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 Lyft cars line up in a parking lot at the Waterfront in Homestead.

Ride share companies Lyft and Uber may get boost in Harrisburg

“I'd rather address it now than wait until it becomes more of an issue in the future," Pa. Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi said.

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 Len Caric, the president and CEO of Uncle Charley's Sausage.

New owners of Uncle Charley's eye expansion

The sausage company based in Vandergrift looks to bring specialty brand into new regions

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 Lee Kimball, chief operating officer of Thread International, speaks at The Pitch, part of Thrival an annual festival designed to highlight innovation in Pittsburgh. The event was held at alphalab gear's office in East Liberty. Mr. Kimball and Thread won the $25,000 prize.

Local startup Thread pitches and wins $25K at Thrival Festival

“The Pitch” was a highlight among a week of events at the Thrival Innovation + Music Festival in East Liberty.

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Heard off the street: Dreams of steel minimill come to end

Samuel, Son & Co. of Mississauga, Ontario, announced it will close the steel processing operation that remains at the World Class site.

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Workzone: Whistle-blower obstacles growing

Potential whistle-blowers should check the law before taking action.

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Sound Advice: Amplifiers are as unique as speakers

I don't think all amplifiers sound the same; but the key is matching an amplifier to the speakers.

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Good Question: Buying a home comes down to credit

Taking steps to increase your credit score before buying a home is not only a smart thing to do; it’s also a way to save thousands.

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 September 10, 2014, Ralph Musthaler/Post-Gazette, ASSET STEM Warhouse, Business, Joyce Gannon ASSET Executive Director Cythia Pulkowski along with Material Support Center Director Frank Arzenti and DM Logic President Tom Lee explain the process of distributing science materials among the many school districts they service.

South Side's Asset reorganizes warehouse of school equipment

A South Side warehouse filled with supplies for school science experiments is running more efficiently with a high-tech upgrade.

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The color of money: The simple way to improve your credit

WASHINGTON -- There are no shortcuts to strengthening your credit score.

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Dateline Pittsburgh: 09/14/14

People on the move

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The week that was: 09/14/14

Business week in review.

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Office Coach: Think strategically when looking to move up

Implementing this strategy will not only accelerate your progress, but also ensure your tyrannical boss receives some much-needed oversight.

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Shop Smart: Tricks to keeping an organized closet

Shop Smart has some great tips on taming an out-of-control closet and ways to stash winter clothes.

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Business calendar: 9/14/2014

Business events, meetings and events this week.

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Some doctors choose to stay independent of Highmark and UPMC

Common wisdom says that’s getting harder to run an independent medical practice. So why are some of them going it alone?

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 A woman passes an active wear display last month at a J.C. Penney store. The Commerce Department said Friday that seasonally adjusted retail sales rose 0.6 percent compared with the prior month.

Retail sales rise in August

The gain was a possible sign that job growth in recent months has led to accelerated consumer spending.

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Justice Department seeks new tool against data fraud

Authorities say the current law is too weak because it allows people in other countries to avoid prosecution.

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Business Briefs: U.S. Steel gets approval to expand iron ore mine

Also: Thrill Mill awarded $350,000 to aid entrepreneurs; Delta Prime Refinance settles over mortgage claims.

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 Will Goodboy of West View pumps gas at the Sunny Daze Shell station in West View. Shell stations will have new fraud protection software that helps identify counterfeit or stolen credit cards at the gas pump.

Visa software tackles fraud at the gas pump

Software tries to flag stolen and counterfeit cards at the gas pump.

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 Private lenders such as financial institutions are under no obligation to forgive student debt.

Private student loan can outlive student

A federal student loan is discharged if a student dies, but private lenders are not required to forgive student debt.

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 According to labor statistics,  people who were killed at work were most likely to die in traffic accidents.

Workplace fatalities fall 5 percent in 2013

Workplace fatalities were down by 5 percent in 2013. People who were killed at work were most likely to die in traffic accidents.

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 Signage at a RadioShack store in Philadelphia.

RadioShack is seeking financial rescue. Can redesigned stores help save it?

RadioShack says it may need more capital to help complete its turnaround and is exploring options for overhauling its balance sheet.

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 Apple CEO Tim Cook explains how the Apple Watch works in conjunction with Apple Pay during an announcement of new products.

Apple pushes digital wallet with Apple Pay

Apple Pay is integrated with its Passbook credential-storage app and its fingerprint ID security system.

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Business Briefs: Alcoa signs $1 billion deal to supply aluminum to Boeing

Plus: UPMC in Erie to serve psychiatric hospital; Canadian company to shutter Ambridge steel processor; GNC executive leaving the company

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Northwood Realty pulls listings from Zillow real estate website

Northwood Realty Services cited inaccurate and outdated information used to calculate home values in Western Pennsylvania.

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 Wesley Ross holds a plate of turnovers in his deli on Fourth Avenue. He had named the business the “Carnegie Deli” but was forced to change the name after being sued by New York's Carnegie Deli.

New York's Carnegie Deli puts Pittsburgh eatery in a pickle over trademark

Wesley Ross opened Carnegie Deli and Diner in February Downtown. The famous NYC deli did not take the name kindly.

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 The produce terminal on Smallman Street in the Strip District.

Pittsburgh URA approves proposal to work with two partners to redevelop Strip District landmark

The board will negotiate with McCaffery Interests and Rubino Partners to try to merge their visions for the produce terminal.

