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Roundup: Union sues ATI over insurance benefits for 95 workers; Twitter sets modest goals to diversify its workforce; more

Staff and Wire Reports
Steelworkers union sues ATI  over benefits for 95 workers Allegheny Technologies Inc. plans to ignore its obligation to provide 95 employees with insurance benefits through Nov. 30, the United Steelworkers claims in a federal lawsuit filed Friday in Pittsburgh. The ...

Roundup: U.S. pending home sales rose modestly in July; For the first time, 1 billion people used Facebook in single day; more

Staff and Wire Reports
Pending home sales  up modestly in July Slightly more Americans signed contracts to buy homes in July, as pending sales edged up after dipping in ...

Roundup: Kraft Heinz recalls more than 2M pounds of turkey bacon; 2 key Mylan shareholders won’t participate in Perrigo vote; more

Staff and Wire Reports
Kraft Heinz recalls more than 2M pounds of turkey bacon Kraft Heinz Foods Co. is recalling more than 2 million pounds of turkey bacon products ...

Roundup: Appeals court rejects challenge to SEC ‘pay-to-play’ rule; U.S. new-home sales rebound in July; more

Wire Reports
Appeals court rejects challenge to ‘pay-to-play’ rule A federal appeals court has thrown out a lawsuit brought by Republican Party officials in two states challenging ...

Roundup: Apple CEO tries to calm investors as shares plunge; more

Wire Reports
Apple shares helped lead the stock market’s steep dive Monday morning, but the tech giant recovered in dramatic fashion soon after CEO Tim Cook assured a popular Wall Street commentator, CNBC’s Jim Cramer, that his company is doing well in ...

Roundup: CHIP enrollees to get enhanced benefits; NHTSA probes Accord air bag failures; more

Staff and Wire Reports
CHIP enrollees to get enhanced benefits All Children’s Health Insurance Program benefits will meet the minimum essential coverage requirements of the federal Affordable Care Act, Gov. Tom Wolf announced this week. Wolf said the enhanced benefits will kick in for all ...

Labor Department sues oil and gas title research company

By Brian Bowling
A Texas company that researches land titles for the oil and gas industry misclassified some workers as independent contractors to avoid paying them overtime, the Labor Department alleged in a federal lawsuit Thursday. The lawsuit , which was filed in ...

Roundup: Senators call on Takata to recall all vehicles; Coke to disclose details on its health efforts; more

Staff and Wire Reports
Senators call on Takata  to recall all vehicles Two U.S. senators on Thursday called on auto-supplier Takata to voluntarily recall all vehicles with their air ...

Roundup: Costco sued over farmed shrimp from Thailand; Oil price falls on surprise climb in US crude supplies; more

From Wire Reports
Costco sued over farmed shrimp from Thailand Costco Wholesale Corp. was sued for selling farmed shrimp from Thailand, where slave labor and human trafficking in ...

Roundup: Feds probe VW air bags after inflator ruptures in Missouri; Ford recalls 26,400 trucks, models F-650 and F-750; more

From Wire Reports
Feds probe VW air bags over Missouri incident Federal safety regulators are investigating a June crash involving a Volkswagen SUV and a deer in which ...

Roundup: 2 Citigroup affiliates paying $179.5M to resolve SEC case; U.S. homebuilder sentiment improves in August; more

By Tribune-Review
2 Citigroup affiliates  will pay $179.5M  to settle SEC case Two Citigroup Inc. affiliates have agreed to pay $179.5 million to resolve federal regulators’ charges of misleading investors in hedge funds that later collapsed. The Securities and Exchange Commission announced Monday ...

Matthews buying casket company

By Tribune-Review
Matthews International Corp. is buying Aurora Casket Co. from New York private equity firm Kohlberg & Co. for $214 million. North Side-based Matthews, which makes products for the funeral and cemetery industries, said the transaction will close Wednesday. ...

Roundup: U.S. producer prices up just 0.2 percent in July; Volkswagen recalls 420,000 vehicles for air bag issue; more

Wire Reports
Producer prices up 0.2% in July Prices charged by producers rose more slowly in July, reflecting declines in food and energy. The Labor Department said Friday its Producer Price Index, which measures inflation pressures before they reach the consumer, ...

Rising home prices make Pittsburgh less affordable; Apple more than doubles hiring of women and minorities; more

From Staff and Wire Reports
Rising home prices make Pittsburgh less affordable Rising home prices are making Pittsburgh a less affordable place to live, following a national trend, according the ...

Roundup: American Apparel says it is low on financing; US budget deficit swells in July due to calendar quirk; more

From Staff and Wire Reports
American Apparel reports it is low on financing Dealing with falling sales and lawsuits from its ousted founder, American Apparel said Wednesday it doesn’t ...

Roundup: US wholesale stockpiles in June show largest gain in year; US productivity growth rebounds to 1.3 pct. in 2nd quarter; more

From Wire Reports
Wholesale stockpiles show largest gain in year Wholesalers increased their stockpiles in June by the largest amount in more than a year, while sales crept up slightly. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that wholesale stockpiles rose 0.9 percent, the largest monthly ...

Roundup: Adobe extends parental leave policy; more

Staff and Wire Reports
Adobe follows Netflix’s lead, extends parental leave policy Adobe is the latest tech company to extend its paid parental leave policy since Netflix said it would offer corporate employees as much as year of paid leave to care for new ...

Roundup: Airline technology firm Sabre investigating computer breach; U.S. consumer borrowing hits another record in June; more

Wire Reports
Airline technology firm Sabre investigates computer breach A spate of recent computer system breaches has spread into the travel industry, hitting a company that provides technology used for airline and hotel reservations. Sabre Corp. said Friday it is investigating a “cyber­security ...

Roundup: Arch Coal settles pollution discharge violations; IBM makes $1B buy to boost Watson’s health care capabilities; more

Staff and Wire Reports
Arch Coal settles pollution discharge violations Arch Coal Inc. has agreed to pay Pennsylvania $85,000 as part of a multi-state, $2 million civil penalty ...

Roundup: Growth at U.S. services firms surges to record in July; Mazda recalls over 193,000 SUVs to fix front suspension; more

Staff and Wire Reports
Growth at services firms surges to record in July Business at American services companies surged in July, the Institute for Supply Management reported Wednesday. The institute ...