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Medical and safety technology firm Drager to close Findlay office in 2016

The German company plans to consolidate sales, service, marketing and engineering operations at its Houston, Texas, office.

about 19 hours ago


Bayer will separate its drugs, materials divisions

German-based Bayer gets closer to spinning out its plastics segment, which has North American headquarters in Robinson, as separate company.

about 19 hours ago


Suit against FedEx moved here

A federal court has decided to move to Pittsburgh a suit alleging that Moon-based FedEx Ground discriminated against deaf employees.

about 19 hours ago


Economy grew slower than previously believed in fourth quarter

Rate of 2.2 percent in the October-Dec. quarter marked a major slowdown from the third quarter, which saw the strongest growth in 11 years.

about 11 hours ago


 Brielle Wright, 4, meets up with Eat 'N Park mascot.

Eat’n Park to expand services into PNC tower

Eat’n Park will operate a convenience store featuring a limited selection of prepared foods and fresh produce in the new PNC tower Downtown.

about 19 hours ago


 Violet Rignani, a Brownie from Mt. Lebanon, has been using the Internet to boost her cookie sales.

Pittsburgh-area Girl Scouts tap into cyber world to boost cookie sales

The Girl Scouts rolled out Digital Cookie to sell the treats, although many girls still use the tried-and-true door-to-door approach.

about 19 hours ago


State asks FirstEnergy utilities for more detail on management fixes

Pennsylvania PUC order follows audit that said correcting management flaws could save FirstEnergy about $19.2 million in one-time savings.

about 19 hours ago


 Wal-Mart President and CEO Doug McMillon made his boldest move yet since he took the top job a year ago when he announced plans last week to boost raises for nearly 40 percent of its U.S. workers.

Wal-Mart CEO talks workers, customers, critics

Wal-Mart CEO talks about pay raises, how customers shop and what he's learned from critics.

about 21 hours ago


Giant Eagle Express closing in Indiana; Construction contracts down in Pittsburgh region; Southwest adding Pittsburgh to Dallas nonstop

Read more news about Allegheny Technologies, Forbes Hospital, Koppers Holdings, Ampco-Pittsburgh, Jefferson Hospital, Ansys, GNC

about 19 hours ago


 Beginning in April, Visa will soon offer an anti-fraud service that will track cardholders via mobile banking apps.

Would you let card companies track your smartphone to fight fraud?

Visa’s optional new feature, which will be integrated into mobile banking apps, will be ready in mid-April.

about 19 hours ago


 "A failure to list a reportable asset on the FAFSA is considered fraud," said Lynnette Khalfani Cox, CEO of AskTheMoneyCoach.com and author of “College Secrets: How to Save Money, Cut College Costs and Graduate Debt Free.”

Grandparents’ college help, even savings plans, could end up hurting students

Students could become less eligible for federal financial aid when grandparents help them pay college expenses.

1 day ago


 Joseph Guyaux.

Highmark Health names Joseph Guyaux new board chairman

Highmark Health’s board chair since 2005, J. Robert Baum, is leaving the position and has been replaced by the PNC banking executive.

1 day ago


 Reception Hotels is working with Philadelphia developer Core Realty to put a 155-room hotel on the fifth and sixth floors of the 13-story Macy's in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Development could be in store for Downtown Pittsburgh landmarks

East End natural and organic food market may expand into PPG Place, while a New York developer has its eye on Macy’s.

1 day ago


Manufacturing woes rise; experts eye higher wages

A study has predicted a hefty shortage of skilled workers. But skeptics say higher pay would take care of the problem.

1 day ago


 The practical but popular Toyota Camry gets a new look for the 2015 model year.

Scott Sturgis / Driver’s Seat: 2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid SE Sedan lives up to the hype

Other auto writers are going to beat me up — again — but the Camry is a top seller for a reason. It’s still not cool, but not bad, either.

1 day ago


 House Bill 466 is similar to a liquor privatization bill that passed the House, but not the Senate, in 2013.

Pennsylvania House votes in favor of selling off state liquor system

Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, opposes disbanding the state alcohol sales business.

about 20 hours ago


 Apple Computer co-founder Steve Wozniak, left, applauds after Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler announced the FCC ruling on net neutrality Thursday in Washington.

