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 A Lyft car makes a turn earlier this month.

PUC bureau recommends approval of Lyft, Uber emergency applications

Both ride share companies filed applications for emergency temporary authority to operate experimental transportation network services.

about 3 hours ago


 Dick's Sporting Goods at The Mall at Robinson.

Dick's Sporting Goods lays off 478 golf pros nationwide

The Findlay-based retailer missed its golf sales projection by $34 million in the first quarter alone.

about 3 hours ago


Duolingo launches English certification exam

An app that uses gaming principles to teach new languages has crossed over into the serious business of certification.

about 6 hours ago


First Commonwealth Financial posts second-quarter profits

Non-interest income rose and the Indiana, Pa.-based bank set aside less money to cover bad loans.

about 7 hours ago


Business Briefs: Parents will spend more to send kids to school

Also: Baby gear maker 4moms to use Ansys simulations; in fiscal education push, Citizens awards nonprofits; local earnings.

about 20 hours ago


Obituary: George Robert Knapp / Brought analytical mind to city firms for decades

Many relied on George Knapp for his guidance and wisdom, said Ken Moritz, who worked with him closely for the past 13 years at Stonewood.

about 19 hours ago


Audit points out DEP 's flaws

The long-promised performance audit details the agency’‍s shortcomings, including failing to consistently issue enforcement orders to

about 5 hours ago


 The new Goodwill Southwest Pennsylvania in Heidelberg.

Amid Goodwill’s probe of possible data theft, local branch said no evidence of breach

Local Goodwill stores believe they were not hit by a security breach that may involve credit card data theft at franchise stores elsewhere.

about 20 hours ago


 A Yellow Cab travels on Liberty Avenue in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Yellow Cab readies its own app for Pittsburgh ride shares

As Lyft and Uber settle in Pittsburgh, Yellow Cab is preparing to launch a ride sharing app of its own.

about 21 hours ago


Academic hospitals, research units face accountable care cost challenges

Can high-priced, high-complexity academic health specialists survive at a time when insurers are trying to drive down the cost of care?

about 20 hours ago


Auditor general criticizes DEP oversight of shale gas industry

Report lists eight areas where DEP fell short of its obligations.

about 19 hours ago


Allegheny Technologies reports second-quarter loss of $4 million

Analysts had expected the specialty metals producer to break even on sales of $1.06 billion.

1 day ago


 Drilling-related water impacts

DEP: Oil and gas operations damaged water supplies 209 times since end of ’07

The DEP will mark the first time it has released an official accounting of drilling-related pollution and diminution cases on its website.

1 day ago


 Nana Wilberforce, right, PNC Energy Manager, guides U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz on a tour of The Tower at PNC Plaza on Monday.

Energy secretary faces questions during push for nontraditional-energy ideas

Prolific natural gas production has upended the traditional flow of oil and gas, U.S. energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said Monday at CMU.

1 day ago


 Employers need to consider social media policies, but there is no one-size fits all solution, experts say.

‘Virtual water cooler’ muddles work policies

As the NLRB revisits rulings regarding social media regulation in the work place, attorneys offered advice on drafting social media rules.

1 day ago


Business Briefs: Severstal finalizes sale of Miss., Mich. plants

Also: Howard Hanna CEO now Children’s board chair; Verizon moves to equalize upload, download speeds.

1 day ago


 Elaine Fitzgerald, who owns a consignment shop in Venetia, is experiencing problems having her health care marketplace plan processed by Highmark.

Highmark billing problems persist for frustrated members

Highmark spokesman Aaron Billger on Monday acknowledged there were billing problems for what he said amounted to “dozens” of members.

1 day ago


Ced Kurtz’s Techman Texts: Apple moving in on rival’s territory

Apple has joined forces with IBM to invade the enterprise space.

1 day ago


Pipelines in the works

Lack of pipelines from the Marcellus to New England meant gas prices skyrocketed this past winter

1 day ago


Modern electric grid fighting cyber vulnerabilities

The recent push to modernize the electric grid has also raised the risk of cyber attacks.

1 day ago


Overtime pay by RadioShack violates Pennsylvania law

A federal judge’s opinion adds to a recent series of decisions establishing the direction of overtime law as moving in workers’ favor.

1 day ago


Leaping from one industry to another

They say when one door closes, another one opens. Jim Neville can tell you all about it.

about 16 hours ago


Dateline Pittsburgh: 07/22/14

People on the move

1 day ago


Business Workshop: Make wellness programs work

Many employers are asking whether wellness programs can deliver real results to their bottom line.

1 day ago


 Christopher Platt, operations officer for MMC Land Management, stands behind a 24-inch pallet of Diamond Sock, a compost filter sock distributed by MKB Company.

These dirt bags are in demand

Company finds opportunities in keeping dirt at work sites from washing away.

about 17 hours ago


Jury awards $23.6 billion in Reynolds smoking case

In 2006, Cynthia Robinson, sued R.J. Reyonolds Co., the maker of the Kool brand cigarettes her late husband, Michael Johnson Sr., had

3 days ago


Dateline Pittsburgh: 07/20/14

People on the move

3 days ago


Business calendar: 07/20/14

Business seminars, events and meetings this week.

