Business Briefs

Roundup: Trump to speak at gas industry gathering in Pittsburgh; Mazda recalls SUVs over potential steering problem; more

Trump to speak at shale gas gathering in Pittsburgh Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will give a keynote address to close an annual shale ...

Roundup: Jury says GM car's ignition switch not to blame in fatal crash; U.S. agency rolls out refinance program for hom...

Jury says GM car's ignition switch not to blame in fatal crash A Texas jury on Thursday found that a General Motors Co. ignition switch ...

Roundup: ATI plant shutdown to result in 140 layoffs; more

ATI plant shutdown to result in 140 layoffs Allegheny Technologies Inc. is shutting down a Utah plant that makes raw materials for some of ...

Roundup: U.S. paid UPMC $9.7 million over Medicare underpayment; McDonald's recalls millions of Happy Meals fitness band...

U.S. paid UPMC $9.7 million for underpayment UPMC hospitals received about $9.7 million from the federal government a year ago to resolve disputed ...

Roundup: State fines shale companies over pipelines; Wells Fargo to pay $4.1M to settle charges over student loans; more

State fines shale companies CNX, CONE over pipelines The state Department of Environmental Protection has fined CNX Gas Co. and CONE Midstream Partners for ...

Roundup: Hiring was healthy in past year in many US swing states; more

Hiring healthy in many election swing states in past year Hiring has been strong in the past year in many presidential campaign swing states, a ...

Roundup: New York Times shuts down NYT Now smartphone app; United Airlines new CEO replaces 2 top executives; more

New York Times drops NYT Now app The New York Times is shutting down its NYT Now smartphone app because the company says it hasn't ...

Roundup: Cisco laying off 5,500 employees; Airlines improve on-time performance; more

Cisco to shed 7% of workers Cisco Systems says it will lay off 5,500 employees as the Internet gear maker scrambles to adapt to technology ...

Roundup: Struggling bookseller Barnes & Noble fires CEO; more

Barnes & Noble ousts CEO Struggling bookseller Barnes & Noble says its chief executive officer is departing after just a year. The company's board says it ...

Roundup: Mine workers OK contract with Murray Energy; Spaghetti Warehouse in Strip District is closing; more

Stocks rebound with machinery, chemical gains U.S. stocks closed at a record high Monday behind gains for chemical and machinery companies. Energy companies rose as ...

Roundup: PUC approves Respond Power settlement; Steelworkers, craft unions merge; more

PUC approves $5.2M Respond Power settlement Electricity supplier Respond Power will pay more than $5.2 million in refunds and fines to settle a ...

Roundup: U.S. Steel boosts stock offering; Job openings, hiring increased in June; more

U.S. Steel boosts stock offering U.S. Steel Corp. boosted the number of shares it is selling through a public stock offering that is ...

Roundup: US stocks eke out small gains; commuter flights proposed from Latrobe to Pittsburgh; more

Small gain for Dow as Nasdaq sets record U.S. stocks recovered from a late-afternoon slide to eke out small gains Tuesday, nudging the Nasdaq composite ...

Roundup: U.S. stock indexes close slightly lower; oil rises; U.S. Steel to raise case by selling 17M shares; more

Stock indexes close slightly lower; oil rises A mostly listless day of trading left U.S. stock indexes little changed Monday, hovering just below the record ...

Roundup: U.S. sets anti-dumping duties on steel imports; Parts maker ZF recalls 505K transmission control sensors; more

Anti-dumping duties on steel imports fixed The Commerce Department on Friday set final anti-dumping duties on hot-rolled flat steel from Japan, South Korea, Turkey, Britain, ...

Roundup: Tech firms gain; oil prices climb; bank stocks fall; Nike to stop making golf equipment; more

Tech firms gain; oil prices climb; bank stocks fall U.S. stocks wavered Thursday and finished barely higher as an interest rate cut by the Bank ...

Roundup: Fed fines Goldman $36.3M; US businesses add solid 179,000 jobs in July; more

Fed fines Goldman $36.3M for use of confidential material The Federal Reserve fined Goldman Sachs $36.3 million for what it called the use and disclosure of ...

Roundup: Shale gas production increased last year despite fewer new wells; Catalyst Connection receives $400K federal grant

Shale gas production increased last year despite fewer new wells Natural gas production continued to climb last year in Pennsylvania even as fewer wells ...

Roundup: U.S. stocks slip as falling oil prices punish energy companies; GSK and Google parent forge $715M bioelectronic medi...

U.S. stocks slip as falling oil prices punish energy companies U.S. stocks wobbled and finished mostly lower Monday as the price of oil continued ...

Roundup: Housing market in W.Pa. strengthens; more

Housing market strengthens in W.Pa. Home buying jumped in the Pittsburgh region this spring, although median prices underwent a more modest rise. The number ...