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 AT&T is the fourth provider to offer the service in Allegheny County, joining Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint.

Allegheny County AT&T customers can now text 911 in an emergency

In May, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald announced the service for Verizon. T-Mobile and Sprint have since added the service.

about 6 hours ago


 The U.S.Steel Tower offices of UPMC, in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Federal judge 'rubber stamps' subpoenas against UPMC, but stays own order

A federal judge blasted the NLRB for a series of subpoenas it served on UPMC, then granted the agency's application to enforce them.

about 8 hours ago


 Demolition of the east warehouse in Station Square is scheduled to begin Monday.

Demolition to begin at Station Square’s east warehouse

Owner Forest City Enterprise is demolishing the  building as part of a plan to eventually add residential housing to the complex.

about 22 hours ago


Credit scores to improve with settled debt, bills under FICO revamp

FICO, the nation’s most widely used credit scoring agency, is revamping how it computes credit scores.

about 22 hours ago


 Fantex, a San Francisco brand-building company founded late last year, has grown rapidly since April when it first sold 421,000 shares of a tracking stock that promised shareholders 10 percent of all future football-related earnings for San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis.

Sports brokerage Fantex adds more players as season approaches

As the season kickoff nears, sports brokerage Fantex has given fans another reason to watch the NFL stocks.

about 22 hours ago


 The 2015 Honda Fit. Honda is recalling 12,000 Fit subcompacts to replace the steel front bumper beams so the cars are more crash-resistant.

Honda bolsters Fit to boost crash resistance

After the Fit flunked a safety test, Honda recalled the subcompact to install stronger bumpers and make the cars more crash-resistant.

about 23 hours ago


Tariffs approved on steel pipe imports; boost for U.S. Steel, other producers

U.S. steelmakers filed a complaint in July 2013 against nine countries that were importing tubular products used by the energy industry.

about 9 hours ago


 In Jackson, Miss.,  Family Dollar and Dollar General stores are neighbors.

Business Briefs: Family Dollar rejects Dollar General offer

Also: Wabtec acquires brake manufacturer; Home Depot names new CEO; United Airlines improving first class meals; economy rises in July.

about 22 hours ago


Dynegy increases its northeast market presence with deals totaling $6.25B

Dynegy Inc. acquires generation assets from Duke Energy and Energy Capital Partners in a pair of deals totaling $6.25 billion

about 6 hours ago


Former CMU dean of computer science advising White House Policy Office

Randal E. Bryant is using his yearlong sabbatical to teach White House officials the ins and outs of data science.

1 day ago


Chief financial officer says UPMC is holding its own

UPMC is well positioned going into the final months of its contract with Highmark, as it continues to gain share in a shrinking market.

1 day ago


 The former Tom Ayoob's building along Smallman Street is the proposed site of a new retail and residential site.

More changes in the works for the Strip District

A developer wants to turn the site of a former produce warehouse on Smallman Street into a residential/retail complex, and possibly a hotel.

1 day ago


Money managers say small firms can yield big returns

Size does matter when it comes to publicly traded companies.

1 day ago


 The 2014 Infiniti Q50 is an all-new luxury sport sedan from Nissan's luxury auto division.

Scott Sturgis’ Driver’s Seat: Infiniti Q50’s handling disappoints

Several modes of travel allow the driver to control the feel of the handling. Unfortunately, I found none of them satisfying.

1 day ago


Facebook aiming to flag bogus reports

Facebook this week announced that it’s experimenting with a tag that will mark sites as satire.

1 day ago


 FILE - This Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 file photo shows a Bank of America sign in Philadelphia. Officials familiar with the deal say Bank of America on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 has reached a record $17 billion settlement with federal and state authorities over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

BofA reportedly reaches $17B settlement with U.S.

Bank of America reaches record $17 billion settlement over sale of mortgage-backed securities.

1 day ago


Business Briefs: Uber faces German setbacks

Also: Macy’s to settle racial-profiling probe; iconic cutlery maker files for bankruptcy; Berkshire to pay $896,000 to settle suit over USG.

1 day ago


Uber becomes second ride-sharing company approved in Allegheny County

Uber joins Lyft as ride-sharing firms operating with permission to operate on an experimental basis for 60 days.

1 day ago


India's Reliance to ship ethane from the U.S. shale plays

The company did not specify which shale plays would supply the ethane. It has joint ventures in the Marcellus and Eagle Ford shales

1 day ago


West Penn Power to pay $1.3 million for missing energy target

Pennsylvania regulators agreed to a settlement that reduces the penalty from $11.3 million.

1 day ago


PUC pushes on with investigation into natural gas retail market

The PUC votes 5-0 to continue investigation into Pennsylvania’s retail natural gas market

1 day ago


Wabtec acquires Brazilian brake manufacturer Dia-Frag

The Wilmerding-based company plans to use Brazil production facility as a manufacturing center.

1 day ago


Lawrence County track, casino financiers facing lawsuit

The financiers behind the would be Lawrence County racetrack and casino have been sued by the project’s longtime consultant.

2 days ago


 The August Wilson Center on Liberty Avenue, Downtown.

980 Liberty Partners asks court to void URA subpoena in August Wilson Center purchase

Eric Soller, 980 Liberty’s attorney, said very little of the information requested by the URA was relevant to the issue at hand.

2 days ago


 The state Supreme Court on Tuesday found that a mandatory $75,000 fine imposed upon a poker dealer convicted of stealing $200 from the Rivers Casino on the North Shore is unconstitutional.

Pennsylvania's top court rules $75,000 fine for employee's theft at casino illegal

The state Supreme Court ruled that the $75,000 mandatory fine given a Rivers Casino employee for stealing $200 in poker chips was excessive.

