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 Violet Rignani, a Brownie from Mt. Lebanon, has been using the Internet to boost her cookie sales.
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Violet Rignani, a Brownie from Mt. Lebanon, has been using the Internet to boost her cookie sales.

Pittsburgh-area Girl Scouts tap into cyber world to boost cookie sales

The Girl Scouts rolled out Digital Cookie to sell the treats, although many girls still use the tried-and-true door-to-door approach.


 Apple Computer co-founder Steve Wozniak, left, applauds after Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler announced the FCC ruling on net neutrality Thursday in Washington.

In historic vote on Internet, split FCC OKs regulation

The FCC is scheduled to vote on a proposal to reclassify broadband Internet as a telecommunications service.



 Beginning in April, Visa will soon offer an anti-fraud service that will track cardholders via mobile banking apps.

Visa offering to track your smartphone to combat fraud

The feature, which will be integrated into mobile banking apps, will be ready in mid-April.



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Highmark Health names new board chairman

Highmark Health’s board chair since 2005, J. Robert Baum, is leaving the position and has been replaced by a PNC banking executive.



Medical, safety company to close Findlay office in ’16

German safety equipment company will shut down its Pittsburgh operations next year.



Bayer will separate its drugs, materials divisions

German-based Bayer gets closer to spinning out its plastics segment, which has North American headquarters in Robinson, as separate company.



Suit against FedEx moved here

A federal court has decided to move to Pittsburgh a suit alleging that Moon-based FedEx Ground discriminated against deaf employees.


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Wal-Mart CEO talks workers, customers, critics

Wal-Mart CEO talks about pay raises, how customers shop and what he's learned from critics.



Bayer will separate its drugs, materials divisions

German-based Bayer gets closer to spinning out its plastics segment, which has North American headquarters in Robinson, as separate company.


 

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State asks FirstEnergy utilities for more detail on management fixes

Pennsylvania PUC order follows audit that said correcting management flaws could save FirstEnergy about $19.2 million in one-time savings.



Energy Management Concepts Inc. makes highest bid for closed prison in Hempfield

Energy Management Concepts Inc. offered $950,000 for State Correctional Institution Greensburg.


 

THE WORKZONE



Manufacturing woes rise; experts eye higher wages

A study has predicted a hefty shortage of skilled workers. But skeptics say higher pay would take care of the problem.


 


 

Business of Health


Highmark Health names new board chairman

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



Massive Anthem data breach may affect up to 750,000 Pennsylvanians

It’s unclear how many of those affected are past or present Highmark customers, or come from other Pennsylvania-based Blues plans.


 



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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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