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 Scott Baker of 5 Generation Bakers shows off a rack of Jenny Lee cinnamon bread fresh from the oven. The company brought the Jenny Lee brand name out of retirement a few years ago and now sells the bread in stores across 20 states.

5 Generation Bakers finds sweet success with taste of Jenny Lee

The McKees Rocks bakery revived the Jenny Lee brand, after the company’s first iteration closed in 2010 following a devastating fire.

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 Mylan headquarters in Canonsburg.

Mylan, Heinz among U.S. companies using Luxembourg for tax reduction

Two Pittsburgh companies were among 343 firms that used Luxembourg to reduce tax bills, according to an international journalists group.

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 Highmark and UPMC - shopping options for Pittsburgh insurance customers.

Pittsburgh insurance customers like Obamacare and the price wars for their business

Pittsburgh shoppers are happy with their plans — and happy to change plans if, say, UPMC has a better price than Highmark.

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 Westinghouse CEO Danny Roderick

Westinghouse needs break in India nuclear stalemate

As Obama’s foreign trip nears, the Cranberry-based company waits for a resolution to issues keeping it from building plants in Gujarat.

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 Josh Cascone, 23, prays during Bible study at In the Blood Tattoo and Piercing, the South Side headquarters of The End Ministries, an emergent ministry that offers hospitality to those who are disenchanted with mainstream churches.

Workzone: Tattoos are losing their taboo

There was a time when sporting a tattoo meant “you’re either a sailor, in the circus or fresh out of prison.”  Not anymore.

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Elder Law: Intra-family loans can spell trouble for elderly, children alike

Transactions among family member done on nothing more than a handshake can have unintended consequences.

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 A working adjustable crescent wrench built in a 3D printer from a computer drawing in the manufacturing lab at Butler Community College.

Len Boselovic’s Heard off the Street: 3-D printing advances open up frontier of legal fights

Technology that makes it easy to make something designed by someone else could lead to battles over intellectual property rights.

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 GoldenEar Demo Room at 2015 CES.

Don Lindich's Sound Advice: For better playback, think long term

When considering new audio equipment, best to think long-term investment than short-term savings.

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Business calendar: 1/25/2015

Business events, seminars and meetings this week.

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PG's Top Work Places 2015: Nominations are open now

The Post-Gazette is once again teaming up with WorkplaceDynamics to determine the region’s Top Workplaces.

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 Bradley Eagan

People on the Move: 1/25/2015

Bradley Eagan, Mick Rizzo, Dr. Matthew C. Chakan, Kristina Bush, Paul J. Juliano and Marisa C. Bartley

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Office Coach: Tell boss his behavior’s bad for business

Hot-tempered owners are like spoiled brats. Because they don’t report to anyone.

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Consumer Reports: Solving drugstore mysteries

Did you know that Pepto-Bismol used to be green? The color reflected the minty flavor, but people hated it.

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 Dusk on Fifth Avenue at the University of Pittsburgh and Cathedral of Learning.

Pitt set to kick off innovation smorgasbords

The university’s Innovation Week is designed to highlight Startup Weekend and the Big Ideas competition.

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 In this Nov. 12, 2014 file photo, the HealthCare.gov website, where people can buy health insurance, is seen on a laptop screen, shown in Portland, Ore.  The Obama administration is reversing itself after an outcry over consumer privacy on HealthCare.gov, the government’s health insurance website. The Associated Press confirms that the administration made changes to the website to scale back release of consumers’ personal information to private companies that analyze Internet performance and sell ads.

Obama administration scales back release of consumer data from health insurance website

The personal details included age, income, ZIP code, tobacco use and whether a woman is pregnant.

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 Signs at two gas stations advertise unleaded gasoline for $1.68 in Oklahoma City on Friday. For the first time since 2009, most Americans are paying less than $2 a gallon.

With $2 gasoline, good times keep rolling at the pump

Gasoline under $3 was shocking. Now it's under $2. Will it ever end?

