Business


Pennsylvania unemployment rises in August for second consecutive month

Unemployment would have been higher, but 28,000 people gave up looking for work during the month and this were not counted.

17 minutes ago


 Bayer’s stock shot up by more than 6 percent on the Frankfurt stock exchange following the news that the German parent of Bayer MaterialScience, whose North American headquarters is in Robinson, will spin off the unit in the next 12 to 18 months.

Bayer says it will spin off materials unit

After months of speculation, Bayer says it will spin off lagging plastics business.

about 23 hours ago


 Tom Balestrieri, head of the Buncher Co., shows the proposed development his company is planning for the Strip District riverfront from the 16th Street Bridge to 21st Street.

Buncher Co. making progress on Strip District land

The firm is now hoping for “clarity” with regard to the nearby development of the historic produce terminal.

about 23 hours ago


 Author Glennon Doyle Melton

Author to bring message of lifting others to Pittsburgh

Glennon Doyle Melton, who battled addictions and bulimia and now raises money to assist families in need, will share her life challenges.

about 23 hours ago


Pittsburgh rally to promote women's work in life sciences

The Pittsburgh’s Outstanding Women Entrepreneurs Rally on Monday will give entrepreneurs a chance to make pitches to investors.

about 23 hours ago


 Many adult children have made financial sacrifices to cover caregiving expenses, according to Caring.com. About half — 46 percent — spend more than $5,000 a year on caregiving expenses.

Cost of care for adult relatives often falls on younger generations

Caring.com finds 46 percent of its visitors surveyed spend more than $5,000 on caregiving expenses.

about 23 hours ago


 Self-serve candy choices at the new Cinemark North Hills and XD, opening today at McCandless Crossing.

Curtain rises on new amenities-packed movie theater in McCandless

Cinemark at McCandless Crossing opens with 12 digital auditoriums, a bar serving wine, beer and frozen cocktails, and movies new and recent.

about 23 hours ago


 FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, photo, Wal-Mart employees Jon Christians and Lori Harris take job applications and answers questions during a job fair at the University of Illinois Springfield campus in Springfield, Ill. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says it plans to hire 60,000 temporary holiday workers for the crucial holiday season in 2014, an increase of nearly 10 percent from last year. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

Business news briefs: 9/19/14

Home Depot Says Data Breach Affected 56 Million Payment Cards, Chevron meets shale standards from CSSD and more

about 23 hours ago


 The Whole Foods in East Liberty stands as an example of how retail has driven new developments in the Pittsburgh neighborhood.

What drives East Liberty's revitalization efforts?

The Pittsburgh neighborhood stands as an example of redevelopment in an area once known mainly for deteriorating buildings and crime.

1 day ago


 Traffic on the  North Shore

Pa. auto insurance a bargain, report says

Report: Pittsburgh region has the third least expensive car insurance among 25 metro areas surveyed.

1 day ago


Pennsylvania legislators debate energy measures

Leaders of key energy-related committees spoke about their expectations for the present and next legislative sessions during a conference.

1 day ago


Ads coming to North Hills school website

Visitors to the North Hills School District's website soon will be seeing ads for area businesses.

1 day ago


 Review of the 2014 Nissan Juke Nismo RS

Driver's Seat: Nissan Juke beautifully fun, in a weird, radical way

Review of the 2014 Nissan Juke Nismo RS

1 day ago


Business Briefs: Consol and Noble launch midstream IPO

Also: Innovation Works receives $800,000 for AlphaLab; Butler Health System retains bond rating; Esmark subsidiary acquires metals supplier.

1 day ago


Chevron meets shale drilling standards from Pittsburgh organization

The Center for Sustainable Shale Development offers certification for drillers that aim to go beyond existing state regulations

1 day ago


 Bayer AG announced today that it plans to put its material sciences segment on the stock market as a separate company.

Bayer to spin off material sciences division as separate company

The material science division produces plastics, coatings and chemicals used in foams, insulation, auto lights and DVDs.

1 day ago


Innovation Works receives $800,000 to expand AlphaLab

The federal grant is expected to create 300 jobs and bring in $225 million in private investment.

