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 Mylan headquarters in Canonsburg

Mylan continues to woo Perrigo as profits slip

As it fights to woo a rival and fend off another, Mylan releases first-quarter results.

about 18 hours ago


 Last week, state regulators asked the courts to force UPMC and Highmark into arbitration to resolve alleged violations of state-mediated agreements governing their breakup in January.

Highmark to cover unpaid medical claims filed by UPMC

The ongoing dispute between the region's health care giants had interfered with the payment of about 3 percent of more than 900,000 claims.

about 7 hours ago


EDMC to close 15 Art Institute locations; Pittsburgh campus not affected

The closest campus to Pittsburgh that is closing will be the Art Institute of York, Pa.

about 4 hours ago


Ansys reports boost in first-quarter earnings, revenue

The results for the quarter, however, fell short of average analysts expectations provided by Thomson Financial Network.

about 7 hours ago


LB Foster first-quarter earnings beat expectations

The Green Tree company reported net income of  $4.3 million up from $3.6 million.

about 8 hours ago


WPAHS loses $9.7 million for quarter

WPAHS reported an operating loss of $9.7 million for the three-month period ending March 31.

about 18 hours ago


United Way hoping to help women in need in time for Mother’s Day

United Way’s new fundraising campaign was timed around Mother’s Day to help women who face unexpected emergencies get back on their feet.

about 18 hours ago


Retiree benefits bubble up at Consol shareholders meeting

Sale of mines to Murray Energy cut health care benefits to retired Consol miners.

about 7 hours ago


 San Francisco-based Uber and its largest competitor Lyft moved into the Pittsburgh area in February 2014.

Pa. Public Utility Commission continues pursuit of trip data from Uber

The PUC judges had previously ordered Uber to divulge details on the number of rides provided from the advent of its service in Pittsburgh.

about 7 hours ago


 “Most of us are not part of the new Pittsburgh they’re trying to create,” said Hill District resident Carl Redwood.

Pittsburgh needs 21,000 affordable homes, housing alliance study finds

Report gives new Affordable Housing Task Force daunting housing crisis numbers at which to chip away.

about 18 hours ago


 Macy’s Inc. announced Tuesday it has named its new discount stores Macy’s Backstage, and says first of the four test stores will open this fall in New York City.

Alcoa recognized for STEM career support; Ampco-Pittsburgh reports dip in net income; Rex Energy reports first quarter loss

Read more business news about Macy’s Backstage, the Institute for Supply Management, Amazon Prime, Jet Blue and Mylan.

about 18 hours ago


 A view of the Lower Hill and former site of the Civic Area near Consol Energy Center from the 60th floor of the U.S. Steel Tower.

Penguins seek minority-owned developer for housing at former Civic Arena site

The developer would be responsible for building at least 250 units on the 10 acres of land closest to Crawford Square in the Hill District.

about 19 hours ago


Googling on mobile devices surpasses PCs in U.S. for first time

Google’s mobile search requests are outstripping requests in nine other countries as well.

1 day ago


 The Pirates’ Jackie Hunter displays the team’s environmentally friendly cotton rally towel distributed to guests of Pirates Charities. It’s made of 100 percent organic cotton, and environmentally conscious dyes are used to print the Jolly Roger logo.

Pirates handing out 'eco-rally' towels to special guests

The Pirates’ rally towel is a 100-percent organic cotton product that helps promote the club’s commitment to the environment at PNC Park.

1 day ago


 Solar panel sits atop Pittsburgh Fire Bureau station 34T in Marshall-Shadeland.

In new net-metering limits, solar advocates see a threat to growth

Solar advocates are concerned over limits proposed on “customer generators” that can produce electricity in excess of what is consumed.

1 day ago


The 'monster' beneath the Marcellus

Ohio has been the hotbed of Utica Shale drillng, but the results of Utica wells drilled in Pennsylvania are showing strong numbers

1 day ago


DEP, Shell share air quality plans for Beaver County cracker plant

The meeting, being held at an auditorium in Central Valley High School, is the first opportunity for the community to hear about the plant.

about 19 hours ago


 Dorothy C. Wolbert

Dateline Pittsburgh: The Legal Profession

Dateline Pittsburgh: The Legal Profession

1 day ago


Law firm 3.0: Information changing law firm models

The standard law firm model that has been in effect for the better part of the last 20 years is becoming less viable.

1 day ago


More cuts coming for Kennametal, executive says

The company attributed losses to impairment and restructuring charges, and a weaker demand from industrial, energy and other markets.

about 20 hours ago


 Kyle Williamson, plant engineer and outage supervisor at FirstEnergy's Springdale Power Plant, explains a drawing of one of the compressors. FirstEnergy is replacing compressor casings, conducting turbine maintenance work and making improvements to allow the units to respond more flexibly to meet demand. The plant is a 550-megawatt natural gas combined-cycle generating power plant along the Allegheny River.

FirstEnergy shows off natural gas plant in Springdale

The company is upgrading the facility to run full-time, a move the company said was triggered by low gas prices.

1 day ago


Business Forum: Making brokers work for clients is way past due

The Dodd-Frank Act,  meant brokers and advisers should put the interests of clients first and must disclose any conflicts of interest

1 day ago


Pitt approves contract with maintenance staff

Union workers who maintain buildings and grounds at the University of Pittsburgh ratified a three-year contract with the school.

about 19 hours ago


PNC closings lead nation; Pittsburgh construction value down; Washington Health acquires center

News from PNC, SNL, Dodge Data, Washington Health System, Southwest Regional Medical Center, McDonald’s, Cisco and Dow Chemical.

