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Track, casino financiers facing lawsuit

The financiers behind the would be Lawrence County racetrack and casino have been sued by the project’s longtime consultant.

about 12 hours ago


 The August Wilson Center on Liberty Avenue, Downtown.

980 Liberty Partners asks court to void URA subpoena

Eric Soller, 980 Liberty’s attorney, said very little of the information requested by the URA was relevant to the issue at hand.

about 12 hours ago


 The state Supreme Court on Tuesday found that a mandatory $75,000 fine imposed upon a poker dealer convicted of stealing $200 from the Rivers Casino on the North Shore is unconstitutional.

Pennsylvania's top court rules $75,000 fine for employee's theft at casino illegal

The state Supreme Court ruled that the $75,000 mandatory fine given a Rivers Casino employee for stealing $200 in poker chips was excessive.

about 12 hours ago


 U.S. home construction rebounded in July, rising to the fastest pace in eight months.

Business Briefs: Software firm Resumator raises $15 million

Also: Long-delayed locks project adds Tarentum company; inflation edge up 0.1 percent in July; Home construction jumps 15.7 percent in July.

about 12 hours ago


 American Eagle Outfitters headquarters on the South Side.

American Eagle posts better-than-expected earnings

The retailer this morning reported a profit of $5.8 million, far off the $19.6 million seen during the same period a year ago.

about 3 hours ago


 Los Angeles Lakers’ Shaquille O’Neal at a news conference in 2001.

Rich and famous adopting crowdfunding, but stardom alone is not enough

When it comes to crowdfundng major projects, celebrities receive mixed reviews.

1 day ago


 LPGA golfer Natalie Gulbis signs autographs for fans at Dick's Sporting Goods at the Mall at Robinson. Dick’s recently acknowledged a reduced value of trademarks and store assets used in the golf business. The company said it has merged the back office operations of the Dick’s golf business and of its Golf Galaxy chain.

Dick’s embraces golf’s business reality while announcing Q2 sales rise, profit drop

The conference call that executives held sounded, at moments, like a press conference with a star athlete leaving the big game.

about 15 hours ago


 Carlos M. Cardoso

Kennametal’s top executive since ’06 says he will retire

During his time at Kennametal, Carlos Cardoso has been an advocate of manufacturing and of educating students to prepare them for a career.

about 15 hours ago


Recruiting software firm The Resumator raises $15 million

The financing is supported by existing investors that include some Pittsburgh-based companies.

1 day ago


 The UPMC logo atop the U.S. Steel Tower in Downtown Pittsburgh.

UPMC division chief leaves after promotion

Rebecca Kaul, head of UPMC’s fast-growing commercial technology development arm, has resigned.

1 day ago


 PNC Park

Want to catch a foul ball? This website offers fans help

Joel Carben and his friends are tracking the best places to sit if you want to catch a foul ball at the ballpark.

1 day ago


 Uber has hired political strategist David Plouffe.

Uber forecasts victory amid PUC hearing

Any progress in Pittsburgh will hinge on the PUC, which held the second day of a hearing Tuesday at the PUC’s Pittsburgh office.

about 15 hours ago


Ced Kurtz’s TechMan Texts: Phones, reforms & Internet sharks

Does the term “Certified Like-New” mean someone at Verizon swears that a little old lady only used it to call her grandkids?

1 day ago


 James J. Barnes

Dateline Pittsburgh: 08/19/14

People on the move in Business.

1 day ago


Business Workshop: Medical leave: FMLA v. ADA

A recent lawsuit should prompt all employers to consider re-examining their medical leave policies to make sure they comply with FMLA.

1 day ago


Business Briefs: RE2 Inc. raises $2.2 million

Also: Dollar General enters bidding for Family Dollar; homebuilder confidence rises in August; former NFL great Carter sues Tyco.

1 day ago


State board rejects student's petition to limit greenhouse gases

Legal observers have said the petition could test the strength of the state’s Environmental Rights Amendment

about 22 hours ago


Pennsylvania hits another production record

About 510 new wells came online during the first six months of 2014

1 day ago


Kinder Morgan shift on MLPs not likely a trend-setter

Kinder Morgan backed away from the tax-friendly MLP structure it pioneered, but they are is still a good deal for others

1 day ago


PowerSource Voice: Nuclear energy plays a part in reaching carbon emissions reductions

When the Environmental Protection Agency recently issued the Clean Power Plan, which is a new set of rules to reduce carbon emissions from

about 19 hours ago


 Lue Ann Pawlick's new business, Frac Water Resources, sells water from the Monongahela River to Marcellus Shale energy companies for use in fracking. Her 24-7 operation at the former Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel mill in Allenport ships between 100 and 300 tankers full of water every day.

Allenport company finds niche in supplying water for fracking

Frac Water Resources, on the bank of the Monongahela River in Allenport, Pa., provides fresh water to fracking companies

about 13 hours ago


 Thi image from energy services company Halliburton shows a shale well in cross section. The shaded blue areas are old fracks, plugged by the company's biodegradable material that seals off existing pathways. That lets pressure build in new areas, creating other pathways for gas to travel to the wellbore.

Frack again? That is the question drillers are asking in the Marcellus

Refracking is gaining momentum in the Marcellus Shale as the technique breathes new life into aging wells.

1 day ago


 Brent Rondon is the manager of global business programs at Duquesne University's Small Business Development Center.

Q&A: Helping small business expand locally and globally

If you ask Brent Rondon why Pittsburgh is on the world map, he’ll tell you it’s because of the Marcellus Shale.

