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 The Teva offer sent Mylan shares sharply higher this morning in brisk trading.

Israel-based drug company Teva makes bid to buy rival Mylan

Mylan rejected the idea of a Teva Pharmaceutical Industries takeover last week, saying it lacked “sound industrial logic or cultural fit.”

46 minutes ago


Allegheny Technologies reports first-quarter profit

Earnings fell short of analyst estimates of 11 cents per share, but sales topped forecasts of $1.08 billion.

about 1 hour ago


 A small area near the international arrivals in the airport’s airside building has been set aside for travelers taking short commuter flights

Commuter fliers get new space at Pittsburgh International Airport

An area has been set aside for flights on Sun Air Express to or from Bradford, Altoona, Franklin or Lancaster, or to Jamestown, N.Y.

about 10 hours ago


 MedExpress Logo

Optum buys clinic operator MedExpress

The deal appears to align with a national trend that has insurers investing in such freestanding clinics.

about 10 hours ago


 JaMar Cosby of Homewood is a graduate of the Trade Institute of Pittsburgh. Here, he works at the new site in Homewood.

Trade Institute celebrates move to larger location in Homewood

The new 10,000-square-foot home in Homewood South means twice as many students can learn masonry there.

about 10 hours ago


3rd Circuit revives case against BofA local counsel

But while the appeals court revived the plaintiff’s federal claims, it upheld the dismissal of the state law claims.

about 10 hours ago


 Monroeville officials say there are ongoing discussions with different government agencies "about ways to deter crime.”

Monroeville Mall seeks more ways to boost security

A shot was fired as hundreds of college-age partiers left a restaurant in the mall Friday night.

about 10 hours ago


Business Workshop: Avoid contract pitfalls

Here are some common contract issues that Pennsylvania business owners should understand.

about 10 hours ago


 Darrell Sapp/Post-Gazette  PowerSource  Inspectors head for their rescue drill in the "Sim Mine"  at the Mine Technology and Training Center in Ruff Creek, Greene County. Officials from Chile’s Ministry of Education visited during a trip to Pennsylvania to discuss an agreement with Penn State-Fayette for a training program for Chilean mining students.

Penn State mining program to train Chilean students

Best practices and technology used to mine coal in Pennsylvania will be applied to the extraction copper and lithium in Chile.

about 10 hours ago


 Kraft macaroni and cheese

Kraft removing synthetic colors from iconic macaroni and cheese

Kraft is battling sluggish demand as consumers shift to brands that are perceived as healthier, organic or less processed.

about 10 hours ago


Businesses forecast rebound from sluggish first quarter; West View Savings parent reports third-quarter rise

News from ESPN; Wal_mart; Carnegie Science Center and more.

about 10 hours ago


Ced Kurtz’s Techman Texts: Investigating Verizon’s new Custom TV

I guess this new plan is a step toward true a la carte TV, but it is a small step.

about 10 hours ago


 Threaded drilling pipes are stacked at a hydraulic fracturing site owned by EQT Corp. located atop the Marcellus shale rock formation in Washington Township, Pa., on Oct. 31, 2013.

Monthly natural gas production reports improve value of Marcellus data

Analysts say the more timely data has already become a valuable resource for tracking shifts in the nation’s dominant shale gas field.

about 10 hours ago


 Amanda L. Fitzhugh Porter

People on the move: The Legal Profession

News from Leech Tishman; Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti; Dinsmore & Shohl;  Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott.

about 10 hours ago


A contracting industry: Coal company sees growth in a shrinking market

GMS Mine Repair and Maintenance, which provides contract labor for Pennsylvania’s mines, has seen growth in a shrinking industry.

about 9 hours ago


Balancing Act: Managing email so it doesn’t manage you

Innovations are rolling out to change our experiences with email and help us create the boundaries and priorities we are struggling to set.

about 10 hours ago


 A jury in U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh found that Hunter Panels and its parent company, Carlisle Construction Materials Inc., discriminated against a female worker, subjected her to a hostile work environment and retaliated against her by firing her.

