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 Travel agent Bill Katz moved the headquarters for Atlas Travel to his home office in Squirrel Hill. He's run the company for 54 years and has seen many changes to the industry.
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Travel agent Bill Katz moved the headquarters for Atlas Travel to his home office in Squirrel Hill. He's run the company for 54 years and has seen many changes to the industry.

In an online world, travel agents can still help

Many travel agents, including Bill Katz of Squirrel Hill, have gone with a streamlined approach to operations.


 John Agnew in Scott is glad his house on a hill doesn't flood when the drains overflow from heavy rain.

Flood insurance surcharges are on the rise

Across the nation, new rates went into effect on April 1 under the National Flood Insurance Program.



 A vehicle is refueled at a gas station in New Orleans on Monday, April 6, 2015.

Pittsburgh region sees steady rise in gas prices

National prices are also on the way up -- rising 6.6 cents per gallon in the last week.



 How we handle arguments with coworkers can have a big impact on how well we do our jobs.

Work zone: Listening is key to de-escalating a fight

Resolving arguments in the workplace can be difficult; avoiding them in the first place may be the way to go.



 YouTube star Curt Wootton in "Pittsburgh Dad."

YouTube celebrates 10 years

In the last decade, YouTube has changed our culture in many ways, including in Pittsburgh.



 Laura West, one of the co-founders of Trusst Lingerie, sews in their office space located in Alphalab in East Liberty.

Stylebook snapshot: Trusst Lingerie on mission to make better bras for range of sizes

The brand’s designers are working to re-engineer the bra so that it provides more support, particularly for women with larger bust sizes.


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Jury awards woman more than $13 million in employment bias case

Sandra Robertson claimed she was subjected to harassment and ridicule because of her sex, and made less than a man who did the same job.


 


 

Business of Health


Pennsylvania hospitals worried about Gov. Wolf's budget plan

Medicare payments to hospitals now cover less than 90 percent of cost of care, according to the American Hospital Association.



GlaxoSmithKline to shut down in Moon, leave region after 4 decades

The move came out of a decision to consolidate operations at its Parsippany, N.J., headquarters following its merger with Novartis.


 



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Bobby Rahal Jaguar Honored with Top Award

Pride of Jaguar winners are dealers who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence and the Jaguar brand.



Clean vehicles often, probe of rusty brake pipes finds

Investigators checked vehicles in Pennsylvania, surveyed owners in Ohio, and did random checks in other salt-belt states.


 

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