1 day ago


Pittsburgh Technology Council announces Tech 50 finalists

The Tech 50 Awards were created to honor local innovators and the companies that have been built around their expertise.

2 days ago


Uber presents testimony before Pennsylvania PUC judges

The company’s attorney instructed a witness not to answer questions about the number of rides provided while under a cease-and-desist order.

1 day ago


Pennsylvania gas production hits another peak

A large number of unconventional oil and gas wells were brought online during the first half of 2014.

2 days ago


 Ray Charley, 63, of Greensburg is the president of the Shop ’n Save at 730 East Pittsburgh St. in Greensburg.

Shop ’n Save store owners are in it together — on their own

There are now 100 stores in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, west Maryland, eastern Ohio and upstate New York that carry the name Shop ’n Save.

3 days ago


Len Boselovic’s Heard off the Street: Saving for retirement? Maybe not enough

After a report that nearly a third of workers have nothing saved for retirement comes word that many who are saving aren’t doing so enough.

3 days ago


 Center fielder Yasiel Puig, left, and right fielder Matt Kemp of the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium last month. Time Warner Cable’s SportsNet LA network features the Dodgers.

Cable companies balk at rising costs for sports programming

As TV sports contracts continue to rise, more cable companies are trying to reject their rising subscriber fees.

3 days ago


Workzone: Finding the positive in negative feedback

If you can find the silver lining in that less-than-stellar feedback from the boss, you’ll be better off next time a storm rolls in.

3 days ago


 Scioscia — Architecture

Dateline Pittsburgh: 08/17/14

People on the move in Business.

3 days ago


Jewish Healthcare Foundation and UPMC examine ways to help frail seniors

For some seniors, the hospital is the worst place to be. Can the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and UPMC help keep seniors in nursing homes?

3 days ago


 Cambridge SoundWorks OontZ XL Bluetooth Speaker

Don Lindich’s Sound Advice: Smaller companies can produce some audio gems

The first example of a small brand dominating a big brand is in headphones.

3 days ago


Marie G. McIntyre’s Office Coach: Be direct in dealing with workplace issues

Perhaps the top workplace leader should be the one reading leadership books; How to deal with a co-worker’s bad hygine.

3 days ago


 Sister Mary Parks, secretary of the Century Townhomes Association, describes how the development's landlord, David Geisler, has failed to fill in open areas alongside steps which could create a hazard for residents.

A Clairton housing complex for the needy is undone by owner's bankruptcy

As residents cope with deteriorating conditions, owner David Geisler heads to bankruptcy court to unload the properties.

3 days ago


Cindy Krischer Goodman’s Balancing Act: The business of balance

Workplace wellness alone has become a nearly $2 billion industry, projected to hit $2.9 billion by 2016, according to a IBIS World study.

3 days ago


The week that was: Aug. 10-15

Business news from the week, including: Legal Lyft, Tower Power; Nofunemployment.

3 days ago


Consumer Reports’ Shop Smart: A user’s guide to user reviews

Unscrupulous advertisers, businesses and reviewers have all the financial motive they need to game the system.

3 days ago


Michelle Singletary’s The Color of Money: Telecommuting’s pros and cons

When there are opportunities to allow people to telecommute, companies should explore it. It can save the firms and individuals money.

3 days ago


 A worker flushes out a bin from which he had fed Asian carp onto a conveyer belt at the American Heartland Fish Products carp-processing plant near Grafton, Ill. The plant, which converts the nuisance fish into everything from animal feed to fish oil, joins a growing number of U.S. ventures hoping to profit by ridding the nation's biggest waterways of the species now threatening the Great Lakes.

Illinois company is latest to test market for carp

A company called American Heartland Fish Products is the latest to venture into the small but growing business of carp-rendering.

4 days ago


J.C. Penney burnishes its Liz Claiborne brand

Ready or not, here comes autumn, brought to you by Madison Avenue.

4 days ago


Business Calendar: 8/17/2014

Business seminars, meetings and events this week.

3 days ago


Pennsylvania unemployment rises for the first time in two years

It still remained below the national 6.2 percent rate and is a 25 percent decrease from the number of Pennsylvanians out of work last July.

4 days ago


 Amazon Local Register, the company’s new credit card processing device and mobile app designed to help small business owners accept payments through their smartphones and tablets.

Amazon debuts mobile payment app and card reader

The move places the largest U.S. e-commerce retailer in competition with established mobile payment processing systems.

4 days ago


Business Forum: We told Congress it’s time for bipartisan manufacturing agenda

Frustrated — if you’re looking for one word to describe how most voters feel about Congress, that’s probably the word many would use.

4 days ago


Business Briefs: Region’s housing market continues soft summer

Also: Supervalu reports possible card payment breach; factory output surges in July; producer prices edge up last month.

4 days ago


 A full moon looms over One Oxford Centre, flanked by PPG Place and the Grant Building.

Oxford Development plans another ‘world class’ tower

Oxford’s CEO said it was “absolutely important” for the company and its ownership “to do another great legacy project for the community.”

5 days ago


Pennsylvania unemployment shows first bump in two years

But the rate of 5.7 percent still remained below the national 6.2 percent rate.

5 days ago


 The office of Lanxess, a German chemical company, in Findlay.

Lanxess CEO renews commitment to Pittsburgh

During a visit to Lanxess’ Findlay operations, its top global executive says the region will remain central to its North American presence.

5 days ago


Supervalu investigating possible data breach

The grocery distributor said the breach could have meant account numbers were taken from cards used at some checkout systems.

5 days ago



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