Jury awards woman more than $13 million in work discrimination case

Sandra Robertson claimed she was subjected to harassment and ridicule because of her sex, and made less than a man who did the same job.

about 11 hours ago


 A vehicle is refueled at a gas station in New Orleans on Monday, April 6, 2015.

Pittsburgh region sees steady rise in gas prices

National prices are also on the way up -- rising 6.6 cents per gallon in the last week.

1 day ago


 Marijke Hecht, project manager and director of education for the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, works at the drill site at the Frick Park Environmental Center in Squirrel Hill.

Drilling in Frick Park mines heating source for new center

The new Frick Park Environmental Center is taking shape in Squirrel Hill as Pittsburgh’s newest green building.

1 day ago


 The number of well sites, processing facilities and compressor stations reporting emissions continued to climb in 2013.

Pennsylvania DEP says emissions increased from expanding natural gas industry

Increases were not unexpected because the industry is growing and regulators expanded the number and types of facilities that must report.

about 20 hours ago


 DEP regulators took this photo of a puddle of fuel on fire near an oil or gas well head during an inspection of the well site.

At well sites across Pa., pictures help tell the story

Industry says photos don’t represent standard practices but rather show moments where regulators appropriately enforced existing rules.

2 days ago


 Travel agent Bill Katz moved the headquarters for Atlas Travel to his home office in Squirrel Hill. He's run the company for 54 years and has seen many changes to the industry.

In an online world, travel agents can still help

Many travel agents, including Bill Katz of Squirrel Hill, have gone with a streamlined approach to operations.

2 days ago


 Gov. Tom Wolf speaks during an interview with the Associated Press in March.

Pennsylvania hospitals worried about Gov. Wolf's budget plan

Medicare payments to hospitals now cover less than 90 percent of cost of care, according to the American Hospital Association.

2 days ago


 John Agnew in Scott is glad his house on a hill doesn't flood when the drains overflow from heavy rain.

Flood insurance surcharges are on the rise

Across the nation, new rates went into effect on April 1 under the National Flood Insurance Program.

2 days ago


 How we handle arguments with coworkers can have a big impact on how well we do our jobs.

Work zone: Listening is key to de-escalating a fight

Resolving arguments in the workplace can be difficult; avoiding them in the first place may be the way to go.

2 days ago


 Laura West, one of the co-founders of Trusst Lingerie, sews in their office space located in Alphalab in East Liberty.

Stylebook snapshot: Trusst Lingerie on mission to make better bras for range of sizes

The brand’s designers are working to re-engineer the bra so that it provides more support, particularly for women with larger bust sizes.

2 days ago


 A Bluetone 100 speaker that connects to almost any device.

Sound Advice: Look for sound quality over loudness

Which Bluetooth speaker is the loudest?

2 days ago


Featured Recall, April 19

Waterloo Industries Inc., of Waterloo, Iowa, is recalling about 105,000 Husky Securelock Vertical Bike Hooks

2 days ago


 Dan LaCouture, then with the Carolina Hurricanes, and Paul Bissonnette get into a fight during a 2008 game. Mr. LaCouture is one of several former players suing the National Hockey League for allegedly failing to disclose information about the dangers of concussions and subconcussive head injuries.

Former NHL players seek damages for concussions

Litigation continues in a lawsuit against the NHL brought about by former players who believed the league concealed dangers of concussions.

2 days ago


 YouTube star Curt Wootton in "Pittsburgh Dad."

YouTube celebrates 10 years

In the last decade, YouTube has changed our culture in many ways, including in Pittsburgh.

2 days ago


The Week That Was in Pittsburgh business news, April 19

Catching up with mustard, and Downtown grocery store opens on Market Street.

2 days ago


Business calendar: 4/19/2015

Business Referral Network of Pittsburgh - AM Pittsburgh Chapter, 7:30 a.m., Uptown Coffee, 723 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon.

2 days ago


 Jeffrey Young

People on the Move: 4/19/2015

In architecture, Perkins Eastman said Jeffrey M. Young joined as an associate principal.

