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Innovation Works receives $800,000 to expand AlphaLab

The federal grant is expected to create 300 jobs and bring in $225 million in private investment.

about 12 hours ago


 Lynette Lederman of Squirrel Hill was named winner of the Standing Firm Community Champion Award. Ms. Lederman, who has been working for the City of Pittsburgh for over 10 years, covers issues within Squirrel Hill and other Jewish communities.

Pittsburgh City Council aide recognized for efforts against domestic violence

The local organization Standing Firm is helping companies respond to domestic violence.

about 23 hours ago


 An animated neon Heinz ketchup bottle sign hangs atop the Senator John Heinz History Center in the Strip District.

Heinz production returning to Pittsburgh, with baby food

The production coming to the North Side had been handled at its plant in Leamington, Ontario, which the company sold earlier this year.

about 23 hours ago


 The Strip District's Produce Terminal.

Pittsburgh may seek to keep Strip District produce terminal

The proposal will be part of the negotiations with McCaffery Interests and Rubino Partners for the redevelopment of the building.

about 23 hours ago


U.S. Steel shares surge after restructuring moves

The company also said it expects a significant improvement in its third quarter operating profit.

about 2 hours ago


 Downtown-based Forever.com is predicting record revenues for 2015 thanks to a recent acquisition and a plan to unroll digital storage of documents and videos in addition to photos.

Pittsburgh based Forever.com has more in store for future

Downtown’s Forever.com is hoping that the Panstoria acquisition puts it ahead of its cloud storage competitors.

about 23 hours ago


 A security officer tells SEIU union protesters they cannot leave bags of groceries for UPMC employees at the company's offices at the U.S. Steel Tower.

National poverty rate continues slow fall

The national poverty rate fell by half of a percentage point from 15 percent to 14.5 percent in 2013.

about 23 hours ago


 FedEx’s fiscal first-quarter net income rose 24 percent, and the company says it plans to hire more than 50,000 extra workers.

FedEx earnings exceed expectations

FedEx’s fiscal first-quarter net income rose 24 percent, and the company says it plans to hire more than 50,000 extra workers.

about 15 hours ago


 This photo provided by A Woman’s Nation shows an envelope that Marriott will be placing in 160,000 hotel rooms beginning this week to encourage guests to leave a tip for the person who cleans the room.

Envelopes in Marriott hotels invite tips for maids

The campaign, called “The Envelope Please,” begins this week. Envelopes will be placed in 160,000 rooms in the U.S. and Canada.

1 day ago


 The first panel of the Civic Arena roof comes down in January 2013.

Hill District residents give feedback on redevelopment of former Civic Arena site

The agreement, finalized Sept. 9, settled issues such as affordable housing and minority participation.

about 23 hours ago


Corinthian Colleges sued for predatory lending

The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is seeking more than $500 million for borrowers.

1 day ago


 Ruth Hardrick, a dealer who worked at Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino for 26 years, stands with friend Anthony Powell on the Boardwalk, after the casino closed early Tuesday in Atlantic City, N.J. Trump Plaza is the fourth Atlantic City casino to go belly-up so far this year.

Trump Plaza deals final hand at casino, hotel

Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino closes its doors, the fourth Atlantic City casino to go belly-up so far this year.

about 23 hours ago


Self-driving cars now can get a permit in California

Computer-driven cars have been testing their skills on California roads for more than four years.

1 day ago


Callers altering their IDs isn’t illegal, but doing it to scam is

Spoofing is a service that allows people to use someone else’s name and number instead of their own.

about 23 hours ago


 Captain Citrus, center, the mascot of the Florida Department of Citrus, was redesigned from a talking orange to a superhero by Marvel Comics. The new muscular Captain Citrus will appear with Marvel’s popular Avenger Assemble characters in a series of custom comic books.

Capt. Citrus, face of Florida OJ, gets a superhero makeover

TAMPA, Fla. — Captain Citrus was born in 2011 as a big, fat talking orange wearing a green cape. Now he’s being transformed into a buff

1 day ago


 Leroy McGinnis, 85, founded McGinnis Wood Products in Cuba, Mo., in 1968 with eight employees. After multiple expansions, the white oak bourbon barrel maker now employs 155 people.

Bourbon boom driving Missouri barrel sales

Bourbon and Tennessee whiskey are undergoing a resurgence, with U.S. sales growing nearly 20 percent from 2008 to 2013.

about 23 hours ago


Business Briefs: Dick’s president plans to retire

Also: Producer prices unchanged in August; Hertz adds Icahn’s candidates to board; UPS expects to hire more seasonal workers.

about 23 hours ago


Fate of energy bills uncertain as clock ticks on legislative session

An array of energy bills are on the table, but lawmakers are not certain about which bills will make it through the General Assembly

about 5 hours ago


Cone Midstream launches IPO

The master limited partnership formed by Consol Energy and Noble Energy hope to raise $422.6 million from the offering.

about 7 hours ago


 Joe Kallen, CEO of home improvement store Busy Beaver, points out the bargain bins situated in the center aisle of the New Kensington location during a tour discussing the stores' reorganization.

New owners of Busy Beaver are expanding, remodeling chain

“My No. 1 challenge in everything we do is how to make Busy Beaver relevant,” said Joe Kallen, the new chief executive of the chain.

1 day ago


 Two longtime Dick’s Sporting Goods executives, including the Findlay sporting goods retailer’s president and chief operating officer Joseph H. Schmidt, have announced plans to retire.

Dick's Sporting Goods president, executive vice president to retire

Joseph H. Schmidt has been president and chief operating officer since 2009 and been with the company since 1990.

