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 Point Park University has pledged to Mayor Bill Peduto that it will “incorporate” three turn-of-the-century Forbes Avenue facades into the design of the new Pittsburgh Playhouse in Downtown.

Point Park, city plan to preserve historic facades at new playhouse

Preservation groups, meanwhile, are considering nominations of three Forbes Avenue buildings featuring the facades for historic status.

about 22 hours ago


 Matte Braidic, an Uber driver, turned ridesharing into a full-time job.

Some Uber drivers in Pittsburgh feeling pinch in wallets

Fees from the company and an influx of drivers to the system are prompting some to re-evaluate their roles.

about 22 hours ago


 Former UPMC psychiatrist Ken Thompson.

Doctor reflects on UPMC dismissal, psychiatric care

Ken Thompson says: “I would like Pittsburgh to be a whole lot better to people.”

about 22 hours ago


Corinthian Colleges to sell 56 campuses to nonprofit for $24 million

The deal affects a Downtown Everest Institute location and a WyoTech campus in Blairsville.

about 22 hours ago


Pennsylvania jobless rate declines to six-year low

More people working but the labor force still has a long way to go.

about 11 hours ago


 Toyota is recalling nearly 423,000 Lexus luxury brand cars in the U.S. to fix fuel leaks that can cause fires. The recalls affect the 2006 to 2011 GS, 2007 to 2010 LS and the 2006 to 2011 IS models. Above is a 2011 Lexus IS F.

Toyota recalls nearly 423,000 Lexuses for fuel leaks

The recalls affect the 2006 to 2011 GS, 2007 to 2010 LS and the 2006 to 2011 IS models.

about 12 hours ago


Feds accuse telemarketing operators of scamming consumers

The Federal Trade Commission says a company that used a variety of names pushed computer programs that fixed non-existent computer problems.

about 22 hours ago


 A small overlap frontal crash test of the 2014 Nissan Quest.

Minivans do poorly in new crash tests

Honda Odyssey was the only model awarded a “good” rating.

about 23 hours ago


Pittsburgh home prices jump, Alcoa completes acquisition, NYSE threatens FAB Universal

Also news on inflation, Comcast, RBS, Graco, the National Association of Realtors, Ineos and GM

about 22 hours ago


 The 2015 Nissan Versa Sedan.

Scott Sturgis’ Driver’s Seat: Nissan Versa prices make it worth a look

The bones, they are bare. But for a buyer overwhelmed by the gadgets in today’s cars, the Versa might offer a welcome respite.

1 day ago


 Operations manager Brandon Tylenda removes a rack of freshly baked Eat n' Park Smiley cookies from the oven at the company's Robinson bakery.

Pittsburgh-area retailers and shippers prepare for the holidays

Many are wary of entrusting too many packages until the last minute, after shipping problems last year saw many deliveries delayed.

1 day ago


 Highmark, which is battling UPMC for health insurance clients, said it will no longer cover services provided by the doctors in many cases.

Highmark to terminate contracts with 700 UPMC doctors at end of the year

Highmark, which is battling UPMC for health insurance clients, said it will clarify which UPMC doctors will be in-network next year.

1 day ago


Alpha will cut 412 coal jobs in deal with Rosebud Mining Co.

Alpha announced last month it plans to sell its Amfire Mining subsidiary to Rosebud Mining Co. for $86 million.

1 day ago


 Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto

Councilwoman, union criticize Mayor Peduto’s plan for Pittsburgh Building Inspection

Mayor Bill Peduto wants to make the city’s Bureau of Building Inspection, now part of the Department of Public Safety, its own department.

1 day ago


 President Barack Obama recognized Pittsburgh educators Wednesday at a White House education summit.

Pittsburgh educators immersed in Obama’s technology initiative

They were among 100 school systems highlighted as examples for the rest of the country.

1 day ago


Fed worried reference to global woes in October may signal pessimism

The Federal Reserve wrestled with nodding to financial market volatility and a weakening global economy in its policy statement last month.

