The Sellman family -- from left, daughter, Tracy; mother, Sheila; father, Robert; and son, Michael -- bought their one and only home in Turtle Creek in 1977.

It’s true: Pittsburghers tend to stay put in their homes

“What you have in Pittsburgh is rare,” said the director of survey research and communication for the National Association of Realtors.

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 Even a short walk can make a difference.

WorkZone: Even short walks can help fight effects of sedentary work

Researchers at the University of Missouri found even 10-minute jaunts can help offset reduced blood flow caused by sitting.

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 The Women’s Center & Shelter’s launched a $10.9 million capital campaign, “Shelter from the Storm,” for interior and exterior renovations to the facility in the East End. This image is from materials put together for the campaign.

Heavy demand inspires campaign to raise $10.9 million for Pittsburgh women's shelter

Women’s Center & Shelter aims to raise the money for facility renovations including more beds, open spaces and beefed up security.

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 The Federal Reserve, which passed on raising short-term rates at its September meeting, is expected to pull the trigger later this year and nudge rates higher.

Len Boselovic's Heard Off the Street: Fed-driven low interest rates pushed crowds of seniors to risky alternatives

Perpetually low interest rates raise the question of how much trouble yield-seeking investors can get themselves into.

about 19 hours ago

 Sigma SD1 Merrill camera with Foveon sensor

Don Lindich's Sound Advice: Higher quality of film not worth expense

There is definitely something to be said for the image quality and visual characteristics of film.

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 Tim Horbachewski

Dateline Pittsburgh: 10/4/2015

People on the Move: Sisterson & Co. LLP, Grossman Yanak & Ford LLP, Pennsylvania Bankers Association and Northwest Bank

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 The educational preferences of employers introduce a “potentially significant barrier to economic self-sufficiency” for those without a four-year degree, researchers wrote.

As employers demand degrees, high-paying jobs remain out of reach for many

The share of higher-wage jobs for workers without a four-year college degree has shrunk, although Pittsburgh ranks higher than many cities.

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Office Coach: My boss won’t let me switch departments

Help. I am trapped in my job because of a lying supervisor.

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New chip credit cards may ease travel purchases overseas

Microchips in credit cards -- which have been in use overseas for years -- are designed to prevent hacking of accounts.

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Highmark Health sees operating losses diminishing at Allegheny Health Network

Highmark Health officials acknowledge that it’s a forecast that comes with a $50 million asterisk.

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 Allegheny General Hospital

Transplant boost at AGH may be slowing

The hospital said it had tripled volumes of kidney transplants since Sept. 21, when two UPMC hospitals suspended transplant operations.

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 In this July 9, 2014 photo, David Demeter sorts packages at the FedEx Express station in Nashville, Tenn. FedEx on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 forecast that deliveries between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve will rise 8.8 percent over last year, to 290 million shipments. That's a more subdued forecast than a year ago, when FedEx predicted 13 percent growth for the season. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Why FedEx has a headache from online trampoline orders

Consumers might delight in the ease of front-door delivery for a mattress, trampoline or gym equipment. FedEx Corp., now handling an

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U.S. hiring slowed in September as global economy weakened

The economy added just 142,000 jobs last month, depressed by job cuts by manufacturers and oil drillers.

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 Experian-T-Mobile-Data Breach

Agriculture department awards funds to 2 groups in region, Life’s Work of W.Pa. names interim president/CEO

Two regional organizations received a share of nearly $35 million awarded by U.S. Department of Agriculture to support local food systems.

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 Keith Rosenstock, owner of the Canadian Fur Company, stands inside his Smithfield Street store, which will be closing on its 97th anniversary January.

Downtown Pittsburgh's Canadian Fur Co. appears poised to close

The furrier owned by Keith Rosenstock is preparing to close up shop on its 97th anniversary this January.

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Buffett’s Omaha gets stung as ConAgra follows Kraft Heinz in cutting jobs

ConAgra Foods Inc. said Thursday that it’s planning to move its headquarters to Chicago from Warren Buffett’s hometown of Omaha, Neb.

