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Overhaul possible for West Mifflin’s Century III Mall

By Chris Fleisher
The Century III Mall could be in for a dramatic makeover as the owner considers demolishing part of the complex to provide more retailers with outside entrances and bring in medical offices and a hotel. A preliminary plan posted — and ...

Chevron settles fatal shale well fire lawsuit, state claims for nearly $6M

By David Conti
Energy giant Chevron Corp. agreed to pay $5 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a contract worker killed last ...

Pittsburgh Mayor Peduto works to smooth path for business ties with Cuba

By Bob Bauder
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto met with government ministers, leaders and organization presidents on his trip to Cuba this week, but said the best sign showed ...

No end in sight for casino market saturation in northeastern U.S.

By The Associated Press
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The casino market in the northeastern United States is saturated, yet that’s not stopping some states from approving gambling legislation and ...

Google adds HBO access, mobile payment to next version of Android

By Bloomberg News
Google Inc. revealed payment services, security upgrades and access to HBO movies and shows for its popular Android software, seeking to push back against growing ...

Weak first-quarter economic report anticipated

By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Another first quarter of the year. Another reversal for the economy. Another expectation of a rebound. On Friday, the government will likely estimate ...

Avago Technologies to pay $37 billion for chipmaker rival Broadcom

By The Los Angeles Times
Broadcom Corp. has agreed to be acquired by Avago Technologies Inc. for $37 billion in cash and stock, spawning a giant in the business of supplying the technological infrastructure behind a range of common products — from smartphones to wireless ...

Asian sell-off, Greece uncertainty rattle Wall Street

By The Associated Press
NEW YORK — Stocks fell slightly Thursday, following a sell-off in the Chinese market and continued worries about the approaching debt payment deadline for cash-starved Greece. The overall market was quiet, with the Dow moving less than 100 points throughout the ...

IRS cybersecurity breach touches lives of homebuyers, others

By Chris Fleisher
Al Radeshak hopes to close on a house in North Irwin in July. He’s lining up movers and has most of the paperwork in order. There’s ...

Pitt study suggests health law attracting young to balance insurers’ risks

By Alex Nixon
Americans who bought health insurance through Affordable Care Act marketplaces last year filled fewer prescriptions and spent less on drugs than people covered by their ...

Judge lashes UPMC, Highmark in consent decree violation hearing

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — A 10-hour hearing in Commonwealth Court on Wednesday ended with the judge lambasting UPMC and Highmark for worrying about their own earnings, not ...

Task force to plot ways of easing gas glut in Pennsylvania via pipelines

By Katelyn Ferral
Gov. Tom Wolf has formed a task force to help gas drillers navigate the challenges they experience building thousands of miles of pipelines to carry ...

Middlesex board upholds legality of zoning ordinance to allow gas well drilling

By Bill Vidonic
An attorney for two environmental groups and four Middlesex residents vowed to appeal a decision Wednesday by the township’s zoning board to uphold the municipality’s ...

Exxon, Chevron shareholders reject big oil restrictions

By The Associated Press
DALLAS — Shareholders of big oil companies overwhelmingly rejected several environmental resolutions, including proposals to put climate-change experts on their boards and set goals for greenhouse-gas emissions. The votes at meetings of Exxon Mobil Corp. and Chevron Corp. shareholders on Wednesday ...

Automakers do U-turn on infotainment systems

By The Associated Press
DETROIT — By the end of the year, nearly every major automaker will begin offering Apple’s CarPlay or Google’s Android Auto, two systems that effectively ...

Shoppers pay premium for organic chicken

By Bloomberg News
Health-conscious Americans hungry for organic chicken are paying high prices as producers struggle to find the proper food for their birds. Chickens certified as organic in ...

Business Briefs

Roundup: Google offers unlimited free storage of photos, videos; JPMorgan to lay off 5,000 employees across firm; more

Wire Reports
Google offers unlimited free photo, video storage Google is willing to store and organize all of the world’s digital photos and videos for free. The ...

Business Columnists

Jack Markowitz

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Markowitz: Banking giants: Too big to fail ... or control

What is it with this country’s largest banks, the “too big to fail” crowd? Take your eyes off them for …

John Browne

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Big bank rules crush little banks

The Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs held a hearing on “Regulatory Relief for Community Banks and Credit …

John Dorfman

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Dorfman: Trio of stocks still looks like good buys

Many people get antsy when a stock has doubled from the purchase price. That’s understandable, but a stock that has …

Chris Posti

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No job interviews? Devise some bullets

It’s college graduation season, so employers’ inboxes will soon be overloaded with a barrage of dull, indistinguishable, template-fashioned resumes sent …

Kim Komando

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Stop advertisers from tracking you on Facebook

Online advertising is the price we pay to use most free websites and services. As a website owner myself, I …

Real Estate

There are ways to keep clutter in check

By Tribune-Review
Is it possible to have children and keep your home clutter free? Not so much. However, you don’t have to give up having a comfortable environment until your children go off to college. Here are a few ...

Business Gallery

Business Gallery: May 24, 2015

By Tribune-Review
MANUFACTURING Universal Stainless & Alloy Products Inc. named Larry J. Pollock executive vice president, chief manufacturing officer, a newly created position. PPG Industries Inc. announced ...