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 Trib Total Media's flagship newspapers include the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and the Tribune-Review in Greensburg.

Trib Total Media selling nine newspapers in Western Pa.

The newspaper’s management says the sale is part of a larger “strategic growth plan.”

about 13 hours ago


 Perrigo, which makes over-the-counter medicines, has resisted repeated overtures from Mylan.

Mylan gets approval in pursuit of Perrigo

Mylan said that more than two-thirds of shareholders had backed the vote. It needed more than half in order to pursue the takeover.

28 minutes ago


Betting on a decline: energy stocks see peak levels of short interest

For an industry saddled with high debt, low commodity prices and a global oversupply, betting on energy stocks falling has become popular.

about 23 hours ago


 Emily Kennedy of Marinus Analytics presents her company at the UpPrize competition held in the New Hazlett Theater on the North Side in July.

Software developed by CMU student helps find online sex traffickers

Marinus Analytics has a software product, Traffic Jam, that mines the deep web for information and clues about trafficking operations.

about 5 hours ago


UPMC revenue grows despite Highmark split

The region’s largest healthcare system pulled in more than $12 billion in the last fiscal year.

about 23 hours ago


 From left, David Morehouse, CEO and president of the Penguins; Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald; Mayor Bill Peduto and Richard Baron, chairman and CEO of McCormack Baron Salazar, prepare to announce the plans for the redevelopment of the former Civic Arena site Thursday. Danish firm Bjarke Ingels Group was hired to develop residences and public spaces at the site.

Danish firm hired to develop former Civic Arena site

Mayor Bill Peduto praised the hiring, citing Bjarke Ingels Group’s reputation, but one Hill District leader called it a “misstep.”

about 23 hours ago


Consumer Reports: Made in America?

Almost eight in 10 American consumers say they would rather buy an American-made product than an imported one, according to a recent survey

about 23 hours ago


Union stages 5 rallies in Western Pa. in Allegheny Technologies contract dispute

The lockout affecting roughly 2,200 workers began Aug. 15. The workers’ last contract expired June 30.

about 9 hours ago


 Apple schedules new product event for Sept. 9

Pittsburgh Business Group on Health partners with Innovu for benchmarking; Kennametal find new CFO; Starkist settlement allows claims

Read more business news about Walmart layways, Dole CEO, pending home sales and Apple’s announcement.

about 23 hours ago


Top Workplaces 2015: Who are the best employers in the Pittsburgh area?

In total, WorkplaceDynamics invited 1,401 companies to participate and surveyed 126 of them. The organizations employ 25,397 people.

1 day ago


 Dr. Jash Sharma president and CEO of CIMA Life Sciences in Plum. The company produces lenses used in cataract surgery.

Cima Life’s optics help restore sight for cataracts patients

Cima Life operates out of a 10,000-square-foot facility where it designs, manufactures, tests and ships intraocular lenses to 30 countries.

1 day ago


 At the former Civic Arena site, the Bjarke Ingels Group of Copenhagen will be responsible for designing the 1,100 units of residential housing to be built on the upper portion.

‘Starchitect’ retained for areas near former Civic Arena

A Danish firm will design residences and public spaces to be built at the 28-acre site that will include the new U.S. Steel headquarters.

1 day ago


 Housing a family of four is on average $789 a month, according to a new report.

How much money do families need to live modestly in Pittsburgh?

Pittsburgh families spend more on child care but less on health care.

1 day ago


 The 2015 BMW M4 Convertible

Scott Sturgis/Driver’s Seat: BMW M4 Convertible combines power and luxury

If you need a comfortable four-person unit, the BMW will fit the bill without complaint.

1 day ago


 Michael Polite, left, and Richard Taylor talk at a news conference Thursday announcing them as new members of the governing board of the August Wilson Center.

August Wilson Center reorganization effort aims to create financial, artistic success

Michael Polite and Richard Taylor are the newest governing board members; three more members will be named at the end of the year.

1 day ago


Claims for jobless benefits fall to three-week low

Unemployment applications dropped by 6,000 to 271,000 in the week ended Aug. 22, a Labor Department report showed today.