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 The produce terminal on Smallman Street in the Strip District.

URA board to vote on Strip District produce terminal

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and state Sen. Jim Ferlo have differed on visions for the Strip District terminal.

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Alcoa signs deal to supply aluminum sheet, plate products to Boeing

The aluminum producer said the $1 billion deal is the largest contract during its 35-year relationship with the aerospace company.

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Corbett nominates businessman to Liquor Control Board

Businessman Michael Negra has been nominated to serve on the three-member state Liquor Control Board.

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 A car sporting the Lyft mustache on its grill is seen on Commonwealth in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Lyft hearing examines insurance

A witness for a Pennsylvania trade group tried to explain Wednesday why the insurance coverage that Lyft is proposing is problematic.

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New study places $2 trillion yearly price tag on federal regulation

But critics say the business group’s study is flawed and ignores the benefits regulations provide.

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 The Golf lineup is redesigned for 2015, on a new platform that allowed Volkswagen to offer the electric-powered e-Golf.

Driver’s Seat: What lies ahead for electric car sales?

While all-electric vehicles comprise just a small drop in the auto sales ocean, they experienced a tidal wave increase in 2014.

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Business Briefs: Esmark to convert Ohio property into logistics, transportation site

Also: Duquesne’s Small Business Center wins grant; Activision’s ‘Destiny’ posts sales of $500 million; wholesale stockpiles up 0.1 percent.

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 Marino Cordoba and Gimena Sanchez-Garzoli talk about their work as union organizers in Colombia that have led to assassination attempts.

Colombia worker advocates seek aid

Colombians are asking Congress to protect workers rights as part of the trade agreement.

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Uber details insurance policy at hearing

Ride-sharing companies are seeking permanent experimental authority to operate in the county and other parts of Pennsylvania.

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PNC shrinks branches to serve digital customers

The bank will convert to smaller branches — which employs more technology and eliminates teller windows — by the end of the year.

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 The West Penn Hospital complex looms over Bloomfield.

Pittsburgh's East End lags behind county in wages, new study finds

The city’s East End has 1.4 jobs for each person in its labor force, but just 6 percent of the area’s 21,000 jobs are held by its residents.

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 The produce terminal  along Smallman Street  in the Strip District .

Pittsburgh to pay Buncher Co. $640,000 to walk away from produce terminal redevelopment

The board of the Pittsburgh Urban Redevelopment Authority is expected to vote Thursday on the proposed “settlement fee” to the developer.

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 Trump Entertainment Resorts filed for protection in U.S. Bankruptcy Court Tuesday in Wilmington, Del., saying it has liabilities of more than $100 million. At stake is the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort in Atlantic City, N.J.

Trump casinos file Chapter 11, seek concessions from its unions

Trump Entertainment Resorts files for bankruptcy and threatens to close the Taj Mahal Casino resort in November if it can’t get concessions.

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 Amaris McGee stands last Wednesday with her car outside her apartment in Dallas. The 25-year-old corporate chef can’t afford to rent or buy another car, so she drives the 2005 Chevy Malibu even though the brake lights sometimes don’t work, increasing the risk of getting rear-ended.

How to handle an auto recall if parts aren't ready

Almost always, automakers or regulators send out recall notices before parts are ready. That presents car owners with a difficult question.

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Business Briefs: Duquesne Light names new VP of operations

Also: Job openings near 13-year high as hiring rises; U.S. investigating stalling issue in Chrysler minivans.

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What to do if parts aren’t ready in a recall dilemma

Often the first recall notices go out before parts are made, leaving car owners in a quandary.

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 4Moms, a Strip District-based tech company focused on creating innovative baby products, is about to receive $41 million from Bain Capital Ventures and Castanea Partners to speed up company growth and support product development.

Pittsburgh robotics company 4moms banks $41 million for product development

Bain Capital Ventures has teamed up with investment firm Castanea Partners to help speed up growth at the Strip District company.

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Energy Department approves two more LNG export projects

Export terminals in Louisiana and Florida become only the second and third to receive final regulatory approval

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 Apple is looking to expand its presence in Pittsburgh and has been searching for 15,000 to 20,000 square feet of office space.

Apple seeks to expand its presence in Pittsburgh

The technology giant has been searching for up to 20,000 square feet of office space, possibly at Carnegie Mellon or other locations.

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 Most states will enforce postnuptial agreements as long as they were negotiated fairly.

Postnuptial agreements gaining traction with couples

Postnuptial agreements are similar to prenuptials, but are created after couples are already married.

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 Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto speaks today about the redevelopment of the former Civic Arena site in the lower Hill District as other city, county and Penguins officials look on.

Penguins, Pittsburgh reach agreement on redeveloping former Civic Arena site

The plan, which creates the largest tax diversion district in the city’s history, includes affordable housing, office space and retail.

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 Home Depot today confirmed that its payment systems had been hacked, potentially exposing millions of shoppers who used credit and debit cards at its more than 2,000 U.S. and Canadian stores.

Home Depot confirms data breach in U.S., Canada stores

The breach in its payment systems could turn out to be one of the biggest in history.

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Stationery, gift store Weldin moving to Grant Street

The J.R. Weldin Co., a stationery and gift store that has operated in Pittsburgh since 1852, is moving from 415 Wood St.

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