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Uber hiring drivers in Harrisburg

According to its website, Uber is now hiring drivers in the Harrisburg area, and on Tuesday, the company launched a new version of its

about 8 hours ago


 A Chevy Traverse sits in the shop for service on a recall repair at Raymond Chevrolet in Antioch, Ill.  The news about deadly crashes linked to a faulty ignition switch did not bode well for General Motors dealers earlier this year.

GM sales still cruising along despite recalls

Pittsburgh area GM dealers and customer react to the growing recall but sales show no signs of slowing down.

about 8 hours ago


More blood banks merging to cut costs

Central Blood Bank’s merger with a Florida-based blood bank is the result of lean hospital budgets and fewer transfusions.

about 8 hours ago


More than 35% of US adults with credit reports have debt reported to collectors

Delinquent debt is concentrated in Southern and Western states, especially Texas consumers

about 8 hours ago


 Crayola will build a second Crayola Experience attraction at The Florida Mall in Orlando, Fla., similar to the one in Easton, Pa.

Business Briefs: 7/30/14

Also: North Shore company announces Ill. aquisition; FNB Corp. cleared for Germantown bank deal; NYC real estate firm to invest here.

about 8 hours ago


 Deer Lakes Park.

Funding for health studies near drill sites loosening

Allegheny County Health Department promises proactive approach to health monitoring as drilling begins near airport, under county parks.

1 day ago


 A containment building under construction at Sanmen on China’s eastern coast, the site of Westinghouse's first AP1000 reactor. It is now expected to be online by the end of next year.

China showing interest in $20 billion nuclear energy deal with Westinghouse

China wants to commission 26 more plants using Westinghouse technology, which would be in addition to eight coastal plants being negotiated.

1 day ago


 Kelly Collier, CEO of ActivAided Orthotics, has been named SBA's Western Pennsylvania  Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

Pittsburgh medical brace entrepreneur Kelly Collier earns recognition

ActivAided Orthotics CEO Kelly Collier is encouraging the Western Pennsylvania medical supply chain to work together.

1 day ago


Chevron puts Moon Township project on hold 'for the foreseeable future'

San Ramon, Calif.-based Chevron had reached agreements to acquire 61 acres of land in Moon as a potential site for a regional headquarters.

about 11 hours ago


Pittsburgh area unemployment rate drops

Over the past 12 months the labor force fell by 7,000 people even as 12,700 more people found work.

about 11 hours ago


U.S. Steel shares jump as second-quarter results exceed estimates

President and CEO Mario Longhi said operating profits for the current quarter should increase significantly.

about 15 hours ago


Matthews International's purchase of Schawk completed

North Shore-based Matthews International Corp. announced it has acquired Schawk Inc., a leading brand development company based in Des

about 16 hours ago


Lawyers convene in Pittsburgh to discuss landmark health care cases

In town for a law firm celebration, four lawyers sat down to discuss the Supreme Court and President Obama.

1 day ago


UPMC is finding ways to squeeze savings, prevent waste

With tight margins and a tough operating environment, UPMC is scrutinizing every part of the supply chain to save pennies in multiples.

1 day ago


 Bose Corp. filed a legal complaint against Beats Electronics for allegedly infringing patents related to it noise-cancelling headphones.

Ced Kurtz’s Techman Texts: A sense of loss prevails with easy web streaming

Today you can listen to streaming programming from anywhere in the world on the Internet. But it has lost its charm.

1 day ago


Former Nazi guard dies on eve of judge’s extradition order

A federal magistrate judge issued an opinion extraditing a former Nazi guard to Germany to stand trial for mass murder shortly after he

1 day ago


Business Workshop: Union workers are not subcontractors

Pennsylvania Supreme Court decided that property developers are not responsible for paying debts that their contractors owe to unions.

1 day ago


 Virgin America has filed for an initial public offering of shares.

Business Briefs: PNC Bank recognized with government award

Also: Green Tree blood bank considers merger; Reed Smith changes senior management team; contracts to buy homes slip in June.

1 day ago


Dateline Pittsburgh: 07/29/14

People on the move.

1 day ago


New shale jobs last year leaned toward engineering and construction

Survey finds that shale companies expect to hire 2,000 new employees in 2014

about 7 hours ago


Consol Energy loses $24.9 million, but grows gas production

The coal and gas company focuses on growing oil and gas production, finding home for coal.

about 11 hours ago


Vitamin and supplements retailer reports drop in second quarter profit

Pittsburgh-based vitamins and supplements retailer GNC Holdings Inc. has lowered its guidance for the year after reporting a slight drop in

about 15 hours ago


 In this May 22, 2014, photo, a ship is docked at Norfolk Southern's Lamberts Point coal terminal as a man plays golf in Norfolk, Va. As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America’s unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world, where they could create even more pollution.

Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

U.S. energy companies have sent more coal than ever before overseas, in some cases to places with more lax environmental standards.

1 day ago


Peoples hopes surcharge will help expand gas service

The North Shore company has proposed a surcharge for potential customers who aren’t connected to current gas pipelines

1 day ago


 Eric Casteel, of Pittsburgh-based SolarCast, has created portable solar paneling with rechargeable batteries that are being used by companies at remote natural gas drilling sites.

Solar companies make efforts to team with oil and gas industry

Teaming up with the oil and gas industry might sound strange for a strong believer in solar power, but for David Jason, it’‍s just smart

about 8 hours ago


Reed Smith names new members to senior management team

The new members are: Edward J. Estrada, Casey S. Ryan and Ray A. Cardozo.