3 days ago


The week that was: 07/20/14

A look back at the news: City block parry; Costly Consol; Tracking gas

3 days ago


Len Boselovic’s Heard off the Street: Congress’ pension smoothing fails to impress

When it comes to funding America’s dilapidated infrastructure, arcane pension accounting concepts are king of the road.

3 days ago


 A rig at a PennEnergy Resources well site in Clinton Township, Butler County.

Repeat executives find new, profitable ventures in expanding shale industry

Some former execs receive millions for their oil and gas companies before ever breaking ground for natural gas drilling.

3 days ago


Michelle Singletary’s The Color of Money: A sure-fire way to pay off student loans

Live for as long as you can with your par­ents, rel­a­tives or any­one who will al­low you to stay rent-free or charge you a su­perlow rent.

4 days ago


 Beechview and its sole grocery, Las Palmas IGA, are part of an ambitious five-year project meant to look at food security in the Northeast, examining everything from how much land is devoted to farming to how the supply chain processes and distributes food in the region.

Experts keeping an eye on Beechview grocery in survey of Northeast food security

The project is examining everything from how much land is devoted to farming to how the supply chain processes and distributes food.

3 days ago


 Realtor Greg Gammonley with ConnectRealty.com, right. shows off a home to prospective buyer Maddie Coker in Orlando, Fla. A new report by Trulia, the online real estate firm, suggests that the recession did little to turn off millennials from the idea of owning a home compared to previous generations.

Study: U.S. millennials buying homes later

It suggests that the recession — for all its damage to the economy — did little to turn off millennials from the idea of owning a home.

4 days ago


Pittsburgh region seeing fewer personal bankruptcy filings

The lull might reflect a tightening of the rules governing how often individuals can file or how much banks have been willing to lend.

3 days ago


Helping the mentally ill join the workforce

Under the ACA, states can apply to use Medicaid funds to employ the mentally ill, under the theory steady employment is a form of treatment.

3 days ago


Workzone: Are heavier employees more likely to be passed over for jobs?

Heavier em­ploy­ees are more likely to lose their jobs or be passed over for po­si­tions than their thin­ner coun­ter­parts.

3 days ago


 A contemorary class practices Monday at Millennium Dance Complex in South Side.

Millennium Dance opens first East Coast location in Pittsburgh

Dancers are encouraged to find “unity in diversity” at the first East Coast franchise of the legendary Millennium Dance Complex.

3 days ago


Don Lindich’s Sound Advice: Deconstructing the diverse DVRs

Today‘‍s questions tackle Me­dia­s­onic HW-150PVRs, a Com­cast DVR and PC run­ning Win­dows Me­dia Center, and recording from a DVR to VHS.

3 days ago


Cindy Krischer Goodman’s Balancing Act: Recharge in the summertime

This summer, a growing number of professionals are strategically using the downtime to rebalance.

3 days ago


Marie G. McIntyre’s Office Coach: Keep interview doubts quiet

Since the hiring manager has already endorsed you, the last thing you want to do is change his previously positive perceptions.

3 days ago


Consumer Reports’ Shop Smart: Your guide to the new insurance rules

In­sur­ance can be com­pli­cated, and if you don’t fol­low the rules you can run into “got­chas” that can cost an arm and a leg.

3 days ago


 Kollengode Venkataraman, editor for the Pittsburgh Patrika, asks a question during a seminar on India and the Pittsburgh business community Friday from the offices of Eckert Seamans, Attorneys at Law, in the US Steel building.

Pittsburgh business leaders mull Indian prime minister

Local executives gathered Friday morning to discuss the impact of India‘‍s new prime minister on the Pittsburgh community.

4 days ago


Pennsylvania unemployment unchanged in June

There are fewer people working in Pennsylvania than there were at the start of the Great Recession.

4 days ago


Lyft seeks emergency order to operate in Pittsburgh

Lyft joins Uber in seeking an emergency order from the state Public Utility Commission so it can continue its ride-sharing service legally.

4 days ago


BNY Q2 profits decline amid pressure, charges

Bank of New York Mellon said it will hang on to its corporate trust business, which had been under review for a possible sale.

4 days ago


 Six-year-old Domenic Angelucci, trailed by his father, Chris, high-fives members of the Pittsburgh Stock and Bond Club on Thursday while riding through the David L. Lawrence Convention Center on a specially designed bike that was donated by the club.

Pitts­burgh So­ci­ety of In­vest­ment Pro­fes­sion­als expands its interests

The Pitts­burgh Stock & Bond As­so­ci­a­tion started 90 years ago as a so­cial club for the city’‍s wealth­i­est res­i­dents.

4 days ago


 A "needle dam" is used to hold back most of the water from entering the Lock at Elizabeth. The orginal was built in 1844 and replaced between 1904 and 1906. The $3.1 million dam is part of the "Lower Monongahela Project." It was scheduled for removal in 2004 but because of budget cuts may last another decade or more.

Repairs remain long overdue at locks and dam in Elizabeth

Funding delays mean repairs to many locks and dams in the region that were to be done by 2004 may not be completed for another 10 years.

4 days ago


PPG agrees to sell Mt. Zion glass facility

PPG will sell the facility and all of its assets to Chinese automotive manufacturer Fuyao Glass America Inc.

5 days ago


Pennsylvania unemployment rate unchanged in June

While the unemployment rate was unchanged, 22,000 fewer people were working.

5 days ago



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