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 Randy Cellone, president of Cellone’s Bakery, stands in the company’s Crafton-area facility.
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Randy Cellone, president of Cellone’s Bakery, stands in the company’s Crafton-area facility.

Cellone’s Bakery plans expansion with a new facility, new product ideas

A few weeks ago, the company started up its first production line at a new 112,000-square-foot manufacturing site off Route 60 near Crafton.


 Kenny Chesney performs at Heinz Field as part of his No Shoes Nation tour in June 2013.

Summer concert season seen as boon to Pittsburgh economy

VisitPittsburgh estimates the Chesney show and concerts by Taylor Swift, the Rolling Stones and One Direction will generate $35.4 million.



 Gov. Tom Wolf's plan, unveiled in early March, includes $1 billion in new funding for education and reductions to the corporate tax rate and school property taxes.

Nonprofits’ impact touted at Pittsburgh briefing centering on Wolf budget

As legislators gear up to hammer out next state budget, nonprofit officials gather to find out how their services may be impacted.



 Now in its second year, the Infiniti Q50 offers distinctive design and high levels of connectivity and personalization.

Scott Sturgis / Driver’s Seat: Infiniti Q50S exudes elegance but its performance falls short

This week: 2015 Infiniti Q50S 3.7 AWD



 Motorists are required to request some breaks, including discounts for driving fewer miles than average.

Looking for extra car insurance discounts? All you have to do is ask

Roughly 4 in 5 motorists fail to ask their insurance company about qualifying for special discounts that insurers don’t automatically apply.



 State DEP officials say they have taken a lesson from other states and regions that have a long history of regulating noise from oil and gas operations, particularly the Canadian province of Alberta, and stayed away from establishing firm decibel limits that can seem unambiguous but are in practice difficult or unfair to enforce.

Pennsylvania DEP wades into ambiguous area of noise regulation

State regulators propose that companies drilling and fracking in the Marcellus and other gas-rich shales to mitigate noise from well pads.



 Mark Caskey, president of Washington-based Steel Nation, stands near a site that his company built in Washington County.

Quiet please: Companies find market in silencing natural gas compressor stations

Washington, Pa.-based Steel Nation Inc. has found a place making loud natural gas compressor stations quieter.


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OTHER BUSINESS


Ex-BNY Mellon employee gets more than 7 years in prison for financial schemes

Joe Graziano, a former corporate trust administrator, admitted earlier this year that he stole millions from the bank.



Ex-PPG chemist charged with selling secrets released on bond

Thomas Rukavina, 62, of Plum, was released on $100,000 bond after withdrawing an earlier request for a competency evaluation.


 

POWERSOURCE


Chevron to pay $5 million to settle wrongful death suit

An Allegheny County judge approved the settlement in the case involving a worker who died at a Marcellus Shale site in Greene County.



Massive coal breaker, Pennsylvania's last, is coming down

Pennsylvania's last coal breaker, relic of a time when anthracite was king, is coming down.


 

Business of Health


UPMC, Highmark decline invitation to negotiate

Judge calls consent decrees on breakup “terrible agreements,” to rule on legality of UPMC’s decision to sever Medicare Advantage contract.



Helping caregivers fill the gaps with the community's support

Through “I Care” initiative, United Way hopes businesses and others will keep watch on elderly citizens who may be on verge of crisis.


 



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The Continental nameplate makes a triumphant return to Lincoln

The Lincoln Motor Company has taken the next big step forward in its modern evolution with the introduction of the new Lincoln Continental.



2015 K900 helps Kia celebrate its 20th anniversary

The K900 luxury sedan is the perfect example of just how far an automotive brand can come in just two decades.


 

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