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Roundup: Mazda recalls cars to fix tire pressure monitors; Wal-Mart’s top merchant out as key holiday nears; more

By Wires
Mazda recalls 100,000 vehicles to repair tire pressure monitors Mazda is recalling nearly 100,000 midsize cars in the United States to fix a problem with the ...

Business roundup: ATI receives orders worth $145M for oil, gas project; more

By Staff and Wires
ATI receives $145M in orders for oil, gas project Allegheny Technologies Inc. said Monday that orders it has received for a large oil and gas pipeline project in Asia total $145 million and represent its largest participation in a ...

Roundup: Lexus recalls 423K vehicles; Japan orders air bag maker to conduct probe; more

By Staff and Wires
Lexus recalls 423K vehicles Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling almost 423,000 Lexus cars in the United States to repair a problem that could cause a fuel leak and a fire. The recall includes the 2007-10 Lexus LS, 2006-11 Lexus ...

Boeing to expand operations in Fayette County

By John D. Oravecz
Boeing Co. said on Friday it will expand its manufacturing subsidiary Argon ST in Fayette County, adding nearly 170 jobs over the next three years. Argon ST, which Boeing acquired in 2010, has 130 employees at two locations, the Fayette ...

Roundup: Heinz cuts more jobs in Pittsburgh; Alcoa completes $3B Firth Rixon acquisition; more

By Staff and Wires
Heinz cuts more jobs in Pittsburgh H.J. Heinz Co. on Thursday said it eliminated an undisclosed number of jobs in its North America operations, including ...

Roundup: US home construction drops 2.8 percent in October; Howard Hanna expands in Ohio; more

By Staff and Wires
Home construction falls 2.8% in October Construction of homes fell slightly in October after a big surge in the previous month, but the weakness was ...

Roundup: U.S. Steel names leaders for realigned units; Safety agency to push for national air bag recall; more

By Staff and Wires
U.S. Steel names leaders for realigned units U.S. Steel Corp. named executives to lead three new commercial entities. Joseph R. Scherrbaum will serve as acting vice president-industrial solutions, Geoff M. Turk will serve as vice president-service center solutions and ...

Roundup: Pump prices fall nearly 5 cents; BNY Mellon opens up tech center in Silicon Valley; more

By Staff and Wires
Pump prices across region decline nearly 5 cents Gasoline prices in Western Pennsylvania continue to fall as analysts wonder when global oil prices will stabilize. The average price for a gallon of gas hit $3.10 in the Pittsburgh region, a ...

Roundup: PC approves rate increase for Columbia Gas; Third Pittsburgh-area Trader Joe’s to open in February; more

By Staff and Wires
PUC OKs rate hike  for Columbia Gas Columbia Gas customers in Pennsylvania will pay more for service this winter, but not as much as ...

Roundup: Gas to average under $3 in 2015, government says; Paragon Foods to relocate to Marshall; more

By Staff and Wires
Gasoline to average below $3 in ’15, feds say The average price of gasoline will be below $3 a gallon in 2015, the Energy Department predicted Wednesday. If the sharply lower estimate holds true, American consumers will save $61 ...

Roundup: Home sales, prices rising; Netflix plans expansion; more

By Tribune-Review
Homes sales, prices continue to increase Pittsburgh’s housing market continued strong activity as the number of houses placed under sales agreement in October increased for the sixth consecutive month and housing prices rose, according to a report Tuesday by West ...

Roundup: W. Pa. pump prices fall but big decreases seen as ending; Researchers say Apple devices at risk; more

By Staff and Wires
W.Pa. pump prices  fall; big decreases near end, analyst predicts Gasoline prices in Western Pennsylvania dropped another 3 cents per gallon during the past week, nearing what one analyst said is likely the end of big decreases. The ...

Roundup: State won’t appeal Highmark-UPMC ruling; Koppers Holdings’ new CEO; more

By Tribune-Review
State won’t appeal Highmark-UPMC ruling The state Department of Insurance, the Department of Health and the Attorney General won’t appeal a court decision allowing Highmark Inc. to sell a Medicare plan that excludes UPMC hospitals and doctors, the insurance department ...

Roundup: Rice plans $425M pipeline IPO; Home Depot says hackers stole 53M email addresses; more

By Staff and Wires
Rice plans to raise $425M in IPO Rice Energy Inc. plans to raise up to $425 million in an initial offering of shares of ...

Roundup: US services firms grow more slowly, but hiring up; Audi recalling nearly 102,000 cars to fix air bags; more

By Staff and Wires
Services firms grow more slowly, but hiring expands American services firms expanded more slowly in October, but the pace of growth was still healthy. Hiring rose to the fastest pace in more than nine years. The Institute for Supply ...

Roundup: Pace of US home price growth slows in September; JPMorgan reveals criminal investigation; more

By Staff and Wires
Pace of growth slows in housing prices The nation’s housing market cooled in September, as home prices rose at an ever slowing pace. Prices ...

Rex Energy reports $5.7 million Q3 profit on increased gas production

By Tribune-Review
Rex Energy Corp. fought off lower prices for its natural gas with more production and increased its profit in the third quarter. The State College-based firm on Tuesday reported income of $5.7 million or 10 cents per share during the quarter, ...

L.B. Foster 3Q profit slips on merger, software expenses

By John D. Oravecz
L.B. Foster Co. of Green Tree reported lower third-quarter profit, blaming recent merger activity and spending on a business management software system for the decline. Sales increased because of a jump in tubular segment sales, offset by a decline in ...

Roundup: Alcoa to spend $190 million to upgrade Iowa plant; analyst expects $89B in online holiday sales; more

By Staff and Wires
Alcoa to spend $190M  to upgrade Iowa plant Alcoa Inc. said Monday it will spend $190 million at its plant in Davenport, Iowa, on technology that will make advanced airplane wings stronger. It will enable the plant to produce high-strength ...

Roundup: Nissan recalls Infiniti SUVs to fix air bags; Takata, Honda face class-action lawsuit over faulty air bags; more

By Wires
Nissan recalls Infinitis to correct air bags Nissan says it’s recalling more than 1,800 Infiniti SUVs in the United States for an air bag problem that could send shrapnel into the passenger compartment. The recall covers some QX56 SUVs from ...