Con artist files 'suit' for Bernie Madoff

Con man may have conned court for another con man.

about 15 hours 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.

about 15 hours 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 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.

about 15 hours 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.

about 14 hours ago

Business Briefs: Mylan issues drug recall

Also: GNC approves dividend; local earnings; Molson Coors CEO retiring; Lyft expanding into NYC; durable goods orders rise.

about 15 hours ago

 Eric Sloss and Sarah Mayer are the co-founders of UpTo Know Good, 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 the small busi­nesses.

about 15 hours 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.

about 15 hours ago

 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.

about 15 hours ago

Protect yourself from identity theft after a data breach

Here are five ways you can avoid becoming a victim of identity theft — even if your data have been compromised.

1 day ago

EQT’s gas production grows, but prices

Downtown-based oil and gas company prepares for $15 million Utica test in Greene County.

1 day ago

Business Briefs: Highmark, Conemaugh extend contract

Also: Amazon to open sorting center; Jefferson Hospital names new CEO; restaurants hit with consumer alerts

1 day ago

 John Timko of Monongahela talks about his health care and  insurance and how he almost was prevented from seeing the UPMC cardiologist he credits with saving his life.

Highmark members face a minefield for UPMC care

After years on UPMC, restaurant owner John Timko switched to Highmark, only to learn he could no longer see his UPMC physician.

1 day ago

 One of four free "EV" Charging Stations at the Mall at Robinson, powered by a collection of solar panels on the roof at the mall, which is owned by Forest City Enterprises. The stations take up to two hours to give a full charge to an electric vehicle.

New solar-powered car-charging stations unveiled in Robinson

The station at the Mall at Robinson is the only one of its kind in the region.

1 day ago

 A car sporting the Lyft mustache on its grill is seen Downtown. A unanimous vote by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission board Thursday granted emergency temporary authority for ride-sharing companies Lyft and Uber to operate in Allegheny County.

PUC grants emergency applications for ride-share companies to operate

But it’s not quite a done deal: The PUC set conditions for Lyft and Uber’s temporary status, which last 60 days.

1 day ago

Federated Investors report 9 percent drop in second-quarter profits

The results, released after Wall Street closed, were in line with analysts’ estimates.

1 day ago

MarkWest expands Marcellus, Utica infrastructure

Denver-based midstreamer expands processing for liquids-rich shale gas in Pennsylvania and Ohio

2 days ago

Wesco reports second-quarter earnings

Distributor sees growth in U.S. and abroad.

2 days ago

MSA Safety shares dip in wake of sales falling short of estimates

Net income fell 6 percent to $22.8 million, or 59 cents per share, while sales dropped 1 percent to $282.5 million

2 days ago

Wilmerding-based Wabtec Corp. reports second-quarter profit of $132.3 million

The international freight and transit company outperformed analysts expectations that it would earn $0.87 for the quarter.

2 days ago

EQT earnings rise on higher production and sales

The oil and gas company continues its growth trajectory.

2 days ago

EPA defends attempts to reduce pollutants

Agency chief Gina McCarthy says the proposed rule will create jobs in the clean energy sector, reduce energy costs and increase profits.

2 days ago

Downtown boutique hotel seeks a sweet name for a suite

Pittsburghers can leave their mark on the new Kimpton Hotel Monaco by naming 12 of their suites by July 30.

2 days ago

Business Briefs: $5.2M in refunds headed to Pa. insurance buyers

Also: High­mark, Geis­inger agree on ex­ten­sion; Citi­zens Bank ex­pands lend­ing pro­gram; GM recalls Chevrolets, Cadillacs, GMCs.

2 days ago

 Toyota Highlander

Scott Sturgis’ Driver’s Seat: Toyota Highlander not boring, with plenty of room

The XLE V6 AWD has enough space for a load of Muppets. But how about Big Bird?

2 days ago

 Kristin Estok, the Glenshaw co-owner of Go Shout Love, packs up orders at her dining room table. The company, an online startup, sells apparel and accessories to benefit families with sick children.

Go Shout Love donates to help children receive medical care

The local startup Go Shout Love’‍s main platform is Instagram, which allows the company to connect with families and vendors.

2 days ago

FNB Corp.'s CEO promises to be selective in acquiring other banks

FNB has snapped up three smaller institutions, extending its reach in Maryland and Ohio, and is on track to complete a fourth acquisition.

2 days ago

 Lyft cars line up in a parking lot at the Waterfront in Homestead.

