The Art Institute of Pittsburgh on the Boulevard of the Allies is operated by Pittsburgh-based for-profit EDMC.

U.S. senators demand more debt forgiveness, accountability from EDMC

Three senators raised concerns about the Pittsburgh for-profit education company’s massive settlement with the federal government.

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Some mutual fund investors may get hit with a tax bill this month

Despite flat or negative returns in the stock market this year, mutual fund managers are likely to distribute taxable gains to shareholders

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Pittsburgh attorney says unionizing should be a civil right

Lawyer Moshe Marvit proposes expanding federal civil-rights law to make it illegal to fire a person for trying to organize or join a union.

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 A Getgo gas station on Route 51 in Baldwin.

Consumers have become accustomed — and almost indifferent to — falling gasoline prices

The dulled reaction to record lows is a consequence of just how prolonged the depression of crude oil prices has been and is expected to be.

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Court: Facebook link, ‘Like’ not defamation

A person who posted a link on her Facebook page and “liked” it on her own page cannot be held liable for publishing defamatory content.

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After a long weekend of spending, Giving Tuesday takes spotlight

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday behind us, today’s celebration of Giving Tuesday is meant to inspire the spirit of philanthropy.

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State House approves Children's Health Insurance Program extension

New legislation also means the program would be administered by state’s Department of Human Services.

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 Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan hold their son, Max, in this photo provided by the Facebook CEO.

Facebook CEO, now a father, will give away most of his wealth

Mark Zuckerberg and his wife will donate nearly $45 billion to good works.

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Jurors still deadlocked in ex-coal CEO Blankenship trial

U.S. District Judge Irene Berger told jurors that they could return a partial verdict if one could be reached out of the three counts.

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U.S. Steel executive announces retirement; FDA approved almost all medical devices in the last year

More news from Federal Reserve officials; and Ford.

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Another five-minute job that turns into a two-hour computer project

Techman wrestles with his non-cooperative printer; Amazon shows off its delivery drones.

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 Westinghouse, the Cranberry-based nuclear engineering firm.

Westinghouse, again, looks for the next generation of nuclear reactors

The nuclear company wants to develop a lead-cooled fast neutron reactor design.

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Bill proposes opportunity zones for natural gas

The proposal would offer 10 years of tax breaks in special development zones to entice heavy natural gas users to brownfield sites.

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 In a survey of 400 advertising and marketing executives and 400 office workers commissioned by The Creative Group earlier this year, 39 percent of executives said they believed productivity would increase if employees had unlimited time off.

WorkZone: How does unlimited vacation sound? Some companies are trying it out

LinkedIn is among the companies offering employees as much time off as they’d like, with the understanding they still get their work done.

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 The state Supreme Court ruling will allow 182,000 seniors to avoid paying heftier out-of-network rates.

UPMC, Highmark divorce ends with key ruling

The decision was a setback for UPMC, which had sought to drop Highmark’s Medicare Advantage plan members from its network since the spring.

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 Mike Mitrisin, supervisor of workforce development for Duquesne Light, talks about the Duquesne Light Woods Run training center while workers practice safety and rescue operations behind him at the Beaver Avenue facility in late October.

With microgrid experiment, Duquesne Light and Pitt try to change century-old system

A microgrid is a localized power system that feeds a single building or neighborhoods with its own source of generation.

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 Bob Mock, an instructor for Ice & Blades Figure Skating, gives a lesson to R.J. Springer of Raccoon and Jessica Wasik of Aliquippa at the Alpha Ice Complex in Harmar.

Pittsburgh loves ice skating, but how many rinks might prove too many?

In a region already supporting about 30 ice rinks, some industry insiders are wondering if the market is reaching oversaturation.

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Len Boselovic’s Heard off the Street: A dose of direct-to-consumer drug ads not what the doctor ordered

Suffering with the heartbreak of psoriasis? Call your doctor in the morning and tell him what to prescribe.

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Your Office Coach: Avoid extremes, seek common ground

An adversarial relationship could bring a career to a sudden end.

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 Some visitors to Target’s site today, Cyber Monday, were greeted with the message: “Please hold tight. So sorry, but high traffic’s causing delays.”

Target site stumbles on Cyber Monday, locking out some users

Some visitors to Target’s site were greeted with the message: “Please hold tight. So sorry, but high traffic’s causing delays.”

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Obituary: David A. Murdoch / Attorney was honorary German consul

Mr. Murdoch, a K&L partner, had a lifelong attachment to global affairs. He witnessed the Berlin Wall rise as a student, and fall in 1989.

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 Corn is delivered to the Green Plains ethanol plant in Shenandoah, Iowa.

EPA boosts amount of ethanol in gasoline supply

The EPA on Monday issued a final rule designed to increase production of ethanol to be blended with gasoline through 2016.

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 The app in Pennsylvania came partly in response to a series of cases in which the ACLU alleged retaliation by Philadelphia police officers against those who watch or record police activity.

Mobile app allows recordings of police interactions in Pennsylvania

Smartphone users can use the app to record a video and send it to the American Civil Liberties Union.

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 Darshan Sharma.

People on the move: 11/29/2015


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Don Lindich's Sound Advice: Hunting for high-end headphones

Spending $500 does not get you the best, but it’s close.

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 Sasha and Chris Heinz in 2009.

Pittsburgh's charms attract another young professional: Christopher Heinz

Praising the “sense of community that’s more meaningful in Pittsburgh,” Mr. Heinz is coming to town. Let the political speculation begin.

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 Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto chats Saturday with Michelle Lancet, left, co-owner of Spool Fabric Shop at her store in Allentown.

Rising Allentown shines on Small Business Saturday

Mayor Bill Peduto was on hand for an event to showcase the development of the business district in the Hilltop area.