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 In this Sept. 15, 2015 photo, painters work on top of the water tank in Delano Park in Decatur, Ala. The U.S. government issues the September jobs report on Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. (Gary Cosby Jr./The Decatur Daily via AP)

U.S. hiring slowed in September as global economy weakened

All told, the proportion of Americans who either have a job or are looking for one fell to a 38-year low.

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Highmark Health sees operating losses diminishing at AHN

Report to state notes volatility in Pittsburgh market, but details plans to turn health system around.

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 Specialist John McNierney, left, holds a loaf of French bread as he works with traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, during the IPO of Performance Food Group, Thursday.

US stocks end Thursday little changed before monthly jobs report

Strong hiring would likely raise expectations that the Federal Reserve will increase its benchmark interest rate at its next meeting.

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Bayer delays stock offering for Covestro; EDMC lays off 115 people at several Art Institute campuses; PNC survey: More small businesses hiring

Plus news on Allegheny Technologies, Duquesne Light Co., PPG and Public Utility Commission action

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 Cal McConnell, co-owner of McConnell's Farm in Independence, Beaver County, picks apples Sept. 16. The 200-acre farm has been run by the McConnell family since 1787.

Harvest of history: State's Century Farms a cornucopia of land, labor and legacy

Only 3 percent of the state’s 63,000 family farms qualify for the designation of Century Farm or Bicentennial Farm.

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Consumer Reports: Does unit pricing really help you judge costs?

Consumers can be confused or even misled when unit-price labels are inconsistent or unclear. And that's often the case.

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 The Tower at PNC Plaza on Wood Street between Fifth and Forbes avenues features a double-skinned facade, a solar chimney and other amenities.

PNC shows off tower, its ‘crown jewel’

PNC CEO William Demchak described the building as the "crown jewel" of the bank's green development efforts.

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 Like many big banks, PNC has been focused on cutting expenses in recent years as the industry struggles with a prolonged period of record low interest rates and growing regulatory costs that have been squeezing profit margins.

PNC’s CEO eyes fresh symbolism ahead of move to new building

William Demchak also says the acquisition of the bank by a rival is unlikely.

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 Highmark lost about 10 percent of its Medicare Advantage enrollees this year in Western Pennsylvania.

Highmark cuts Medicare Advantage premiums; looks to regain market share

Western Pennsylvania’s largest health insurer will cut premiums next year for seven of nine Medicare Advantage plans in the region.

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 The 2015 Infiniti QX70

Scott Sturgis' Driver's Seat: Infiniti’s QX70 a sporty performer, but interior space is at a premium

The sporty crossover performs well, but doesn’t leave a lot of room in the back.

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 A plume of exhaust extends from the Mitchell Power Station, a coal-fired power plant in New Eagle, in September 2013. FirstEnergy Corp. closed the plant a month later, citing pressure from low natural gas prices and environmental regulations.

Study finds clean energy investment would create jobs, but are they the right ones?

A report calculates between 20,713 and 80,279 net job-years would be created by 2030, even considering the worst-case decline of coal.

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 The building of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh on Boulevard of the Allies in Downtown.

EDMC lays off 115 faculty and staff positions at Art Institutes

The Pittsburgh for-profit education company confirmed that positions at “several” Art Institutes had been terminated.

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Allegheny Technologies says defective equipment repaired; lockout continues

The defective component, part of a shear that cuts metal, was discovered in May.

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Boeing to invest $7.5 million in Big Data initiative at Carnegie Mellon

Their partnership will begin with a $7.5 million investment from the company to start an analytics lab.

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Bayer postpones stock offering in Covestro due to German market volatility

Bayer also lowered the price range of the shares which were scheduled to begin trading on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange Friday.

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 A debit card is used in a chip and pin machine. Starting today, U.S. consumers will be asked to start using debit and credit cards with a chip.

