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Roundup: Pittsburgh gasoline prices nearing $3; Beaver Valley nuclear reactor returns to service; more

From Staff and Wire Reports 12:01 a.m.
Gas prices approach $3 in Pittsburgh region The average price of gasoline is flirting with $3 a gallon in Western Pennsylvania but will likely drop ...

Roundup: Jefferson Hospital hit by data thief; Toyota promises to help find cause of Takata airbag defects; more

From Staff and Wire Reports
Jefferson Hospital patients  included in data theft A theft of personal data from medical patients in the Pittsburgh area has expanded to Jefferson Hospital, according to Allegheny Health Network, the hospital’s owner. Personal data, such as names, birth dates and ...

Roundup: Feds seek to manage Takata air bag recall, speed up repairs; St. Clair Hospital purchases land for $4.45M; more

Staff and Wire Reports
Feds seek to manage Takata air bag recall Exploding air bags made by Takata Corp. are so dangerous that safety regulators want to manage ...

Roundup: Low coal prices causes Consol to cut workers’ hours; ConAgra to pay $11.2M to settle salmonella criminal case; more

Staff and Wire Reports
Consol cuts worker hours, citing low coal prices Consol Energy Inc. cut back on work shifts at its Bailey, Enlow Fork and Harvey mines in Greene and Washington counties because of continued low prices for the coal they produce. “Due to ...

Roundup: AEO to open stores in South Korea, Singapore and Greece; #1 Cochran buys Kerven Subaru in Butler; more

From Staff and Wire Reports
AEO to open stores  in South Korea, Singapore, Greece American Eagle Outfitters plans to open its first stores in South Korea, Singapore and Greece as part of a larger expansion abroad. The South Side-based teen retailer said Tuesday that ...

Roundup: Perrigo will discuss deal with Mylan at right price, CEO says

Wire Reports
Price will dictate talks with Mylan, Perrigo CEO says Perrigo Co.’s chief executive officer said there’s a price at which deal talks with Mylan NV could happen, though the rival drugmaker’s present bid is nowhere near there. Perrigo last month rejected ...

Roundup: Marcellus startup files for bankruptcy; Toys R Us to close iconic FAO Schwarz store; more

From Staff and Wire Reports
Monessen-linked Marcellus startup files for bankruptcy A startup Marcellus driller has filed for bankruptcy, citing the depressed natural gas market. Enviro Spud and Drilling LLC, a specialized driller formerly based in Monessen, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy Thursday, unable to keep ...

Roundup: New Takata air bag recall brings total to over 33 million; Sally Beauty confirms data breach; more

From Wire Reports
Takata air bag recall brings  total to more than 33M A new recall from Honda of vehicles with Takata air bags Thursday has brought the ...

Roundup: UPMC files response in Highmark Medicare Advantage flap; More vehicles recalled for problem Takata air bag inflators; more

From Staff and Wire Reports
UPMC files response  in Medicare Advantage flap UPMC is contesting a state demand for arbitration in a Medicare Advantage dispute with rival Highmark Inc. In a motion filed Tuesday in Commonwealth Court, the Downtown-based hospital network says it has ...

Roundup: FirstEnergy eyes landfill at shuttered coal plant in Greene County; Judge orders EDMC and feds to keep mediating on whistleblower case; more

Staff and Wire Reports
FirstEnergy eyes landfill at shuttered coal plant FirstEnergy Corp. might reopen a coal ash landfill near its shuttered Hatfield’s Ferry power plant in Greene County to store waste from its Bruce Mansfield plant in Beaver County. The Akron-based company ...

Roundup: Mastech to acquire IT staffing business for $17M; more

From Staff and Wire Reports
Mastech to pay $17M for competitor’s IT staffing business Mastech Holdings Inc. said it is acquiring a competitor’s information technology staffing business for $17 million, and it reported a 78 percent drop in first-quarter profit on lower sales and ...

Roundup: Loan modification programs extended again; U.S. wholesale stockpiles rose slightly in March; more

Wire Reports
Loan modification programs  for homeowners extended The federal government is extending for another year two programs designed to help homeowners who are at risk of ...

Roundup: 360fly hires Boost Mobile founder as CEO; Profit improves at Calgon Carbon; more

Staff and Wire Reports
Boost Mobile founder named CEO of 360fly Green Tree-based technology company 360fly has hired digital media entrepreneur Peter Adderton to be its chief executive officer, ...

Roundup: GAO: Gov’t waste of natural gas costing taxpayers millions; 40-hour work week still has families in poverty; more

From Staff and Wire Reports
Probe turns up widespread waste of natural gas Significant amounts of natural gas on federal lands are being wasted, costing taxpayers tens of millions of dollars each year and adding to harmful greenhouse gas emissions, a congressional investigation has found. The ...

Roundup: US reopens investigation into Jeep, Dodge sun visors; Macy’s to open first 4 off-price stores in NYC area; more

From Staff and Wire Reports
Feds reopen investigation  into Jeep, Dodge sun visors The federal government is reopening an investigation into Jeep and Dodge sun visors because of reports that some caught fire even after a recall repair. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles recalled 895,000 2011-14 Jeep ...

Study ties toxic fluids in drinking wells to drilling; gasoline price rise eases; more

By Tribune-Review
Study ties toxic fluids in drinking wells to drilling Toxic fluids used in drilling and hydraulic fracturing might have escaped an unlined borehole and migrated thousands of feet into residential drinking-water wells in Pennsylvania, a study says. At least three wells ...

Roundup: Wesco to acquire Texas company for undisclosed price; Beaver Valley nuke reactor shut for maintenance; more

From Staff and Wire Reports
Wesco to acquire Texas company; price undisclosed Wesco International Inc. is acquiring Hill Country Electric Supply, an Austin-based electrical products distributor to the commercial construction industry. Wesco, a South Side-based electrical products distributor, did not disclose the value of the ...

Wesco income dips on weather, lower demand

By Tribune-Review
Wesco International Inc. said its net income in the first quarter fell 9 percent on reduced demand from industrial customers and the impact of winter weather on building projects. The South Side-based supplier of electrical products reported net income of $47 ...

Roundup: American Eagle Outfitters to close Marshall facility in July; more

Staff and Wire Reports
American Eagle facility  in Marshall to close in July American Eagle Outfitters will close a distribution center in Marshall where 200 people work at the end of July. The South Side-based teen apparel retailer announced the closure two years ago ...

Roundup: Higher gas prices spark modest inflation in March; Don’t plan to line up for Apple Watch next week; more

Wire Reports
Higher gas prices spark modest rise in inflation Rising gas prices in March led to a slight increase in inflation, a sign that ...