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 Mechanic Butch Bacvinskas converts a Yellow Cab MV1 to run on propane in the company's garage on Beaver Avenue.
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Mechanic Butch Bacvinskas converts a Yellow Cab MV1 to run on propane in the company's garage on Beaver Avenue.

Yellow Cab not happy with Pennsylvania PUC's new mileage rule

The Pennsylvania PUC is imposing a new rule that allows taxis it regulates to be as old as 10 years, but limits mileage at 350,000.


 FTC Commissioner Julie Brill speaks at Carnegie Mellon University.

At Carnegie Mellon, FTC Commissioner urges protecting public

Julie Brill addressed a crowd of software engineers, data scientists and aspiring tech professionals during Data Privacy Day.



U.S. Steel reports first profitable year since 2008

The Pittsburgh-based company cites savings from its Carnegie Way efficiency projects.



 Gov. Tom Wolf speaks with those attending an Equality Pennsylvania networking breakfast this morning in Harrisburg. He's urging passage of a anti-discrimination bill.

Gov. Wolf asks legislators to send him LGBT bills

In the last legislative session, a bill to add LGBT protections to the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act attracted 90 House sponsors.



Comcast, NRG Energy end rewards program

The pilot offered entertainment perks to Comcast customers in the Pittsburgh area who switched their electric supplier.



 The 2015 Subaru Legacy sedan gets a new look for the new year.

Scott Sturgis / Driver’s Seat: Redesigned Subaru Legacy is practically the perfect sedan

The 2.5i Limited is more fun than it first appears — and still practical.



Business Workshop: New visa agreement improves travel between U.S. and China

Agreement extends validity of U.S. and Chinese non-immigrant, multiple-entry visas to 10 years for tourists and business travelers.


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OTHER BUSINESS


Kennametal reports quarterly loss, says more cost cutting is coming

“It’s clear we have some immediate work to do to deliver better performance,” new president and CEO Don Nolan said in a press release.



Meeting may shed light on future of Chartiers Avenue Bottom Dollar

Since the mid-January closing of Bottom Dollar, McKees Rocks leaders worry about “walkable” access to a supermarket.


 

POWERSOURCE


Peters council delays action on gas drilling ordinance

The township will form a working group to gather information and make recommendations to council on the drilling of gas wells.



Gov. Tom Wolf to reinstate moratorium on drilling in parks, forests

Wolf plans to reinstate a moratorium on leasing new oil and gas wells in the state’s forests and parks, thus fulfilling a campaign pledge.


 

THE WORKZONE



People on the Move: 1/27/2015

Promotions, hirings and awards in the Pittsburgh legal community


 


 




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This list was compiled from tests by Automobile Protection Association, based on a 195/65R15 size driven on various compact-sized cars.



New 2016 MKX offers new engine choices, technologies

At the North American International Auto Show, Lincoln showed off its new Lincoln MKX, expected to hit Pittsburgh area showrooms this fall.


 

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