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Shell shovels millions into proposed Beaver County plant site

By David Conti 1:20 a.m.
Driving south on Route 18 from the Beaver Valley Expressway, it’s hard to believe Royal Dutch Shell isn’t building something on the land it bought ...

Extended oil slump takes toll

By The Associated Press
NEW YORK — As drivers, shippers and airlines continue to enjoy lower fuel prices, the oil industry is responding to much lower profits with sharp ...

Off-duty but on call: Suits seek overtime

By Chicago Tribune
CHICAGO ­— Jeffrey Allen would answer his work BlackBerry during Thanksgiving dinner, during his son’s soccer match, on any number of Saturday afternoons. The phone would ...

Companies hand out perks, benefits instead of pay raises

By The Washington Post
Once a staple of the American workplace, the annual raise is turning into a relic of the pre-crisis economy as companies turn to creative — ...

Bond funds hold onto cash

By The Associated Press
NEW YORK — Imagine the bond market as a crowded swimming pool, except it’s one where the water level drops whenever someone tries to leave. By the time you attempt to get out, you can’t, because the ladder is 10 ...

When it comes to home ownership, Hispanics finding locked doors

By Tribune News Service
WASHINGTON — They make up the fastest growing segment of the population, yet Hispanics are increasingly locked out of home ownership because of tighter lending ...

Tech Q&A: Why you should test your router

By Tribune-Review
Question: I heard you say on your national radio show that hackers are attacking routers. How can I make sure my router is secure? Answer: You heard me talking about DNS hijacking. Using commonly available techno tricks, hackers can ...

Small business hangs on fate of Export-Import Bank

By Chris Fleisher
Some oil and gas projects being built in the Middle East and Asia could mean $100 million in revenue and dozens more jobs for Aquatech. CEO ...

Of Caitlyn Jenner and workplace restrooms

By Diane Stafford
The monumental attention paid to the transition of Bruce Jenner to Caitlyn Jenner has made a long-simmering issue a hot topic in human resource seminars: What workplace restroom should Caitlyn use? It isn’t necessary to go into physical details about where ...

FirstEnergy to build coal waste processing facility in Beaver County

By Tory N. Parrish
FirstEnergy Corp. will build a coal waste processing facility necessary to keep operating its Bruce Mansfield power plant in Beaver County. Savings from a cost-cutting plan, which was more successful than projected, will help fund the project for Pennsylvania’s largest electricity ...

ATI to benefit from WTO ruling against China in steel case

By Alex Nixon
The United States won a trade dispute over Chinese duties placed on imports of a specialty American steel, in a ruling expected to benefit Allegheny Technologies Inc. and another U.S. steelmaker. The World Trade Organization ruled Friday that China did ...

$2-per-gallon gas expected by year’s end, but not in Western Pa.

By David Conti
Drivers can expect the cost of filling their tanks to keep falling through the year, though Pennsylvanians paying the nation’s highest fuel taxes won’t get the deep discounts stations across state lines will have. Slacking summer demand and a continued oversupply ...

Trib 30 index slips in July; 29 percent drop makes ATI biggest loser

By Alex Nixon
The stocks of Pittsburgh-area companies pulled back in July, with investors selling shares across a broad range of industries. The Trib 30 index closed Friday at 488.0, down 1.6 percent from June. Decliners outpaced gainers last month, with 16 companies falling in ...

Weak earnings drag energy sector lower

By The Associated Press
NEW YORK — Stocks closed modestly lower Friday as oil titans Exxon Mobil and Chevron led a slump in energy stocks. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 56.12 points, or 0.3 percent, to 17,689.86. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index lost ...

FedEx faces in-depth probe of bid to buy Dutch express company

By Bloomberg News
FedEx Corp. faces an in-depth probe into its bid to take over TNT Express NV just two and a half years after European Union regulators thwarted United Parcel Service Inc.’s attempt to buy the Dutch company. The FedEx-TNT tie-up may cut ...

Wages, benefits stagnant, U.S. says

By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Wages and benefits grew in the spring at the slowest pace in 33 years, evidence that stronger hiring isn’t lifting paychecks much for most Americans. The slowdown likely reflects a sharp drop-off in bonus and incentive pay for ...

3 vehicles to keep an eye on for 2016

By Mark Phelan
Early word and photos are getting out on some of the top new cars going on sale in Europe this year for the 2016 model year. Europe’s new-car season hits overdrive with the Frankfurt auto show, where dozens of new ...

Low fuel pressure may have easy fix

By Brad Bergholdt
Question: I have a 2005 Ford F-150 with a 5.4-liter V-8 engine with slightly more than 97,000 miles. Recently, the truck has experienced intermittent losses of power. The check engine light hasn’t come on, but a gauge did indicate low ...

Insurers: F-150’s aluminum costly to repair

By The Los Angeles Times
Ford’s revolutionary aluminum-body F-150 pickup truck does well in most crash tests but is significantly more expensive to repair, according to an analysis by the ...

Chevy tweaks its truck remake

By Emma Jayne Williams
For model year 2015, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 offers some new standard and available features, just a year after a complete makeover. They include a Hydra-Matic ...