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 Dale Sleva of Kennedy stands with one of the two-car taxis in the Cindy's Carriages company, which he manages while his wife, Cindy, acts as owner. They operate in the west suburbs.

Startup taxi company targeting South Side draws protest

Cindy’s Carriages, a two-car taxi company, is trying to expand, but has had efforts blocked by Classy Cab and Yellow Cab.

about 13 hours ago


Ced Kurtz’s TechMan Texts: Turning it off, on may be what doctor ordered

Also: An expensive slip of the tongue; it’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Googlecast; and the founder speaks.

about 13 hours ago


 Jim Carroll Named Best Lawyers' 2015 Pittsburgh Employment Law - Individuals "Lawyer of the Year"

Dateline Pittsburgh: 09/23/2014

People on the move.

about 13 hours ago


Business Briefs: Century III Mall Sears store moves toward Dec. closure;

Also: Indiana Toll Road operator files for bankruptcy; RadioShack negotiating with ‘major vendor’; Rothschild will aid Bayer.

about 13 hours ago


 Alcoa’s oil and gas division, based in Texas, has started marketing aluminum drill pipe, and has found some takers in the Marcellus and Utica shales,

Alcoa makes push for lighter drill pipe in the Marcellus, Utica

The aluminum supplier is targeting Marcellus and Utica operators for vertical and horizontal wells.

about 11 hours ago


Pennsylvania law firms look to ‘reassert’ themselves locally

As local law firms were setting their sights on national and international markets, out-of-town firms started opening up shop in the state.

about 13 hours ago


Duquesne Light turns on LED streetlight plan

After its tariff was approved, Duquesne Light will install 1,337 LED streetlights this year.

about 13 hours ago


 DEP inspector John Sengle prepares to take water samples from Hawk Run near Philipsburg.

A day in the life of a longtime DEP inspector

Inspecting an active gas well site means hours of walking, talking and testing.

about 13 hours ago


 DEP inspector John Sengle prepares to take water samples from Hawk Run near Philipsburg.

Pennsylvania inspectors key to Marcellus regulation

Inspectors are the front line of the state’s effort to ensure development in Marcellus is done right and with little environmental impact.

about 13 hours ago


Finding value in mine water

Abandoned mines could be a source of renewable energy, extracted not from coal but from the water flooding the unused caverns.

about 12 hours ago


PowerSource Voice: Ethane from shale presents a wealth of opportunities

In six short years, the word “shale” has taken on new and significant meaning for the future development of Ohio, Pennsylvania and West

about 3 hours ago


 Sears has announced that it will close its store at Century III Mall in West Mifflin in early December.

Sears closing store at Century III Mall in West Mifflin

A spokesman for Sears Holdings in Illinois said a liquidation sale is scheduled to start Friday.

1 day ago


Audit finds Highmark big part of UPMC's revenue

The health giant says 31 percent of its revenue comes from Highmark reimbursement payments.

1 day ago


 The fast food protest movement, which is backed financially by the Service Employees International Union and others, has gained national attention at a time when the wage gap between the poor and the rich has become a hot political issue.

Anti-business movements unlikely to change politics

Historians and political experts say “anti-business” sentiment is unlikely to translate into votes for this fall’s congressional midterms.

1 day ago


 Sue Morrow of Butler joins protesters gathered in Butler to oppose Rex Energy Marcellus Shale drilling and demand that clean water be restored in their Connoquenessing Township community.

Negative publicity does more damage to Marcellus Shale drilling companies than fines

Drillers are trying to keep problems under the radar.

1 day ago


 Apple CEO Tim Cook discusses the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus on Sept. 9, 2014, in Cupertino, Calif. Apple says it sold more than 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models, a record for a new model, in the three days after the phones went on sale.

Apple says it's sold 10 million newest iPhone models

A year ago, Apple Inc. said it had sold 9 million of the then-new iPhone 5C and 5S models.

