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Dick's wins bankruptcy auction for Sports Authority brand, 31 stores

Dick's Sporting Goods Inc. won an auction for rival Sports Authority Holdings Inc.'s brand name and other intellectual property, as well as the right to ...

Local shares battered in quarter-ending slip

Investors took out their concerns about the United Kingdom's vote to exit from the European Union on U.S. stocks late last month, including the financial ...

Hertz to supply Uber, Lyft drivers with cars

Hertz Global Holdings Inc. reached agreements with Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc., the nation's two largest ride-hailing startups, to supply drivers with vehicles the ...

Hershey rejects $23B buyout offer from Mondelez

Hershey Co. said Thursday it had rejected a $23 billion preliminary offer by Mondelez International Inc. that would seek to expand the latter's U.S. footprint ...

Stocks extend rebound rally for 3rd day

Investors remained in a buying mood Thursday, driving stocks broadly higher for the third day in a row. The latest gains added to the market's rebound ...

Appeals court tosses $5.7B Visa, MasterCard settlement over swipe fees

Visa and MasterCard shares fell Thursday after a federal appeals court rejected a $5.7 billion settlement of claims that the firms improperly fixed credit-card swipe fees, ...

Quarter ends wildly for fund investors

NEW YORK — So close, yet so far. Fund investors came within a week of recording solid gains for the quarter, with the S&P 500 index ...

Aluminum producer Alcoa spinoff to shed $9 billion in debt

Alcoa Inc. will give its struggling aluminum production business a solid financial start to life as an independent company when it spins off those mining, ...

Fed OKs Pittsburgh banks for dividends, share repurchases

Four big banks in Pittsburgh can return profits to their shareholders through dividend payments and stock repurchases after the Federal Reserve determined the financial institutions ...

GE Capital no longer 'too big to fail'

NEW YORK — GE Capital, the financing unit of General Electric Co., won approval from ...

New Jersey casino workers demand contract, prepare for strike

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — It's been a rough two years for Atlantic City. This seaside gambling resort has seen a third of its casinos vanish; ...

Global interest rates forecast to remain low for a while

FRANKFURT, Germany — Savers will suffer longer with zero returns on their accounts. Home buyers, companies and governments will keep on borrowing cheaply. And questions ...

Uber to start tracking erratic driving behavior

SAN FRANCISCO — Using smartphone sensors to peek over its drivers' shoulders, Uber is promising to keep a closer eye on their behavior while discouraging ...

Business Briefs
Roundup: Pennsylvania regulators approve polar vortex settlement; NHTSA says Honda drivers should replace airbags now; more

State regulators approve polar vortex settlement Pennsylvania regulators on Thursday gave tentative approval to a $6.7 million settlement with an electricity ...

Roundup: Union members reject coal contract; Toyota recalls 3.37 million vehicles; more

United Mine Workers members reject pact with Murray Energy Members of the United Mine Workers of America this week rejected a proposed labor contract that ...

Real Estate
Mt. Lebanon garden tour features 6 sites

The green thumbs of Frances Robbins and Sue Knapp have made the Rose Court Condominiums in Mt. Lebanon a more beautiful place to live. The gardens ...

New tools let you redecorate from the couch

Stop moving around the new sofa to try to figure out where it fits. Forget about trying to judge a paint color from tiny samples ...

Celebrity Homes: Mansion-turned-resort was built by Kenny Rogers

Kenny Rogers, who is on a farewell tour scheduled to run into next year, has come a long way from a childhood in the projects ...

Homework: Phipps installing hive to teach importance of bees

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens plans to install an observational beehive later this month to teach guests about the plight of bees and their importance ...

New app lets buyers search home listings on their TVs

Whether you love to binge-watch HGTV's "House Hunters" or you're constantly checking out homes on your smartphone, you can combine those experiences with Homesnap's Apple ...