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 Rachel Gorgos, the founder of MyPath, demonstrates the compter program at the University of Pittsburgh.

Company’s app helps students pinpoint their career qualities

Web app MyPath101 is helping University of Pittsburgh students find their professional calling.

about 8 hours ago


American Express, Discover rated top credit cards

J.D. Power survey measured interaction; card terms; billing and payment; rewards; benefits and services, and problem resolution.

about 8 hours ago


Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra expects larger deficit, but aims to boost revenue

The PSO is projecting a deficit of roughly $1.4 million at the end of the 2014 fiscal year, which concludes Sunday.

about 8 hours ago


 The 2014 Acura TL latest incarnation was never a big hit on the outside but its handling and performance make up for it.

Driver's Seat: Acura TL is elegant but feels a little dated

Sport luxury sedans square off: 2014 Infiniti Q50 AWD Premium vs. 2014 Acura TL SE

about 8 hours ago


Study: Social media users shy away from opinions

Study finds social media users actually less likely to share their opinions, online and off.

about 10 hours ago


 Marcia Cubitt, president, Essential Bodywear, left, and CEO Carrie Charlick talk in their warehouse in Commerce Township, Mich. Ms. Charlick and  Ms. Cubitt have $4 million in sales but have been rejected for $500,000 credit lines since 2012.

Female small business owners struggle to get loans

Rejected and dejected — women small business owners still struggle to get loans from banks.

about 10 hours ago


 This frame grab taken from Twitch.tv shows two gamers competing as a streaming chat, at right, allows visitors to watch the two gamers go head-to-head.

Video games come of age as spectator sport

Video games come of age as a spectator sport as Amazon buys Twitch for $970 million.

about 10 hours ago


Business Briefs: Fed-Ex misclassified workers, court panel rules

Also: Suzuki recalls Kizashis; GM to move work from Mexico to Tennessee; Kia to build plant in Mexico; Uber wins ruling stopping Hamburg

about 8 hours ago


EDMC announces debt restructuring; expects improved capital structure

EDMC said the proposal has the support of more than 80 percent of its revolving lenders, term loan lenders and bondholders.

about 11 hours ago


 One of the hives atop the Duquesne Club, Downtown.

Will Pittsburgh’s Duquesne Club get stung on beehives?

Officials say the club hasn’t gotten the zoning variance and permit it needs to keep the four beehives on its roof.

1 day ago


 Dressed as Elvis Presley, Glenn Woods of Cranberry Township tries a pie by Gardner Pie Co. on Tuesday at Heinz Field.

Pittsburgh food festival celebrates all things tasty

Not just anybody could sneak into the Clover Mountain Foods show, but almost everybody in the region will eventually taste its products.

1 day ago


NHTSA website helps car owners check for missed recalls

Every year, millions of vehicles are recalled nationwide. Now, consumers have a quick way to find out if their vehicle was overlooked.

1 day ago


Business Briefs: Region construction contracts up $62M

Also: Robinson eatery cited for 13 critical violations; Four Rivers Software Systems to join Accruent; steel imports rise 6 percent.

1 day ago


Williams to expand Transco pipeline system in Pennsylvania

Williams launches open season for Diamond East project to ship more Marcellus Shale gas northeast.

about 20 hours ago


 Craig Wilson shows an epoxy resin created by PPG Industries during a Monday tour of the Coatings Innovation Center in Allison Park.

PPG Industries' center makes sure company investments pay off through innovation

When Chuck Kahle passes along his business card, he’s not just providing his contact information at PPG Industries.

2 days ago


 Millions of cars have been recalled this year, with the extensive problems at General Motors even leading to congressional hearings.

Vehicle buyers still can’t get no satisfaction

Customer satisfaction with automakers has dropped considerably in the past year, according to an index tracking consumer sentiment.

2 days ago


Ced Kurtz’s TechMan Texts: Samsung ‘monster’ tablet has its advantages

Verizon was kind enough to send TechMan a Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 for testing, the largest tablet Samsung makes.

2 days ago


K&L Gates chairman emeritus Charles Queenan honored

Mr. Queenan has been recognized by The American Lawyer magazine with a lifetime achievement award.

2 days ago


State schools emerge as backers of Obama’s college ratings

State universities are backing President Obama’s proposed scorecard for colleges in the hope that it will steer more federal aid to them.

2 days ago


Pittsburgh Dateline: 8/26/14

People on the move in business and law.

2 days ago


Pa. ban on political contributions enjoined; ruling faces criticism

Pennsylvania’s law barring corporations and associations from making political contributions has now been permanently enjoined.

2 days ago


Business Workshop: Workers’ comp for telecommuters

A recent survey by WorldatWork finds that 88% of companies offer employees some form of telecommuting.

2 days ago


Business Briefs: 8/26/14

Baby-reading program’s creator settles charges

2 days ago


S&P 500 touches 2,000 as deals continue

Summer doldrums? Not on Wall Street.

2 days ago


Pittsburgh region's unemployment rate stays at 5.3 percent

The number of jobs, which are not seasonally adjusted, in the seven-county region fell by 8,300.

