Steelworker Walt Oliver waves his protest sign at the Save Steel Jobs rally in May at U.S. Steel's research and development offices in Munhall.

Elimination of U.S. Steel audit staff puts human face on Carnegie Way

U.S. Steel says its efficiency initiative is a “transformational journey.” But for some employees, it’s onto the unemployment line.

about 21 hours ago

 A fire and spill in March 2010 at an Atlas Resources well site in Washington County sent a large plume of smoke into the air.

Pa. system for tracking compliance at Marcellus Shale well sites in disrepair

The Post-Gazette analyzed every paper record for every Marcellus well incident that resulted in fines through June 1, 2014.

about 21 hours ago

Shale gas extraction issues go beyond fracking

Though fracking often dominates discussions of shale gas extraction studies, other issues face the industry.

about 21 hours ago

New laws helping state collect old debts

Pennsylvania’s Revenue Department has been ramping up efforts to collect past-due debts, conducting more aggressive audits.

about 21 hours ago

Len Boselovic's Heard off the Street: Push for restrictions on corporate political spending gains steam

Shareholder interest in restricting corporate political spending is on the rise following a 2010 U.S. Supreme Court decision.

about 21 hours ago

Work Zone: Finding a place for email outside office life

The stack of email awaiting your return from vacation is always a bummer. So what if your employer preemptively deleted them?

about 21 hours ago

 Market District Chef Janice Kirich of McKees Rocks speaks to applicants at a Giant Eagle Job Fair on Saturday at the Monroeville Convention Center.

Giant Eagle job fairs attract hundreds

Seeking to fill more than 1,000 slots, the company said it’s more important for candidates to bring a good attitude than a good resume.

about 21 hours ago

Dateline Pittsburgh: 09/21/2014

People on the move

about 21 hours ago

The week that was: Sept. 14-19

Business news making headlines this week.

about 21 hours ago

The Color of Money: Some tips for good improving credit

Answering reader questions about their credit situations.

about 21 hours ago

Don Lindich’s Sound Advice: Receivers come in different forms

Don Lindich breaks down the different types of receivers.

about 21 hours ago

 Sheba Gittens, left, of Mentoring Partnership, shares a laugh with college mentors while role-playing with Tianna Foore, a sophomore at Carlow University during the Strong Women, Strong Girls event Saturday at Carlow University.

Giving young women a boost of confidence

The mentoring program brought about 30 female professionals together with 160 female students, to help them mentor elementary school girls.

about 21 hours ago

 Post-Gazette publisher and editor-in-chief  John Robinson Block tries the newly installed Washington Press, now on display at the newspaper's facility in Clinton

Vintage press restored on display at PG's new facility

Prolific, powerful and portable, the vintage press is a reminder of how technology advanced democracy.

about 21 hours ago

Office Coach: Joining corporate ranks takes some adjusting

Plus: Persistence can lead to new opportunities.

about 21 hours ago

 The pressmen pose for a portrait on the first night on the new presses Sunday, Sept. 8, in Clinton.

Post-Gazette operations unified at a single plant

The new presses weigh more than 600 tons and are supported on a concrete pad that is four feet thick.

about 21 hours ago

Business Calendar: 9/21/2014

Business events, meetings and seminars this week.

about 21 hours ago

 The Post-Gazette's new facility in Clinton houses all of the newspaper's operations except editorial.

A new -- and renewed -- commitment to journalism in Pittsburgh

A letter to our readers from David M. Shribman and John Robinson Block.

about 21 hours ago

 A 1955 drawing shows John Scull and Joseph Hall putting out the first edition of The Pittsburgh Gazette in 1786.

A distinguished history of journalism here since 1786

Now, 228 years later, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is being published at a state-of-the-art printing facility in Clinton.

about 21 hours ago

 Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson stops by Christmas Cottage of Grapevine Relief And Community Exchange (GRACE) with his wife, Renda Tillerson, to drop off a $50,000 check to the organization in Dec 2013 in Southlake, Texas.

Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson an Eagle Scout to the core

Dressed in a blazer and gray slacks, Eagle Scout Rex Tillerson — better known as the CEO of Exxon Mobil — approached the podium during a

about 21 hours ago

Alibaba stock soars in debut

The mammoth IPO offered eager investors seemingly unlimited growth potential and a way to tap into the burgeoning Chinese middle class.

1 day ago

 An artist’s rendering shows the proposed open community space in the Hill District.

Penguins present plans for Civic Arena site

The details were part of the preliminary land development plan the hockey team submitted to the city of Pittsburgh.

1 day ago

 Part of Alcoa's the new automotive line in Davenport, Iowa.

Higher aluminum prices help Alcoa

One of Alcoa’s biggest initiatives has been shuttering outdated, inefficient smelters and focusing on more lucrative downstream markets.

1 day ago

Business Forum: PA 529 plans can alleviate future college costs

The funds have grown and stabilized under the leadership of Treasurer Rob McCord and his great staff.

1 day ago

Business Briefs: Pittsburgh median home price rises

Also: Marc acquires Boston media agency; EDMC delays filing annual report; CEO of II-VI receives $2.9 million; Hennion returns to GNC.

1 day ago

Pennsylvania unemployment rises in August for second consecutive month

Unemployment would have been higher, but 28,000 people gave up looking for work during the month and this were not counted.

1 day ago

 Bayer’s stock shot up by more than 6 percent on the Frankfurt stock exchange following the news that the German parent of Bayer MaterialScience, whose North American headquarters is in Robinson, will spin off the unit in the next 12 to 18 months.

Bayer says it will spin off materials unit

After months of speculation, Bayer says it will spin off lagging plastics business.

2 days ago

 Tom Balestrieri, head of the Buncher Co., shows the proposed development his company is planning for the Strip District riverfront from the 16th Street Bridge to 21st Street.

Buncher Co. making progress on Strip District land

The firm is now hoping for “clarity” with regard to the nearby development of the historic produce terminal.

2 days ago

 Author Glennon Doyle Melton

Author to bring message of lifting others to Pittsburgh

Glennon Doyle Melton, who battled addictions and bulimia and now raises money to assist families in need, will share her life challenges.

2 days ago

Pittsburgh rally to promote women's work in life sciences

The Pittsburgh’s Outstanding Women Entrepreneurs Rally on Monday will give entrepreneurs a chance to make pitches to investors.

2 days ago

 Many adult children have made financial sacrifices to cover caregiving expenses, according to About half — 46 percent — spend more than $5,000 a year on caregiving expenses.

Cost of care for adult relatives often falls on younger generations finds 46 percent of its visitors surveyed spend more than $5,000 on caregiving expenses.

2 days ago

 Self-serve candy choices at the new Cinemark North Hills and XD, opening today at McCandless Crossing.

Curtain rises on new amenities-packed movie theater in McCandless

Cinemark at McCandless Crossing opens with 12 digital auditoriums, a bar serving wine, beer and frozen cocktails, and movies new and recent.

2 days ago

 FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, photo, Wal-Mart employees Jon Christians and Lori Harris take job applications and answers questions during a job fair at the University of Illinois Springfield campus in Springfield, Ill. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says it plans to hire 60,000 temporary holiday workers for the crucial holiday season in 2014, an increase of nearly 10 percent from last year. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

Business news briefs: 9/19/14

Home Depot Says Data Breach Affected 56 Million Payment Cards, Chevron meets shale standards from CSSD and more

2 days ago

 The Whole Foods in East Liberty stands as an example of how retail has driven new developments in the Pittsburgh neighborhood.

What drives East Liberty's revitalization efforts?

The Pittsburgh neighborhood stands as an example of redevelopment in an area once known mainly for deteriorating buildings and crime.