2 days ago


 U.S. home construction rebounded in July, rising to the fastest pace in eight months.

Business Briefs: Software firm Resumator raises $15 million

Also: Long-delayed locks project adds Tarentum company; inflation edge up 0.1 percent in July; Home construction jumps 15.7 percent in July.

2 days ago


Westinghouse announces potential for two nuclear plants in Utah

The Blue Castle Project would be the first time Westinghouse’s new AP1000 reactor design would appear in the Western U.S.

1 day ago


 American Eagle Outfitters headquarters on the South Side.

American Eagle posts better-than-expected earnings

The retailer this morning reported a profit of $5.8 million, far off the $19.6 million seen during the same period a year ago.

2 days ago


 Los Angeles Lakers’ Shaquille O’Neal at a news conference in 2001.

Rich and famous adopting crowdfunding, but stardom alone is not enough

When it comes to crowdfundng major projects, celebrities receive mixed reviews.

3 days ago


 LPGA golfer Natalie Gulbis signs autographs for fans at Dick's Sporting Goods at the Mall at Robinson. Dick’s recently acknowledged a reduced value of trademarks and store assets used in the golf business. The company said it has merged the back office operations of the Dick’s golf business and of its Golf Galaxy chain.

Dick’s embraces golf’s business reality while announcing Q2 sales rise, profit drop

The conference call that executives held sounded, at moments, like a press conference with a star athlete leaving the big game.

3 days ago


 Carlos M. Cardoso

Kennametal’s top executive since ’06 says he will retire

During his time at Kennametal, Carlos Cardoso has been an advocate of manufacturing and of educating students to prepare them for a career.

3 days ago


Recruiting software firm The Resumator raises $15 million

The financing is supported by existing investors that include some Pittsburgh-based companies.

3 days ago


 The UPMC logo atop the U.S. Steel Tower in Downtown Pittsburgh.

UPMC division chief leaves after promotion

Rebecca Kaul, head of UPMC’s fast-growing commercial technology development arm, has resigned.

3 days ago


 PNC Park

Want to catch a foul ball? This website offers fans help

Joel Carben and his friends are tracking the best places to sit if you want to catch a foul ball at the ballpark.

3 days ago


Uber forecasts victory amid PUC hearing

Any progress in Pittsburgh will hinge on the PUC, which held the second day of a hearing Tuesday at the PUC’s Pittsburgh office.

3 days ago


Ced Kurtz’s TechMan Texts: Phones, reforms & Internet sharks

Does the term “Certified Like-New” mean someone at Verizon swears that a little old lady only used it to call her grandkids?

3 days ago


 James J. Barnes

Dateline Pittsburgh: 08/19/14

People on the move in Business.

3 days ago


Business Workshop: Medical leave: FMLA v. ADA

A recent lawsuit should prompt all employers to consider re-examining their medical leave policies to make sure they comply with FMLA.

3 days ago


Business Briefs: RE2 Inc. raises $2.2 million

Also: Dollar General enters bidding for Family Dollar; homebuilder confidence rises in August; former NFL great Carter sues Tyco.

3 days ago


State board rejects student's petition to limit greenhouse gases

Legal observers have said the petition could test the strength of the state’s Environmental Rights Amendment

3 days ago


Pennsylvania hits another production record

About 510 new wells came online during the first six months of 2014

3 days ago


Kinder Morgan shift on MLPs not likely a trend-setter

Kinder Morgan backed away from the tax-friendly MLP structure it pioneered, but they are is still a good deal for others

3 days ago


PowerSource Voice: Nuclear energy plays a part in reaching carbon emissions reductions

When the Environmental Protection Agency recently issued the Clean Power Plan, which is a new set of rules to reduce carbon emissions from

3 days ago


 Lue Ann Pawlick's new business, Frac Water Resources, sells water from the Monongahela River to Marcellus Shale energy companies for use in fracking. Her 24-7 operation at the former Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel mill in Allenport ships between 100 and 300 tankers full of water every day.

Allenport company finds niche in supplying water for fracking

Frac Water Resources, on the bank of the Monongahela River in Allenport, Pa., provides fresh water to fracking companies

2 days ago


 Thi image from energy services company Halliburton shows a shale well in cross section. The shaded blue areas are old fracks, plugged by the company's biodegradable material that seals off existing pathways. That lets pressure build in new areas, creating other pathways for gas to travel to the wellbore.

Frack again? That is the question drillers are asking in the Marcellus

Refracking is gaining momentum in the Marcellus Shale as the technique breathes new life into aging wells.

3 days ago


 Brent Rondon is the manager of global business programs at Duquesne University's Small Business Development Center.

Q&A: Helping small business expand locally and globally

If you ask Brent Rondon why Pittsburgh is on the world map, he’ll tell you it’s because of the Marcellus Shale.

3 days ago


Pittsburgh Technology Council announces Tech 50 finalists

The Tech 50 Awards were created to honor local innovators and the companies that have been built around their expertise.

4 days ago


Uber presents testimony before Pennsylvania PUC judges

The company’s attorney instructed a witness not to answer questions about the number of rides provided while under a cease-and-desist order.

3 days ago


Pennsylvania gas production hits another peak

A large number of unconventional oil and gas wells were brought online during the first half of 2014.

4 days ago


 Ray Charley, 63, of Greensburg is the president of the Shop ’n Save at 730 East Pittsburgh St. in Greensburg.

Shop ’n Save store owners are in it together — on their own

There are now 100 stores in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, west Maryland, eastern Ohio and upstate New York that carry the name Shop ’n Save.

5 days ago



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