DeVry physical campus closing; home-care workers vote; Healthy PA transition begins

News from DeVry Education Group; PA Home Care Workers; Healthy PA; Medicaid; PepsiCo; and General Motors.

about 21 hours ago

CMU summit aims to foster U.S. ties with China

The university’s U.S.-China Innovation and Entrepreneurship summit is expected to draw more than 500 attendees.

1 day ago

 Gov. Tom Wolf.

DEP believes Wolf's appointments to oil and gas advisory board are legal

An industry trade group had urged voting members to vote down revisions to the bylaws expanding membership.

1 day ago

 A Mylan-Teva combination is expected to raise antitrust issues, as is a Mylan-Perrigo combination.

Mylan increases its offer in merger tug of war

Mylan is the target of an unsolicited bid from Israel-based Teva Pharmaceutical, which offered to acquire Mylan for $82 per share.

about 22 hours ago

 The interior of the Hawker 400.

OneJet launches new services from Pittsburgh International

Service to Indianapolis International Airport will start May 11 and service to Milwaukee May 4, with a daily flight four times a week.

1 day ago

Federated Q1 profits rise 3%, but miss analyst estimates

Federated’s first quarter profits disappoint as the investment firm keeps an eye out for acquisition opportunities.

1 day ago

Time Warner Cable loses one suitor while another’s in the wings

Comcast Corp. dropped its $45.2 billion deal, valued at about $158.82 a share, to buy Time Warner Cable on Friday.

1 day ago

 Doug Polk of Las Vegas takes part in the "Brains vs. Artificial Intelligence" event at the Rivers Casino on the North Shore.

Humans take early edge in man vs. machine poker showdown at Rivers Casino

Through May 7, four of the world’s best will play 80,000 total hands against the CMU-designed opponent, Claudico.

about 22 hours ago

Moon resident admits bilking investors in coal-mine schemes

Ryan Blumling, 35, pleaded guilty to mail and wire fraud before U.S. District Judge Arthur Schwab.

1 day ago

 Wall Street appears increasingly convinced Comcast’s $45.2 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable is dead.

Reports say Comcast plans to drop $45B Time Warner Cable bid

Reports: Comcast plans to drop $45B Time Warner Cable bid after pushback from regulators.

2 days ago

County slaps Hazelwood deli with consumer alert; Uber drivers approved by PUC to use older cars

More news American Eagle exec saw compensation jump in 2014; Ford to lay off 700; Toyota beats VW, GM for top place in global vehicle sales.

1 day ago

PUC amends calculation for new fees on supply companies

The commission plans to charge natural gas and electric suppliers for the additional administrative costs of regulating them.

1 day ago

 An influx of open IT jobs in the Pittsburgh region is forcing firms to ramp up recruiting and highlight benefits to draw top talent to their offices.

Spa services? Pet at work? Demand for IT talent has firms offering many perks

A surge in open information technology positions leaves the ball in job-seekers’ court in Pittsburgh and elsewhere.

1 day ago

 Sen. Matt Smith, left, explains his cyber bullying legislation with a panel of students from Bethel Park's Independence Middle School. The discussion was a live Google broadcast among four area schools and experts on social media applications that allow anonymous posting of gossip and bullying.

Students agree online bullying meaner with 'hate apps'

Students from Bethel Park, Brentwood, Canon-McMillan and South Fayette districts discuss technology that permits anonymous gossip and hate.

1 day ago

 Team Rubicon: William McNulty &  Jacob Wood.

Heinz Awards to honor relief workers, others

Former Marines who created a nonprofit to provide relief after a Haiti quake and other disasters are among winners of the 20th Heinz Awards.

2 days ago

 Mylan earlier this year reincorporated in the Netherlands to lower its tax bill.

Perrigo spurning Mylan’s advance

At the same time, larger rival Teva Pharmaceutical Industries officially began pursuing the local generic drug giant.