1 day ago


MarkWest to expand Butler County natural gas processing complex

Drillers Rex Energy, EdgeMarc Energy commit to send Marcellus Shale production to the facility

1 day ago


 T. Boone Pickens speaks to the crowd during a Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry summit Monday.

T. Boone Pickens: 100 years of gas industry jobs

T. Boone Pickens said there will be gas extraction jobs for the next 100 years.

2 days ago


Consol looks to Gen X, Millennials to step into the roles left by retirees

As more Baby Boomers reach retirement, Generation X employees and Millennials have been called in to fill the gaps left behind.

1 day ago


 Solar panels at work

Sunrise Energy takes on utility over net metering

West Penn Power tells solar developer to pay back all the revenue it gained from net metering a Washington County solar farm.

2 days ago


Ohio electric utilities question net metering rule proposal

As the PUC continues to refine rules for net metering, one Ohio utility has appealed a rule proposal to its state Supreme Court.

2 days ago


Farmers and solar owners fight limits on power generation

The Pennsylvania PUC has received a slew of letters opposing proposed rules on who can sell electricity to the grid.

2 days ago


 U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Upper St. Clair, right, talks with Allegheny County Council members Bob Macey , left, and Tom Baker before today's "project kickoff" of Consol Energy's new Marcellus shale drilling site at Pittsburgh International Airport. Behind them is the first well on pad 2. Drilling at the site began Aug. 15.

Pittsburgh airport gas drilling project set for official kickoff

Consol eventually will have 47 Marcellus Shale wells on airport property that could generate as much as $25 million a year in royalties.

3 days ago


Pressure builds within Fed to signal new policy course

Signs of economic resilience and growing anxiety about holding rates have set the stage for a debate over rewriting their policy statement.

3 days ago


 The first well on Consol Energy's Well Pad 2 at the new Marcellus Shale extraction site near Pittsburgh International Airport.

Consol Energy eyes more from airport drilling

The estimated $1 billion project will tap into Marcellus Shale reserves on 9,000 acres of Allegheny County-owned land.

2 days ago


 UPMC has signed a five-year advisory services agreement with Xiangya Hospital of Central South University in the Hunan Province of China.

UPMC signs advisory deal with Chinese hospital

UPMC will help the hospital establish the Xiangya International Medical Center on that campus in the Hunan Province.

2 days ago


Q&A: U.S. shale plays are being watched around the world

U.S. shale plays are a global development ground, said Natalya Sachivichik, a senior development engineer at Range Resources.

2 days ago


 A Lyft car is driven around Market Square in downtown Pittsburgh.

In clash of cultures, PUC grapples with brave new tech world

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission plans a good hard look at how it handles transportation issues at a special meeting this week.

4 days ago


 Robert Cicco is an Allegheny Health physician who's been told he can't see his UPMC physician, but he says real problem is the system under which hospitals set their charges.

Patient worries emerge over chargemasters at Pittsburgh's regional hospitals

The chargemaster is a hospital’s master list of how much it will charge for services, including every treatment, test, scan and aspirin.

4 days ago


Len Boselovic's Heard Off the Street: Don’t jump to conclusions on GE’s moves

Cynics will find some irony in General Electric’s decision to sell its appliance business.

4 days ago


 Don Charlton, chief executive officer and founder of The Resumator, said shifting the paradigm that drives hiring decisions has been his company’s primary mission since it was launched in 2009.

Recruiting software company The Resumator works to open the doors to new faces

The West View-based firm, fresh off of a $15 million investment, aims to break hiring patterns and boost diversity in tech.

4 days ago


Julian Gray and Frank Petrich’s Elder Law: New power of attorney law reminds us to check our estate plans

The power of attorney is probably the most powerful document you will sign. It’s like a loaded gun; it can be used for good or evil.

4 days ago


Policy changes may help attract young physicians

Starting Jan. 1, doctors and other clinicians can be paid for “quarterbacking” the care of chronically ill Medicare patients.

4 days ago


Workzone: Fantasy leagues powering into offices

Fantasy football is no longer a false start in the nation’s workplaces.

4 days ago


 The Pana­sonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Don Lindich’s Sound Advice: Pana­sonic DMC-GM1 eclipses Sony for best small camera

The DMC-GM1 of­fers the im­ag­ing power of a full-sized in­ter­change­able lens cam­era in an im­pos­si­bly small pack­age.

4 days ago


 Campbell — Accounting

Dateline Pittsburgh: 08/24/14

People on the move

4 days ago


Business Week in review: 08/24/14

Kentucky bourbon makers are stockpiling their product; Dollar General made a $9.7 billion bid to buy Family Dollar Stores.

4 days ago


Marie G. McIntyre’s Office Coach: Realize your mistakes and follow through

As the one who created this problem, you should attempt to fix it by offering a sincere apology.

4 days ago


Business calendar: 08/24/14

Business events, seminars and meetings this week.

4 days ago


Judge criticizes NLRB role in UPMC labor dispute

Judge Arthur J. Schwab  rules that UPMC should comply with broad National Labor Relations Board subpoenas, but allows time for an appeal.

5 days ago


Steel tariffs aid U.S. producers

The International Trade Commission on Friday approved imposing tariffs on imports of steel pipe from South Korea and five other countries.

5 days ago



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