3 days ago

 Traffic on the  North Shore

Pa. auto insurance a bargain, report says

Report: Pittsburgh region has the third least expensive car insurance among 25 metro areas surveyed.

3 days ago

Pennsylvania legislators debate energy measures

Leaders of key energy-related committees spoke about their expectations for the present and next legislative sessions during a conference.

3 days ago

Ads coming to North Hills school website

Visitors to the North Hills School District's website soon will be seeing ads for area businesses.

3 days ago

 Review of the 2014 Nissan Juke Nismo RS

Driver's Seat: Nissan Juke beautifully fun, in a weird, radical way

Review of the 2014 Nissan Juke Nismo RS

3 days ago

Business Briefs: Consol and Noble launch midstream IPO

Also: Innovation Works receives $800,000 for AlphaLab; Butler Health System retains bond rating; Esmark subsidiary acquires metals supplier.

3 days ago

Chevron meets shale drilling standards from Pittsburgh organization

The Center for Sustainable Shale Development offers certification for drillers that aim to go beyond existing state regulations

3 days ago

 Bayer AG announced today that it plans to put its material sciences segment on the stock market as a separate company.

Bayer to spin off material sciences division as separate company

The material science division produces plastics, coatings and chemicals used in foams, insulation, auto lights and DVDs.

3 days ago

Innovation Works receives $800,000 to expand AlphaLab

The federal grant is expected to create 300 jobs and bring in $225 million in private investment.

4 days ago

 Lynette Lederman of Squirrel Hill was named winner of the Standing Firm Community Champion Award. Ms. Lederman, who has been working for the City of Pittsburgh for over 10 years, covers issues within Squirrel Hill and other Jewish communities.

Pittsburgh City Council aide recognized for efforts against domestic violence

The local organization Standing Firm is helping companies respond to domestic violence.

4 days ago

 An animated neon Heinz ketchup bottle sign hangs atop the Senator John Heinz History Center in the Strip District.

Heinz production returning to Pittsburgh, with baby food

The production coming to the North Side had been handled at its plant in Leamington, Ontario, which the company sold earlier this year.

4 days ago

 The Strip District's Produce Terminal.

Pittsburgh may seek to keep Strip District produce terminal

The proposal will be part of the negotiations with McCaffery Interests and Rubino Partners for the redevelopment of the building.

4 days ago

U.S. Steel shares surge after restructuring moves

The company also said it expects a significant improvement in its third quarter operating profit.

4 days ago

 Downtown-based is predicting record revenues for 2015 thanks to a recent acquisition and a plan to unroll digital storage of documents and videos in addition to photos.

Pittsburgh based has more in store for future

Downtown’s is hoping that the Panstoria acquisition puts it ahead of its cloud storage competitors.

4 days ago

 A security officer tells SEIU union protesters they cannot leave bags of groceries for UPMC employees at the company's offices at the U.S. Steel Tower.

National poverty rate continues slow fall

The national poverty rate fell by half of a percentage point from 15 percent to 14.5 percent in 2013.

4 days ago

 FedEx’s fiscal first-quarter net income rose 24 percent, and the company says it plans to hire more than 50,000 extra workers.

FedEx earnings exceed expectations

FedEx’s fiscal first-quarter net income rose 24 percent, and the company says it plans to hire more than 50,000 extra workers.

4 days ago

 This photo provided by A Woman’s Nation shows an envelope that Marriott will be placing in 160,000 hotel rooms beginning this week to encourage guests to leave a tip for the person who cleans the room.

Envelopes in Marriott hotels invite tips for maids

The campaign, called “The Envelope Please,” begins this week. Envelopes will be placed in 160,000 rooms in the U.S. and Canada.

4 days ago

 The first panel of the Civic Arena roof comes down in January 2013.

Hill District residents give feedback on redevelopment of former Civic Arena site

The agreement, finalized Sept. 9, settled issues such as affordable housing and minority participation.

4 days ago


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