State studies on shale-site air emissions incomplete, according to court documents

The state’s oft-cited shale gas air pollution studies do not include data on some pollutants, according to depositions from DEP employees.

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Elections bolster India’s PM Modi

The optimism follows on the heels of Mr. Modi’s Saturday move to scrap controls on diesel prices and increase natural gas tariffs.

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 Martin Dezell, center, of Shadyside and a Green Bay Packers fan and his friend Nick DellaNeve, a Buffalo Bills fan, watch football in the bar area referred to as "the horseshoe" at Stack'd in Shadyside.

Bars pay an arm, a leg and a beer for NFL content

The Steelers are king in Pittsburgh. But many bars in the area are paying small fortunes for the ability to broadcast other NFL games.

1 day ago

 Duquesne University Law Student, Jorge Rojas, left, and Ron Alvarado, Pittsburgh Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce chairman, stand at a campus facility on Locust Street.

WorkZone: Scholarships create diverse pool of qualified job candidates

Such programs can be a tool in creating a more diverse pool of qualified candidates for jobs and in making a community attractive to talent.

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 Under the eyes of his cows, Latrobe dairy farmer Ralph Frye keeps a notebook with the information on each of his cows.

As harvest wraps up, farmers tally up their crops

The steady rains that helped the vegetables made cutting and baling hay for livestock tough.

1 day ago

 Marcella Johnson, president of Rhea Engineers & Consultants in Hampton Township.

Rhea Engineers got a boost from government program

Marcy Johnson credits government programs for helping to get her Hampton engineering firm off the ground and into the dirt.

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Len Boselovic’s Heard off the Street: U.S. Steel’s reorganization chief has been around the block

Need a job? There seems to be a good market for corporate makeover artists.

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The week that was: Oct. 12-17

Four star fennel, Building boom and Pushed out of the nest

1 day ago

 As vice president and multicultural marketing manager at PNC Bank, Carrie Ann Quintana assisted PNC in adopting multilingual customer service representatives.

PNC manager helps broaden the bank’s reach

Carrie Ann Quintana was recognized by the Steelers and the NFL for her work in the Hispanic community.

1 day ago

 OontZ XL Bluetooth Speaker

Sound Advice: For Bluetooth speakers, OontZ beats Beats

Regardless of price, the OontZ XL and OontZ Angle speakers are fully competitive, if not outright better most of the time than competitors.

1 day ago

Michelle Singletary’s The Color of Money: Getting caught in a co-sign trap

A greater percentage of people 60 or older have student loans and the average amount of loans has increased to $27,168 from $14,696 in 2005.

1 day ago

Employers who look beyond disabilities find dedicated workers

It’s been five years since the Great Recession, but people with disabilities who want to work have yet to recover from the downturn.

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 Joseph Turner, MD

Dateline Pittsburgh: 10/19/2014

People on the Move in Pittsburgh’s business scene

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UPMC, Butler Health to take control of North Hills surgeons group Tri Rivers

McCandless-based Tri Rivers Surgical Associates has 21 doctors, more than 200 employees and nine outpatient surgical sites.

2 days ago

Stocks rise sharply, ending market’s dramatic week

The Dow Jones industrial average soared more than 250 points, capping off one of the more eventful weeks on Wall Street in years.

2 days ago

Sluggish Pa. employment persists in September

Pennsylvania’s economic recovery is slower than the rest of the nation.

2 days ago

EDMC enrollment, shares fall

The for-profit education company has not seen profits in the last three years.

2 days ago

Business Briefs: Utility commission extends Uber temporary license

Also: Huntington Bank announces SBA loans milestone; BNY Mellon profit rises 11% as Trian seeks to boost shares.

2 days ago

Christie signs law allowing betting on sports in N.J.

But legal challenges could stall the roll-out.

2 days ago

 New escalators are among the renovations in the final stages at South Hills Village mall.

South Hills Village mall races to get ready for holiday season

The mall’s renovation is an obvious example of the intense pre-season efforts going on at retail operations around the country.

3 days ago

 Raleigh, N.C.-based Highwoods Properties unveiled plans to build an office building with retail space along the Monongahela River at the SouthSide Works.

Office-building developers busy in Pittsburgh

Almost overnight, it seems, developers are stepping forward with bold proposals for big, new office projects in or near Downtown.

3 days ago

Spikes in ER visits normal for newly insured, study finds

Will ER visits among Pennsylvania’s poor rise or drop once they enroll in the “Healthy PA” Medicaid subsidy program? The answer: both.

3 days ago

Homeowners cautioned on taking vacation renters

The idea of turning one’s home over to strangers, made possible by Airbnb, an online marketplace for vacation rentals, is catching on.

3 days ago

 Whole Foods already has ranking systems for meat and seafood, which takes into account animal welfare and sustainability.

Whole Foods to roll out rankings for produce

Most notably, the supermarket chain says its labeling system for produce and flowers will prohibit the use of several common pesticides.

3 days ago

 Sales of the iconic doll continue to slide and a surprising drop in sales of its American Girl toys could become another headache for the toy company as it heads into the crucial holiday season.

Barbie’s star fades, dragging on Mattel in 3Q

Mattel reported Thursday that Barbie sales fell 21 percent for the three months ended Sept. 30.

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AbbVie’s board recommends shareholders nix Shire tax inversion deal

AbbVie’s board is telling shareholders vote against its own $55 billion takeover bid for the Irish drugmaker Shire.

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 FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2010, file photo, Katherine Braun sorts packages toward the right shipping area at an fulfillment center in Goodyear, Ariz. Amazon is hiring 80,000 seasonal workers for its distribution centers as it looks to improve its shipping efficiency during the crucial 2014 holiday season. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Business Briefs: Coatings, cuts, acquisitions boost PPG Industries’ Q3

Also: Pittsburgh Mills mall to lose Sears store and auto center; Consol center concessionaire launches mobile payment plans.

