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 University of Pittsburgh math students, from left, Eric Bentley, Christian Bottenfield, Christopher Lindeman and Nanita Matharu, developed a computer program to help bring more order to Global Link’s shipping process.
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University of Pittsburgh math students, from left, Eric Bentley, Christian Bottenfield, Christopher Lindeman and Nanita Matharu, developed a computer program to help bring more order to Global Link’s shipping process.

Global Links shipping more efficient thanks to Pitt math students

For Global Links, a nonprofit that collects surplus medical items, it’s a recurring challenge to efficiently pack 40-foot deep containers.


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Fiduciary standards draw ire of brokerage companies

Under the Department of Labor plan, if any salespeople failed to behave as a fiduciary should, the firm could be held liable.



FirstEnergy rate increases expected to push more customers to shop for power supply

As FirstEnergy electric customers face rate increases, regulators and retail companies see an opportunity to court customers.



Ced Kurtz’s Techman Texts: E-book prices will remain irregular

Plus: the first class of basic computer use; and two of the majors unveiled their streaming music services recently.



 In this 2012 photo, a crew works on a gas drilling rig at a shale well site in Zelienople, Pa.

IFO: Shale impact fee could bring in the smallest amount of revenue since 2012

Independent Fiscal Office says low natural gas prices, fewer new wells and declining production will likely shrink the total 2015 revenue



Mr. Quinn's war: coal industry faces multiple battles

In a speech invoking Roman emperors, David Letterman, Archimedes and Voltaire, Mr. Quinn vilified Obama administration’s policies on coal



Business Workshop: Minimum wage may cover more ground than thought

Many employers may not realize that they are federal subcontractors.


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OTHER BUSINESS


Len Boselovic's Heard Off the Street: Making sense of conflicting Buffett-isms

Just because you can use Google doesn’t mean you can invest like Warren Buffett.



GOP seeks to block new NLRB rules through funding

Republicans aren’t letting a presidential veto stop them from trying to block rules that would make it faster for unions to organize.


 

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Politics helps commerce for Westinghouse

The European Union is worried enough about a Russian monopoly over nuclear fuel that it is helping Westinghouse develop a rival product.



Solar plane lands in Hawaii after record-breaking flight

Solar-powered airplane lands in Hawaii after record-breaking 5-day flight from Japan


 

Business of Health


Giant Eagle eyes specialty drug market

The market prescription medication and medication dispensing industry is seeing significant growth in the specialty realm.



Insurer Aetna to buy Humana in $35 billion deal

Humana has nearly 3.2 million people enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans, a total that falls just sort of market leader UnitedHealth.


 



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Honda’s redesigned 2016 Pilot set to land in Pittsburgh area showrooms

“Since its arrival, the new HR-V has been a huge hit at our dealership. We’re expecting to get the same response to the new Pilot.”



New Maxima resets Nissan’s four-door sports car image

The all-new Maxima is a virtual clone of the stunning Nissan Sport Sedan Concept that made its rounds at auto shows across the nation.