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State police raid bars, issue citations across the region

Taverns and private social clubs were cited for serving minors, illegal gambling and other infractions.

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 BNY Mellon Building on Grant Street, Pittsburgh.

Job cuts and sale pay off for BNY Mellon in fourth quarter

The bank earned $807 million, or 70 cents a share. For all of 2014, the company earned $3.1 billion, or $2.67 per share.

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 Home sales were up in December but down for 2014. Here,  California real estate agent Sam Golkar, left, tours a home being sold by fellow agent Frank Ruan.

Business Briefs: First Niagara finishes internal investigation into process issue; union membership drops again

Read more business news from FirstEnergy, the Master Builders’ Association, the National Association of Realtors, Goodyear, Skymall and

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Pennsylvania unemployment drop continues for third straight month

The seasonally adjusted rate in Pennsylvania dropped to 4.8 percent in December from 5.1 percent in November.

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 An aerial view of Uptown and the South Side.

Growing U.S. economy leaving Pittsburgh behind, report says

The U.S. economy is growing again and Pittsburgh is lagging behind, according to a report from the Brookings Institution.

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Job cuts, sale pay off for BNY Mellon in Q4

The bank earned $807 million, or 70 cents a share. For all of 2014, the company earned $3.1 billion, or $2.67 per share.

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Pennsylvania unemployment drop continues for third straight month

The seasonally adjusted rate in Pennsylvania dropped to 4.8 percent in December from 5.1 percent in November.

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Report finds commercial construction on rise in Pittsburgh region

The C3 Index finds business climate, projections, bidding activities and backlog were all up significantly for the quarter ended Dec. 31.

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 The PLCB lost two of its four Special Liquor Order data entry employees last summer, and has been running behind ever since.

Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board ends 'special order' wine and spirits stoppage

Wine and spirits vendors can once again ask the state for permission to sell their hard-to-find products in Pennsylvania.

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 The documents filed on the PUC website Thursday state, “Lyft will not permit the use of vehicles older than eight model years.”

Lyft files compliance plan; Uber releases driver survey data

Ride-sharing company Lyft files plan with PUC. Uber publicly releases study of its drivers in U.S.

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 Of some 438 restaurant employees surveyed, 6 percent admitted to contaminating customers’ food.

Study tracks wait staff reaction to difficult customers

In the recent academic study “The Waiter Spit in My Soup!” 6 percent of restaurant workers admitted to contaminating customers’ food.

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 The SEA stated in the new request that it’s also open to pitches that may include retail, office, residential, restaurant, outdoor public spaces or other commercial uses for land near the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

David L. Lawrence Convention Center hotel plan faces competition

Pittsburgh leaders are taking the next step in a bid to resurrect plans for a headquarters hotel on land next to the convention center.

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Koppers Holdings postpones bond sale; ESB and Wesbanco shareholders OK merger; Federated Investors earnings dip

Read more business news from FNB Corp., Eureka Bank, Diamond Kinetics, Family Dollar

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Tobacco auction system is all but snuffed out

In Kentucky, rat-a-tat auctioneer chants at tobacco warehouses are becoming a dying art.

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 Tom DeVries, Giant Eagle executive in charge of Market District, sits in the cafe area in the remodeled Market District at the Waterworks Mall.

Giant Eagle's remodeled Waterworks Market District leads the way for Indiana

Giant Eagle brings a restaurant and bar to the Waterworks, tools the O’Hara grocer thinks Hoosier state shoppers will welcome, too.

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FNB profits go up

Revenue was $163.1 million, up 17 percent from $139.6 million.

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Pennsylvania tax-exempt nonprofits bill opposed

The bill could lead to a statewide vote on the issue and, ultimately, a constitutional amendment.

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Chevron laying off 162 as activity slows in Western Pennsylvania

Job cuts are part of an effort to “ensure our workforce is the right size for expected activity levels in this region,” spokesman said.