1 day ago


Wal-Mart to stop selling AR-15, other semi-automatic rifles

The top U.S. retailer of guns and ammunition will stop selling semi-automatic rifles for lack of customers.

1 day ago


 FILE - In this June 9, 2015, file photo, a Ford Motor Co. employee works on the instrument panel of a 2016 Ford Explorer at the Chicago Assembly Plant in Chicago. The Commerce Department releases durable goods orders for July on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

Sinclair stations go dark; Eaton names new executive; retail electric suppliers grow

News from Dish; Sinclair Broadcasting; WPGH; WPNT; Eaton; MRC Global; McJunkin Red Man; RadioShack; and the Public Utility Commission.

1 day ago


 The Cleaveland Price Inc. for 2014 Great Race team.

Company gatherings build culture and connections

Company events can be officially sanctioned gatherings, like a volunteer day building a playground, or small traditions that pop up.

1 day ago


 Harry Griffith of Industrial Scientific in the company's new headquarters in Robinson.

Building integrity into corporate culture requires dedication

Many companies list “honesty” and “integrity” among their core values, but citing them is much easier than putting them into practice.

1 day ago


 Strip District company Pitt Ohio is the winner of the Top Workplaces award for best large workplace.

Pittsburgh's Top Workplaces recognized for their outstanding work

In the world of logistics, perhaps the greatest compliment that can be given to a corporate leader is that he “keeps things going.”

1 day ago


 From left, Qi Wang, Kristin Rhoa, Justin Endler, Duane Garber and Julie Wislie take advantage of one of Branding Brand's open seating areas, which doubles as a lunch room.

Interacting with the public online enables employers to expand communication

The key to establishing an online brand through social media is developing a plan and sticking to it.

1 day ago


 Rivers Casino general manager Craig Clark said that while his casino’s employee turnover rate currently is at 20 percent, it has been declining over the years and is lower than most casinos.

It’s hard to find and retain employees as economy improves

The American economy is growing, which ironically is making it harder for recruiters and companies to fill positions.

1 day ago


 Rob Autor, right, vice president of Continuum Managed Services in Cranberry Township, meets with instructional designer Jason Pugh, left, and director Jacque Rowden.

Upward mobility key to keeping employees around, engaged

A 2013 survey found 26 percent of employees leave their companies because they don’t have career development opportunities.

1 day ago


 Wombat  engaged in heavy-duty renovations to its Strip District office, tearing down walls for six offices to give employees more access to window light.

Office design offers a window into company values

There is no one way to design an office: Local firms in a variety of sectors use different philosophies to increase employee satisfaction.

1 day ago


 Harvey Pollack, president and CEO of PT Services Group, holds an informal staff meeting at their Downtown office. PT Services  Group facilitates new prospects and new business for the financial services and insurance industries.

It takes creativity and focus to make meetings fruitful

Meetings are a key part of running an efficient company — but employers use different techniques to make such gatherings useful.

1 day ago


 John D'Angelo, AAA East Central vice president of human resources, proudly shows off a photograph of his staff.

Human resources departments evolve, remain key to companies’ success

The goal for human resources departments — representing the employees — is always the same, even if the methods are not.

1 day ago


Jameson expands its search for partner

Jameson officials announced they have issued a new request for proposals that, at the AG’s suggestion, may include bids from across the U.S.

2 days ago


 Mylan headquarters in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.

Perrigo, Mylan leaders spar as vote looms

With a critical vote in their takeover fight approaching, Mylan and Perrigo come out swinging in the final round.

2 days ago


 Christina Cassotis is CEO of the county’s airport authority.

Allegheny County Airport authority looking to replace development director

CEO Christina Cassotis said she wants to evaluate Pittsburgh International Airport’s needs before making a hire.

2 days ago


 Jessica Tang of Sewickley holds her son Connor, 3 days old, at the Midwife Center for Birth and Women’s Health in the Strip District on Aug. 19. Ms. Tang had both of her sons at The Midwife Center.

Popularity of midwife delivery growing in Western Pennsylvania

Stand-alone birth practices can cut delivery costs up to 50 percent over traditional hospitals.

