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Experts: If health insurers’ safeguard goes broke, consumers could pay

By Alex Nixon
The Obama administration promised it would cover financial losses for health insurance companies that were taking a risk by selling plans on the Affordable Care ...

Visa limits vex businesses

By The Associated Press
NEW YORK — Some small business owners say government quotas are keeping them from finding the highly skilled help they need. H-1B visas allow foreigners with college degrees to work in the United States for as long as six years. ...

Rules could kick door open for nuclear power

By Dallas Morning News
For decades, the nuclear power industry has stood at a virtual standstill, a victim of economics and fears over safety. But as President Obama prepares ...

Paper’s prevalence unlikely to diminish

By San Jose Mercury News
The dream of a paperless society may need to be crumpled and tossed out because of the realities of American life. Last month, Adobe announced that it’s turning its document software into an Internet service. Consumers and business people will now ...

Camera prevalence approaches sci-fi realm

By The Los Angeles Times
Science fiction writer David Brin calls it “a tsunami of lights” — a future during which tiny cameras are everywhere, lighting up everything we do, ...

Nike, Under Armour invest in watching exercisers’ steps

By The Washington Post
WASHINGTON — Just days after Under Armour’s sponsored star golfer Jordan Spieth won the Masters, the sportswear giant was hefting its weight into a very different sports arena: the Boston Marathon. As the company-endorsed elite runner Nicholas Arciniaga on Monday ...

Scented society is killing cheap perfume industry

By The Washington Post
WASHINGTON — The fast growth of specialized scents in fabric softeners, household cleaners and body sprays has helped make America, and the typical American, smell sweeter and cleaner than ever. Even storefronts and airlines are rigging up scent machines to ...

‘Promposals’ can be small as burritos, big as Jumbotrons

By The Associated Press
NEW YORK — “Will you go to the prom with me?” Teenagers are still popping the question, but they’re doing it in bigger and bolder ways that can sometimes rival a wedding proposal. Some ask on stadium Jumbotrons or surprise ...

Mylan raises bid for fellow drugmaker; Perrigo says ‘no’

By Alex Nixon
Mylan NV started a hostile takeover bid for fellow generic drug maker Perrigo Co., telling the company’s stockholders Friday it will pay them $31.2 billion ...

Kings Family Restaurants sold to California firm

By Chris Fleisher
The Frownie Brownie’s end is near. The surly but popular dessert item will be cut from the menu at Kings Family Restaurants by a California private ...

DeVry shift to online classes prompts closing of Pittsburgh campus

By Chris Fleisher
DeVry University’s Pittsburgh campus will close by the end of the year and go online-only, the latest example of the for-profit education industry dealing with declining enrollment and revenue. The campus in the K&L Gates building, Downtown, is one of 14 ...

Low Marcellus gas prices cut into EQT profits

By Katelyn Ferral
Profits took a hit from low natural gas prices despite an increase in production at EQT Corp., one of the first major Marcellus drillers to announce earnings for the first quarter of a year punctuated by a rollback in shale ...

Comcast abandons Time Warner Cable merger deal amid regulators’ pushback

By The Associated Press
NEW YORK — What killed Comcast’s $45 billion bid for Time Warner Cable? Regulators’ desire to protect the Internet video industry that is reshaping television. A combination of the No. 1 and No. 2 U.S. cable companies would have put nearly ...

Airlines’ bottom lines soar on cheaper fuel

By The Associated Press
DALLAS — For airlines, the record profits keep coming, thanks to cheaper jet fuel. Like motorists, airlines have been saving money at the pump since oil prices began plunging last summer. Even with a recent increase, the spot price of ...

Guessing approach can result in big bill

By Paul Brand
Question: I have a 2006 Dodge Dakota that has a whirring noise that appears to be coming from the gas tank area. One mechanic diagnosed the problem as a bearing in the differential. He replaced all parts but the noise ...

Acura ILX strikes balance

By Orange County Register
The competition for the hearts, minds and wallets of car buyers often begins with the superficial. It’s a gut response to how it looks. Whether ...

What price safety? Cost of crash prevention is roadblock

By The Associated Press
DETROIT — Drivers want more collision-prevention technology in their cars, but there is a limit to how much they will pay. Blind spot detection, night ...

Tech sector drives gains on Wall Street

By The Associated Press
NEW YORK — Stocks advanced slightly Friday as investors cheered the quarterly results of three large technology companies: Google, Microsoft and Amazon. The modest gains helped close out a relatively strong week for stocks, with the three major indexes rising ...

Lexus sport coupe has youthful appeal, power

By The Associated Press
The latest from luxury automaker Lexus is an audacious-looking sport coupe that turns heads and challenges long-held stereotypes of Lexus cars as sedate, plush rides. The four-seat, two-door, 2015 Lexus RC is certainly not sedate, particularly when fitted with the ...

GetGo to hire 300 workers

By Tribune-Review
GetGo is looking to hire more than 300 people as it expands in Western Pennsylvania. The Giant Eagle-owned chain of convenience stores wants to staff new locations that will open this year in Robinson and Carnegie. It also is trying to ...