Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill restaurant won’t be anchoring the North Shore Place I and II retail and office complex next to Stage AE as planned.

Toby Keith bar pulls out of North Shore deal

The restaurant will not be anchoring the North Shore Place I and II developed by Continental Real Estate Cos. next to Stage AE.

about 8 hours ago

 Rohini Shah, creator of Blu Salt handbags, holds one of her bags at her home in Upper St. Clair.

Handbags owner one of many to share experiences at women’s entrepreneurship forum

Blu Salt handbags are made of organic, sustainable materials and founder Rohini Shah is determined to grow a socially responsible business.

about 8 hours ago

Is DOJ focus on Chinese espionage racial profiling?

Nearly 30 percent of the 137 cases filed by federal prosecutors since the federal trade secrets law was enacted in 1996 have involved China.

about 8 hours ago

 Dressed at "Sam the Snot," Samey Jay helps pass out leaflets reminding people in Market Square it's 90 days until paid sick leave becomes effective in the City of Pittsburgh on Jan. 11, 2016.

Paid sick leave law takes effect in Pittsburgh in 90 days

The law exempts federal and state employees, independent contractors, construction workers covered by collective bargaining.

about 8 hours ago

 Pedestrians make their way along a snow covered street during a winter snow storm in Cambridge, Massachusetts on Feb. 9, 2015.

Coming winter should be easier on heating budgets

NOAA anticipates a warmer winter than the last in the Northeast, but that prediction is haunted by polar votex of the past two years.

about 7 hours ago

 One of the new Kenworth Natural Gas Vehicles being put into service at UPS New Stanton.

As home deliveries increase, UPS steps up alternative fuel vehicles

The Atlanta-based package delivery company said last week it is exploring strategies to reduce its environmental footprint.

about 7 hours ago

'Excessive' overtime costing Duquesne Light, audit says

State auditors raised safety and financial concerns with the Pittsburgh electric utility’s level of overtime.

about 7 hours ago

Business Workshop: Websites must comply with ADA requirements

A new wave of lawsuits is targeting companies whose websites do not accommodate people with disabilities.

about 8 hours ago

Wabtec acquires assets of Track IQ

Australia-based Track IQ reports annual sales of about $15 million.

about 22 hours ago

Pittsburgh-area gasoline prices stay flat at $2.39 a gallon

Pittsburgh gas prices showed little change in the last week, though analysts expect a long decline to continue this autumn.

about 20 hours ago

 Angus Deaton, a British economist, was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science today for improving the accuracy of basic economic gauges, including measures of income, poverty and consumption.

Princeton's Angus Deaton wins Nobel economics prize

Deaton, 69, was born in Edinburgh but now works at Princeton in New Jersey. He holds both U.S. and British citizenship.

about 8 hours ago

Peters commissions study on setbacks between fracking operations, homes

Peters will spend $29,000 on a study to determine how close is too close between fracking operations and residents.

about 9 hours ago

 Three ponds of  "rust colored" acid drainage, from the Fawn Mine #91 are in the foreground of the blue colored tanks at    Winner Water Services' facility near Sarver. A new state law is narrowly tailored to deal with permitted mine discharges that meet standards set by environmental regulators. It was not designed to address the persistent environmental scourge of drainage from the state’s many abandoned coal mines.

New law opens gates for companies to frack with mine water

The law deals with permitted mine discharges that meet environmental standards, but doesn’t address the legacy of abandoned coal mines.

about 19 hours ago

 Verizon says that the city “may not have all of the data as it relates to the current status of Verizon’s multimillion-dollar upgrade of its network throughout the city.”

Pittsburgh probes Verizon’s compliance with service deal

Mayor Bill Peduto said Verizon was to have provided its Fios fiber-optic Internet, television and phone service to the entire city by now.

1 day ago

 Robert Murray

Coal company owner on a mission to save his industry

How Robert Murray, CEO of Murray Energy, takes on the government and the media, both of which have the power to ruin his business, he says.

2 days ago

 Verna Alexander, 86, talks with Bill Hewitt about her prescription at the Rosemont Pharmacy in Portland, Maine. Millions of seniors may have to pay at least $650 more for the public insurance in 2016, sparking a likely showdown between policymakers and activist groups.