1 day ago


Ced Kurtz’s Techman Texts: Help me, I am addicted

My reading habit started when I was young. With the advent of the e-book readers and Kindle on the Web, I was hooked.

1 day ago


Demand response, saved by Congress, thrives in rural areas

The bill, a rare Congressional compromise on energy policy, preserves the use of large water heaters in rural demand response programs.

1 day ago


Pa. weighs Highmark funding request

The health insurer proposes to transfer $175 million in grants to its seven-hospital AHN for capital improvements and to improve cash flow.

1 day ago


 Kyle Williamson, plant engineer and outage supervisor at FirstEnergy's Springdale Power Plant, explains a drawing of one of the compressors. FirstEnergy is replacing compressor casings, conducting turbine maintenance work and making improvements to allow the units to respond more flexibly to meet demand. The plant is a 550-megawatt natural gas combined-cycle generating power plant along the Allegheny River.

First Energy natural gas plant in Sprindale

The company is upgrading the facility to run full-time, a move the company said was triggered by low gas prices.

1 day ago


Study links foam in water wells to shale well sites

The shale well sites were blamed for contaminating water supplies between 2010 and 2012. The DEP has since strengthened regulations.

2 days ago


Westinghouse delivers 200 tons of reactor components to Georgia plant

The materials made in New Hampshire had to be carefully shipped several states away to Georgia.

2 days ago


 Pittsburgh-area gasoline prices have climbed by 4 cents per gallon in the last week.

Pittsburgh gasoline prices rise slightly as oil prices rebound

Prices at the pump are still about $1 per gallon lower than last year.

2 days ago


 Systems increasingly demand a mixture of letters, numbers, punctuation and capitalization for passwords.

This pa$$w0rd is not very secure: CMU studies reveal best and worst in passwords

If the hacker wants you specifically, they’ll check your social media for, say, the names of your pets.

2 days ago


 Technologists wonder whether using fingerprints, faces or devices to log in would help or hurt the cause of data security and privacy.

If passwords can’t protect your account, can fingerprints do the trick?

Experts from the White House to CMU wonder whether we should “kill the password dead.”

2 days ago


Higher wages can create hunger paradox

As incomes rise for low wages workers, their government benefits decrease, leaving them still struggling.

3 days ago


New data tools allow employers to home in on cost, quality at local hospitals

Health care consumers are tapping user-friendly cost and quality data to help them make decisions about network size and hospital spending.

3 days ago


 Matilda Kahl in the outfit she created.

Workzone: A personal uniform can be a stress, time saver

Matilda Kahl is championing a simple approach to workplace attire.

3 days ago


Consumer Reports: 10 top car picks for 2015

These cars score well in a range of areas.

3 days ago


  Stone Librande of Riot Games and the Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Center plays through a trial of CAVE Men, which utilizes a three-walled projection. The ETC hosted a showcase of its current students’ projects Thursday at its Technology Drive location.

CMU summit encourages creativity for common good.

Innovators are seeking ways to apply entertainment principles to driving engagement in causes.

3 days ago


Len Boselovic's Heard Off the Street: Online or off, some believe vultures are everywhere

Col. Matteo Martemucci warned the CFA Society of Pittsburgh on Wednesday of cyber security threats.

3 days ago


 Olympus Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera system

Don Lindich's Sound Advice: Canon, Nikon digital SLRs benefit from incumbency

Don strongly recommends Micro Four Thirds instead.

3 days ago


 Tiffany Stocker

People on the move: 5/3/2015

Pittsburgh Legal Administrators Association, Brentwood Bank, Allegheny Health Network, KDKA Radio, Andy Warhol Museum, Heinz Endowments

3 days ago


Office Coach: Dealing with your ‘space cadet’ boss

Plus: Provide feedback for colleagues who are still in probationary status.

3 days ago


 Mylan headquarters stands July 14, 2014, in Canonsburg.

Mylan created Dutch-style poison pill to protect itself

The poison pill could help Mylan thwart a hostile, $43 billion takeover bid from Israeli drugmaker Teva Pharmaceutical Industries.

4 days ago


 The Commerce Department reports on U.S. construction spending in March Friday.

Mylan executive compensation rises; FirstEnergy quarterly earnings jump; factory activity improves

News from Mylan; Teva; FirstEnergy; the Institute for Supply Management; and Ford.

4 days ago


Fiat Chrysler and GM sales rise 6 percent, Ford up 5 percent in April

Easy credit and lower gas prices bolstered a modestly improving economy.

4 days ago


 Vered Cohen and her newborn

New postpartum unit and family waiting room arrive at West Penn Hospital

Vered Cohen spends time with her newborn, Eila, in the new postpartum unit and family waiting room at West Penn Hospital in Bloomfield.

4 days ago


 Trevor Thomas and Natalie Sacco are the new owners of the Mystery Lovers Bookstore in Oakmont.

Are independent booksellers replacing big-box retailers?

Many shops are thriving in the Pittsburgh area as Borders and Barnes & Noble have retreated.

5 days ago


Pittsburgh wind power developer may be sold for $1.5 billion

The deal reflects how “yieldcos,” named for their promise of high returns, have changed how renewable energy firms have raised money.

5 days ago


 Southwest Airlines has more than tripled its number of daily flights and nonstop destinations from Pittsburgh International Airport.

Southwest Airlines looking at possible expansion in Pittsburgh

Southwest started service here 10 years ago and now has 32 daily departures to 14 cities.

5 days ago


 Mylan headquarters in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.

Teva still pursuing merger with Mylan

The Israel-based pharmaceutical company is expected to improve its offer after being rejected at $82 per share.

5 days ago



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