1 day ago


Pittsburgh attorney wants to bring more attention to pipeline companies

There has been a lot of focus on drilling, but less attention to the issues that midstream and pipeline companies face, he said.

about 20 hours ago


Moody's cuts price assumptions for natural gas, oil through 2015

A mild summer pushed natural gas prices down in 2014, the ratings agency noted.

about 22 hours ago


 Steelworker Walt Oliver waves his protest sign at the Save Steel Jobs rally in May at U.S. Steel's research and development offices in Munhall.

Elimination of U.S. Steel audit staff puts human face on Carnegie Way

U.S. Steel says its efficiency initiative is a “transformational journey.” But for some employees, it’s onto the unemployment line.

2 days ago


 A fire and spill in March 2010 at an Atlas Resources well site in Washington County sent a large plume of smoke into the air.

Pa. system for tracking compliance at Marcellus Shale well sites in disrepair

The Post-Gazette analyzed every paper record for every Marcellus well incident that resulted in fines through June 1, 2014.

2 days ago


Shale gas extraction issues go beyond fracking

Though fracking often dominates discussions of shale gas extraction studies, other issues face the industry.

2 days ago


New laws helping state collect old debts

Pennsylvania’s Revenue Department has been ramping up efforts to collect past-due debts, conducting more aggressive audits.

2 days ago


Len Boselovic's Heard off the Street: Push for restrictions on corporate political spending gains steam

Shareholder interest in restricting corporate political spending is on the rise following a 2010 U.S. Supreme Court decision.

2 days ago


Work Zone: Finding a place for email outside office life

The stack of email awaiting your return from vacation is always a bummer. So what if your employer preemptively deleted them?

2 days ago


 Market District Chef Janice Kirich of McKees Rocks speaks to applicants at a Giant Eagle Job Fair on Saturday at the Monroeville Convention Center.

Giant Eagle job fairs attract hundreds

Seeking to fill more than 1,000 slots, the company said it’s more important for candidates to bring a good attitude than a good resume.

2 days ago


Dateline Pittsburgh: 09/21/2014

People on the move

2 days ago


The week that was: Sept. 14-19

Business news making headlines this week.

2 days ago


The Color of Money: Some tips for good improving credit

Answering reader questions about their credit situations.

2 days ago


Don Lindich’s Sound Advice: Receivers come in different forms

Don Lindich breaks down the different types of receivers.

2 days ago


 Sheba Gittens, left, of Mentoring Partnership, shares a laugh with college mentors while role-playing with Tianna Foore, a sophomore at Carlow University during the Strong Women, Strong Girls event Saturday at Carlow University.

Giving young women a boost of confidence

The mentoring program brought about 30 female professionals together with 160 female students, to help them mentor elementary school girls.

2 days ago


 Post-Gazette publisher and editor-in-chief  John Robinson Block tries the newly installed Washington Press, now on display at the newspaper's facility in Clinton

Vintage press restored on display at PG's new facility

Prolific, powerful and portable, the vintage press is a reminder of how technology advanced democracy.

2 days ago


Office Coach: Joining corporate ranks takes some adjusting

Plus: Persistence can lead to new opportunities.

2 days ago


 The pressmen pose for a portrait on the first night on the new presses Sunday, Sept. 8, in Clinton.

Post-Gazette operations unified at a single plant

The new presses weigh more than 600 tons and are supported on a concrete pad that is four feet thick.

2 days ago


Business Calendar: 9/21/2014

Business events, meetings and seminars this week.

2 days ago


 The Post-Gazette's new facility in Clinton houses all of the newspaper's operations except editorial.

A new -- and renewed -- commitment to journalism in Pittsburgh

A letter to our readers from David M. Shribman and John Robinson Block.

2 days ago


 A 1955 drawing shows John Scull and Joseph Hall putting out the first edition of The Pittsburgh Gazette in 1786.