Battle begins against possible rise in Medicare premiums

A tight year for Medicare could force millions of seniors to pay at least $650 more for the public insurance in 2016.

2 days ago

 Robert Fragasso, CEO of Fragasso Financial Advisors

Pittsburgh financial firm wades into world of robo-advising

The industry movement is targeted at millennials who are looking to invest smaller amounts of money.

2 days ago

Len Boselovic's Heard Off the Street: Will robots replace or grow the workforce?

Robot makers say their creations create jobs. But others worry the labor-saving devices will widen the gap between the haves and have-nots.

2 days ago

WorkZone: Crowdsourcing layoff rumors can upend sensitive process

Sites like present a new challenge to a business manager’s most private and sensitive tasks.

2 days ago

 Heading home with my NS-SB314

Don Lindich's Sound Advice: Finding better options for TV sound

TV speakers come in many forms, from simple stereo soundbars to high-end soundbase systems with built-in powered subwoofers.

2 days ago

 The payment equipment for using credit cards will be changing to accommodate new chip-and-PIN cards, which are more secure than the magnetic stripe technology. Although most U.S. banks are allowing customers to authorize payments with signatures, First Niagara has decided to require personal indentification numbers.

First Niagara chip cards stick with PINs over signatures for card transactions

The move is aimed at boosting security as most of the industry still favors signatures.

2 days ago

White House backs away from law to access encrypted information

The decision came from fears that the information would then be vulnerable to hackers.

2 days ago

Featured recall: Safety 1st Wood Décor highchairs

Dorel Juvenile Group is recalling Safety 1st Wood Décor highchairs because a child can remove the highchair’s tray, posing a fall hazard.

2 days ago

Pittsburgh firm angling for launch of its moon rover

The race to the moon is heating up, but Pittsburgh’s entry, Astrobotic, thinks the competition helps them.

2 days ago

 Marjory Skaist

People on the Move: 10/11/2015

Horovitz, Rudoy and Roteman LLC, First National Bank, Watson Institute and the Thomas Jefferson University Sidney Kimmel Medical College.

2 days ago

Your Office Coach: Otherwise outstanding assistant needs to improve social skills

Assistant is phenomenal but staff sees her as condescending and disrespectful which makes for an unhappy office environment.

2 days ago

 People wait in line at an airside terminal at Pittsburgh International Airport. For the second year in a row, the Allegheny County Airport Authority will lower the cost for airlines to operate at the airport.

Airlines’ costs drop again in Pittsburgh

Gas drilling revenue lets airport authority lower its rates.

3 days ago

EU court invalidated agreement with U.S.

A decision this week by the European Union’s top court about data privacy will have a strong impact on commerce between U.S. and Europe.

3 days ago

Chinese firm backs out of Axion Power battery storage deal

Axion Power Chairman Donald Farley called the collapse of the Chinese licensing deal “deeply disappointing.”

3 days ago

 The Garden Theater block on Pittsburgh’s North Side in May as redevelopment continues.

Units near Garden Theater get approval

The redevelopment of Federal-North -- more than 20 years in the making -- has been stagnant on that corner in the past year.

3 days ago

CMU director receives Athena Award; K&L Gates, Pitt School of Law establish diversity fellowship; Mitsubishi Electric names Brunner as agency of record

News from the Greater Pittsburgh Athena Awards, K&L Gates, University of Pittsburgh School of Law and Downtown advertising agency Brunner

3 days ago

 Smithfield Street between Fifth and Forbes avenues could be the bleakest block in the Golden Triangle.

Smithfield Street eyes future without Macy’s, other Downtown Pittsburgh stores

While all the empty buildings hold the promise of redevelopment, officials say it might take a year or more before that happens.

4 days ago

 The Porch at Schenley opened in Oakland four years ago, and Eat’n Park, the parent company, is planning to open a new location in Upper St. Clair.

Eat’n Park ready to invest in new dining options

The Homestead restaurant company is flush with cash after selling its hospitality division and has new venues planned.

