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Department of Labor looking to give back money to workers

Workers can use a new website to see if they are owed wages.

about 12 hours ago


Genetic tests pushed to help prevent some deaths

The research announced by Medtronic found an association between a single gene and 50 percent higher odds of some irregular heartbeats.

about 12 hours ago


 If you’re apartment hunting in or near Downtown, don’t expect any bargains.

Rental rates for apartments in Downtown Pittsburgh at record high

The average rental rate in and around the Golden Triangle is up to $1.86 a square foot.

about 12 hours ago


Bayer's material science unit now under Covestro name

The company’s office complex in Robinson will now serve as the North American base for Covestro.

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Contract talks to resume in Allegheny Technologies lockout

The union notified members the two sides will meet Sept. 11 and 12.

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Business Workshop: Conflicts in a family business

The simple fact that the parties in disagreement are relatives complicates a business conflict with the emotions of family relationships.

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First-year salaries hit $160,000 mark at more Pennsylvania firms

Most Am Law 200 firms said in April they were reviewing their compensation levels but hadn’t made any decisions on adjustments.

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 A conventional, or shallow, oil and gas well site in Pennsylvania.

How sound are Pennsylvania's oil and gas wells?

Hundreds of conventional well owners failed to submit reports that are meant to document whether wells are structurally sound.

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Unemployment rate steady at 5.2 percent for Pittsburgh region

The total number of jobs was up by 38,000 over July 2014.

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 Allegheny County Jail as seen from Duquesne University campus.

Allegheny County unveils details in new jail health plan

The county launched its new partnership with Allegheny Health Network to provide health care for prisoners at the jail.

about 12 hours ago


 Jeep Cherokees recalled by Fiat Chrysler

Allegheny County partners with United Way; First National Bank names new region president; West Mifflin Levin Furniture store damaged by fire

Read more business news about Consumer report for Maietta’s Italian Restaurant, Kraft Heinz hires Starcom, Jeep Cherokees recalled.

about 12 hours ago


 Miles of pipeline run throughout the Dominion Resources Cove Point LNG terminal connecting storage tanks to an off shore pier in Maryland. Liquefied natural gas export facilities are poised to become an outlet for a glut of natural gas from U.S. shale plays in the coming years.

Marcellus to become a net exporter of natural gas this year

Now, most Marcellus gas goes to the Midwest, Southeast and Canada. Eventually it will access Mexico and the world through LNG exports.

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Love them or loathe them, emails are here to stay, survey says

The poll showed that email is the top communications tool at work and will grow in importance over the next five years.

about 12 hours ago


 Bob Kramer with his heat pump at his Economy home. He recently discovered he has been in the wrong rate class for electric heating for 14 years, as a previous homeowner had installed a heat pump . Mr. Kramer has filed a formal compliant with the Pennsylvania PUC.

Efficient heating appliances could mean lost savings for some homeowners

Some electric customers, in altering their homes to be more energy efficient, could be paying too much for service due to a billing error.

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 As Adidas creative director, Sewickley native Paul Gaudio is overseeing the company's efforts to expand in the United States market.

Sewickley native tasked with making Adidas hip again in the U.S.

Paul Gaudio is facing a Super Bowl-sized challenge: to make Adidas cool again in the U.S. market.

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 United Steelworkers Local 1219 held a rally Aug. 21, calling for fair contracts and in solidarity of locked-out steelworkers, outside U.S Steel’s Edgar Thomson Works in Braddock.

Steelworkers union sues Allegheny Ludlum over plans to drop workers' health insurance

Union officials contend the workers should be covered until Nov. 30 under the terms of the labor agreement that expired June 30.

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Alpha Natural Resources executive resigns amid restructuring

The company is one of the nation’s biggest coal producers and has mines in Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, and Wyoming.

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Pittsburgh gasoline prices fall on global concerns

Retail gasoline prices in Pittsburgh dropped 10 cents to $2.60 a gallon Monday morning.

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 Mattel, in partnership with San Francisco startup ToyTalk, will release the Internet-connected version of the doll that has real conversations with kids in late 2015.

Surveillance Society: Could toys play with data from children?

Internet-enabled everyday devices are collectively called the “Internet of Things”; some experts think 50 billion will be in use by 2020.

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Coal, nuclear plants promise to generate power in the future

The PJM auction cleared 1,031 more megawatts of nuclear generation capacity than 2014’s auction, the grid operator reported.

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 Cheerios cereal was part of one of many lawsuits filed this  year, specifically for gluten issues.

What's in that? Food companies scramble to satisfy 'clean eating'

The steady swing toward “clean eating” has helped trigger an industry move toward cleaning product labels of unpronounceable ingredients.

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 A $22 million, 45,000-square-foot addition (shown here in a rendering) to Carnegie Mellon University’s University Center is the latest project on which Astorino/Cannon Design has worked.

Consolidation changes face of Pittsburgh architecture as industry rebounds from recession lows

Architects at Astorino have access to expertise in Cannon’s global offices, and Cannon has been able to cement its presence in Pittsburgh.

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WorkZone: Networking is key, even for the shy

Author Alaina Levine offers the less outgoing tips for connecting with others in business and life.

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Len Boselovic's Heard Off the Street: Subsidies face new scrutiny, though some worry not enough

New rules for how governments disclose the value of tax incentives they give to business are on the way. But do they go far enough?

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 Emily Kennedy of Marinus Analytics presents her company at the UpPrize competition held July 31 in the New Hazlett Theater on the North Side.

CMU grad builds cybersleuthing tool to snare sex traffickers

Emily Kennedy’s company had its roots in her senior thesis at CMU and now helps law enforcement officials find human trafficking criminals.

