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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.

about 3 hours 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.

1 day ago


Ride-share questions to carry into 2015

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

1 day 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.

1 day 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.

1 day ago


Workzone: Small distractions can have big consequences

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

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

Accutron II watches combine accuracy and style

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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.”

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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.

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

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

1 day ago


Office Coach: Office conflict should have been addressed long ago

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

1 day ago


Baby boomers creating ‘Silver Tsunami’ in workforce

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

about 12 hours 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 days ago


Constantly changing online prices stump shoppers

Retailers can change online prices dozens of times per day.

3 days ago


Owner of Chicken of the Sea tuna brand to buy Bumble Bee

The Thai company already owns Chicken of the Sea, another major U.S. provider of packaged seafood.

2 days ago


 “There’s pent-up demand to go there,” Paul Busang, president of Gulliver's Travels, said of Cuba.

Cuba watchers in Pittsburgh cheer opening of trade relations, easing of travel restrictions

The easing of some restrictions will be “one of the best things to ever happen in the travel industry,” says one travel agent.

3 days ago


U.S. holiday sales may recover with help of deep discounts

Spending strongest in consumer electronics and home improvement retailers.

3 days ago


First Niagara to lay off 150 to 200 managers

The layoffs are part of an organizational restructuring, says the Buffalo-based bank.

2 days ago


PPG to acquire French company specializing in automotive specialty materials

PPG has been boosting its coatings business through acquisitions.

2 days ago


6 things Warren Buffett says you should do with your money in 2015

With the year winding down, we combed through all the advice The Oracle of Omaha has given us in 2014.

3 days ago


Nonprofits Life’sWork and Northshore Community Alliance merge; Pitt professors receive USAID award;

More business news on Ford recalls, MetLife, U.S. shippers, dockworkers contract talks.

3 days ago


Wine-cork makers battle screw tops

Screw caps growing popular in market where cork once dominated.

3 days ago


 Looking east from the 16th Street Bridge in the Strip District, this is a view of the land that the Buncher Co. is developing as part of its $450 million Riverfront Landing project that will stretch from 11th to 21st streets.

Housing plans unveiled for $450 million Strip District development

A Cleveland developer is teaming with Buncher to build the complex, which will feature townhouses and penthouse lofts, among other spaces.

3 days ago


 The 2015 Chrysler 200C borrows Dodge Dart design cues, and the result is a pretty sedan. But in a quick side glance, shades of the old oval Ford Taurus spring to mind.

Scott Sturgis’ Driver’s Seat: Redesign for 2015 gives Chrysler 200C a lot to offer

An upgrade for the make’s bottom-of-the-line model is an all-around improvement, but the reliability reports are not in yet.

4 days ago


International counterfeiting ring stretches from Uganda to Pittsburgh

The charges filed in Pittsburgh allege Ryan A. Gustafson, 27, was involved in spreading about $2 million in fake money.

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 A roofer works under the midday sun in July in Gilbert, Ariz.

Study: Hotter days mean less cold cash

Days that averaged about 77 degrees ended up reducing income by about $5 a day when compared with days that were about 20 degrees cooler.

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Amazon’s new robot army is ready to ship

Amazon shows off army of new robots designed to help workers meet holiday shipping crunch

4 days ago


 President Barack Obama announces a shift in policy toward Cuba while delivering an address to the nation from the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington on Wednesday.

Mixed reactions in Pittsburgh to Cuba normalization

Cuban-Americans, experts and advocates discuss the impact of President Obama’s announcement on Cuba.

4 days ago


5 Christmas Scams to Avoid This Year

New waves of holiday scams are cropping up that can compromise the good cheer of the season.

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 Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.

Federated Investors predicts stock rise in 2015

Federated analysts say the solid economic recovery, low inflation and historical indicators point to double-digit market gains next year.

4 days ago


Money and mission: When investments conflict with philanthropy

Mission-related investing has received a boost from the so-called divestment movement.

4 days ago


 Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen makes a statement on jobs and economic outlook in Washington.

Interest rate hike not expected in first quarter of 2015

Stocks log biggest gain in more than a year on Fed's 'patient' pledge

4 days ago


Kratsa Properties sells hotels; Apollo Bancorp raises dividend; Senate OKs locks and dams measure

More business news on consumer prices, Philips, American Apparel, Avon, Panera Bread, The ExOne Company

4 days ago


 The Washington, D.C.-based Consumer Federation of America says it has uncovered a new pricing technique in auto insurance rate filings made by Allstate in Pennsylvania and roughly a dozen other states.

Auto group warns of insurance pricing 'scheme' in Pennsylvania, other states

The pricing models were developed to boost profits by raising rates on policyholders who are unlikely to shop around for a better price.

5 days ago


FedEx second quarter falls short of Wall Street expectations

The shipping company blamed aircraft maintenance charges for an increase in its costs, which affected the earnings results.

4 days ago


 “The mayor has the right idea. It’s going to come together,” said Dan McCaffery, chairman and CEO of Chicago-based McCaffery Interests.

Developers optimistic on joint plan for Strip District produce terminal building

McCaffery Interests CEO optimistic about Strip District produce terminal building redevelopment plans.

5 days ago


 The Consol Energy Center is cited as the first NHL arena to secure a Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating system in 2010.

Report finds Pennsylvania a rising U.S. leader in clean energy

Renewable energy and efficiency projects over the next decade could add 5 gigawatts of capacity and generate $17.7 billion in investment.

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  A early morning view of the Golden Triangle from the roof of the U.S. Steel Tower.

Planning commission backs legislation to add 'affordable' housing to Pittsburgh’s development policies

The legislation is meant to encourage the construction of more housing for poor and working-class people.

5 days ago


Federated Investors forecasts double-digit stock market advance

Company officials say the forecast is pegged to the strengthening economy, tame inflation, and historical indicators related to politics.

4 days ago


Pennsylvania Supreme Court affirms $151M ruling against Wal-Mart

The case concerns unpaid wages from work during breaks and in other circumstances.

5 days ago


Jeff Yeager's 10 Hacks for Saving Money in December

These ten steps can help you celebrate a joyous holiday season wisely!

5 days ago


Millcraft lines up Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse; Northwest Savings Bank to buy Lorain National Bank; Ampco-Pittsburgh names CEO

Business news from the First Energy, PNC Foundation, Mylan, Commerce Department, Amazon, Chrysler and Radio Shack

5 days ago


Pennsylvania attorneys say shale work still strong despite low oil prices

The drop in prices isn’t having an immediate impact because a lot of projects are already in the works, attorneys said.

6 days ago


 Christopher E. Ballod

People on the move: 12/15/2014

Company news from Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti; Reed Smith; Sykes Elder Law; Keevican Weiss Bauerle & Hirsch.

6 days ago


 Andrew Achilleos, a British citizen who is graduating from Carnegie Mellon University, hopes to get an H-1B visa to start a custom suit company in Pittsburgh.

H-1B work visa full of uncertainties for immigrants

The H-1B program: Is America shortchanging itself, or are we exploiting foreign-born students?

6 days ago



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