PUC advised to approve Lyft, Uber

The PUC will consider whether to allow the ride-sharing companies to operate locally. Meanwhile, “e-hailing” app Hailo is eyeing Pittsburgh.

2 days ago

Duolingo launches English certification exam

An app that uses gaming principles to teach new languages has crossed over into the serious business of certification.

2 days ago

 Dick's Sporting Goods at The Mall at Robinson.

Dick's Sporting Goods lays off 478 golf pros nationwide

The Findlay-based retailer missed its golf sales projection by $34 million in the first quarter alone.

2 days ago

Business Briefs: Parents will spend more to send kids to school

Also: Baby gear maker 4moms to use Ansys simulations; in fiscal education push, Citizens awards nonprofits; local earnings.

3 days ago

Obituary: George Robert Knapp / Brought analytical mind to city firms for decades

Many relied on George Knapp for his guidance and wisdom, said Ken Moritz, who worked with him closely for the past 13 years at Stonewood.

3 days ago

Audit points out DEP 's flaws

The long-promised performance audit details the agency’‍s shortcomings, including failing to consistently issue enforcement orders to

3 days ago

 The new Goodwill Southwest Pennsylvania in Heidelberg.

Amid Goodwill’s probe of possible data theft, local branch said no evidence of breach

Local Goodwill stores believe they were not hit by a security breach that may involve credit card data theft at franchise stores elsewhere.

3 days ago

 A Yellow Cab travels on Liberty Avenue in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Yellow Cab readies its own app for Pittsburgh ride shares

As Lyft and Uber settle in Pittsburgh, Yellow Cab is preparing to launch a ride sharing app of its own.

3 days ago

Academic hospitals, research units face accountable care cost challenges

Can high-priced, high-complexity academic health specialists survive at a time when insurers are trying to drive down the cost of care?

3 days ago

Auditor general criticizes DEP oversight of shale gas industry

Report lists eight areas where DEP fell short of its obligations.

3 days ago

Allegheny Technologies reports second-quarter loss of $4 million

Analysts had expected the specialty metals producer to break even on sales of $1.06 billion.

4 days ago

 Drilling-related water impacts

DEP: Oil and gas operations damaged water supplies 209 times since end of ’07

The DEP will mark the first time it has released an official accounting of drilling-related pollution and diminution cases on its website.

4 days ago

 Nana Wilberforce, right, PNC Energy Manager, guides U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz on a tour of The Tower at PNC Plaza on Monday.

Energy secretary faces questions during push for nontraditional-energy ideas

Prolific natural gas production has upended the traditional flow of oil and gas, U.S. energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said Monday at CMU.

4 days ago

 Employers need to consider social media policies, but there is no one-size fits all solution, experts say.

‘Virtual water cooler’ muddles work policies

As the NLRB revisits rulings regarding social media regulation in the work place, attorneys offered advice on drafting social media rules.

4 days ago

Business Briefs: Severstal finalizes sale of Miss., Mich. plants

Also: Howard Hanna CEO now Children’s board chair; Verizon moves to equalize upload, download speeds.

4 days ago

 Elaine Fitzgerald, who owns a consignment shop in Venetia, is experiencing problems having her health care marketplace plan processed by Highmark.

Highmark billing problems persist for frustrated members

Highmark spokesman Aaron Billger on Monday acknowledged there were billing problems for what he said amounted to “dozens” of members.

4 days ago

Ced Kurtz’s Techman Texts: Apple moving in on rival’s territory

Apple has joined forces with IBM to invade the enterprise space.

4 days ago

Pipelines in the works

Lack of pipelines from the Marcellus to New England meant gas prices skyrocketed this past winter

4 days ago

Modern electric grid fighting cyber vulnerabilities

The recent push to modernize the electric grid has also raised the risk of cyber attacks.

4 days ago

Overtime pay by RadioShack violates Pennsylvania law

A federal judge’s opinion adds to a recent series of decisions establishing the direction of overtime law as moving in workers’ favor.

4 days ago

Leaping from one industry to another

They say when one door closes, another one opens. Jim Neville can tell you all about it.

3 days ago

Dateline Pittsburgh: 07/22/14

People on the move

4 days ago

Business Workshop: Make wellness programs work

Many employers are asking whether wellness programs can deliver real results to their bottom line.

4 days ago

 Christopher Platt, operations officer for MMC Land Management, stands behind a 24-inch pallet of Diamond Sock, a compost filter sock distributed by MKB Company.

These dirt bags are in demand

Company finds opportunities in keeping dirt at work sites from washing away.

3 days ago


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