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U.S. Steel to relocate corporate headquarters on former Civic Arena site

By Tom Fontaine  and John D. Oravecz
Two and a half years ago, then-PNC Financial Services Group CEO Jim Rohr told Penguins CEO David Morehouse he’d heard “rumblings” that Pittsburgh was in ...

Housing prices nudge upward as more homes on market

By The Associated Press 8:53 p.m.
WASHINGTON — The nation’s home prices rose in September at the slowest pace in more than two years, reflecting modest sales gains and a rising number of available homes. The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index, released Tuesday, increased …

Butler County firm Deep Well Services tackles tough gas wells

By David Conti
When Deep Well Services’ clients started talking about drilling higher-pressure gas wells with longer horizontal reach, they moved right into the Zelienople firm’s sweet spot. “The ...

Axed contracts push doctors from network, UPMC says

By Alex Nixon
Seniors trying to pick their Medicare plans for next year are caught in the middle of the latest spat between UPMC and Highmark Inc. over a consent agreement in a longstanding feud between the companies. At issue is whether seniors ...

Automakers aim to drive away car hackers by fortifying cyber defense

By The Associated Press
LOS ANGELES — Against the team of hackers, the poor car stood no chance. Meticulously overwhelming its computer networks, the hackers showed that — given ...

Stocks stake claim in record territory

By The Associated Press
NEW YORK — The stock market eked out another record close Monday as investors remained confident that stimulus from central banks would revive global growth. Retail stocks rose ahead of the crucial holiday season. Stocks have surged after a slump ...

Merry marijuana: Holiday shoppers urged to think pot

By The Associated Press
DENVER — That’s not mistletoe. From new marijuana strains for the holidays to gift sets and pot-and-pumpkin pies, the burgeoning marijuana industry in Colorado is scrambling ...

Budweiser beer brand gives Clydesdales pink slip for holidays

By The Associated Press
NEW YORK — Budweiser is putting its Clydesdales out to pasture — but just for the holidays. The country’s No. 3 beer brand said the horses will not play a role in its traditional advertising for the season. Instead, Budweiser ...

Honda admits failing to report deaths, injuries

By The Associated Press
DETROIT — Honda admits it failed to report more than 1,700 injury and death claims about its vehicles to safety regulators, a violation of federal law. The Japanese auto-maker, in statements issued Monday, also said it became aware of the ...

Westinghouse to construct colossal nuke plant in Turkey

By Katelyn Ferral
A Westinghouse Electric Co. plan to build a four-reactor nuclear power plant in Turkey continues its pivot to stronger overseas markets for nuclear power. The Cranberry-based company announced plans Monday to negotiate and develop the project, which experts said could ...

Small retailers at intersection of social networks, foot traffic

By Chris Fleisher
Dragonfly Castle Toys had been open for about a half-hour one recent Tuesday when owner Nan Dowiak made her first sale of the day. Her phone ...

153-year-old Venango well pumps out oil, history

By Bloomberg News
About 70 miles north of Pittsburgh, a pothole-pocked dirt road along the side of a warehouse leads to a solitary oil well, undisturbed by the recent plunge in crude prices. McClintock No. 1, the world’s oldest continually producing oil well, is ...

Business Council for Peace program works to export profits, peace

By The Associated Press
NEW YORK — Karina Koper pays for cabs for her employees to keep them safe from gangs when they go to and from her 53 ...

In ‘StockCity,’ real investing like game

By The Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO — Fidelity Investments aims to change the dull image of investing with an experiment in 3-D technology designed to make money management more like a video game. “StockCity” is a virtual-reality landscape dotted with skyscrapers representing the stocks ...

Woman on dating site looks too good to be true: How to vet that pic

By Tribune-Review
Question: I have started online dating. Now, I’m just a typical guy with a good job but a smoking hot lawyer is interested in me. We’ve never chatted or met. Before this goes any further, is there any way that ...

Test-tube tuna may be sea change

By The Associated Press
TATEYAMA, Japan — Of all the overfished fish in the seas, luscious, fatty bluefin tuna are among the most threatened. Marine scientist Goro Yamazaki, who ...

Iron ore price decline hurts U.S. Steel’s cost advantage over rivals

By John D. Oravecz
U.S. Steel Corp.’s cost advantage over competitors from owning its iron ore mines is shrinking as the price of the commodity used to make steel ...

Pennsylvania unemployment rate drops to six-year low

By Chris Fleisher
Pennsylvania’s job market emerged from a slumber in October as hiring picked up and the unemployment rate dropped to a six-year low. The improvement reported Friday by the Department of Labor and Industry followed several disappointing months that prompted concern ...

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 ...

Stock market logs 5th straight week of gains as Dow hits record high

By The Associated Press
The stock market closed its fifth straight week of gains with another record high on Friday. The Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor’s 500 index carved out all-time highs, extending the market’s gains for the week. It was ...