1 day ago


PG signs deal with Continental, Howard Hanna expands, Duolingo unveils Windows app

Also news from the Commerce Department construction report, JetBlue, Volkwagen, TripAdvisor and the unsafe toy list

1 day ago


Want more pay? Take more selfies

The Job Factory, an employment service, says employees who take the most selfies get the biggest pay hikes.

1 day ago


 A worker hooks up a fuel hose to an airplane in 2008 at Tampa International Airport in Tampa, Fla. Airlines are saving big money on fuel as prices drop.

Why airfare keeps rising despite lower oil prices

The main reason the airlines are not sharing the riches with passengers: There is no compelling reason to do so.

2 days ago


 Turkeys, including tom turkeys with blue markings on their heads, stand at Pounds' Turkey Farm in Leechburg on Oct. 31, 2013.

Turkeys get costlier as supply shrinks

Thanksgiving’s 46 million turkeys get costlier as supply shrinks.

2 days ago


 Hill District residents hold signs voicing opinions on the proposed development of the old Civic Arena Site during an October meeting.

Hill District leaders seek assurances on former Civic Arena site redevelopment

Discussions at city planning commission focus on Pittsburgh Penguins’ plans for redevelopment.

2 days ago


Ukraine conflict impacts ExOne

At issue is whether Russian customers can use ExOne’s 3-D printers for military applications.

2 days ago


White holds on as the most popular car color

Most car buyers still seek white as a safe investment while silver, which once dominated vehicle shades, is falling in popularity.

2 days ago


 The Koeberg nuclear power station in South Africa needs six new steam generators, a $370 million project which has set off an international dispute between the plant's owner, Eskom, and Cranberry-based Westinghouse. After four years, Westinghouse lost the bid to its competitor, Areva.

Westinghouse won’t take no for an answer in South Africa

A four-year bidding war with a French rival leaves the Pittsburgh nuclear company seeking justice from South African courts.

2 days ago


 President Obama listens as Andy Leer gives a demonstration on a 3D printer during a visit to TechShop Pittsburgh in Bakery Square in June.

Entrepreneurs get more than a fair shot in Pittsburgh, study finds

Low cost of living and high access to loans make Pittsburgh a top option for young entrepreneurs.

2 days ago


Consumer Financial Protection Bureau offers debt collection advice

Debt collection problems can be burdensome for seniors with limited resources who are unfamiliar with going online for information or help.

2 days ago


 Uber has come under fire for recent comments made by the company's vice president.

Pittsburgh customers weigh in on latest Uber controversy

The story renewed questions about the company’s business practices, and how it handles data it collects on its customers.

2 days ago


DEP awards $3 million for abandoned mine reclamation projects in Armstrong, Clearfield counties

The Department of Environmental Protection has awarded contracts totaling $2.9 million for the Mudlick Abandoned Mine Reclamation Project

2 days ago


Eyetique moves to Beechview, BNY Mellon Foundation gets new leader, Ford recalls Fusions

News from Toyota turns to fuel cells; Producer prices rise 0.2 percent in October; Homebuilder index rises.

2 days ago


 Jenny Arkett, the Vegetation Management Coordinator at Duquesne Light, and Sam Martin, a member of a line clearance crew from Davey Tree Expert Company,  talk to Ben Avon resident Rob Galbraith about removing a tree on his property. PowerSource.

For Duquesne Light's vegetation coordinator, some trees are hard to trim

Vegetation management often means saying goodbye to beautiful, healthy trees, which is even painful for utility companies.

3 days ago


 The Garden Theater on Pittsburgh's North Side in April 2014.

Garden Theater development seeks tenant after Piccolo Forno owner opts out

ARDE was the only tenant for the showcase Federal North property, a longtime eyesore.

3 days ago


 An artist’s rendering of the Penn Highland building at Highland and Penn avenues in East Liberty.

