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 Plastic surgeon Leo McCafferty has noticed a trend -- more older male executives seeking plastic surgery to regain a youthful appearance in the workplace.

Cosmetic surgery growing in popularity among men

Whatever the reason, the number of middle-aged and older men signing up for cosmetic surgery has increased three-fold in the past 15 years.

about 21 hours ago


Former LTV site to set sustainability standard

Almono LP has hired a top global architecture and design firm, to revamp the master plan with an emphasis on sustainability.

about 21 hours ago


 Katie Hopkins of Point Breeze has volunteered the past six years and plans to do so again in 2015 as part of the United Way’s Money in Your Pocket Coalition.

Allegheny County tax program pushing for expansion

Katie Hopkins has volunteered the past six years and plans to do so again in 2015 as part of United Way’s Money in Your Pocket Coalition.

about 21 hours ago


Enrollment for Obamacare jumps with 2 million new sign-ups

WASHINGTON — Enrollment in health insurance through the Affordable Care Act is increasing rapidly, with more than 2 million people so far

about 21 hours ago


 The Fifth Avenue Place headquarters of Highmark and the U.S. Steel Tower offices of UPMC are seen in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Binding arbitration for UPMC, Highmark

The UPMC-Highmark in-network contract expires Dec. 31.

31 minutes ago


Broker imprisoned for mortgage fraud faces new charges

David C. Jackson, a mortgage broker who went to prison in 2006 in a loan fraud conspiracy, was indicted Monday.

7 minutes ago


 The Pennsylvanian, a 13-story Romanesque building with a distinctive Beaux Arts rotunda, opened in 1903 as Penn Station.

The Pennsylvanian in Downtown Pittsburgh up for sale

The 242-unit apartment complex at Grant Street and Liberty Avenue is being offered for sale by its owner, Brothers Property Corp.

about 6 hours ago


 Assistant professor Dan Reed teaches automotive service technology students at the Community College of Philadelphia. The Labor Department said today that applications for unemployment benefits dropped 9,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 280,000.

Applications for unemployment benefits fall to 7-week low

The Labor Department said today that applications dropped 9,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 280,000.

about 12 hours ago


Keurig recalls single-serve brewers, stock falls, GNC enters e-commerce partnership, Pharmacy sales boost Walgreen earnings

News from Keurig; GNC Holdings Inc.; Walgreen; Southern California Ports; Barnes & Noble

about 21 hours ago


US economy grew at a rate of 5 percent in third quarter, fastest in more than decade

Federal data shows that third-quarter U.S. economic annualized growth was 5 percent, driven by a consumer spending and plunging oil prices.

about 21 hours ago


 Pilot Maxime Tran Quan Tien guides his Parrot Bebop drone during a presentation to the press in Paris.

Drones become popular holiday gifts

Drones, flying devices that often carry cameras and can be navigated remotely by smartphones or controllers, have “taken off” as gifts.

about 23 hours ago


 Mary Teister, 72, would like to keep her landline phone. Her husband needs it for his pacemaker, and she says she always knows where her phone is in an emergency.

Phone companies would like to cut your landline cord for you

If you haven’t cut the cord on your landline phone service, pretty soon you may not have a choice.

about 21 hours ago


 A South Korean army soldier walks near a TV screen showing an advertisement of Sony Picture's "The Interview" on Monday.

Theories abound over who hacked Sony

Despite President Barack Obama's conclusion that North Korea was the culprit, the Internet's newest game of whodunit continues.

about 8 hours ago


Bethel Park chamber, students work to boost local shopping

The new Bethel Park Chamber of Commerce and Bethel Park High School DECA students formed a partnership to promote local businesses.

about 21 hours ago


 Mark Mattern of Butler Community College's Hospitality Program, left, sophomore Mike Paul, center, and engineering tech professor Mike Aikens review details from a vacuum mold in the school's manufacturing lab.

Manufacturers draw in millennials with new training approach

Second in a series: Millennials’ need for instant gratification is changing the way manufacturers train the next generation of workers.

1 day ago


 Gov.-elect Tom Wolf has said he will pursue the expansion of Medicaid eligibility envisioned under President Barack Obama’s health care law.

Lawsuit challenges changes to Healthy PA initiative

Gov. Tom Corbett’s health initiative is the target of a suit by Community Legal Services of Philadelphia.

1 day ago


Uncommon legal concept may surface in New York after fracking ban

Landowners and oil and gas companies ponder filing so-called takings lawsuits to get compensation for assets seized by government action.

1 day ago


 Columbia Gas' project involves putting a pipeline under the Maumee River between Maumee and Perrysburg in Ohio.

Ohio’s natural gas boom brings flurry of pipeline construction

The shale boom in northern Appalachia is sparking a flurry of pipeline construction in Ohio, the likes of which haven’t been seen since the

1 day ago


 Fracking protesters cheer outside New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office on Dec. 17. Protesters were celebrating the announcement by Mr. Cuomo's administration to ban hydraulic fracturing in New York.

Pennsylvania lags in studying health risks of shale fracking

A study led New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to ban high-volume hydraulic fracturing. Some experts don’t see the move influencing Pennsylvania.