3 days ago

Kinder Morgan holds open season for pipeline to take Marcellus gas to Chicago

The $100 million Chicago Market Expansion Project is expected to be in service in 2016

2 days ago

EDMC reports $664 million loss at for-profit's 110 campuses

The local for profit education provider saw its losses rise by 172 percent.

2 days ago

Unemployment rate in Pennsylvania declines to 5.7 percent in September

Unemployment declines slightly even as employers cut jobs.

2 days ago

BNY Mellon posts third-quarter earnings of $1.07 billion

The bank’s profit of $1.07 billion, or 93 cents per share, is up from $962 million during the same quarter a year earlier.

2 days ago

Blind & Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh receives tax credits for new Uptown headquarters

The agency, which helps blind people improve their skills, has offices in Homestead and the North Side that it plans to consolidate.

3 days ago

Chesapeake has $5B deal to sell part of its Marcellus portfolio

Southwestern acquires 413,000 acres in West Virginia and Pennsylvania from Chesapeake Energy.

3 days ago

 Rebecca Morris is the owner of Wildcard, a cards and handmade gift shop in Lawrenceville.

The Entrepreneurs: WildCard owner embraces local artists, Lawrenceville

When entrepreneur Rebecca Morris opened WildCard gift shop in Lawrenceville five years ago, she was something of a pioneer.

4 days ago

PPG reports jump in third-quarter net income

Third-quarter net income jumped by 64 percent boosted by gains in aerospace and automotive coatings, cost cuts and recent acquisitions.

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 A Time Warner Cable office is pictured in San Diego on Wednesday. Time Warner Inc.'s HBO will launch a standalone online streaming service next year to make hit shows such as "Game of Thrones" available to people who do not subscribe to cable television.

HBO Go will stand on its own as Internet TV rises

So, is this the end of pay-TV as we know it? As many as 10 million U.S. households are now broadband-only.

4 days ago

Expert: Fed will be slow to move rates

The expanded role of central banks will temper interest rate increases, a bond fund manager told Pittsburgh financial analysts.

4 days ago

 The 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel provides plenty of power with excellent fuel economy. The four-wheel-drive version averaged 23 miles per gallon in a week of testing.

Scott Sturgis’ Driver’s Seat: 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel sacrifices nothing to be more fuel efficient

Scott Sturgis/Driver’s Seat: 2014 Ram EcoDiesel pickup

4 days ago

Business Briefs: Uber files exception to PUC judges’ recommendation

Also: Producer prices index down 0.1 percent in September; business stockpiles up weak 0.2 percent in August.

4 days ago

 August Wilson Center

Settlement resolves criminal charges, clears way for sale of August Wilson Center

A settlement was announced late Thursday to pay stagehands who worked there money they are owed.

3 days ago

Penguins, Aramark partner on mobile concession payments at Consol

The pilot program will allow fans to use Softcard and Apple Pay at Consol Energy Center.

3 days ago

U.S. jobless aid applications fall to 14-year low

The Labor Department says weekly applications fell 23,000 to a seasonally adjusted 264,000, the lowest level since April 2000.

3 days ago

Brazil group visits to learn more about shale

Law firm Reed Smith hosts a delegation from Brazil that’s interested in shale development.

4 days ago

 August Wilson Center for African American Culture on Liberty Avenue, Downtown.

Foreclosure of Wilson Center awaits full reporting of assets

Despite Orphans’ Court Judge Lawrence O’Toole’s prodding, the attorney general’s office has yet to produce the accounting.

5 days ago

 Lanxess Corp.’s Flemming Bjoernslev enjoys a light moment hosting the meeting of the German-American Business Circle at his company’s North American headquarters Tuesday in Findlay.

German-American Business Circle ‘support group’ tackles issues in Findlay

German firms operating in this region share more than a love of beer as they gather regularly to talk about doing business in the U.S.

4 days ago

 Children play in the "Eagle's Nest"  at the Giant Eagle in Robinson.

Giant Eagle to clip wings on some Eagle’s Nests child care centers

Effective Saturday, the grocer will close 61 of 109 centers across the company’s grocery fleet. Fourteen locations are Western Pennsylvania.

5 days ago

 Hundreds of cabs show up on Oct. 8 in front of Philadelphia City Hall to show their solidarity against Uber, Lyft and other ride sharing companies.

Ride-sharing firms stake claims in Philadelphia area

As legislative battle over ride-share services bogs down over insurance industry opposition, Philadelphia yearns for what Pittsburgh has.

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 CEO of Paris-based bank’s e-payment unit S-Money Nicolas Chatillon, left, and CEO of BPCE, France's second largest bank group, Jean-Yves Forel, left, attend a press conference in Paris, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. Group BPCE, which includes Banque Populaire and Caisses d’Epargne, announced the service, called S-money. Users tweet a payment request to S-money, which then requires an authentication code before sending the amount _ and a tweet to the destination confirming payment for all the world to see. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Twitter turns money-transfer app as France’s BPCE starts service

A Twitter Inc. account and a bank card is all you’ll need in France to tweet money to a friend or a charity. The transfers will be based on

5 days ago

 Chef Michele Massimo in the dining room of his restaurant Botto Bistro in Richmond, Calif.

Review site Yelp battles extortion allegations

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals tossed out a lawsuit filed by businesses claiming Yelp extorted them by removing positive reviews.

5 days ago

Business Briefs: Goodwill loss hits AmeriServ Financial earnings

Also: Citigroup to exit retail banking in 11 markets; Olive Garden parent company names interim CEO; Chrysler recalls 2014 SUVs for defect.

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