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 Best Buy’s general manager Jason Barranti, left, explains the routes for Black Friday sale during a pre-Black Friday sale test run Saturday at the store in Robinson Township.
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Best Buy’s general manager Jason Barranti, left, explains the routes for Black Friday sale during a pre-Black Friday sale test run Saturday at the store in Robinson Township.

Best Buy runs Black Friday drills to gird for the frenzied

Employees at Best Buy in Robinson undergo a Black Friday drill to prepare for the big day.

  • Best Buy pre-Black Friday test run


  •  Robert Morris University Illinois students play ‘‘League of Legends’’ during a practice of the school’s eSports program. The school spent $100,000 turning a computer lab into an eSports Arena with fast processing computers, large monitors, and ergonomic gaming chairs.

    Video games gain new ground with athletic scholarships

    One school in Illinois is offering athletic scholarships for video gamers. And it’s not as crazy as you think.



    High-deductible insurance plans puts pressure on independent physicians to collect bills

    Collecting from patients can be more complicated than dealing with insurance companies.



    Len Boselovic's Heard Off the Street: U.S. Steel's ’Carnegie Way’ reforges culture with new faces

    U.S. Steel president and CEO Mario Longhi’s Carnegie Way transformation relies heavily on transfusions of new blood.



     A tablet is used in the food truck run by Square Cafe as it sits on a side street in the Strip District.

    Behind the Sale: Tablets let retailers close the deal on the sales floor

    The technology is being adopted in stores and restaurants.



    Survey: Men edge women in confidence

    If women were more self-confident about their leadership skills, global research study says, they might be better positioned for top jobs.


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    OTHER BUSINESS


    Rush to blame copper-silver water treatment for Legionella?

    Health agencies back away from copper-silver water disinfection systems to prevent Legionella, despite being exonerated in investigations.



    Pennsylvania jobless rate declines to six-year low

    More people working but the labor force still has a long way to go.


     

    A PG special series


    A look at how the 2014 holiday shopping season is being changed by technology.

    POWERSOURCE


    Ex-Consol manager pleads guilty in gas royalties scheme

    Scott Hamilton, 37, of Baden, had been charged in September with 60 counts of mail fraud following an investigation.



    Alpha will cut 412 coal jobs in deal with Rosebud Mining Co.

    Alpha announced last month it plans to sell its Amfire Mining subsidiary to Rosebud Mining Co. for $86 million.


     

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    People on the Move: 11/9/2014

    Carlow University ; Allegheny Health Network; Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC; Farmers Insurance Agency; Sauereisen and more.


     




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