4 days ago

Small businesses get break on Affordable Care Act provision

President Barack Obama signed a law Wednesday redefining what constitutes a “small employer,” and how employees must get health insurance.

4 days ago

 "I would love to see rates continue to decline," said Christina Cassotis, authority CEO, adding the best way to do that is to increase the number of passengers using the airport.

Gas drilling revenue to help cut airlines' costs at Pittsburgh International

James Gill, the airport's COO, said about $10 million in projected drilling revenue will be earmarked toward the reduction.

3 days ago

 UPMC has said a definitive source has not been found for the mold that infected the patients between October 2014 and September.

CDC believes there are different sources for UPMC fungal infections

Investigators from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concluded on-site reviews of the infection “cluster” this week.

3 days ago

 A Columbus, Ohio, developer will get another month — not a year — to start a proposed 250-unit apartment building on the North Shore near PNC Park.

North Shore developer gets one-month extension

The city’s stadium authority board agreed to give Continental Real Estate Companies until Nov. 30 to purchase the land  for the complex.

4 days ago

AGs settle with website that sold language course CDs; First Niagara donates to school mentoring program

More news from Apartments, more parking set for Downtown building; Holiday sales; Netflix; and Apollo Global.

4 days ago

 Kimbal Musk will be the keynote speaker for the Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership’s Summit 2015 at the David Lawrence Convention Center.

Innovative Musk brothers took separate paths

Kimbal Musk reaped millions from selling a company he ran with older brother Elon. Then he found his passion in funding school gardens.

5 days ago

 Nearly one-third of Americans would be willing to defer their retirements to help their children and grandchildren pay for their education, according to new research.

Many parents offer their retirement savings to pay for children’s education

Age appears to be a determining factor in what sacrifices parents and grandparents are willing to make for college-age family members.

5 days ago

 Sen. Bob Casey said supporters of his legislation had not identified a funding source but could collaborate across party lines to do so.

Sen. Casey pushes to halt premium increases expected under Medicare Part B

Seniors at risk of facing higher Medicare costs next year would avoid the increases under Senate legislation, the senator said.

4 days ago

 Macy's has agreed to donate nearly 100 artifacts, including holiday displays and materials from the Tic Toc restaurant.

Macy’s agrees to donate department store items to Heinz History Center

In addition, Macy's will transfer the rights to the Tic Toc and Arcade Bakery trademarks to the Pittsburgh Urban Redevelopment Authority.

4 days ago

 The all-new 2016 Scion iM brings a not-too-tiny hatchback to the Toyota division’s lineup.

Scott Sturgis' Driver's Seat: Scion’s iM and iA: Only one inspires

2016 Scion iM and iA: A little something new.

5 days ago

PennEnvironment going forward with suit against ArcelorMittal coke plant

PennEnvironment executive director David Masur said today that the company only recently offered to discuss the violations.

4 days ago

Rice and Gulfport form another partnership in Utica

The parties plan to spend $640 million over the next six years building out a network of gas and water pipelines to develop the Utica Shale.

4 days ago

$5 million loan to aid conversion of mill building; Van Oss to retire as COO of Wesco International

More news from Shell; Zeke’s Coffee Roasters; St. Louis taxi files suit to block Uber; Northern Pa. glass; U.S. consumer; and AB InBev.

5 days ago

 John Thornton, CEO of Astrobotic, stands in front of the company's Griffin Lander, left, and the Red Rover, right, at its headquarters in the Strip District.

New customer, more competition for Pittsburgh-based Astrobotic

Astrobotic gets another customer to take in its race to the moon as competition heats up.

5 days ago

 Companies, including Downtown-based insurer Highmark, want about $2.87 billion to help cover their first-year losses from online insurance marketplaces.

Affordable Care Act aid could take years to reach insurers

Highmark and other health insurers may wait years for government assistance promised under the Affordable Care Act.

5 days ago

 Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto talks about the deal between most of the city's security contractors and the 32BJ of Service Employees International Union, during a press conference in the City-County Building.

Companies agree to first union deal for Pittsburgh security guards

Mayor Bill Peduto joined security guards and union officials in praising the contract that supports close to 1,000 security officers.

5 days ago