Developer targets ex-PNC branch in East Liberty

Developer Walnut Capital will brief the city planning commission today on Walnut on Penn, a $12 million development.

3 days ago


 The Dick's Sporting Goods store at The Mall at Robinson.

Dick's Sporting Goods says golf, hunting continue to drag down profits

Dick’s reported a profit of $49.2 million in the third quarter, slightly off from last year for the Findlay retailer.

2 days ago


Carbon reductions cheaper when states collaborate, analysis shows

A PJM analysis has shown Pennsylvania would have lower compliance costs by teaming up with neighboring states on carbon reduction efforts.

3 days ago


 Jerome McKinney, a University of Pittsburgh professor of public policy, speaks before an audience during a forum concerning income inequality at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Oakland.

Pittsburgh forum examines income inequality and how to address it

The forum on income inequality was held as part of the race and reconciliation dialogue group at St. Paul’s Cathedral.

3 days ago


Cybersecurity expert puts focus on training people, not developing technology

Speaking to hundreds of information technology professionals, security expert Reg Harnish did not once mention “malware.”

3 days ago


'Unboxxed': Leadership Pittsburgh's seminar challenges traditional forms of education

Leadership Pittsburgh's Unboxxed seminar explores the leading edge of learning, medicine and other topics.

3 days ago


Business Briefs: Matthews to get $18M settlement from competitor

Also: U.S. Steel new management, Highest-paid CEOs get more than companies paid in taxes; Bayer donates antibiotic to Ebola patients

3 days ago


Obituary: L. Richard "Rick" Milner / Retired Alcoa executive led foundation board

L. Richard “Rick” Milner was a vice president at Alcoa who settled in Fox Chapel after living in several other cities for business.

3 days ago


Halliburton-Baker Hughes deal could start merger movement

Halliburton’s $34.6 billion deal to acquire Baker Hughes could be the first of many big energy takeovers in a down oil market.

3 days ago


 Gov.-elect Tom Wolf will be sworn in as governor on Jan. 20.

New governor, legal delays might imperil plans to drill under public lands

Gov.-elect Tom Wolf campaigned on a pledge to reinstate a ban on new oil and gas leases in state parks and forests.

3 days ago


 Melvin Vatz

People on the Move: 11/18/2014

News from: Bordas & Bordas; Reed Smith LLP, Grossinger Gordon Vatz LLP and more

3 days ago


Citi Bank survey: Time for Pa. law firms to send out the bills

Pennsylvania law firms will have to get to work on their annual collection push this quarter.

3 days ago


Business Workshop: Mergers, purchases need cybersecurity due diligence

Seventy-eight percent of global dealmakers report that cybersecurity isn’t a part of due diligence before mergers and acquisitions.

3 days ago


Gas prices keep dropping in Pittsburgh area

The average at stations in the region on Sunday were down 4.7 cents since last week to reach $3.10 per gallon, according to GasBuddy.com.

4 days ago


Halliburton buys Baker Hughes in $34.6 billion deal

Analysts say falling oil prices helped move along blockbuster energy deal

4 days ago


 Western Pennsylvania lags behind the rest of the state in solar installation. But one group hopes to change that.

Behind the ambitious push for solar energy in Allegheny County

Western Pennsylvania lags behind the rest of the state in solar installation. But one group hopes to change that.

4 days ago


Matthews International awarded $18M settlement from main competitor

The settlement ends litigation arising out of allegations that Batesville Casket unlawfully poached customers of Matthews subsidaries.

4 days ago


 Avery Dennison Corp. executive Donald A. Nolan will take over as Kennametal president and CEO effective Dec. 31.

Kennametal names new president, CEO, chairman of the board

Donald A. Nolan will become president and CEO effective Dec. 31, and William R. Newlin was elected chairman of the board.

3 days ago


 #saddesk picture.

Workzone: Do sad desks lead to sad employees?

Ergonomics experts say there is a very real undertone — and danger — to a dismal desk.

5 days ago



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