2 days ago

Federated Investors first quarter profits rise 3 percent, short of expectations

Analysts had expected Federated to report earnings of 37 cents per share on revenue of $222 million.

2 days ago

Members representing public interest to remain on oil and gas board

The issue has caused a ruckus after an industry trade group criticized the Wolf administration for changing the board’s makeup

2 days ago

FNB reports rise in first quarter profits

Per-share earnings rose 10 percent to 22 cents.

2 days ago

EQT earnings drop on low gas prices

The Pittsburgh natural gas company said a drop in commodity prices “more than offset” a 37 percent growth in sales volume from the year-ago

2 days ago

 U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx speaks Wednesday after touring Carnegie Mellon University's National Robotics Engineering Center in Lawrenceville.

Transportation chief visits Pittsburgh to view new research, technology

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx visited CMU robotics center and marveled at the technology, but bemoaned the potholes outside.

2 days ago

SEC fines BlackRock over Rice Energy link; Partnership selects east Ohio as possible ethane cracker site

More news NoWait adds Chili’s to list; Trusst Lingerie named finalist in InnovateHER challenge; Pittsburgh-area housing sees jump.

2 days ago

 Huntington Bank branch manager Chris Eberlein with a check for $800 written by President Abraham Lincoln the day before he was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Huntington Bank displays historical checks

A collection of historical checks are on display at the bank’s new flagship banking center on Grant Street, Downtown. The exhibit is free.

3 days ago

Audit finds lag in enforcing law protecting health care workers from mandatory overtime

Review finds Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry did not implement law regarding health care workers, but changes now being made.

3 days ago

Thai-Japanese partnership selects Ohio for proposed ethane cracker

The project is one of three ethane crackers under consideration in region to take advantage of NGLs produced in the Marcellus, Utica shales

3 days ago

 The number of active student loan borrowers peaked in 2010 at about 12 million.

Federal study shows student loan troubles persist, especially for poor, elderly

The bank reports that many have defaulted, have become seriously delinquent or have not been able to keep paying down their balances.

3 days ago

 One possible target for the new CMU development could be Apple, which has been searching for space in the region to expand its operations.

CMU proposes hotel, office, retail complex to help remake Forbes Avenue

The 425,000-square-foot development would be built on two acres on university-owned land between Carnegie Museums and Junction Hollow.

2 days ago

BNY Mellon first-quarter profits rise

Bank of New York Mellon this morning reported profits jumped 16 percent in the first quarter as fee income rose.

3 days ago

 Cards can be frozen and unfrozen as often as customers want, Discover’s website says.

Discover customers can freeze card during scare

Discover has launched a new feature that gives people time to look for their cards without having to worry about a thief on a buying spree.

3 days ago

 Aurora Sharrard, vice president of innovation for the Green Building Alliance, speaks this morning at the Celebrate Sustainability Business Breakfast at Vallozzi's Italian Restaurant, Downtown.

Pittsburgh business leaders float big sustainability ideas, goals

Business, government and environmental leaders discussed everything from high-speed rail to promoting healthy lifestyles.

3 days ago

Oklahoma recognizes role of drilling in earthquakes

Scientists have linked earthquakes in Oklahoma and Texas to oil and natural gas extraction operations.

3 days ago

 Buyers closed on 5,402 homes in Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Washington and Westmoreland counties in the first quarter.

Experts: Pittsburgh housing market on 'healthy trajectory'

The region's average home price jumped 7.5 percent from $156,579 in the first quarter of 2014 to $168,259 last quarter.

3 days ago

Wabtec reports increase in first-quarter earnings

Wabtec reported first-quarter net income of $96.2 million, or 99 cents per share.

3 days ago

Court rules that people denied public housing can appeal

The case involved Danella Bray, who was denied a place to live by the McKeesport Housing Authority in February 2013.

