A $22 million, 45,000-square-foot addition (shown here in a rendering) to Carnegie Mellon University’s University Center is the latest project on which Astorino/Cannon Design has worked.

Consolidation changes face of Pittsburgh architecture as industry rebounds from recession lows

Architects at Astorino have access to expertise in Cannon’s global offices, and Cannon has been able to cement its presence in Pittsburgh.

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 Cheerios cereal was part of one of many lawsuits filed this  year, specifically for gluten issues.

What's in that? Food companies scramble to satisfy 'clean eating'

The steady swing toward “clean eating” has helped trigger an industry move toward cleaning product labels of unpronounceable ingredients.

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WorkZone: Networking is key, even for the shy

Author Alaina Levine offers the less outgoing tips for connecting with others in business and life.

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Len Boselovic's Heard Off the Street: Subsidies face new scrutiny, though some worry not enough

New rules for how governments disclose the value of tax incentives they give to business are on the way. But do they go far enough?

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Pitt study finds location-based marketing a mixed bag

The study says sending digital coupons to any consumer within a 100 foot radius doesn’t necessarily lead to more sales or foot traffic.

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 Emily Kennedy of Marinus Analytics presents her company at the UpPrize competition held July 31 in the New Hazlett Theater on the North Side.

CMU grad builds cybersleuthing tool to snare sex traffickers

Emily Kennedy’s company had its roots in her senior thesis at CMU and now helps law enforcement officials find human trafficking criminals.

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Featured Recall: Bicycles

Trek Bicycle Corp., of Waterloo, Wis., is recalling about 330 Trek 9.8 Superfly FS SL, X1 and XT bicycles.

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 Dianne Chase

Dateline Pittsburgh: 8/30/2015

Herbein + Co. Inc., Schneider Downs, C4CS, LLC, Cowden Associates Inc., KU Resources Inc., Michael Baker International, Scalo Inc.

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Office Coach: Don’t discuss anticipated surgery, long recovery while interviewing

Plus, dealing with a songbird in the workplace can require some creative thinking.

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Office complex planned near Pittsburgh International Airport

The plans include office buildings with up to 100,000 square feet each and another office/flex building up to 100,000 square feet in size.

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McDonald’s, Tyson Foods drop farm after videotape shows animal cruelty

McDonald’s Corp. and Tyson Foods have severed ties with a farm where workers were videotaped stabbing, clubbing and stomping on chickens.

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 Specialist Jorge Fernandez, left, and trader James Riley work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015.

Stocks close flat Friday after a volatile week

U.S. stocks ended the week with a whimper, letting investors breathe a little easier after a week of extreme highs and lows.

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 Matthew St. John, a pilot of Goodyear's Spirit of America blimp, walks toward the blimp at the Goodyear Airship Operations base on July 11, in Carson, Calif. The Goodyear Blimp is retiring, but a cigar-shaped craft with its blue-and-gold Goodyear logo emblazoned across the side will still be at sports events.

Goodyear retiring blimps, rolling out new cigar-shaped craft

But don’t fret. That big, cigar-shaped inflatable seen floating over sports events will still be there emblazoned with its Goodyear logo.

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 Trib Total Media's flagship newspapers include the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and the Tribune-Review in Greensburg.

Trib Total Media selling nine newspapers in Western Pa.

The newspaper’s management says the sale is part of a larger “strategic growth plan.”

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 Perrigo, which makes over-the-counter medicines, has resisted repeated overtures from Mylan.

Mylan gets approval in pursuit of Perrigo

Mylan said that more than two-thirds of shareholders had backed the vote. It needed more than half in order to pursue the takeover.

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Betting on a decline: energy stocks see peak levels of short interest

For an industry saddled with high debt, low commodity prices and a global oversupply, betting on energy stocks falling has become popular.

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 Emily Kennedy of Marinus Analytics presents her company at the UpPrize competition held in the New Hazlett Theater on the North Side in July.

Software developed by CMU student helps find online sex traffickers

Marinus Analytics has a software product, Traffic Jam, that mines the deep web for information and clues about trafficking operations.

