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Conventional gas, oil drillers seek rules differing from shale industry in Pennsylvania

By David Conti 12:01 a.m.
A cookie cutter won’t work when it comes to writing safety and environmental rules for shallow, conventional oil and gas drilling and the newer deep, horizontal fracking in Pennsylvania shale, said Bruce Grindle, president of Oil & Gas Management Inc. ...

Pittsburgh region’s unemployment rate stays steady

By Chris Fleisher
The Pittsburgh region’s jobs market was sluggish in February as low energy prices sapped the energy once provided by the natural gas industry. Employers in the seven-county Pittsburgh region added 1,000 nonfarm jobs, not seasonally adjusted, in February, and the unemployment ...

U.S. Steel considers temporary shutdown of Minn. plant

By Alex Nixon 12:01 a.m.
U.S. Steel Corp. will reduce production at an iron ore plant in Minnesota in June, the latest move by the Downtown-based steelmaker to curtail its North American capacity amid declining steel prices and competition from a flood of imports. The ...

Stocks of Pittsburgh-area companies set record in March

By Alex Nixon 12:01 a.m.
The stocks of Pittsburgh-area companies ticked higher in March, bucking declines in the broader markets, and propelling the Trib 30 index to a high. The Trib 30 closed Tuesday at 460.8, up 0.7 percent from February’s close of 457.7. Gainers outpaced decliners ...

Developer delays renovation plans for Northway Mall

By Bill Zlatos
The owner of the Shoppes at Northway has withdrawn its requests seeking nine variances to renovate the mall because of uncertainty about mall tenants. “Once we get the exact tenant mix, we’ll be able to determine what variances we will need ...

Dominion Resources CEO Farrell made $17.3M in 2014

By The Associated Press
RICHMOND, Va. — Energy provider Dominion Resources Inc. awarded its CEO a pay package valued at $17.3 million in fiscal 2014, up 59 percent from the previous year, according to an Associated Press analysis of a regulatory filing. The compensation package ...

Arrivals from Paris soon will avoid extra screening at Pittsburgh International

By Melissa Daniels
When international passengers arrive in Pittsburgh from a seven-hour Paris flight in the summer, they’ll no longer have to send themselves and their baggage through ...

Home prices rise as supply still tight

By The Associated Press 12:01 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Home prices rose at a steady pace in January, pushing prices up at a faster pace than wages and putting more homes financially ...

Internet gambling results ‘disappointing’ so far

By The Associated Press 12:01 a.m.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Morgan Stanley has cut its estimate of the potential American Internet gambling market by nearly half. The firm now estimates the ...

6-year stock market rally still going strong, bulls say

By The Associated Press 12:01 a.m.
NEW YORK — The bull market slowed to a trot but didn’t stop this winter. Stocks have been buffeted since the start of the year ...

Japan snubs China investment bank

By The Associated Press 12:01 a.m.
TOKYO — Japan is not planning to join the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, its government spokesman said Tuesday. Taiwan announced it would apply for membership, joining dozens of countries in signing up to an initiative opposed by Washington. Chief ...

Late decline eats into previous day’s stock market gains

By The Associated Press
The stock market closed out the first three months of the year Tuesday on a down note, erasing much of the gains from the prior day’s big rally. The Dow Jones industrial average slumped 200 points, knocking the blue chip ...

Nonprofit Concordia Lutheran Ministries adjusts to marketplace realities

By Alex Nixon
Concordia Lutheran Ministries has boosted its revenue more than 50 percent since 2011 by acquiring smaller, financially distressed senior-care facilities. Despite a growing population of elderly ...

GNC will expand its testing of supplements in settlement with NY

By Chris Fleisher
GNC Holdings said it will expand testing of herbal dietary supplements beyond what federal law requires as the industry comes under increased scrutiny. The Downtown-based vitamin ...

Pgh. International leader strives to inject Pittsburgh flavor into airport

By Melissa Daniels
At the San Francisco airport, travelers can practice yoga in a mirror-walled room. Vancouver has a ceiling-height aquarium stocked with native species; Nashville, a Gibson ...

Laurel Mountain Ski Resort discusses planned revival

By Nicole Chynoweth
Ligonier Township resident Kim Bellas-Matrunics, 48, loved to ski with friends at the Laurel Mountain ski area when she was a kid, eating Christmas cookies ...

Business Briefs

Roundup: MSA Safety CEO received $5.4M in compensation last year; Rex to partner with Boston company on Butler wells; more

Staff and Wire Reports 12:01 a.m.
MSA Safety CEO got $5.4M in compensation last year MSA Safety Inc. CEO William Lambert received total compensation of $5.4 million last year, a 46 percent increase primarily because of the higher value of his pension, the company disclosed in ...

Business Columnists

Jack Markowitz

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Slow and steady paid big dividends for Irving Kahn

Follow your instincts, we’re often told. But not in the stock market, Irving Kahn might add. “Human beings have precisely …

John Browne

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Browne: London Gold Fix process change increases transparency

For almost a century, the international spot-dealing price for gold was fixed in London by a small group of representatives …

John Dorfman

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Dorfman: Fossil, Pilgrims Pride, Micron latest picks for Casualty List

I like stocks that have been smacked down and seem to have great rebound potential. That’s why I compile my …

Chris Posti

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To find best career path, start with a book, look to past

The number of snowflakes covering my front lawn on a wintry day is roughly equivalent to the number of people …

Kim Komando

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What cellphone companies don’t want you to know

Recently, AT&T surprised everyone when it added a new option to its GigaPower fiber Internet service: privacy. Yes, for just …

Real Estate

Cruise ready for some real estate action

By The Los Angeles Times
LOS ANGELES — Actor Tom Cruise has put a home in Hollywood Hills West on the market for $12.995 million. Set behind gates on a ...

Business Gallery

Business Gallery, March 22, 2015

By Tribune-Review
LEGAL Zachary J. Mueller joined the Pittsburgh office of Jackson Lewis P.C. as an associate. His practice is focused on representing employers in labor and ...