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 Trib Total Media's flagship newspapers include the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and the Tribune-Review in Greensburg.
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Trib Total Media's flagship newspapers include the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and the Tribune-Review in Greensburg.

Trib Total Media selling nine newspapers in Western Pa.

The newspaper’s management says the sale is part of a larger “strategic growth plan.”


 Perrigo, which makes over-the-counter medicines, has resisted repeated overtures from Mylan.

Mylan gets approval in pursuit of Perrigo

Mylan said that more than two-thirds of shareholders had backed the vote. It needed more than half in order to pursue the takeover.



Office complex planned near Pittsburgh International Airport

The plans include office buildings with up to 100,000 square feet each and another office/flex building up to 100,000 square feet in size.



McDonald’s, Tyson Foods drop farm after videotape shows animal cruelty

McDonald’s Corp. and Tyson Foods have severed ties with a farm where workers were videotaped stabbing, clubbing and stomping on chickens.



 Specialist Jorge Fernandez, left, and trader James Riley work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015.

Stocks close flat Friday after a volatile week

U.S. stocks ended the week with a whimper, letting investors breathe a little easier after a week of extreme highs and lows.



 From left, David Morehouse, CEO and president of the Penguins; Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald; Mayor Bill Peduto and Richard Baron, chairman and CEO of McCormack Baron Salazar, prepare to announce the plans for the redevelopment of the former Civic Arena site Thursday. Danish firm Bjarke Ingels Group was hired to develop residences and public spaces at the site.

Danish firm hired to develop former Civic Arena site

Mayor Bill Peduto praised the hiring, citing Bjarke Ingels Group’s reputation, but one Hill District leader called it a “misstep.”



 Michael Polite, left, and Richard Taylor talk at a news conference Thursday announcing them as new members of the governing board of the August Wilson Center.

August Wilson Center reorganization effort aims to create financial, artistic success

Michael Polite and Richard Taylor are the newest governing board members; three more members will be named at the end of the year.


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OTHER BUSINESS


Goodyear retiring blimps, rolling out new cigar-shaped craft

But don’t fret. That big, cigar-shaped inflatable seen floating over sports events will still be there emblazoned with its Goodyear logo.



Union stages 5 rallies in Western Pa. in Allegheny Technologies contract dispute

The lockout affecting roughly 2,200 workers began Aug. 15. The workers’ last contract expired June 30.


 

Your Money


Consumer Reports: Made in America?

Almost eight in 10 American consumers say they would rather buy an American-made product than an imported one, according to a recent survey



Claims for jobless benefits fall to three-week low

Unemployment applications dropped by 6,000 to 271,000 in the week ended Aug. 22, a Labor Department report showed today.


 

POWERSOURCE


Betting on a decline: energy stocks see peak levels of short interest

For an industry saddled with high debt, low commodity prices and a global oversupply, betting on energy stocks falling has become popular.



Penn Township agrees to clarify shale gas drilling requirements

The requirement is part of a lawsuit settlement reached last week between the township and a citizens group.


 

Business of Health


UPMC revenue grows despite Highmark split

The region’s largest healthcare system pulled in more than $12 billion in the last fiscal year.



Cima Life’s optics help restore sight for cataracts patients

Cima Life operates out of a 10,000-square-foot facility where it designs, manufactures, tests and ships intraocular lenses to 30 countries.


 



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Fiat’s new small crossover is the “X” factor in brand’s return

Any time you bring a new brand into a market, or return one to a market after a long hiatus, there is a learning curve.



Alfa Romeo’s brand resurgence is on track with sporty new Giulia sedan

Alfa Romeo was re-entering North America with just one vehicle, the 4C Coupe, and there were very tight allocations on that one model.