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 Carvis Fisher of the East End gets pumped for the arrival of customers at the 5 p.m. opening of Best Buy in Ross Township today.
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Carvis Fisher of the East End gets pumped for the arrival of customers at the 5 p.m. opening of Best Buy in Ross Township today.

Holiday openings draw mixed reception at Pittsburgh-area retailers

Thanksgiving took the early lead against Black Friday sales in Robinson.


 The Starbucks Advent calendar is a magnetic chalkboard with 25 reusable tins.

Shop Holiday: Gift ideas for young professionals

Here are a few gift suggestions for the young businessmen and businesswomen in your life.



 Elisa McDonnell, right, of McKeesport receives a bag of dried cherries from volunteer Tricia Scott of Port Vue at Founders Hall Middle School in McKeesport. The food drive is part of the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank Produce to People program.

In the midst of our overflowing tables, hunger remains a hidden problem

In a land of plenty, about 1 in 7 households did not have enough to eat at some point during 2013.



Milwaukee employees to examine city bureau

Pittsburgh releases partial consulting proposal from Milwaukee police employees.


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Moving up: Chronically homeless man is off the streets

Motivated by a teenage son and with help from Operation Safety Net, Louis Griggs has moved to permanent housing.



Light of Life mission helps more than 1,000 for holiday

The mission on Pittsburgh’s North Side serves about 300 meals each day and provides various emergency and long-term services.


 
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