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UPMC revenue grows despite Highmark split

The region’s largest healthcare system pulled in more than $12 billion in the last fiscal year.

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 From left, David Morehouse, CEO and president of the Penguins; Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald; Mayor Bill Peduto and Richard Baron, chairman and CEO of McCormack Baron Salazar, prepare to announce the plans for the redevelopment of the former Civic Arena site Thursday. Danish firm Bjarke Ingels Group was hired to develop residences and public spaces at the site.

Danish firm hired to develop former Civic Arena site

Mayor Bill Peduto praised the hiring, citing Bjarke Ingels Group’s reputation, but one Hill District leader called it a “misstep.”

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Consumer Reports: Made in America?

Almost eight in 10 American consumers say they would rather buy an American-made product than an imported one, according to a recent survey

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Union stages 5 rallies in Western Pa. in Allegheny Technologies contract dispute

The lockout affecting roughly 2,200 workers began Aug. 15. The workers’ last contract expired June 30.

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 Apple schedules new product event for Sept. 9

Pittsburgh Business Group on Health partners with Innovu for benchmarking; Kennametal find new CFO; Starkist settlement allows claims

Read more business news about Walmart layways, Dole CEO, pending home sales and Apple’s announcement.

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Top Workplaces 2015: Who are the best employers in the Pittsburgh area?

In total, WorkplaceDynamics invited 1,401 companies to participate and surveyed 126 of them. The organizations employ 25,397 people.

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 Dr. Jash Sharma president and CEO of CIMA Life Sciences in Plum. The company produces lenses used in cataract surgery.

Cima Life’s optics help restore sight for cataracts patients

Cima Life operates out of a 10,000-square-foot facility where it designs, manufactures, tests and ships intraocular lenses to 30 countries.

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 At the former Civic Arena site, the Bjarke Ingels Group of Copenhagen will be responsible for designing the 1,100 units of residential housing to be built on the upper portion.

‘Starchitect’ retained for areas near former Civic Arena

A Danish firm will design residences and public spaces to be built at the 28-acre site that will include the new U.S. Steel headquarters.

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 Housing a family of four is on average $789 a month, according to a new report.

How much money do families need to live modestly in Pittsburgh?

Pittsburgh families spend more on child care but less on health care.

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 The 2015 BMW M4 Convertible

Scott Sturgis/Driver’s Seat: BMW M4 Convertible combines power and luxury

If you need a comfortable four-person unit, the BMW will fit the bill without complaint.

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 Michael Polite, left, and Richard Taylor talk at a news conference Thursday announcing them as new members of the governing board of the August Wilson Center.

August Wilson Center reorganization effort aims to create financial, artistic success

Michael Polite and Richard Taylor are the newest governing board members; three more members will be named at the end of the year.

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Claims for jobless benefits fall to three-week low

Unemployment applications dropped by 6,000 to 271,000 in the week ended Aug. 22, a Labor Department report showed today.

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Wal-Mart to stop selling AR-15, other semi-automatic rifles

The top U.S. retailer of guns and ammunition will stop selling semi-automatic rifles for lack of customers.

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 FILE - In this June 9, 2015, file photo, a Ford Motor Co. employee works on the instrument panel of a 2016 Ford Explorer at the Chicago Assembly Plant in Chicago. The Commerce Department releases durable goods orders for July on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

Sinclair stations go dark; Eaton names new executive; retail electric suppliers grow

News from Dish; Sinclair Broadcasting; WPGH; WPNT; Eaton; MRC Global; McJunkin Red Man; RadioShack; and the Public Utility Commission.

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 The Cleaveland Price Inc. for 2014 Great Race team.

Company gatherings build culture and connections

Company events can be officially sanctioned gatherings, like a volunteer day building a playground, or small traditions that pop up.

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 Harry Griffith of Industrial Scientific in the company's new headquarters in Robinson.

Building integrity into corporate culture requires dedication

Many companies list “honesty” and “integrity” among their core values, but citing them is much easier than putting them into practice.