1 day ago


 The deep-discount chain Dollar Tree this morning agreed to buy rival Family Dollar Store.

Dollar Tree agrees to buy rival Family Dollar in $8.5 billion deal

Dollar Tree and Family Dollar each have between 50 and 60 stores in the Pittsburgh region.

1 day ago


 A Lyft car seen in a car's sideview mirror.

PUC sets hearing dates for Lyft, Uber permanent licenses

Lyft's hearing before a panel of administrative law judges will be Aug. 7 and 8; Uber's hearing will be Aug. 18 and 19.

1 day ago


Production climbs 21 percent for Range Resources

The Fort Worth-based driller brought 36 wells online in the southern Marcellus, which includes southwestern Pennsylvania.

1 day ago


Coming home: Q & A with Ryan Russell of the U.S. Commercial Service

The former U.S. foreign service officer worked around the world, but was happy to move back home for a job in international relations.

2 days ago


 A worker at the W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Company in Bradford polishes one of the handcrafted knives.  The company is celebrating its 125th anniversary.

W.R. Case and Sons celebrates 125 years of making knives

It’s an anniversary that might never have happened if Zippo Manufacturing Co. had not had a commitment to the town of Bradford, Pa.

3 days ago


 Texas Roadhouse hostess Natasha Scholl, center, uses a computer pad with a NoWait seating app to show how it works to NoWait board members Chris Olsen of Drive Capital, left, and Sean Ammirati of Birchmere Ventures, right.

Last ingredients added to NoWait restaurant apps

At Pittsburgh restaurant reservations company NoWait, everyone from executives to sales reps works a shift in the service industry.

3 days ago


Elder Law: Answering questions on trusts, assets and more

This month we’re dipping into our email bag to answer two of the frequently asked questions we get and also to provide some updates.

3 days ago


Workzone: Organize around the vacation mess

To completely relax while on vacation, take time to do some advance planning before you leave the office.

3 days ago


Cindy Krischer Goodman’s Balancing Act: It could be time for a career coach

They can help you figure out your next career move.

3 days ago




Mortgage capital flow shifts after crisis

Majority white and affluent neighborhoods have captured the lion’s share of new mortgage money, the PCRG found.

3 days ago


 The Pentax MX-1 offers 1080p HD video.

Don Lindich’s Sound Advice: Pentax MX-1 is for enthusiasts

An en­thu­si­ast com­pact is a step above a point-and-shoot and a step­ping stone to an in­ter­change­able lens cam­era.

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Consumer Reports’ Shop Smart: 5 skin-saving sunscreen facts

Sun­screen may be big busi­ness, with sales top­ping $1 bil­lion last year, but not nearly enough of us seem to buy into its im­por­tance.

3 days ago


At Google, each floor is its own fantasyland

The Pittsburgh Google offices mix play and whimsy with work.

3 days ago


The Week That Was: July 20-27

A bridge for sale in Pike County, ride sharing gets an uberlift, Dick’s Sporting Goods to lay off the 478 PGA professionals ...

3 days ago


Michelle Singletary’s The Color of Money: A new plan on student-loan defaults

As of July 1, borrowers in default have to be offered a standardized payment option to rehabilitate their defaulted loans.

3 days ago


Recall: child monitors

Mayborn USA Inc. is recalling about 25,000 Tommee Tippee monitors with movement sensor pads.

3 days ago


 Eric Sloss and Sarah Mayer are co-founders of UpTo, a pop-up creative firm. The pair are preparing to open their next one-week shop on North Avenue in Millvale.

Creative marketing firm UpTo to hold pop-up event in Millvale

Eric Sloss and Sarah Mayer have found a way to bring the brand­ing to small busi­nesses.

4 days ago


Health giants Highmark, UPMC swap mix-up blame

Highmark and UPMC each said the other would have to col­lect the dif­fer­ence be­tween what High­mark pays and the fi­nal charges.

4 days ago


Westinghouse argues to keep Export Import Bank as tool

The Cranberry-based nuclear firm said losing the government financing option would jeopardize U.S. jobs and reactor projects abroad.

4 days ago


Con artist files 'suit' for Bernie Madoff

Con man may have conned court for another con man.

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 Retail prices for orange juice have hit a fresh record. In the four weeks ending July 5, prices have averaged $6.42 a gallon. Ten years ago, that figure was $4.40 a gallon.

Expanding options put squeeze on OJ

It may be the end of an all-American, breakfast-eating, mimosa-drinking era. Orange juice is becoming passe, according to Nielsen data.

4 days ago


 As shown in this artist’s rendering, a soccer field and park, with a trail running to the Allegheny River, have been proposed for an area now used for Pittsburgh zoo parking.

Planners want a park to replace part of Pittsburgh Zoo’s asphalt parking lot

City and neighborhood leaders envision a dramatic transformation into a park-like expanse including a soccer field and a trail.

4 days ago


 Mike Harris, left, and Alden Galvin, employees of PwC Pittsburgh, jumped into the Allegheny River on Friday to raise money for Against Malaria Foundation. This is the seventh year the company took part in the event. It raised about $8,000 this year.

Accountants take plunge to raise funds for the Against Malaria Foundation

PwC Pittsburgh has participated in the event, called “Swim for Malaria,” for seven years now, and raised roughly $8,000 for the foundation.

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