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 Diana Price of Midland holds up a solidarity sign during a rally for United Steelworkers.
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Diana Price of Midland holds up a solidarity sign during a rally for United Steelworkers.

Steelworkers seeking new deal protest Allegheny Technologies

United Steelworkers union objects to Pittsburgh company’s plan to require workers to pay for a portion of their healthcare coverage.


84 Lumber hit with subpoena in La.

The company’s handling of contracts to build schools and a fire station after Hurricane Katrina is under scrutiny.



 Joni Rabinowitz holds a sign during a rally on Grant Street by people advocating for a single payer health care system. About 75 people took part in the rally, which began outside UPMC headquarters and ended at Highmark.

Activists celebrate 50 years of Medicare

Organizers with labor unions and other groups vowed to lobby again to dismantle commercial insurers.



With parking on North Shore in flux, developer gets extension on apartments

The stadium authority approved an extension giving Continental Real Estate until Oct. 15 to buy land needed for the proposed development.



 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen.

Scott Sturgis' Driver's Seat: A look inside three cargo-driven vehicles

The Volkswagen Golf SportsWagen, the Subaru Outback and the Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring bring different strengths to the table.



GNC profits drop; sales sluggish at established stores

The Pittsburgh vitamin and health supplements retailer says it plans to shift more stores to franchises.


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OTHER BUSINESS


Kennametal reports loss for 2015

Adjusted earnings for the quarter totaled 46 cents per share vs. analyst estimates of 44 cents per share.



U.S. Steel CEO optimistic about second half of 2015

Slumping prices and shipments and one-time charges produced a second quarter loss of $261 million for the Pittsburgh steel producer.


 

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FirstEnergy profits rise

The Akron-based energy company posted second quarter earnings, showing improvement in earnings on flat revenue.



Senate panel passes bill lifting crude oil export ban

The plan to lift the restrictions passed by a party-line vote of 12-10.


 

Business of Health


WWE's Stephanie McMahon joins Children's Hospital Foundation board

Ms. McMahon and WWE became involved with Children's Hospital after meeting 8-year-old Connor Michalek, a Hampton child battling a rare



Bayer revenues, income jump on drug sales

The Germany-based drug and chemicals giant said sales were 12.1 billion euros ($13.4 billion).


 



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