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 Milly Scott sits in her Ben Avon Heights home Monday with a table full of paperwork regarding the cost of her prescriptions.
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Milly Scott sits in her Ben Avon Heights home Monday with a table full of paperwork regarding the cost of her prescriptions.

Rising drug costs send more Medicare recipients into the 'donut hole'

The “donut hole,” the point when seniors have exhausted their basic benefit and must pay more out of pocket, has been a financial trap door.


 A view of Oakland from the University of Pittsburgh's Cathedral of Learning, with the landmark's shadow in the foreground and the Pittsburgh skyline in the distance.

Tech industry driving office growth in Oakland and beyond

The region’s burgeoning tech industry is helping to fuel office growth in Pittsburgh, with Oakland leading the way.



Highmark fields net loss of $171 million

The company said unexpected demand for medical care from new insurance customers is slowing financial performance.



 An artist rendering of Alcoa's planned expansion at its R&D center in Upper Burrell to accelerate the development of advanced 3D-printing materials and processes.

Alcoa announces $60 million tech center expansion in Upper Burrell aimed at 3-D printing

The aluminum and titanium producer plans to expand its 3-D printing capabilities at its technical center in Westmoreland County.



Fifth Third's loss is FNB's gain

First National Bank of Pennsylvania picks up 17 branches in the region.



 Baggage claim area at the Pittsburgh International Airport.

Pittsburgh International Airport to lose 3 nonstop services

The airport will lose nonstop flights to St. Louis and Hartford, Conn., this fall and to San Francisco for two months this winter.



U.S. unemployment rate drops to 5.1 percent

The economy, however, created fewer jobs than economists were expecting.


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Alcoa to invest $60 million in 3-D printing research

The aluminum and titanium producer plans to expand its 3-D printing capabilities at its technical center in Westmoreland County.



First National Bank to buy Fifth Third Bank branches

In June, Fifth Third announced plans to close or sell about 100 of its 1,300 branches nationwide.


 

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U.S. oil drillers cut rigs as crude prices collapse

Energy firms cut a surprisingly sharp 13 oil rigs this week, the first drop in seven weeks, according to Baker Hughes’ weekly report.



EU regulators clear Shell's $70 billion takeover of BG Group

The deal, which will see Shell become the world's top LNG producer and a major deepwater oil player, is on track for early 2016.


 




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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.