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Programs help to nudge unemployment among veterans downward

By Chris Fleisher
The two months that Mark Corbin spent searching for a job were as stressful as his time in Iraq and Afghanistan. Corbin was retiring after …

PNC posts 7 percent rise in 1Q profit

By Chris Fleisher 6:12 p.m.
PNC Financial Services Group Inc. posted a 7 percent increase in first-quarter earnings as efforts to control costs helped offset lower revenue. “It was a good quarter for us highlighted by aggressive expense control and continued improvement in credit quality …

Heinz offers Pittsburgh workers a buyout if they are unhappy

By Alex Nixon
Cutting jobs and closing factories have been the most visible parts of H.J. Heinz Co.’s strategy since Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway and investment firm 3G Capital took the ketchup maker private last year. But a motivated workforce is just as …

College students find their ‘path’

By Debra Erdley
Ashley Mayo was a woman on a mission when she enrolled at the University of Pittsburgh four years ago. Today, the Washington native says she …

CMU taps Google VP as new dean of school of computer science

By Debra Erdley
A Carnegie Mellon University professor who left the university in 2006 to become the founding director of Google’s Pittsburgh office will return to CMU this …

Carmike Cinemas at Galleria to reopen April 25

By Tribune-Review
The Carmike Cinemas at the Galleria of Mt. Lebanon will reopen April 25, unveiling renovations earlier than the previously announced goal of summer. The six-screen theater closed in January for an extensive remodeling that included new terraced stadium seating, wall-to-wall …

Twitter buys data analytics partner

By The Associated Press
Twitter said it has bought its data partner Gnip, which provides analysis of the more than 500 million tweets its users share each day — to advertisers, academic institutions, politicians and other customers. Twitter Inc. said Tuesday that Gnip has …

Fed chair might push for stronger regulations

By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve might turn more aggressive in its regulation of the financial system. Fed Chair Janet Yellen suggested on Tuesday that regulatory rules in place might not be enough to prevent the kind of risk-taking that triggered …

Consumer price index up 0.2 percent in March

By Reuters
WASHINGTON — Consumer prices firmed a bit in March, as food and housing rental costs rose in a possible sign that a disinflationary trend had run its course. The increase should allay concerns among some Federal Reserve officials that inflation …

Coca-Cola revenue up, but soda sales dip

By The Associated Press
Coca-Cola, the world’s biggest beverage maker, on Tuesday said that the amount of soda it sold globally fell for first time in 15 years. The drop was offset by stronger sales of some of its noncarbonated drinks that include Minute …

Tobacco companies make payments under state settlement

By The Associated Press
The nation’s top cigarette makers on Tuesday said they have made about $6 billion in annual payments as part of a longstanding settlement in which some companies are paying states for smoking-related health care costs. Under the 1998 Master Settlement …

Google files patent for camera embedded in contact lens

By The Los Angeles Times
Google Inc. has applied for a patent that details a way to fit a camera into a contact lens. The patent has to do with the tech giant’s smart contact lens project, which was announced earlier this year. By fitting …

Recall puts GM sales under microscope

By The Associated Press
DETROIT — As General Motors executives show off their newest cars and trucks in New York this week, analysts are watching for signs that consumers are shying away from the ones sitting on dealer lots. Many expect GM sales to …

Stocks seesaw, end higher for 2nd day

By The Associated Press
The stock market expereinced another swooping comeback on Tuesday. Stocks managed a second late-afternoon rebound in two days as investors seemed to brush off reports of lower confidence among homebuilders and tensions in Ukraine. The late rally gave a lift …

Robinson bakehouse invests time, love in artisan products

By David Conti
Nick Ambeliotis speaks in terms of art when he talks about baking bread but acts like a patient investor. He spent $50,000 on a levain …

Koppers to acquire 2 Buffalo-based Osmose units for $460M

By John D. Oravecz
Wood products company Koppers Holdings Inc. announced its second acquisition this year, continuing a strategy to strengthen its chemical treatment and rail services businesses. Koppers said on Monday it will purchase two businesses from Buffalo-based Osmose Holdings Inc. for $460 …

Google buys drone maker Titan Aerospace to spread Internet

By Bloomberg News
Google Inc. is adding drones to its fleets of robots and driverless cars. The Internet-search company said it acquired Titan Aerospace, a maker of high-altitude, solar-powered satellites that provides access to data services around the world. Terms of the deal …

Grower, official battle over Vidalia onion shipments

By The Associated Press
SAVANNAH, Ga. — No Vidalia onion will be harvested before its time. So says the agriculture commissioner, who claims farmers should face fines for shipping one of Georgia’s premier crops too early, potentially threatening their renowned sweet, delectable taste. But …

Lions Gate partners with online outfit RocketJump

By The Associated Press
Another Hollywood studio is linking up with a company that made it big on YouTube. Lions Gate Entertainment on Monday announced a multiyear deal with RocketJump Studios, maker of the hit online show “Video Game High School,” which is in …

Chinese pork firm plans IPO to raise  as much as $5.3B

By The Associated Press
WH Group of China, which became the world’s biggest pork company when it bought Smithfield Foods last year, said on Monday that it plans to raise as much as $5.3 billion in an initial public offering on the Hong Kong …