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Howard Hanna Commercial merges with Langholz Wilson Ellis

The region’s largest real estate company just got bigger. The new company is a subsidiary of Hanna Holdings, Inc.

about 6 hours ago


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

Is Lyft too friendly to battle Uber?

Lyft wants its drivers to be quirky and personable, leaving plenty of room for creativity.

about 22 hours ago


Pennsylvania unemployment rate falls to 5.1 percent

The state’s November unemployment rate was the lowest it has been in more than six years.

about 11 hours ago


Constantly changing online prices stump shoppers

Retailers can change online prices dozens of times per day.

about 22 hours ago


Owner of Chicken of the Sea tuna brand to buy Bumble Bee

The Thai company already owns Chicken of the Sea, another major U.S. provider of packaged seafood.

about 11 hours ago


 “There’s pent-up demand to go there,” Paul Busang, president of Gulliver's Travels, said of Cuba.

Cuba watchers in Pittsburgh cheer opening of trade relations, easing of travel restrictions

The easing of some restrictions will be “one of the best things to ever happen in the travel industry,” says one travel agent.

about 22 hours ago


U.S. holiday sales may recover with help of deep discounts

Spending strongest in consumer electronics and home improvement retailers.

about 22 hours ago


First Niagara to lay off 150 to 200 managers

The layoffs are part of an organizational restructuring, says the Buffalo-based bank.

about 10 hours ago


PPG to acquire French company specializing in automotive specialty materials

PPG has been boosting its coatings business through acquisitions.

about 11 hours ago


6 things Warren Buffett says you should do with your money in 2015

With the year winding down, we combed through all the advice The Oracle of Omaha has given us in 2014.

about 22 hours ago


Nonprofits Life’sWork and Northshore Community Alliance merge; Pitt professors receive USAID award;

More business news on Ford recalls, MetLife, U.S. shippers, dockworkers contract talks.

about 22 hours ago


Wine-cork makers battle screw tops

Screw caps growing popular in market where cork once dominated.

about 22 hours ago


 Looking east from the 16th Street Bridge in the Strip District, this is a view of the land that the Buncher Co. is developing as part of its $450 million Riverfront Landing project that will stretch from 11th to 21st streets.

Housing plans unveiled for $450 million Strip District development

A Cleveland developer is teaming with Buncher to build the complex, which will feature townhouses and penthouse lofts, among other spaces.

about 22 hours ago


 The 2015 Chrysler 200C borrows Dodge Dart design cues, and the result is a pretty sedan. But in a quick side glance, shades of the old oval Ford Taurus spring to mind.

Scott Sturgis’ Driver’s Seat: Redesign for 2015 gives Chrysler 200C a lot to offer

An upgrade for the make’s bottom-of-the-line model is an all-around improvement, but the reliability reports are not in yet.

1 day ago


International counterfeiting ring stretches from Uganda to Pittsburgh

The charges filed in Pittsburgh allege Ryan A. Gustafson, 27, was involved in spreading about $2 million in fake money.

about 22 hours ago


 A roofer works under the midday sun in July in Gilbert, Ariz.

Study: Hotter days mean less cold cash

Days that averaged about 77 degrees ended up reducing income by about $5 a day when compared with days that were about 20 degrees cooler.

1 day ago


Amazon’s new robot army is ready to ship

Amazon shows off army of new robots designed to help workers meet holiday shipping crunch

1 day ago


 President Barack Obama announces a shift in policy toward Cuba while delivering an address to the nation from the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington on Wednesday.

Mixed reactions in Pittsburgh to Cuba normalization

Cuban-Americans, experts and advocates discuss the impact of President Obama’s announcement on Cuba.

1 day ago


5 Christmas Scams to Avoid This Year

New waves of holiday scams are cropping up that can compromise the good cheer of the season.

1 day ago


 Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.

Federated Investors predicts stock rise in 2015

Federated analysts say the solid economic recovery, low inflation and historical indicators point to double-digit market gains next year.

1 day ago


Money and mission: When investments conflict with philanthropy

Mission-related investing has received a boost from the so-called divestment movement.

1 day ago


 Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen makes a statement on jobs and economic outlook in Washington.

Interest rate hike not expected in first quarter of 2015

Stocks log biggest gain in more than a year on Fed's 'patient' pledge

1 day ago


Kratsa Properties sells hotels; Apollo Bancorp raises dividend; Senate OKs locks and dams measure

More business news on consumer prices, Philips, American Apparel, Avon, Panera Bread, The ExOne Company

1 day ago


 The Washington, D.C.-based Consumer Federation of America says it has uncovered a new pricing technique in auto insurance rate filings made by Allstate in Pennsylvania and roughly a dozen other states.

Auto group warns of insurance pricing 'scheme' in Pennsylvania, other states

The pricing models were developed to boost profits by raising rates on policyholders who are unlikely to shop around for a better price.

2 days ago


FedEx second quarter falls short of Wall Street expectations

The shipping company blamed aircraft maintenance charges for an increase in its costs, which affected the earnings results.

1 day ago


 “The mayor has the right idea. It’s going to come together,” said Dan McCaffery, chairman and CEO of Chicago-based McCaffery Interests.

Developers optimistic on joint plan for Strip District produce terminal building

McCaffery Interests CEO optimistic about Strip District produce terminal building redevelopment plans.

2 days ago


 The Consol Energy Center is cited as the first NHL arena to secure a Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating system in 2010.

Report finds Pennsylvania a rising U.S. leader in clean energy

Renewable energy and efficiency projects over the next decade could add 5 gigawatts of capacity and generate $17.7 billion in investment.

