swiss pioneers Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg, completes its final leg of the Across America campaign in July 2013. The journey began in May in San Francisco. The plane flew day and night without fuel. It was powered exclusively by solar energy.

Bayer MaterialScience puts its mark on solar-powered aircraft

A solar-powered aircraft is traveling around the world with energy-efficient components designed and produced by Bayer MaterialScience.



Proposed Medicare overhaul would affect doctors, some beneficiaries

The House passed a measure that would create a new payment formula for doctors and charge higher premiums to some Medicare beneficiaries.



 BNY Mellon CEO Gerald L. Hassell

Headhunter reportedly compiling list of replacements for BNY Mellon CEO

The overture does not appear to represent an official search effort by the full 15-member board, which has so far supported Gerald Hassell.



 The DEP released a revised draft of wide-ranging regulatory changes this month after considering suggestions submitted by citizens, industry representatives and environmental groups.

New DEP rules for shallow oil and gas wells draw industry ire

The rules would affect both large-scale operations conducted by the newer shale industry and the traditional oil and gas drilling sector.



 Craig Davis, president and CEO of Visit Pittsburgh, is expecting a successful 2015 for tourism in the city.

Pittsburgh on track to be 2015 hot spot

Craig Davis of VisitPittsburgh said the first quarter already has proven to be much better than expected for hotels.



 A single male age 40 contributing 9 percent of salary at $20,000 a year would need $14,619 already saved for a 50 percent chance of retirement success.

Saving early can be a savior for your retirement

The Washington, D.C.-based Employee Benefit Research Institute has calculated  the savings needed for retirement at different ages.


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Government aims to protect low-income users of ‘payday’ loans

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposed rules Thursday to protect Americans from stumbling into what it calls a “debt trap.”



Saving early can be a savior for your retirement

The Washington, D.C.-based Employee Benefit Research Institute has calculated  the savings needed for retirement at different ages.


 

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U.S. oil rig decline smallest since December: Baker Hughes

With the decline this week, the oil rig count has fallen for a record 16th week in a row to the lowest level since 2011, Baker Hughes says.



New DEP rules for shallow oil and gas wells draw industry ire

The rules would affect both large-scale operations conducted by the newer shale industry and the traditional oil and gas drilling sector.


 

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People on the move: The Legal Profession

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, Strassburger, McKenna, Gutnick & Gefsky, Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote PC, Mazurkraemer Business Law...


 


 

Business of Health


Proposed Medicare overhaul would affect doctors, some beneficiaries

The House passed a measure that would create a new payment formula for doctors and charge higher premiums to some Medicare beneficiaries.



Pennsylvania forecast to clarify UPMC-Highmark consent decree issues

A state insurance spokesman downplayed the possibility of the state weighing in on key provisions of last summer’s consent decree?


 



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Ford gives historic Shelby GT350 nameplate deal-changing updates

If you’re a fan of high performance vehicles, you’ll like the newest offering from the folks at Ford.



Honda charts new territory with reengineered, redesigned 2016 Pilot

It’s hard to make a good thing even better, but that’s exactly what Honda did when it rolled out its brand new Honda Pilot.


 

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