In historic vote on Internet, split FCC OKs regulation

The Federal Communications Commission, in a 3-2 vote, will regulate broadband Internet under public utility laws, favoring “net neutrality.

1 day ago


Gas prices may spike soon, fueled by refinery issues

Pittsburgh-area gas prices could rise 10 cents per week for the next few weeks.

1 day ago


Dräger to close Findlay office in 2016; some will be offered jobs elsewhere

The Germany-based medical and safety technology company plans to consolidate sales, service, marketing and engineering operations in Texas.

1 day ago


Koppers income plummets as sales jump

The company said the rise in sales was driven mainly by revenues from two acquisitions last year and a new joint venture in China.

1 day ago


Ansys sees rise in fiscal year profits, revenues

James Cashman, president and CEO, said the record fiscal year revenue and profits "exceeded the high end of our expectations."

1 day ago


Finmeccanica selling stake in Ansaldo; Bayer MaterialScience gets new board chair; Southwest flying as plane inspections continue

Read more business news about T.J. Maxx, GlaxoSmithKline, Apple, Lumber Liquidators, American Express, Uber and new home sales.

1 day ago


 A Philadelphia developer is seeking a $10 million state grant to convert two floors of the Macy's building into a 155-room hotel. The department store would take up four floors and apartment units would be added to the other floors.

Development plans in Allegheny County built around wish list for Pennsylvania aid

A total of 57 projects in Allegheny County are seeking more than $235 million in state redevelopment capital assistance this year.

2 days ago


 Jemelia Richardson of Homestead plays the bass drum during a protest along Fourth Avenue just outside of Market Square in October. Security guards threatened to strike against Chesley Brown International during a rally. The security company decided to recognize the union shortly thereafter.

Pittsburgh security guards flocking to Service Employees International Union

The SEIU, about to cover about 800 building guards in the city, plans to negotiate a single contract with all of their employers.

2 days ago


Giant Eagle to close all 8 Good Cents locations

The O’Hara grocer is giving up on its limited assortment discount grocery model meant to compete with chains like Aldi and Save-A-Lot.

1 day ago


Horsehead makes gains after Q4 beats forecasts

A smaller-than-anticipated fourth-quarter loss sent Horsehead shares higher.

2 days ago


 The inside of the Lady Luck Casino.

Nemacolin's Lady Luck Casino being shopped by Isle of Capri

Less than two years after opening, the small resort casino is up for sale, and could soon be under new management.

2 days ago


 The Buick logo on the grille of a 2013 Buick Regal on display at the Pittsburgh Auto Show in Pittsburgh.

Buick cracks top 10 of auto brand rankings

Buick is the first U.S.-based automotive brand to appear in the top 10 of Consumer Reports’ annual brands report card.

2 days ago


 Commuters depart a train bound for the North Shore at the Gateway station. Rides between the North Shore and Downtown have been free, mostly underwritten by the Steelers.

Free North Shore T service expected to survive without Steelers as sponsor

The Port Authority is exploring other sponsors to keep subway service between Downtown Pittsburgh and the North Shore free to riders.

2 days ago


Yellen: Fed will hold off on hiking interest rates

Yellen: Fed won't hike interest rates until it sees more economic progress, stronger inflation.

2 days ago


 "For too long the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania hasn't been a place where businesses want to come, invest and grow," Gov. Tom Wolf, center, said. "Country-leading high corporate tax rates have slowed existing businesses from expanding and entrepreneurs from growing new ideas here."

Wolf seeks to halve Pennsylvania's corporate tax rate, close loopholes

The governor unveiled pieces of his economic plan to Lehigh Valley business leaders today.

1 day ago


 A pedestrian walks past the corporate headquarters of health insurer Anthem in Indianapolis. The Blue Cross Blue Shield insurer suffered a major data hack affecting nearly 80 million customers.

Massive Anthem data breach may affect up to 750,000 Pennsylvanians

It’s unclear how many of those affected are past or present Highmark customers, or come from other Pennsylvania-based Blues plans.

2 days ago


 Detective Barb Sparrow, left, and deputies Mark Lewis, center, and Tom Ninehouser process guns surrendered during the program sponsored by the Boilermakers Local 154 and hosted by Braddock Redux in Braddock.

