Show to feature Pittsburgh
The Kauffman Foundation, a Kansas City-based philanthropic organization, will launch its multimedia channel ID8 Nation Thursday with a show focusing on Pittsburgh's entrepreneurial ecosystem. A link to the show will be available at the Kauffman Foundation website, entrepreneurship.org.
Mexico City Restaurant on Wood Street, Downtown, and Long John Silver's in West View were both shut down by the Allegheny County Health Department April 4 for unsanitary conditions. Both have since received clearance to reopen. At Mexico City, an inspector found a sewage backup in the basement, fresh rat droppings and other critical food safety violations, some dating back to 2011, according to county inspection reports. At Long John Silver's, there was a sewage backup in the kitchen. Inspection reports are available at http://webapps.achd.net/Restaurant/.
Toyota passes 5M hybrids
Toyota's global sales of gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles have surpassed 5 million in a milestone for a technology that was initially greeted with skepticism. The Japanese automaker said Wednesday that hybrid vehicles now account for 14 percent of its global sales.
Atlas buys processing firm
A subsidiary of Coraopolis-based Atlas Energy has purchased a Texas gas processing firm. Atlas Pipeline Partners will pay $1 billion for TEAK Midstream Holdings, which operates in the Lone Star State's Eagle Ford Shale, the companies announced Wednesday. Atlas Energy continues to operate across the country after selling its Marcellus Shale leases to Chevron for $4.3 billion in 2011.
ESB to split common stock
Directors of ESB Financial, Ellwood City-based parent company of ESB Bank, declared a six-for-five stock split on the common stock, payable May 17 to shareholders of record May 3.
Dickie McCamey in Cleveland
Law firm Dickie McCamey & Chilcote opened an office in Cleveland with three lawyers from Cleveland firm Gallagher Sharp. Dickie now has 11 offices in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Delaware, West Virginia, New Jersey and North Carolina.
Galaxy S 4 prices unveiled
U.S. wireless carriers have started revealing prices for Samsung's new flagship phone, the Galaxy S 4, which goes on sale next week. AT&T Inc. is charging $200 for the base model, with 16 gigabytes of memory, under a two-year contract. Sprint Nextel Corp. is charging $250 for the base model. T-Mobile USA is charging $150 up front and $20 per month for two years under its new installment plans. Verizon hasn't announced a price.
From staff and wire reports