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 Programs targeting employee health with various incentives and promotions have become popular as companies try to rein in health care costs
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Programs targeting employee health with various incentives and promotions have become popular as companies try to rein in health care costs

Are worker wellness plans best for business?

A new national journal’s article recommends that employers abandon these programs.


 This artist's rendering released Monday shows a view of the new U.S. Steel headquarters from the northwest. The building will occupy 2.23 acres of land just across from Consol Energy Center.

Design for new U.S. Steel headquarters honors Pittsburgh’s industrial past

Developer Clayco Realty Group plans to begin construction by fall so the five-story, 285,000-square-foot building is ready by fall 2017.



Pittsburgh nonprofits compete for Fast Pitch grants

At Fast Pitch, nonprofits will go after a share of $25,000 in funding grants and hope to raise cash through a new crowdfunding option.



In first crack at fracking issue, Pa. judge sides with driller

A federal judge took a literal definition of “adjacent” when ruling in the Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future v. Ultra Resources case.



Ced Kurtz's Techman Texts: Important FCC measure passes quietly

The Federal Communications Commission voted last week to preempt state laws regarding broadband competition.



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People on the Move: The Legal Profession

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Business Workshop: Consumers, not judges, get to decide trademarks

A jury of average consumers should decide trademark rights rather than judges, according to a recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court.


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Tensions flare as picket lines crossed in U.S. refinery strike

Money is tight as strike pay from the United Steelworkers union is a fraction of normal wages.



Renewable energy credits rose last year, but is it enough?

Renewable energy advocates hope the steady rise in so-called Tier 1 credits will spur more development.


 

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People on the Move: The Legal Profession

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Business of Health


Are worker wellness plans best for business?

A new national journal’s article recommends that employers abandon these programs.



Highmark Health names Joseph Guyaux new board chairman

Highmark Health’s board chair since 2005, J. Robert Baum, is leaving the position and has been replaced by the PNC banking executive.


 



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Pittsburgh voted ninth-best car town by Movoto Real Estate blog

Earlier this year, Pittsburgh was named the ninth-best city for car lovers by the Movoto Real Estate blog.



With the new MKX, Lincoln’s got the answer if you like it quiet or loud

The new audio system in the MKX offers uncompromising acoustics and intuitive technologies.


 

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