2 days ago


 Lynette Lederman of Squirrel Hill was named winner of the Standing Firm Community Champion Award. Ms. Lederman, who has been working for the City of Pittsburgh for over 10 years, covers issues within Squirrel Hill and other Jewish communities.

Pittsburgh City Council aide recognized for efforts against domestic violence

The local organization Standing Firm is helping companies respond to domestic violence.

2 days ago


 An animated neon Heinz ketchup bottle sign hangs atop the Senator John Heinz History Center in the Strip District.

Heinz production returning to Pittsburgh, with baby food

The production coming to the North Side had been handled at its plant in Leamington, Ontario, which the company sold earlier this year.

2 days ago


 The Strip District's Produce Terminal.

Pittsburgh may seek to keep Strip District produce terminal

The proposal will be part of the negotiations with McCaffery Interests and Rubino Partners for the redevelopment of the building.

2 days ago


U.S. Steel shares surge after restructuring moves

The company also said it expects a significant improvement in its third quarter operating profit.

2 days ago


 Downtown-based Forever.com is predicting record revenues for 2015 thanks to a recent acquisition and a plan to unroll digital storage of documents and videos in addition to photos.

Pittsburgh based Forever.com has more in store for future

Downtown’s Forever.com is hoping that the Panstoria acquisition puts it ahead of its cloud storage competitors.

2 days ago


 A security officer tells SEIU union protesters they cannot leave bags of groceries for UPMC employees at the company's offices at the U.S. Steel Tower.

National poverty rate continues slow fall

The national poverty rate fell by half of a percentage point from 15 percent to 14.5 percent in 2013.

2 days ago


 FedEx’s fiscal first-quarter net income rose 24 percent, and the company says it plans to hire more than 50,000 extra workers.

FedEx earnings exceed expectations

FedEx’s fiscal first-quarter net income rose 24 percent, and the company says it plans to hire more than 50,000 extra workers.

2 days ago


 This photo provided by A Woman’s Nation shows an envelope that Marriott will be placing in 160,000 hotel rooms beginning this week to encourage guests to leave a tip for the person who cleans the room.

Envelopes in Marriott hotels invite tips for maids

The campaign, called “The Envelope Please,” begins this week. Envelopes will be placed in 160,000 rooms in the U.S. and Canada.

3 days ago


 The first panel of the Civic Arena roof comes down in January 2013.

Hill District residents give feedback on redevelopment of former Civic Arena site

The agreement, finalized Sept. 9, settled issues such as affordable housing and minority participation.

2 days ago


Corinthian Colleges sued for predatory lending

The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is seeking more than $500 million for borrowers.

3 days ago


 Ruth Hardrick, a dealer who worked at Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino for 26 years, stands with friend Anthony Powell on the Boardwalk, after the casino closed early Tuesday in Atlantic City, N.J. Trump Plaza is the fourth Atlantic City casino to go belly-up so far this year.

Trump Plaza deals final hand at casino, hotel

Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino closes its doors, the fourth Atlantic City casino to go belly-up so far this year.

2 days ago


Self-driving cars now can get a permit in California

Computer-driven cars have been testing their skills on California roads for more than four years.

3 days ago


Callers altering their IDs isn’t illegal, but doing it to scam is

Spoofing is a service that allows people to use someone else’s name and number instead of their own.

2 days ago


 Captain Citrus, center, the mascot of the Florida Department of Citrus, was redesigned from a talking orange to a superhero by Marvel Comics. The new muscular Captain Citrus will appear with Marvel’s popular Avenger Assemble characters in a series of custom comic books.

Capt. Citrus, face of Florida OJ, gets a superhero makeover

TAMPA, Fla. — Captain Citrus was born in 2011 as a big, fat talking orange wearing a green cape. Now he’s being transformed into a buff

3 days ago


 Leroy McGinnis, 85, founded McGinnis Wood Products in Cuba, Mo., in 1968 with eight employees. After multiple expansions, the white oak bourbon barrel maker now employs 155 people.

Bourbon boom driving Missouri barrel sales

Bourbon and Tennessee whiskey are undergoing a resurgence, with U.S. sales growing nearly 20 percent from 2008 to 2013.

