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N. Side restaurant rapped

Cousin Vinny's on Preble Avenue in Chateau was hit with a Consumer Alert on Tuesday by the Allegheny County Health Department for an infestation of mice and holding multiple foods at unsafe temperatures, including unsafe hot holding of spoiled broccoli soup. "This facility has a history of unsafe cooling and hot holding," according to the alert posted on the health department's website. Inspection reports for restaurants in the county are available at

Men's Wearhouse rejects deal

Jos. A. Bank Clothiers' proposal to acquire Men's Wearhouse in a $2.3 billion deal was tossed aside like an ill-fitting suit. The leaders at Men's Wearhouse -- which sent the company's founder, George Zimmer, packing last summer -- rejected the offer about two hours after the proposal was publicly disclosed Wednesday, calling it opportunistic and inadequate.

Disney erasing certificates

Stock certificates issued by The Walt Disney Company are heading off to Never Never Land. The stock certificates, which feature images of Disney animated characters, have long been a collector's item and are pitched by numerous online vendors as a way to teach children about investing. However, U.S. corporations have been switching to electronic stocks for years, and on Wednesday, Disney will follow suit.

Silverados, Sierras recalled

General Motors is recalling nearly 22,000 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups from the 2014 model year to fix problems with the seats, which Canadian safety regulators say could move in a rear end crash, and the headrests may not protect passengers as designed. Dealers will inspect the seat backs and adjust them if needed.

Smartphone getting curves

Samsung Electronics said it will release a smartphone with a curved display -- and a $1,000 price tag. The Galaxy Round has a curved 5.7-inch screen using advanced display technology called organic light-emitting diode technology. The Galaxy Round will be released only in South Korea for now.

Google introducing laptop

Google is introducing a $279 laptop that runs its Internet-centric Chrome operating system, borrowing many of the high-end features found in models that cost $1,000 or more. Hewlett-Packard Co. makes the new HP Chromebook 11. Chromebooks rely heavily on continuous Internet connections to run Gmail, Google Docs and other online services. The devices also have relatively little storage, as documents, photos and other files are supposed to be stored online.

Budvar, AB clash persists

The state-owned Czech brewery Budejovicky Budvar NP said Tuesday an Italian court has banned its rival, beer giant Anheuser-Busch InBev, from using the Budweiser trademark in that country. AB InBev said it was disappointed with the decision but not ready to give up. Budvar has been fighting with Anheuser-Busch for over a century over use of the Budweiser brand.


First Published October 9, 2013 9:36 PM


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