2 days ago


  A early morning view of the Golden Triangle from the roof of the U.S. Steel Tower.

Planning commission backs legislation to add 'affordable' housing to Pittsburgh’s development policies

The legislation is meant to encourage the construction of more housing for poor and working-class people.

2 days ago


Federated Investors forecasts double-digit stock market advance

Company officials say the forecast is pegged to the strengthening economy, tame inflation, and historical indicators related to politics.

2 days ago


Pennsylvania Supreme Court affirms $151M ruling against Wal-Mart

The case concerns unpaid wages from work during breaks and in other circumstances.

2 days ago


Jeff Yeager's 10 Hacks for Saving Money in December

These ten steps can help you celebrate a joyous holiday season wisely!

2 days ago


Millcraft lines up Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse; Northwest Savings Bank to buy Lorain National Bank; Ampco-Pittsburgh names CEO

Business news from the First Energy, PNC Foundation, Mylan, Commerce Department, Amazon, Chrysler and Radio Shack

2 days ago


Pennsylvania attorneys say shale work still strong despite low oil prices

The drop in prices isn’t having an immediate impact because a lot of projects are already in the works, attorneys said.

3 days ago


 Christopher E. Ballod

People on the move: 12/15/2014

Company news from Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti; Reed Smith; Sykes Elder Law; Keevican Weiss Bauerle & Hirsch.

3 days ago


 Andrew Achilleos, a British citizen who is graduating from Carnegie Mellon University, hopes to get an H-1B visa to start a custom suit company in Pittsburgh.

H-1B work visa full of uncertainties for immigrants

The H-1B program: Is America shortchanging itself, or are we exploiting foreign-born students?

3 days ago


 From left to right, Tonya Snyder, of BNY Mellon, Justine Patrick, Jayme Butcher, Jennifer Smokelin, Carolyn Duronio, all of Reed Smith, and Shefali Shah of BNY Mellon.

Roundtable highlights Pittsburgh companies’ women/diversity initiatives

The Reed Smith roundtable included representatives from BNY Mellon, EQT, Highmark, MSA Safety, Giant Eagle and PNC.

3 days ago


State questions fees for paper utility bills, companies fight back

As utility customers are undeniably shifting to online billing, Pennsylvania could put the brakes on penalties for those who prefer paper.

3 days ago


Business Workshop: New Pennsylvania construction directory addresses subcontractor liens

A mechanics’ lien is an interest in the title to a property, meaning the owner cannot sell it until the contractor or subcontractor is paid.

3 days ago


 John Thornton, CEO of Astrobotic, stands in front of the company's Griffin Lander at their headquarters in the Strip District.

Astrobotic and CMU land $750,000 in race to moon

Astrobotic, which is developing the lunar lander for the team's entry, won $250,000 in the “imaging” category.

2 days ago


 The rendering for 350 Oliver, the Saks building redevelopment in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Millcraft announces first tenant for Saks site in Downtown Pittsburgh

Fogo de Chao, a Brazilian steakhouse, has signed a lease to occupy about one-third of the 30,000 square feet of street-level retail space

3 days ago


How to make sure your retirement savings last as long as you do

Planning for retirement these days can be daunting, as people are living longer, healthier lives.

3 days ago


Alcoa reaches deal to buy Tital, Peet's Coffee & Tea closing Pittsburgh stores, Wittlin Simon & Newman merges with McCall Scanlon & Tice

Other business briefs from the Federal Reserve, the National Association of Home Builders, Bob Evans Farms, Uber and Google

3 days ago


Pittsburgh conference seeks input for region's energy future

The amount of energy lost in the Pittsburgh region is enough to power the entire states of Pennsylvania and West Virginia, panel said.

3 days ago


Business forum: President’s executive action only goes so far to fix immigration

President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration have sparked a firestorm from detractors and jubilation from supporters.

3 days ago


 Bradley Bledsoe, vice president of Mountain Energy, on his company's property in Aleppo.

Why, atop a field of natural gas, can't Greene County residents get gas?

Regulators have ordered Peoples Natural Gas to take control over a small utility in Aleppo while the two were negotiating a private deal.

3 days ago


 From left, former Hatfield's Ferry Power Station employees Andy Sinclair, Butch DiBease, and Derek Santini in front of the now-closed station in Masontown.

Will shale boom, pending regulations leave coal industry jobs behind?

Expected layoffs at Emerald Mine in Greene County come at a time of uncertainty for the coal industry.

3 days ago


Allegheny County names new airport director

Christina Cassotis, a former Boston aviation consultant, has been named CEO of the Allegheny County Airport Authority.

4 days ago


FedEx buys O'Hara-based logistics company Genco

FedEx, which has its Ground headquarters in Moon, is schedule to release its second quarter results on Wednesday.

3 days ago


 Uber is operating in the Pittsburgh area under temporary authority from the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission.

Charges dismissed for Uber drivers cited for trespassing at Pittsburgh airport

District Justice Anthony Saveikis threw out the charges against the drivers after they agreed to discontinue pick-ups at the airport.

4 days ago


 Sony Pictures Entertainment headquarters in Culver City, Calif. The FBI is investigating a hacking attack at Sony Pictures Entertainment last month that caused major internal computer problems at the film studio last week.

Sony asks media to destroy leaked data as Sharpton meeting looms

The Sony Corp. unit is widening its efforts to stem damage from the release of employee salaries, health records, movie stars’ fees and

4 days ago



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