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Highmark big part of UPMC revenue

That compares with the 19 percent of “gross patient revenue” that UPMC has reported in its financial disclosures for Highmark payments.


 One of the most infamous spills in the state’s Marcellus history took place in May 2010 on land Don Johnson, above, and his wife, Carol Johnson, own. The couple spotted a leak from an East Resources well site on their Tioga County cattle farm. They and the state feared that some of the small herd of cattle drank some of the salty-tasting hydraulic fracturing flowback fluid that leaked from the well site and the state quarantined the herd.

Trial and error approach leaves Marcellus Shale wounds

“Sometimes you need to learn from your mistakes,” said Scott Perry, a deputy secretary with the Pa. Department of Environmental Protection.



 Mayor Bill Peduto will present his first budget today to the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority, the city’s state-appointed financial overseer.

Peduto to submit first Pittsburgh budget to state oversight group today

Mayor Bill Peduto was mum on the details, but he called the new spending plan “truth in budgeting.”



 Several dozen Occupy Pittsburgh protesters marched to the PNC building at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Wood Street, Downtown.

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.


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Pittsburgh Charter High School thrives in international competition

A recycling business developed by the school’s Students for Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship team took second in a world competition.



Pittsburgh to add other neighborhoods to nighttime hospitality plan

Pittsburgh will expand its hospitality plan, used initially on the South Side, to Lawrenceville, Oakland and Market Square, Downtown.


 
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