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 Opponents of a planned Walmart Super Center in McCandless have filed an appeal in Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas.

McCandless Walmart proposal going to court

In an appeal, 15 citizens allege township officials did not give citizens enough time or information to evaluate the complex proposal.

about 1 hour ago


 The UPMC logo atop of the U.S. Steel Tower.

UPMC staff working in clinical areas will be required to get flu shots

Employees who decline vaccination for medical or religious reasons would be required to wear a mask within six feet of patients or staff.

about 6 hours ago


 An early morning photo of the produce terminal along Smallman Street in the Strip District.

Strip District redevelopment bidder disputes critical analysis

Representatives for Rubino Partners maintained Thursday that their plan ends up producing more money than the other two proposals.

about 17 hours ago


 A Lyft car takes to the road.

Pennsylvania lawmakers push PUC for ride sharing

Ride-sharing issues raised by Uber and Lyft were discussed at a Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission hearing in Harrisburg on Thursday.

about 17 hours ago


Export-Import director says agency plays critical role

Sean Mulvaney said the financing, insurance and guarantees that the bank provides support companies such as Boeing.

about 17 hours ago


 A key feature of Amazon’s new Fire smartphone is its Firefly service, a visual search feature, which also has modes for music and video.

Active scan visual search shopping app still elusive

Many companies are trying to make “visual search” a reality, it’s a great idea — but it doesn’t quite work.

about 18 hours ago


Mounting fracking foes have oil industry concerned

Texas drillers are ignoring noise plaints, but in Colorado the industry is cutting back on rumbling trucks and trying to curb pollution.

about 17 hours ago


Shell seeks Alaskan Arctic drilling again

While the plan is just a first step in the pro­cess, it re­flects the en­ergy po­ten­tial in the Arc­tic.

about 17 hours ago


Business Briefs: Pittsburgh 2030 District expands to Oakland

Also: Engineers union retaining Highmark exclusively; U.S. economy’s growth beats forecast; Apple sets date to unveil new iPhones.

about 17 hours ago


DEP publishes official determinations of damaged water supplies related to oil and gas operations

The determination letters, made available for the first time Thursday, show 248 incidents where drilling has contaminated water supplies.

about 22 hours ago


 Rachel Gogos, the founder of MyPath, using the app at University of Pittsburgh.

New app helps college students pinpoint their career qualities

MyPath101 launched as a pilot at University of Pittsburgh, and is now helping students nationwide find their professional calling.

1 day ago


 American Express and Discover tied for top honors again in this year’s J.D. Power customer satisfaction survey.

American Express, Discover rated top credit cards

J.D. Power survey measured interaction; card terms; billing and payment; rewards; benefits and services, and problem resolution.

1 day ago


 Like orchestras across the country, the PSO has faced declining ticket sales but may be faring better than peer organizations.

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra expects larger deficit, but aims to boost revenue

The PSO is projecting a deficit of roughly $1.4 million at the end of the 2014 fiscal year, which concludes Sunday.

1 day ago


Study: Social media users shy away from opinions

Study finds social media users actually less likely to share their opinions, online and off.

1 day ago


 Marcia Cubitt, president, Essential Bodywear, left, and CEO Carrie Charlick talk in their warehouse in Commerce Township, Mich. Ms. Charlick and  Ms. Cubitt have $4 million in sales but have been rejected for $500,000 credit lines since 2012.

Female small business owners struggle to get loans

Rejected and dejected — women small business owners still struggle to get loans from banks.

1 day ago


 This frame grab taken from Twitch.tv shows two gamers competing as a streaming chat, at right, allows visitors to watch the two gamers go head-to-head.

Video games come of age as spectator sport

Video games come of age as a spectator sport as Amazon buys Twitch for $970 million.

1 day ago


Business Briefs: Fed-Ex misclassified workers, court panel rules

Also: Suzuki recalls Kizashis; GM to move work from Mexico to Tennessee; Kia to build plant in Mexico; Uber wins ruling stopping Hamburg

1 day ago


Wood Mackenzie: Marcellus could hold another $90 billion in value

The Marcellus Shale, currently the largest shale gas play, still has room to grow, the consultancy said.

1 day ago


 The 2014 Acura TL latest incarnation was never a big hit on the outside but its handling and performance make up for it.

Driver's Seat: Acura TL is elegant but feels a little dated

Sport luxury sedans square off: 2014 Infiniti Q50 AWD Premium vs. 2014 Acura TL SE

1 day ago


EDMC announces debt restructuring; expects improved capital structure

EDMC said the proposal has the support of more than 80 percent of its revolving lenders, term loan lenders and bondholders.

1 day ago


 One of the hives atop the Duquesne Club, Downtown.

Will Pittsburgh’s Duquesne Club get stung on beehives?

Officials say the club hasn’t gotten the zoning variance and permit it needs to keep the four beehives on its roof.

2 days ago


 Dressed as Elvis Presley, Glenn Woods of Cranberry Township tries a pie by Gardner Pie Co. on Tuesday at Heinz Field.

Pittsburgh food festival celebrates all things tasty

Not just anybody could sneak into the Clover Mountain Foods show, but almost everybody in the region will eventually taste its products.

2 days ago


NHTSA website helps car owners check for missed recalls

Every year, millions of vehicles are recalled nationwide. Now, consumers have a quick way to find out if their vehicle was overlooked.