Trade in your firearms for a shot at a new career opportunity

About 30 people turned in firearms to begin training in welding with a new program run by the Boilermakers Local 154.

2 days ago


U.S. health official says no fix if Obamacare subsidies thrown out

The Supreme Court is expected to rule by the end of June on whether residents in at least 34 states are eligible for federal tax subsidies.

2 days ago


 A view of the sidewalk leading up to the Allegheny County Airport in West Mifflin.

County Airport gets $2.9 million state grant

It was the biggest of six grants announced for smaller airports by PennDOT.

2 days ago


Range Resources net income jumps in 4th quarter; First Niagara finds employee misconduct; Fresh Market to open in O'Hara

Read more business news about South Hills Village, Allegiant Air, Consumer confidence, Cadillac recall, Goodyear, JPMorgan, Shale drilling

2 days ago


At least 10 major banks face scrutiny over pricing of precious metals

The U.S. Department of Justice and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission are leading the investigation, the Wall Street Journal said.

2 days ago


 Markie Maraugha, the new owner of the  reopened Nancy's East End Diner on South Avenue in Wilkinsburg.

Nancy's East End Diner reopens in Wilkinsburg

The borough takes stock of its food assets, including newly reopened Nancy’s East End Diner, so it can promote them.

2 days ago


 Safepole offers a new take on the traditional IV poles found in most hospitals.

Bayer, entrepreneur revamping the IV pole

Safepole can now be found at the University of North Carolina, some VA hospitals, Northwestern and Kaiser Permanente.

3 days ago


 Mike Baranovich (left) and Clint Sarver, second-year students in an electric utility program, work atop a utility pole.

Preparing for retirements, utility companies are putting up the 'Help Wanted' sign

The workforce problem is second only to the challenge of the industry’s aging infrastructure, according to a national survey.

3 days ago


 Just 40 percent of respondents said they were making good-to-excellent progress meeting their savings needs.

Survey: Americans are getting better at saving for retirement

Americans are getting better at saving, so says the Consumer Federation of America’s 8th annual survey on savings behavior.

3 days ago


 Homes in Allentown, one of Pittsburgh's neighborhoods.

Pittsburgh region most affordable to own a home

Pittsburgh is the most affordable city out of 27 metro areas nationwide to own a home, according to mortgage data guru HSH.com.

3 days ago


 "What I talked about was a fairer tax system - I do intend to present that," Gov. Tom Wolf told reporters.

Wolf keeping quiet on details of budget plan

A week before his budget address, Gov. Tom Wolf hasn't given any details, and isn't talking to leaders in the House and Senate.

2 days ago


Walgreens allowed to fire pharmacist over vaccine stance

Rodney Prewitt, a pharmacist, had moral objections to giving the flu vaccine.

3 days ago


Business Workshop: Beware the ‘cat’s paw’

“Cat’s paw” describes the situation in which an employer is liable for allowing an employee’s bias to influence an employment decision.

3 days ago


Metals recycler Horsehead posts fourth-quarter loss

The results included a $7.5 million gain from Shell for demolishing buildings at the Monaca site, where an ethane cracker plant is planned.

3 days ago


 Wind-swept flags at the Consol Energy Center in November frame the parking lot where the Civic Arena once stood.

City Council to vote on tax-exempt district for Penguins' Hill District project

The plan is to split the estimated $42.5 million in abated taxes into two funds, both administered by the Urban Redevelopment Authority.

3 days ago


CIA plans to elevate espionage efforts on Web

The CIA is planning for increased use of cyber capabilities in almost every category of its operations as part of a broad restructuring.

3 days ago


Range Resources posts fourth-quarter gain

Texas-based oil and gas producer will continue to focus on Marcellus Shale development in 2015, drill two Utica Shale wells in Washington

3 days ago


 The site of the old Civic Arena with the Consol Energy Center.

Pittsburgh City Council approves tax breaks for redevelopment of former Civic Arena site

The Pittsburgh Penguins expect to use $42.5 million in tax breaks to redevelop the site and fund Lower Hill District neighborhood projects.

3 days ago



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