2 days ago


Business Briefs: Dick’s president plans to retire

Also: Producer prices unchanged in August; Hertz adds Icahn’s candidates to board; UPS expects to hire more seasonal workers.

2 days ago


Cone Midstream launches IPO

The master limited partnership formed by Consol Energy and Noble Energy hope to raise $422.6 million from the offering.

2 days ago


 Joe Kallen, CEO of home improvement store Busy Beaver, points out the bargain bins situated in the center aisle of the New Kensington location during a tour discussing the stores' reorganization.

New owners of Busy Beaver are expanding, remodeling chain

“My No. 1 challenge in everything we do is how to make Busy Beaver relevant,” said Joe Kallen, the new chief executive of the chain.

3 days ago


 Two longtime Dick’s Sporting Goods executives, including the Findlay sporting goods retailer’s president and chief operating officer Joseph H. Schmidt, have announced plans to retire.

Dick's Sporting Goods president, executive vice president to retire

Joseph H. Schmidt has been president and chief operating officer since 2009 and been with the company since 1990.

3 days ago


Enrollment losses drive Cal U to lay off 16

The university will leave another 14 vacant positions unfilled.

3 days ago


Ced Kurtz’s TechMan Texts: Apple Watch may stay on fringe

Also: Apple also announced that iOS 8; a Stanford engineer has managed to create a wireless radio just a few millimeters across.

3 days ago


Pa. Supreme Court hears arguments over electronic voting machines

The court arguments as to whether machines that do not produce paper records of each vote cast violate the Pennsylvania Election Code.

3 days ago


GSK’s ‘re-removal’ efforts weighed by Third Circuit

After the Third Circuit declarec GSK a Delaware company, GSK sought to remove federal court cases filed against it in Pennsylvania state

3 days ago


 Alibaba Group founder and executive chairman Jack Ma speaks to reporters before an IPO road show at a hotel in Hong Kong on Monday.

Hong Kong rethinks rules after Alibaba IPO loss

Hong Kong has been the traditional first choice for Chinese enterprises going public outside the mainland.

4 days ago


Microsoft buys ‘Minecraft’ maker Mojang for $2.5 billion

The technology company said it will buy Stockholm-based game maker Mojang

3 days ago


Business Workshop: Safe harbor returns for construction loans

A new amendment to Pennsylvania’s Mechanics’ Lien Law will make it easier for borrowers to secure funding for construction projects.

3 days ago


Business Briefs: Mylan reaches deal to provide hepatitis C drug

Also: Apple says it had record 4 million iPhone orders on first day; safety agency investigates Ford Fiesta door latches.

3 days ago


 Mark Stebbins, District Operations Superintendent, Gas. of Consol Energy Inc.cups a 4.5 inch steel pipe, one of dozens needed to drill a shale well. Each rod weights 750 pounds and is reused in the drilling of other wells.

Consol Energy moves forward on airport drilling

A closer look at drilling activity at Pittsburgh International Airport

3 days ago


Sunoco eyes CNG pumps at Pittsburgh Airport

Sunoco is looking into installing CNG pumps at its airport gas station as part of a plan to increase CNG offerings

3 days ago


U.S. companies look overseas to find customers for ethane

While ethane is abundant and low-priced, exporting the gas has some challenges to overcome, analysts say.

3 days ago


PowerSource Voice: New tax would add to challenges of gas industry

Natural gas severance taxes raise concerns.

3 days ago


 Air force veteran Sean Rooney checks equipment for Range Resources in Washington County.

Oil and gas companies court military veterans as shale boom grows

Schools such as Westmoreland Community College and the Pennsylvania College of Technology have received grants for training programs.

4 days ago


Learning from the Marcellus to drill the Utica

Youngstown State University to conduct a groundwater baseline study on about 20 water wells near shale drilling activity

4 days ago



Advertisement



You have 2 remaining free articles this month

Try unlimited digital access

If you are an existing subscriber,
link your account for free access. Start here

You’ve reached the limit of free articles this month.

To continue unlimited reading

If you are an existing subscriber,
link your account for free access. Start here