2 days ago


Business Briefs: Region construction contracts up $62M

Also: Robinson eatery cited for 13 critical violations; Four Rivers Software Systems to join Accruent; steel imports rise 6 percent.

2 days ago


Williams to expand Transco pipeline system in Pennsylvania

Williams launches open season for Diamond East project to ship more Marcellus Shale gas northeast.

2 days ago


 Craig Wilson shows an epoxy resin created by PPG Industries during a Monday tour of the Coatings Innovation Center in Allison Park.

PPG Industries' center makes sure company investments pay off through innovation

When Chuck Kahle passes along his business card, he’s not just providing his contact information at PPG Industries.

3 days ago


 Millions of cars have been recalled this year, with the extensive problems at General Motors even leading to congressional hearings.

Vehicle buyers still can’t get no satisfaction

Customer satisfaction with automakers has dropped considerably in the past year, according to an index tracking consumer sentiment.

3 days ago


Ced Kurtz’s TechMan Texts: Samsung ‘monster’ tablet has its advantages

Verizon was kind enough to send TechMan a Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 for testing, the largest tablet Samsung makes.

3 days ago


K&L Gates chairman emeritus Charles Queenan honored

Mr. Queenan has been recognized by The American Lawyer magazine with a lifetime achievement award.

3 days ago


State schools emerge as backers of Obama’s college ratings

State universities are backing President Obama’s proposed scorecard for colleges in the hope that it will steer more federal aid to them.

3 days ago


Pittsburgh Dateline: 8/26/14

People on the move in business and law.

3 days ago


Pa. ban on political contributions enjoined; ruling faces criticism

Pennsylvania’s law barring corporations and associations from making political contributions has now been permanently enjoined.

3 days ago


Business Workshop: Workers’ comp for telecommuters

A recent survey by WorldatWork finds that 88% of companies offer employees some form of telecommuting.

3 days ago


Business Briefs: 8/26/14

Baby-reading program’s creator settles charges

3 days ago


S&P 500 touches 2,000 as deals continue

Summer doldrums? Not on Wall Street.

3 days ago


Pittsburgh region's unemployment rate stays at 5.3 percent

The number of jobs, which are not seasonally adjusted, in the seven-county region fell by 8,300.

2 days ago


MarkWest to expand Butler County natural gas processing complex

Drillers Rex Energy, EdgeMarc Energy commit to send Marcellus Shale production to the facility

3 days ago


 T. Boone Pickens speaks to the crowd during a Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry summit Monday.

T. Boone Pickens: 100 years of gas industry jobs

T. Boone Pickens said there will be gas extraction jobs for the next 100 years.

3 days ago


Consol looks to Gen X, Millennials to step into the roles left by retirees

As more Baby Boomers reach retirement, Generation X employees and Millennials have been called in to fill the gaps left behind.

3 days ago


 Solar panels at work

Sunrise Energy takes on utility over net metering

West Penn Power tells solar developer to pay back all the revenue it gained from net metering a Washington County solar farm.

3 days ago


Ohio electric utilities question net metering rule proposal

As the PUC continues to refine rules for net metering, one Ohio utility has appealed a rule proposal to its state Supreme Court.

3 days ago


Farmers and solar owners fight limits on power generation

The Pennsylvania PUC has received a slew of letters opposing proposed rules on who can sell electricity to the grid.

3 days ago


 U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Upper St. Clair, right, talks with Allegheny County Council members Bob Macey , left, and Tom Baker before today's "project kickoff" of Consol Energy's new Marcellus shale drilling site at Pittsburgh International Airport. Behind them is the first well on pad 2. Drilling at the site began Aug. 15.

Pittsburgh airport gas drilling project set for official kickoff

Consol eventually will have 47 Marcellus Shale wells on airport property that could generate as much as $25 million a year in royalties.

4 days ago


Pressure builds within Fed to signal new policy course

Signs of economic resilience and growing anxiety about holding rates have set the stage for a debate over rewriting their policy statement.

4 days ago


 The first well on Consol Energy's Well Pad 2 at the new Marcellus Shale extraction site near Pittsburgh International Airport.

Consol Energy eyes more from airport drilling

The estimated $1 billion project will tap into Marcellus Shale reserves on 9,000 acres of Allegheny County-owned land.

3 days ago


 UPMC has signed a five-year advisory services agreement with Xiangya Hospital of Central South University in the Hunan Province of China.

UPMC signs advisory deal with Chinese hospital

UPMC will help the hospital establish the Xiangya International Medical Center on that campus in the Hunan Province.

3 days ago


Q&A: U.S. shale plays are being watched around the world

U.S. shale plays are a global development ground, said Natalya Sachivichik, a senior development engineer at Range Resources.

4 days ago


 A Lyft car is driven around Market Square in downtown Pittsburgh.

In clash of cultures, PUC grapples with brave new tech world

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission plans a good hard look at how it handles transportation issues at a special meeting this week.

5 days ago


 Robert Cicco is an Allegheny Health physician who's been told he can't see his UPMC physician, but he says real problem is the system under which hospitals set their charges.

Patient worries emerge over chargemasters at Pittsburgh's regional hospitals

The chargemaster is a hospital’s master list of how much it will charge for services, including every treatment, test, scan and aspirin.

5 days ago


Len Boselovic's Heard Off the Street: Don’t jump to conclusions on GE’s moves

Cynics will find some irony in General Electric’s decision to sell its appliance business.

5 days ago



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