2 days ago

Redfin to debut here; King Penguin makes deal; U.S. Steel issues warning

News from Redfin; King Penguin; Beynon & Co.; Forbes Allegheny Land; U.S. Steel; Allegheny Technologies; American Eagle; and S&T.

3 days ago

 Travelers watch as a plane taxis on April 14 at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta. After years of steadily rising airfare, travelers this summer can expect a tiny bit of relief.

Summer domestic airfares fall $2.01

The average roundtrip domestic ticket this summer, including taxes, now stands at $454, down less than a percent from last summer.

3 days ago

 Annette May holds a bottle of beer up to the light to determine what type of beer it is Feb. 4 at Merchant's Fine Wine in Dearborn, Mich.

Ladies of lager gravitate to beer careers

An increasing number of women are making and drinking craft beer, and a good long pour of it is made in Michigan.

3 days ago

Allegheny Technologies reports first-quarter profit

Earnings fell short of analyst estimates of 11 cents per share, but sales topped forecasts of $1.08 billion.

4 days ago

 A small area near the international arrivals in the airport’s airside building has been set aside for travelers taking short commuter flights

Commuter fliers get new space at Pittsburgh International Airport

It marks the first time the airport has had a dedicated commuter wing since the 22-gate terminal in the landside building closed in 2004.

4 days ago

 Coal miner Scott Mathieson, 35, of Jefferson, holds some coal found along the road at the entrance to Emerald Mine in Waynesburg, where he works as a belt repairman.

A contracting industry: Coal company sees growth in shrinking market

News of layoffs in mines and uncertainty surrounding new federal clean air standards have clouded the industry’s future.

4 days ago

 MedExpress Logo

Optum buys clinic operator MedExpress

The deal appears to align with a national trend that has insurers investing in such freestanding clinics.

4 days ago

 Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, left, and Stephen Shelton, TIP executive director, sign a brick wall Monday as part of the opening of the new site of the Trade Institute of Pittsburgh in Homewood.

Trade Institute celebrates move to larger location in Homewood

The new 10,000-square-foot home in Homewood South means twice as many students can learn masonry there.

4 days ago

3rd Circuit revives case against BofA local counsel

But while the appeals court revived the plaintiff’s federal claims, it upheld the dismissal of the state law claims.

4 days ago

 The Teva offer sent Mylan shares sharply higher this morning in brisk trading.

Dealing intensifies among Mylan, rival drug makers

Mylan rejected the idea of a Teva takeover last week. Now Perrigo has officially rejected Mylan.

3 days ago

 Monroeville officials say there are ongoing discussions with different government agencies "about ways to deter crime.”

Monroeville Mall seeks more ways to boost security

A shot was fired as hundreds of college-age partiers left a restaurant in the mall Friday night.

4 days ago

Business Workshop: Avoid contract pitfalls

Here are some common contract issues that Pennsylvania business owners should understand.

4 days ago

JLL to be 'signature tenant' of Market Square development; South Side Slopes project raises concerns

Jones Lang LaSalle currently leases more than 50,000 square feet in 525 William Penn Place, Downtown.

4 days ago

 Darrell Sapp/Post-Gazette  PowerSource  Inspectors head for their rescue drill in the "Sim Mine"  at the Mine Technology and Training Center in Ruff Creek, Greene County. Officials from Chile’s Ministry of Education visited during a trip to Pennsylvania to discuss an agreement with Penn State-Fayette for a training program for Chilean mining students.

Penn State mining program to train Chilean students

Best practices and technology used to mine coal in Pennsylvania will be applied to the extraction copper and lithium in Chile.

4 days ago

 Kraft macaroni and cheese

Kraft removing synthetic colors from iconic macaroni and cheese

Kraft is battling sluggish demand as consumers shift to brands that are perceived as healthier, organic or less processed.

4 days ago

Businesses forecast rebound from sluggish first quarter; West View Savings parent reports third-quarter rise

News from ESPN; Wal_mart; Carnegie Science Center and more.

4 days ago


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