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Pitt study finds location-based marketing a mixed bag

The study says sending digital coupons to any consumer within a 100 foot radius doesn’t necessarily lead to more sales or foot traffic.

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Featured Recall: Bicycles

Trek Bicycle Corp., of Waterloo, Wis., is recalling about 330 Trek 9.8 Superfly FS SL, X1 and XT bicycles.

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 Dianne Chase

Dateline Pittsburgh: 8/30/2015

Herbein + Co. Inc., Schneider Downs, C4CS, LLC, Cowden Associates Inc., KU Resources Inc., Michael Baker International, Scalo Inc.

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Office Coach: Don’t discuss anticipated surgery, long recovery while interviewing

Plus, dealing with a songbird in the workplace can require some creative thinking.

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Office complex planned near Pittsburgh International Airport

The plans include office buildings with up to 100,000 square feet each and another office/flex building up to 100,000 square feet in size.

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McDonald’s, Tyson Foods drop farm after videotape shows animal cruelty

McDonald’s Corp. and Tyson Foods have severed ties with a farm where workers were videotaped stabbing, clubbing and stomping on chickens.

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 Specialist Jorge Fernandez, left, and trader James Riley work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015.

Stocks close flat Friday after a volatile week

U.S. stocks ended the week with a whimper, letting investors breathe a little easier after a week of extreme highs and lows.

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 Matthew St. John, a pilot of Goodyear's Spirit of America blimp, walks toward the blimp at the Goodyear Airship Operations base on July 11, in Carson, Calif. The Goodyear Blimp is retiring, but a cigar-shaped craft with its blue-and-gold Goodyear logo emblazoned across the side will still be at sports events.

Goodyear retiring blimps, rolling out new cigar-shaped craft

But don’t fret. That big, cigar-shaped inflatable seen floating over sports events will still be there emblazoned with its Goodyear logo.

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 Trib Total Media's flagship newspapers include the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and the Tribune-Review in Greensburg.

Trib Total Media selling nine newspapers in Western Pa.

The newspaper’s management says the sale is part of a larger “strategic growth plan.”

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 Perrigo, which makes over-the-counter medicines, has resisted repeated overtures from Mylan.

Mylan gets approval in pursuit of Perrigo

Mylan said that more than two-thirds of shareholders had backed the vote. It needed more than half in order to pursue the takeover.

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Betting on a decline: energy stocks see peak levels of short interest

For an industry saddled with high debt, low commodity prices and a global oversupply, betting on energy stocks falling has become popular.

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 Emily Kennedy of Marinus Analytics presents her company at the UpPrize competition held in the New Hazlett Theater on the North Side in July.

Software developed by CMU student helps find online sex traffickers

Marinus Analytics has a software product, Traffic Jam, that mines the deep web for information and clues about trafficking operations.

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UPMC revenue grows despite Highmark split

The region’s largest healthcare system pulled in more than $12 billion in the last fiscal year.

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 From left, David Morehouse, CEO and president of the Penguins; Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald; Mayor Bill Peduto and Richard Baron, chairman and CEO of McCormack Baron Salazar, prepare to announce the plans for the redevelopment of the former Civic Arena site Thursday. Danish firm Bjarke Ingels Group was hired to develop residences and public spaces at the site.

Danish firm hired to develop former Civic Arena site

Mayor Bill Peduto praised the hiring, citing Bjarke Ingels Group’s reputation, but one Hill District leader called it a “misstep.”

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Consumer Reports: Made in America?

Almost eight in 10 American consumers say they would rather buy an American-made product than an imported one, according to a recent survey

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Union stages 5 rallies in Western Pa. in Allegheny Technologies contract dispute

The lockout affecting roughly 2,200 workers began Aug. 15. The workers’ last contract expired June 30.

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 Apple schedules new product event for Sept. 9

Pittsburgh Business Group on Health partners with Innovu for benchmarking; Kennametal find new CFO; Starkist settlement allows claims

Read more business news about Walmart layways, Dole CEO, pending home sales and Apple’s announcement.

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Top Workplaces 2015: Who are the best employers in the Pittsburgh area?

In total, WorkplaceDynamics invited 1,401 companies to participate and surveyed 126 of them. The organizations employ 25,397 people.

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 Dr. Jash Sharma president and CEO of CIMA Life Sciences in Plum. The company produces lenses used in cataract surgery.

Cima Life’s optics help restore sight for cataracts patients

Cima Life operates out of a 10,000-square-foot facility where it designs, manufactures, tests and ships intraocular lenses to 30 countries.

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 At the former Civic Arena site, the Bjarke Ingels Group of Copenhagen will be responsible for designing the 1,100 units of residential housing to be built on the upper portion.

‘Starchitect’ retained for areas near former Civic Arena

A Danish firm will design residences and public spaces to be built at the 28-acre site that will include the new U.S. Steel headquarters.

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 Housing a family of four is on average $789 a month, according to a new report.

How much money do families need to live modestly in Pittsburgh?

Pittsburgh families spend more on child care but less on health care.

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 The 2015 BMW M4 Convertible

Scott Sturgis/Driver’s Seat: BMW M4 Convertible combines power and luxury

If you need a comfortable four-person unit, the BMW will fit the bill without complaint.

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 Michael Polite, left, and Richard Taylor talk at a news conference Thursday announcing them as new members of the governing board of the August Wilson Center.

August Wilson Center reorganization effort aims to create financial, artistic success

Michael Polite and Richard Taylor are the newest governing board members; three more members will be named at the end of the year.

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Claims for jobless benefits fall to three-week low

Unemployment applications dropped by 6,000 to 271,000 in the week ended Aug. 22, a Labor Department report showed today.

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