1 day ago


Ranks of women lawyers at Pa.’s largest firms stagnant

Female lawyers make up 28.8 percent of the workforce at the state’s largest 100 firms.

1 day ago


U.S. economy grew at fast 5 percent rate in third quarter

Much of the strength came from consumer spending on health care and business spending on structures and computer software.

1 day ago


Dow tops 18,000 as market reaches new highs

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 68 points, or 0.4 percent, to 18,027 as of 9:58 a.m. Eastern time.

1 day ago


Former Shuman director sues county, claiming racial discrimination

Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and County Manager William McKain as defendants in the lawsuit.

1 day ago


U.S. existing home sales fall in November; Poll finds people optimistic about jobs; 4moms Develops App-controlled Infant Seat

News from National Association of Realtors;  Gallup poll; 4moms; Procter & Gamble Co.; Express Scripts

1 day ago


 Erin Beckner-Conlin

People on the Move: 12/23/2014

Tucker Arensberg, P.C., Meyer, Unkovic & Scott, Meyer, Unkovic & Scott, Pepper Hamilton LLP, Allegheny County Academy of Trial Lawyers

1 day ago


6 ways to build credit without a credit card

You have to take deliberate action to positively change your credit score.

1 day ago


Business Workshop: Defined contribution comes to health insurance

The movement mirrors the shift in retirement contributions over the past 30 years.

1 day ago


Business forum: Outsourcing, not inversion, is the issue

The fuss about inversions is a smokescreen that conceals the real problem: U.S. companies moving abroad and outsourcing their production.

1 day ago


 Consol Energy Inc. is drilling the horizontal portions of six Marcellus Shale wells its first well pad at Pittsburgh International Airport. This horizontal rig drills between 120 feet and 200 feet per hour and "walks" to the next well, rather than being taken down every several feet.

Consol continues airport drilling with "walking" rig

Consol has drilled the vertical part of six wells and is now starting to drill the horizontal wells with an electric rig that can "walk"

about 5 hours ago


Allegheny Health Network, Johns Hopkins expand collaboration

Already working together on oncology, the health giants will join on other initiatives.

2 days ago


Gas prices continue to drop in Pittsburgh region

That means prices are 63.7 cents a gallon lower than a year ago, and 29.3 cents below what drivers were paying a month ago.

2 days ago


7 strategies for growing your savings account to $1 million

Putting away $1 million in a savings account is a major goal that requires a solid plan of attack to reach.

2 days ago


Baby boomers creating ‘Silver Tsunami’ in workforce

By 2029, up to 50 million will retired, with the potential to reshape the local workforce, economy and health care landscape.

3 days ago


Ride-share questions to carry into 2015

Officials are still trying to determine how to regulate the new industry.

3 days ago


Holidays a good time to evaluate first-time donations

Forty-seven percent of Americans give to charities during the holidays they generally didn’t support at other times.

3 days ago


Len Boselovic's Heard off the Street: Partners’ feud snares Michael Baker

A dispute between former owners of a government contractor puts Michael Baker International on the hook for a $15.8 million court judgement.

3 days ago


Workzone: Small distractions can have big consequences

Even a four-second interruption triples workers’ error rate.

3 days ago


 Orient Producer watch

Don Lindich's Sound Advice: Accutron watches prove scarily accurate

Accutron II watches combine accuracy and style

3 days ago


Michelle Singletary’s The Color of Money: Holiday giving is in the cards

This year, as the kids were rattling off what they wanted, I whispered to my husband, “Gift cards.”

3 days ago


Consumer Reports’ Shop Smart: The best ways to sell your stuff

You’ll make the most money by matching your goods with the best places to sell them.

3 days ago


Balancing Act: As 2014 wanes, turn your idea into a reality

Before setting 2015 goals, have to plan to make them a reality

3 days ago


Office Coach: Office conflict should have been addressed long ago

Shouting matches and pouting can’t be tolerated in the workplace.

3 days ago


Baby boomers creating ‘Silver Tsunami’ in workforce

As baby boomers retire, or prepare to, what awaits America's post-war generation?

3 days ago


5 purchases you should never put on a debit card

For those who alternate between credit and debit cards, here are five situations when you should always choose credit.

4 days ago


U.S. stocks inch higher after a big two-day rally

Oil and gas companies led the stock market up Friday, helping the Standard & Poor’s 500 index.

4 days ago


Complaint filed against McDonald’s; ExOne Co. reorganizes; Thai Union Frozen to buy Bumble Bee tuna

News from First Niagara, PPG Industries, Aetna, Kmart, Sears, T-Mobile and Chrysler.

4 days ago


Howard Hanna Commercial merges with Langholz Wilson Ellis

The region’s largest real estate company just got bigger. The new company is a subsidiary of Hanna Holdings, Inc.

4 days ago


Pennsylvania unemployment rate falls to 5.1 percent

The state’s November unemployment rate was the lowest it has been in more than six years.

4 days ago


 Lyft cars line up in a parking lot at the Waterfront in Homestead.

Is Lyft too friendly to battle Uber?

Lyft wants its drivers to be quirky and personable, leaving plenty of room for creativity.

4 days ago


Constantly changing online prices stump shoppers

Retailers can change online prices dozens of times per day.

5 days ago



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