2 days ago


The Color of Money / Michelle Singletary: Climb out of any deep financial hole

WASHINGTON — Here’s a quote to live by: If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.

2 days ago


Office Coach: Don’t let job-seeking frustrations boil over

By definition, job-seeking is a highly frustrating process.

2 days ago


Consumer Reports: Here are a few workout tips that work

One major tip: Keep it simple.

2 days ago


 Members of the P4 Summit listen to a presentation at StartUptown,  a community-based coworking campus for technology and social innovation, housed in the Paramount Film Exchange Building in Uptown on Friday.

Peduto says 'good enough' no longer acceptable standard for Pittsburgh development

He wants neighborhoods to be more involved. At the ex-LTV site, “stop calling it Almono and start calling it Hazelwood,” the mayor said.

3 days ago


Endeka Entertainment seeks more time for Lawrence Downs racetrack casino plan

The racetrack casino proposal for Lawrence County is on life support, but its developers still want a few more months to find new investors.

3 days ago


Mylan rejects merger speculation; Federated says deal approved; Nestle calls for action

News from Mylan; Teva; Perrigo; Federated Investors; Reich & Tang; Natixis; Nestle; Kraft; H.J. Heinz; 3G; Berkshire Hathaway; and more.

about 22 hours ago


 Andre Heinz of the Heinz Endowments talks to an P4 Summit attendee Thursday. The two-day international summit is hosted jointly by Pittsburgh and the Heinz Endowments at the Hill District's Energy Innovation Center.

P4 conference talks aimed at transforming Pittsburgh during 'wonderful time'

Mayor Bill Peduto trumpeted an “economy for everyone” in his remarks to an audience of international delegates gathered in the Hill.

4 days ago


Unemployment up slightly in Pennsylvania

The state Department of Labor and Industry reported today a net loss of 12,700 jobs statewide for the month of March.

3 days ago


DEP issues violation to FirstEnergy coal plant

The company said it fixed the source of fugitive emissions earlier this month by repairing the duct system of one of its smokestacks.

3 days ago


 Statistics showed nearly 2 million students, or 68 percent of the class of 2014, went right from high school to college.

Where are last year's high school graduates now?

The high school class of 2014 mostly went to college, according to a recent labor report.

4 days ago


 "Mylan is fully committed to its stand-alone strategy," the company said in a statement.

Mylan says it is not interested in merger with Israeli drug maker

There has been widespread speculation that Teva, based in Israel and the world’s biggest generic drug maker, was mulling an offer for Mylan.

3 days ago


Sharing money can be tricky for couples

There are times when keeping accounts separate may be a better way of maintaining marital harmony.

4 days ago


 Mike Hren, COO of StartUptown, a community-based coworking campus for technology and social innovation in Uptown, speaks to members of the P4 Summit during their bus tour on Friday. The conference, held over two days, includes talks, site tours, and discussions.

P4 conference focuses on sustainable urban design in Pittsburgh

Mayor Bill Peduto borrowed a campaign mantra — good enough is not good enough anymore — to signal it is a new day for development.

3 days ago


 Even with the change, Verizon's bundle option won't disappear completely.

Want a custom cable package? Verizon will have you covered

Starting Sunday, FiOS Custom TV will allow customers to choose the channels they want and eliminate others.

3 days ago


Congress leaders agree on trade pact

Congressional committee leaders have agreed on a measure to give the president “fast-track” trade promotion authority.

4 days ago


 In this July 6, 2013 file photo, smoke rises from railway cars that were carrying crude oil after derailing in downtown  Lac Megantic, Quebec. An emergency order requiring trains hauling crude oil and other flammable liquids to slow down as they pass through urban areas and a series of other steps to improve the safety were announced Friday by the Department of Transportation.

Transportation officials issue oil train safety measures

Trains hauling crude oil and other flammable liquids will be required to slow down as they pass through urban areas.

3 days ago


Reactor running at half-power after malfunction at FirstEnergy nuclear plant

The company expects Beaver Valley’s Unit 1 reactor to run at about half-power for at least a week as they repair a pump motor.

3 days ago



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