Milestone day in transition for credit, debit cards in U.S.; Development at former Saks site will have about 100 apartments

More news from Pa. Senate; North Side’s Peanutz Bar & Grill; and Target.

3 days ago

 A rendering of the public art installation planned for Hotel Indigo in East Liberty.

East Liberty's Hotel Indigo to comply with 'design element' mandate

The hotel will have a series of wall-mounted medallion-like images added to a blank wall on its property.

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‘Surprise’ medical billing catches Pa. insurance commissioner’s eye

Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller will hold a public hearing in Harrisburg on what the department terms “surprise” balance billing.

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 Irwin Scott, who served as a Marine during the Vietnam era, speaks with Kayla Berkey in Larimer. Mr. Scott was signing up for expanded Medicaid programs in the state and is hoping to get dental coverage.

Nonprofits come to veterans’ aid to bolster health care in Pennsylvania

Nonprofits are using the Medicaid expansion to enroll uninsured veterans in health coverage, hoping to prevent medical debts and poverty.

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PNC unit among municipal bond underwriters sanctioned by SEC

PNC Capital Markets must pay $500K in settlement agreement with federal securities regulators.

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Survey says: White most popular color for cars ... again.

The survey says 35 percent of all vehicles built in 2015 were white and consumers selected more white vehicles than any other shade.

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 The property where Saks Fifth Avenue was located will be redeveloped for a mixed-use project that will include a parking garage, retail space and eventually apartments.

Developers close on Saks property, eye $35.7M first-phase of mixed-use project

Plan for 350 Oliver includes a parking garage, retail space and eventually apartments at Fifth Avenue site.

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 Andrew Place

Former EQT exec confirmed as new Pa. PUC commissioner

Greene County resident Andrew Place, who also worked with Center for Sustainable Shale Development,  is to be sworn in tomorrow.

4 days ago

Mayor Peduto attends 'innovation' summit in Italy

The mayor was asked to speak at the two-day USA Pavilion Innovation Summit at Expo Milano 2015.

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Auto plant leaders to meet today to discuss UAW's lastest probable contract rejection

After the anticipated rejection of the national labor agreement between the United Auto Workers and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, leaders from

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 "By leveraging national resources to advance local goals, Pittsburgh can be a model city for transitioning veterans and military families,” Mayor Bill Peduto said in a news release.

Pittsburgh joins initiative aimed at getting returning vets quickly into work force

The program will begin with a free, four-week professional writing workshop in Bakery Square.

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Bridgeway receives $15M federal bond for development in low-income areas

The bond was made available by the Treasury Department’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund.

4 days ago

 Dick’s chief marketing officer takes reins at Chelsea Collective

PPG completes expansion; Dick’s CMO promoted; Chesapeake lays off hundreds

News from PPG Industries; Dick’s Sporting Goods; Chelsea Collective; Chesapeake Energy Corp.; and Tesla Motors.

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 Army National Guard veteran David Roudabush, an intake specialist for the PAServes program, demonstrates the new system that will link veterans service programs and organizations throughout the region to help veterans who need assistance. Mark Schiemer, supervisor of the PAServes coordination center, looks on.

PaServes hopes to bridge veterans, area aid services

A new electronic network aims to connect and track military veterans services online so those who need help don’t get lost in referrals.

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PNC still No. 1 here, but market share dips

The bank continues its hold on deposits in the region, even as the Pittsburgh-based financial institution saw its market share slip.

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Pittsburgh sheds 8,500 jobs, unemployment drops to 5.1 percent

Following employment trends in the state, Pittsburgh-area employers dropped 8,500 people from their payrolls in August.

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Covestro funding effort to pair for-profit skills with nonprofit needs

As it separates from Bayer, Covestro commits to regional philanthropy and funds new institute at Robert Morris to promote volunteerism.

5 days ago

Downtown building that houses Smithfield News sold for $800,000

The new owner plans to retain the two tenants; Smithfield News has been there for over 40 years and the adult bookstore for more than 20.

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