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 Strip District company Pitt Ohio is the winner of the Top Workplaces award for best large workplace.

Pittsburgh's Top Workplaces recognized for their outstanding work

In the world of logistics, perhaps the greatest compliment that can be given to a corporate leader is that he “keeps things going.”

3 days ago

 From left, Qi Wang, Kristin Rhoa, Justin Endler, Duane Garber and Julie Wislie take advantage of one of Branding Brand's open seating areas, which doubles as a lunch room.

Interacting with the public online enables employers to expand communication

The key to establishing an online brand through social media is developing a plan and sticking to it.

3 days ago

 Rivers Casino general manager Craig Clark said that while his casino’s employee turnover rate currently is at 20 percent, it has been declining over the years and is lower than most casinos.

It’s hard to find and retain employees as economy improves

The American economy is growing, which ironically is making it harder for recruiters and companies to fill positions.

3 days ago

 Rob Autor, right, vice president of Continuum Managed Services in Cranberry Township, meets with instructional designer Jason Pugh, left, and director Jacque Rowden.

Upward mobility key to keeping employees around, engaged

A 2013 survey found 26 percent of employees leave their companies because they don’t have career development opportunities.

3 days ago

 Wombat  engaged in heavy-duty renovations to its Strip District office, tearing down walls for six offices to give employees more access to window light.

Office design offers a window into company values

There is no one way to design an office: Local firms in a variety of sectors use different philosophies to increase employee satisfaction.

3 days ago

 Harvey Pollack, president and CEO of PT Services Group, holds an informal staff meeting at their Downtown office. PT Services  Group facilitates new prospects and new business for the financial services and insurance industries.

It takes creativity and focus to make meetings fruitful

Meetings are a key part of running an efficient company — but employers use different techniques to make such gatherings useful.

3 days ago

 John D'Angelo, AAA East Central vice president of human resources, proudly shows off a photograph of his staff.

Human resources departments evolve, remain key to companies’ success

The goal for human resources departments — representing the employees — is always the same, even if the methods are not.

3 days ago

Jameson expands its search for partner

Jameson officials announced they have issued a new request for proposals that, at the AG’s suggestion, may include bids from across the U.S.

3 days ago

 Mylan headquarters in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.

Perrigo, Mylan leaders spar as vote looms

With a critical vote in their takeover fight approaching, Mylan and Perrigo come out swinging in the final round.

4 days ago

 Christina Cassotis is CEO of the county’s airport authority.

Allegheny County Airport authority looking to replace development director

CEO Christina Cassotis said she wants to evaluate Pittsburgh International Airport’s needs before making a hire.

4 days ago

 Jessica Tang of Sewickley holds her son Connor, 3 days old, at the Midwife Center for Birth and Women’s Health in the Strip District on Aug. 19. Ms. Tang had both of her sons at The Midwife Center.

Popularity of midwife delivery growing in Western Pennsylvania

Stand-alone birth practices can cut delivery costs up to 50 percent over traditional hospitals.

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Pennsylvania electric market adds customers for second consecutive month

The number of customers shopping for an electric supplier had dropped to an 18-month low in June.

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Three big consumer companies have highest CEO pay gaps, Glassdoor reports

Popular consumer brands pay their chief executive officers more than a thousand times what they pay their typical worker.

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 This photo shows a mock-up of the exhibition "Humanae/I AM AUGUST" by Brazilian photographer Angelica Dass that will be on the facade of the August Wilson Center for African American Culture beginning Sept. 25.

August Wilson Center prepares for its next stage

The center on Liberty Avenue is showing signs of artistic life as it heads into an ongoing renewal phase.

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 Sprout Pharmaceuticals CEO Cindy Whitehead holds a bottle for the female sex-drive drug Addyi at her Raleigh, N.C., office on Aug. 15.

Insurers review pill aimed to boost women’s sex drive

Although retail prices could approach $500 a month for the female libido pill Addyi, its maker expects much lower co-pays for insured women.

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