A distinguished history of journalism here since 1786

Now, 228 years later, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is being published at a state-of-the-art printing facility in Clinton.

2 days ago


 Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson stops by Christmas Cottage of Grapevine Relief And Community Exchange (GRACE) with his wife, Renda Tillerson, to drop off a $50,000 check to the organization in Dec 2013 in Southlake, Texas.

Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson an Eagle Scout to the core

Dressed in a blazer and gray slacks, Eagle Scout Rex Tillerson — better known as the CEO of Exxon Mobil — approached the podium during a

2 days ago


Alibaba stock soars in debut

The mammoth IPO offered eager investors seemingly unlimited growth potential and a way to tap into the burgeoning Chinese middle class.

3 days ago


 An artist’s rendering shows the proposed open community space in the Hill District.

Penguins present plans for Civic Arena site

The details were part of the preliminary land development plan the hockey team submitted to the city of Pittsburgh.

3 days ago


 Part of Alcoa's the new automotive line in Davenport, Iowa.

Higher aluminum prices help Alcoa

One of Alcoa’s biggest initiatives has been shuttering outdated, inefficient smelters and focusing on more lucrative downstream markets.

3 days ago


Business Forum: PA 529 plans can alleviate future college costs

The funds have grown and stabilized under the leadership of Treasurer Rob McCord and his great staff.

3 days ago


Business Briefs: Pittsburgh median home price rises

Also: Marc acquires Boston media agency; EDMC delays filing annual report; CEO of II-VI receives $2.9 million; Hennion returns to GNC.

3 days ago


Pennsylvania unemployment rises in August for second consecutive month

Unemployment would have been higher, but 28,000 people gave up looking for work during the month and this were not counted.

3 days ago


Pittsburgh rally to promote women's work in life sciences

The Pittsburgh’s Outstanding Women Entrepreneurs Rally on Monday will give entrepreneurs a chance to make pitches to investors.

4 days ago


 Bayer’s stock shot up by more than 6 percent on the Frankfurt stock exchange following the news that the German parent of Bayer MaterialScience, whose North American headquarters is in Robinson, will spin off the unit in the next 12 to 18 months.

Bayer says it will spin off materials unit

After months of speculation, Bayer says it will spin off lagging plastics business.

4 days ago


 Tom Balestrieri, head of the Buncher Co., shows the proposed development his company is planning for the Strip District riverfront from the 16th Street Bridge to 21st Street.

Buncher Co. making progress on Strip District land

The firm is now hoping for “clarity” with regard to the nearby development of the historic produce terminal.

4 days ago


 Author Glennon Doyle Melton

Author to bring message of lifting others to Pittsburgh

Glennon Doyle Melton, who battled addictions and bulimia and now raises money to assist families in need, will share her life challenges.

4 days ago


 Many adult children have made financial sacrifices to cover caregiving expenses, according to Caring.com. About half — 46 percent — spend more than $5,000 a year on caregiving expenses.

Cost of care for adult relatives often falls on younger generations

Caring.com finds 46 percent of its visitors surveyed spend more than $5,000 on caregiving expenses.

4 days ago


 Self-serve candy choices at the new Cinemark North Hills and XD, opening today at McCandless Crossing.

Curtain rises on new amenities-packed movie theater in McCandless

Cinemark at McCandless Crossing opens with 12 digital auditoriums, a bar serving wine, beer and frozen cocktails, and movies new and recent.

4 days ago


 FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, photo, Wal-Mart employees Jon Christians and Lori Harris take job applications and answers questions during a job fair at the University of Illinois Springfield campus in Springfield, Ill. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says it plans to hire 60,000 temporary holiday workers for the crucial holiday season in 2014, an increase of nearly 10 percent from last year. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

Business news briefs: 9/19/14

Home Depot Says Data Breach Affected 56 Million Payment Cards, Chevron meets shale standards from CSSD and more

4 days ago



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