2 days ago

 Steve Shelton from the Trade Institute of Pittsburgh stands in front of paneling of reused woods built by his students.

Project RE uses reclaimed materials to restore lives

Collaboration brings construction trade trainees and CMU architecture students together for social enterprise.

2 days ago

Stocks inch higher in quiet trading, but Disney falters

Stocks didn’t have much momentum in a week of light trading. U.S. markets were closed Thursday for the Thanksgiving holiday, and closed at

3 days ago

 Las Vegas-based discount carrier Allegiant Air shows up on the naughty list this year with most consumers unhappy with heavy fees.

Consumer Reports rounds up the good and the bad in annual review of company behavior

Santa’s not the only one keeping tabs on misbehavior this holiday season.

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 Retailers, like those at The Mall at Robinson, above, are offering discounts to attract holiday shoppers to their stores during Black Friday weekend.

Shoppers, retailers navigate sale frenzy

The National Retail Federation estimates that about 135.8 million consumers will be shopping during the four-day weekend.

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 Margaret Cerra works on uneven surfaces with the guidance of physical therapist Mike Tardio during her third week of therapy after having hip replacement surgery at AGH.

Home care program aims to cut hospital readmission rates

Communication between hospitals and post-acute care providers is getting new attention as Medicare escalates penalties against hospitals.

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 Homewood Suites by Hilton opened in the Strip District Nov. 5.

Concord planning more hotels across Pittsburgh region

In the last two decades, Mark Laport’s company has erected 13 hotels in the Pittsburgh area. And it’s not done.

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 A Target shopper uses her iPhone to compare prices at Walmart during Black Friday weekendof  2014 in South Portland, Maine.

More consumers going mobile to do their holiday shopping

Mobile devices could account for more than 40 percent of transactions this holiday season.

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 With the Dec. 7 end of the current Medicare open enrollment period looming, many seniors find themselves navigating through plans that are either more expensive than they’d hoped, or too narrow for the medications they need.

Medication costs 'more of an issue' than years past for Pennsylvania seniors

With the Dec. 7 end of the Medicare open enrollment period, many are worried more about drug costs going up than potential hospital costs.

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Black Friday retailers pile on discounts to lure shoppers

About 135.8 million Americans are expected to shop in stores or online over the four-day weekend.

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 Gov. Tom Wolf signs an executive order restoring a moratorium on new drilling leases involving public lands, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, at the Benjamin Rush State Park in Philadelphia. T

Court to hear case on Pa.’s conservation duty

An environmental organization is challenging the practice of opening state forests to drilling and using the windfall to fill budget gaps.

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 The 2016 Honda HR-V is a small crossover slightly smaller than the CR-V, and part of a hot new vehicle segment.

Scott Sturgis' Driver's Seat: Honda HR-V is more like big Civic than smaller CR-V

Honda HR-V vs. Mazda CX-3 vs. Kia Soul vs. Buick Encore: Small crossover four-way.

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 Audio-Technica AT-LP60 turntable, $99

Seeking gift ideas? Here are a few favorite tech things

You don’t have to spend a lot of money to give an absolutely fantastic technology gift. Here are 10 products under $100.

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End of Perkins loans will send students scrambling for college aid

Calling the Perkins loan program costly and overly complicated, the Senate allowed the program to expire Sept. 30.

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 Steam and exhaust gases obscure the sun near the power station Lippendorf, south of Leipzig, eastern Germany. German financial group Allianz SE says it will over the next six months decrease investments in companies using coal and boost funding on those focused on wind power. CEO Oliver Baete said Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015 that Allianz will no longer invest in companies if more than 30 percent of sales come from coal mining or if they generate more than 30 percent of electricity from coal.

German financial giant Allianz slashes coal investments

Allianz, one of the world’s largest financial asset managers, said it will boost funding for companies focused on wind power.

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Indiana Regional Medical Center to partner with MedCare; Alcoa names CEO for split with metals-making business

More news from Michigan, Fiat Chrysler; Comcast; and Consumer confidence.

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 The Better Business Bureau's Wise Giving Alliance estimates charities collect one-third of their donations in the last quarter of the year.

Donor beware: Fake charities prey on your holiday spirit

As consumers get caught up in the holiday season of giving and goodwill, their defenses go down, according to some experts.

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Higher OSHA fines coming for violations at workplaces

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration next year will dole out higher fines for the first time since 1990.

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 Karen Stilley grew up in Pittsford, N.Y., and attended Penn State University in a joint bachelor’s and master’s degree program.

Newsmaker you should know / Hempfield mom creates website of kid-friendly activities

My Fun Maven, a website created by Karen Stilley of Hempfield, is attracting about 2,500 visitors looking for activities for children.

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 The Harrisburg Incinerator on South 19th Street in Harrisburg

Clean Power Plan prompts trash fight in Pennsylvania

The government’s plan to cut the power sector’s carbon emissions has spurred a skirmish between companies who turn waste into energy.

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 Dan Harding, an East End medical research coordinator, has developed software that allows people to compare health plans.

Pittsburgh man develops software that aims to become 'Turbo Tax' of health care

Dan Harding has developed software that compares health plans, which could be helpful during the open enrollment periods now underway.

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 A 798-space parking garage on the North Shore will be built on the North Shore next to Heinz Field. The garage will cost an estimated $15 million and net 600 new spaces, taking into account those in Lot 1 being lost to the construction.

Another parking garage to go up next to Heinz Field

The stadium authority is giving the Pirates and Steelers another year to start their next development — a 250-unit residential and retail

1 week ago

 Pennsylvania Power and Light power lines weave their way over Bald Eagle Mountain in Williamsport.

State's largest customers ask to do energy efficiency on their own

A bill in the state Senate would let large commercial and industrial customers opt out of Act 129, the state’s energy efficiency law.

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