2 days ago


Pennsylvania electric market adds customers for second consecutive month

The number of customers shopping for an electric supplier had dropped to an 18-month low in June.

2 days ago




Three big consumer companies have highest CEO pay gaps, Glassdoor reports

Popular consumer brands pay their chief executive officers more than a thousand times what they pay their typical worker.

2 days ago


 This photo shows a mock-up of the exhibition "Humanae/I AM AUGUST" by Brazilian photographer Angelica Dass that will be on the facade of the August Wilson Center for African American Culture beginning Sept. 25.

August Wilson Center prepares for its next stage

The center on Liberty Avenue is showing signs of artistic life as it heads into an ongoing renewal phase.

2 days ago


 Sprout Pharmaceuticals CEO Cindy Whitehead holds a bottle for the female sex-drive drug Addyi at her Raleigh, N.C., office on Aug. 15.

Insurers review pill aimed to boost women’s sex drive

Although retail prices could approach $500 a month for the female libido pill Addyi, its maker expects much lower co-pays for insured women.

2 days ago


 2016 Fiat 500X Trekking Plus

American customers’ satisfaction for vehicles declines for a 3rd year in a row

Car prices keep going up, but so do recall notices being sent to car owners. It’s not a combination designed to make customers happy.

3 days ago


 Joe Kallen, CEO of Busy Beaver, acquired the regional hardware chain about two years ago.

Busy Beaver stores announce partnership with True Value

The company hopes the True Value name will help its identity in new markets.

3 days ago


Business Workshop: No discrimination based on sexual orientation

Many are unsure about legal protection from discrimination based on sexual orientation because it’s not specifically mentioned in Title VII.

3 days ago


Case against syringe maker withdrawn

The former Unilife employee had claimed he was the subject of a retaliatory firing for pointing out a violation of FDA regulations.

3 days ago


 Natarajan Chandrasekaran, CEO and managing director of Tata Consultancy Services, and CMU President Subra Suresh, right, sign the agreement.

Carnegie Mellon gets $35M donation

The gift from Tata Consultancy Services, an India-based tech company, will build an innovation center on Forbes Avenue.

2 days ago


 Morgan C. Culbertson

CMU student admits developing controls for Android phones

Morgan Culbertson, 20, of Churchill pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to designing and trying to sell Android phone controls.

3 days ago


Grandiose hotel, residential project for Mount Washington dropped

Chicago developer Steven Beemsterboer said that he is putting the 4-acre site at the end of Grandview Avenue up for sale.

3 days ago


 A drilling rig in Houston, Pa.

Oil goes down and takes gas with it after Monday's market selloff

Energy commodities and the companies that unearth them suffered in Monday’s market plunge.

3 days ago


 A trader fills orders Monday in the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index options pit at the Chicago Board Options Exchange. Uncertainty among traders after big losses in the Asian markets caused a sharp drop in the S&P at the open.

China's Wall Street woes send stocks swinging

Cooler heads prevailed on Wall Street on Monday as a panic-stricken start turns into just another 500-point drop in the Dow.

3 days ago


 1,300 U.S. Steel workers will see pensions frozen.

U.S. Steel freezing pensions; Heinz Endowments joining initiative; Apple recalls iPhone models

News from U.S. Steel; Heinz Endowments; Grantmakers for Effective Change; Apple; General Motors; Blue Cross and Blue Shield; and more.

3 days ago


 Utilities must seek state approval to raise base rates — a mammoth legal affair that typically spans nine months and invites public comment.

As revenue declines, power companies lean on surcharges and less on rate hikes

Consumer advocates say the added charges lack oversight and shift risk away from investors and onto ratepayers.

3 days ago


Employment audits on the rise, and not just at shale firms

Restaurants and hotels are now part of Department of Labor’s Marcellus initiative to weed out wage and hour violations.

3 days ago


OnlyBoth online benchmarking engine spotlights hospitals’ successes, struggles

The recently launched Pittsburgh-based engine is being heralded by the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative.

3 days ago


 Bulldozers at work at a Bucks County landfill.

Gas from garbage can be a useful waste

A rule proposed by EPA might spur new landfill gas-to-energy projects, if the case for using the gas is more compelling than burning it off.

3 days ago



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