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In The Lead: Pittsburgh leads with the most bars per person

Pittsburgh is the top of the list for bars per capita and second for pizza restaurants per capita.

2 months ago

In The Lead: Low vacancy recorded in Downtown Pittsburgh

Downtown Pittsburgh had the second lowest vacancy rate for Class A space among downtowns in the United States last year.

2 months ago

In The Lead: Overview / We sure love lists

Lists and rankings matter — some more than others.

2 months ago

In The Lead: Banking on the future in Pittsburgh

With the curtains hung, the work is under way at the PNC Center for Financial Services Innovation.

2 months ago

In The Lead: Retaining talent the new challenge for Pittsburgh area companies

With the Pittsburgh region ranking low in talent retention, it's hard to say just how far the bump in jobs will affect the regional

2 months ago

In The Lead: Marcellus offers stunning shale play

How should we calculate the benefits of the Marcellus Shale?

2 months ago

In The Lead: Commentary / Companies struggle when it comes time to replace the CEO

CEOs come and go, but planning for their exit often leaves something to be desired.

2 months ago

In The Lead: Working / In Pennsylvania, a wage tax heritage

As you dutifully turn over part of your earned income, chew on this: In most states, citizens don't pay local wage taxes.

2 months ago

In The Lead: Working / Cash flow problem

Pittsburgh's entrepreneurial community says it needs more focus and more resources.

2 months ago

In The Lead: The rise of research in Western Pennsylvania

Western Pennsylvania universities are engaged in more than $1 billion of research and development a year.

2 months ago

In The Lead: Community / Art-fully funding projects

Joe Wos of Pittsburgh's ToonSeum shows how crowd-funding sites such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo have flattened arts and culture funding.

2 months ago

In The Lead: A smart, curious Pittsburgh

Classrooms aren't the only places Pittsburghers go for learning experiences.

2 months ago

In The Lead: Pittsburgh sports crowd goes mild

The Pirates are finally starting to see bigger crowds, while the Steelers' recent struggles have led to thinner crowds and smaller returns.

2 months ago

In The Lead: The power of social media in Pittsburgh

The rise of social media has exploded over the past decade. Pittsburgh, in particular, has gained a little more social media cred.

2 months ago

In The Lead: Fred Rogers' neighborhood of helping kids

Besides its popular PBS Kids shows, The Fred Rogers Co. produces resources for parents, children and early childhood educators.

2 months ago

In The Lead: Nay to a Pittsburgh beltway?

Pittsburgh doesn't have a beltway, and something that bears a slight resemblance to one is years, if not decades, away.

2 months ago

In The Lead: Pittsburgh libraries add up

Studies — locally, statewide and nationally — have found that for $1 of investment into libraries, $5.50 to $6 is returned to the community.

2 months ago

In The Lead: Working / Job, wage growth sputters in Pittsburgh area

Pittsburgh suffered milder job losses than most and bounced back earlier. Now as other economies heat up, Pittsburgh shows signs of a chill.

2 months ago

In The Lead: Working / Rebuilding the manufacturing workforce

Already short of the skilled workers they need, manufacturers brace for the looming retirement of their aging workforce.

2 months ago

In The Lead: Infrastructure / Despite affordable housing in Allegheny County, rent gap remains

As the number of low-income families grow, so does the need for affordable housing.

2 months ago

In The Lead: Innovation / Decentralized medicine

While health care remains a major economic driver for the region, more jobs are shifting from the traditional hospital setting.

2 months ago

In The Lead: Commentary / Stepping off the beaten corporate path

While the pioneer spirit is alive and well, the trailblazing journey is far from a walk in the park.

2 months ago


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