1 day ago


Enrollment losses drive Cal U to lay off 16

The university will leave another 14 vacant positions unfilled.

1 day ago


Ced Kurtz’s TechMan Texts: Apple Watch may stay on fringe

Also: Apple also announced that iOS 8; a Stanford engineer has managed to create a wireless radio just a few millimeters across.

1 day ago


Pa. Supreme Court hears arguments over electronic voting machines

The court arguments as to whether machines that do not produce paper records of each vote cast violate the Pennsylvania Election Code.

1 day ago


GSK’s ‘re-removal’ efforts weighed by Third Circuit

After the Third Circuit declarec GSK a Delaware company, GSK sought to remove federal court cases filed against it in Pennsylvania state

1 day ago


 Alibaba Group founder and executive chairman Jack Ma speaks to reporters before an IPO road show at a hotel in Hong Kong on Monday.

Hong Kong rethinks rules after Alibaba IPO loss

Hong Kong has been the traditional first choice for Chinese enterprises going public outside the mainland.

2 days ago


Microsoft buys ‘Minecraft’ maker Mojang for $2.5 billion

The technology company said it will buy Stockholm-based game maker Mojang

1 day ago


Business Workshop: Safe harbor returns for construction loans

A new amendment to Pennsylvania’s Mechanics’ Lien Law will make it easier for borrowers to secure funding for construction projects.

1 day ago


Business Briefs: Mylan reaches deal to provide hepatitis C drug

Also: Apple says it had record 4 million iPhone orders on first day; safety agency investigates Ford Fiesta door latches.

1 day ago


 Mark Stebbins, District Operations Superintendent, Gas. of Consol Energy Inc.cups a 4.5 inch steel pipe, one of dozens needed to drill a shale well. Each rod weights 750 pounds and is reused in the drilling of other wells.

Consol Energy moves forward on airport drilling

A closer look at drilling activity at Pittsburgh International Airport

1 day ago


Sunoco eyes CNG pumps at Pittsburgh Airport

Sunoco is looking into installing CNG pumps at its airport gas station as part of a plan to increase CNG offerings

1 day ago


U.S. companies look overseas to find customers for ethane

While ethane is abundant and low-priced, exporting the gas has some challenges to overcome, analysts say.

1 day ago


PowerSource Voice: New tax would add to challenges of gas industry

Natural gas severance taxes raises concerns.

1 day ago


 Air force veteran Sean Rooney checks equipment for Range Resources in Washington County.

Oil and gas companies court military veterans as shale boom grows

Schools such as Westmoreland Community College and the Pennsylvania College of Technology have received grants for training programs.

2 days ago


Learning from the Marcellus to drill the Utica

Youngstown State University to conduct a groundwater baseline study on about 20 water wells near shale drilling activity

2 days ago


 Lyft cars line up in a parking lot at the Waterfront in Homestead.

Ride-share companies Lyft and Uber may get boost in Harrisburg

“I'd rather address it now than wait until it becomes more of an issue in the future," Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi said.

3 days ago


 Len Caric, the president and CEO of Uncle Charley's Sausage.

New owners of Uncle Charley's eye expansion

The sausage company based in Vandergrift looks to bring specialty brand into new regions

3 days ago


 Lee Kimball, chief operating officer of Thread International, speaks at The Pitch, part of Thrival an annual festival designed to highlight innovation in Pittsburgh. The event was held at alphalab gear's office in East Liberty. Mr. Kimball and Thread won the $25,000 prize.

Local startup Thread pitches and wins $25K at Thrival Festival

“The Pitch” was a highlight among a week of events at the Thrival Innovation + Music Festival in East Liberty.

3 days ago


Heard off the street: Dreams of steel minimill come to end

Samuel, Son & Co. of Mississauga, Ontario, announced it will close the steel processing operation that remains at the World Class site.

3 days ago


Workzone: Whistle-blower obstacles growing

Potential whistle-blowers should check the law before taking action.

3 days ago


Sound Advice: Amplifiers are as unique as speakers

I don't think all amplifiers sound the same; but the key is matching an amplifier to the speakers.

3 days ago


Good Question: Buying a home comes down to credit

Taking steps to increase your credit score before buying a home is not only a smart thing to do; it’s also a way to save thousands.

3 days ago


 September 10, 2014, Ralph Musthaler/Post-Gazette, ASSET STEM Warhouse, Business, Joyce Gannon ASSET Executive Director Cythia Pulkowski along with Material Support Center Director Frank Arzenti and DM Logic President Tom Lee explain the process of distributing science materials among the many school districts they service.

South Side's Asset reorganizes warehouse of school equipment

A South Side warehouse filled with supplies for school science experiments is running more efficiently with a high-tech upgrade.

3 days ago


The color of money: The simple way to improve your credit

WASHINGTON -- There are no shortcuts to strengthening your credit score.

3 days ago


 Correll — accounting

Dateline Pittsburgh: 09/14/14

People on the move

3 days ago


The week that was: 09/14/14

Business week in review.

3 days ago


Office Coach: Think strategically when looking to move up

Implementing this strategy will not only accelerate your progress, but also ensure your tyrannical boss receives some much-needed oversight.

3 days ago


Shop Smart: Tricks to keeping an organized closet

Shop Smart has some great tips on taming an out-of-control closet and ways to stash winter clothes.

3 days ago


Business calendar: 9/14/2014

Business events, meetings and events this week.

3 days ago


Some doctors choose to stay independent of Highmark and UPMC

Common wisdom says that’s getting harder to run an independent medical practice. So why are some of them going it alone?

4 days ago



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