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 Point Park University’s new Pittsburgh Playhouse plans to incorporate the former Stock Exchange Building on Fourth Avenue, Downtown.

Downtown Pittsburgh 'swagger bank' part of Point Park restoration plans

The university plans to restore the Stock Exchange Building’s character and make it an integral part of its Pittsburgh Playhouse project.

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Mullen branch to close by end of March

Mullen Pittsburgh confirms that its loss of the Highmark account meant the ad agency didn’t have the right scale to stay open.

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 Pennsylvania's Liquor Control Board has temporarily halted the permitting process by which “special order” wine and spirits are approved for sale in the state.

Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board puts a stopper in special liquor orders

The PLCB has “closed the gates” on the approval of new special-order wine and liquor, aggravating delays for Pennsylvania vendors.

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 The 2015 Buick Regal GS

Scott Sturgis/Driver’s Seat: Buick Regal GS aims for younger market and succeeds

The vehicle is not bad. But Buick needs to learn that understatement, particularly in acceleration and handling, has gone out the car door.

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 Christian Farls, 12, a student at Providence Heights Alpha School in McCandless, nervously watches as his Alpha Bots team's robot performs a series of tasks during the Lego robotics competition at La Roche College in McCandless.

Lego robotics competition at La Roche College challenges kids

Worldwide, there are more than 25,000 Lego league teams in approximately 80 countries.

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Collier taking steps to promote businesses

A resolution to “Buy Collier First” implements several measures to raise awareness of community businesses on the township website.

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 Phil Little, education and outreach specialist for the Office of Pennsylvania Attorney General, holds a session on online safety for parents of teens at Shaler Area Intermediate School.

Children may be home, but cyberspace isn't always safe

Philip Little recently presented Operation Safe Surf, a presentation for parents and children about cyberspace dangers, in Shaler.

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Aldi first business to open at The Crossings in South Fayette

A Starbucks and Chipolte Mexican Grill are scheduled to open next.

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Computer initiative moves to Mars Area Centennial School

School board approves $75,078 contract to provide 660 laptop computers to Mars Area Middle School for three years.

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 Upper St. Clair High School team members posing with their award. From left: Nymisha Rameswarapu, Michael Nastac, Christina Park, Mrs. Pat Palazzolo, Gaurav Bhushan, Akshay Prasadan and Vidhi Shah.

'A Look Inside': Upper St. Clair students' mobile app declared a winner

Six gifted juniors from the high school are competing in the Verizon Innovative App Challenge.

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Peters-based organization aims to help nonprofits

Women of Southwestern Pa. offers grants to nonprofits that aid women and children, donating $56,000 to 36 local groups last year.

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 Highmark has spent tens of millions of dollars with ad agency Mullen Pittsburgh over the years.

Highmark shift could contribute to Pittsburgh ad agency's closing

Mullen Pittsburgh employees recently were told to start looking for jobs elsewhere.

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 During the financial crisis of 2008, stable value funds were the only asset class that did not lose value when stocks were down more than 30 percent.

‘Stable value funds’ deliver on promise for baby boomers

Their investment returns are protected by contracts that stabilize fund returns and preserve principal over time.

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 James Rohr

Former PNC executive to head CMU board

James Rohr, former chairman and CEO of PNC Financial Group, will become chairman of the university’s board of trustees on July 1.

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 Green Tree-based digital advertising firm Industry Weapon unveiled a new technology at the National Retail Federation (NRF) Conference in New York City.

Beacon technology senses shoppers’ habits to make advertising personal

Pittsburgh digital advertising firm Industry Weapon says targeted in-person ads are the next frontier of the shopping experience.

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Landmen cancel NAPE Pittsburgh; AlphaLab moving to East Liberty; Kessler Foundation gives to United Way of Allegheny County

Read more business news from L.B. Foster, Mylan, Allegheny Technologies, AmeriServ Financial, Giant Eagle, Shake Shack, J.C. Penney,

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