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As banking goes mobile, branch closures rip through local economy

By Chris Fleisher
Phil Arlia has been dispensing medication in Pitcairn since 1968, but he was more than a pharmacist. He was a kind of banker. “We always had a ...

Plus-size fashion bloggers recruited

By Minneapolis Star Tribune
MINNEAPOLIS — Her Target boycott was short-lived. Chastity Garner Valentine, a prolific fashion blogger with 68,000 followers on Instagram, was so fed up when she found out the designer partnership Target announced last August would not — once again — have ...

8th-grader gets venture capital for inexpensive Braille-printer

By The Associated Press
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — In Silicon Valley, it’s never too early to become an entrepreneur. Just ask 13-year-old Shubham Banerjee. The California eighth-grader has started ...

Decoding mutual funds jargon

By The Associated Press
NEW YORK — Few industries slip into jargon as much as the investing world. As quickly as you can give your shoe size, mutual fund managers can rattle off their “active share” or “duration.” Here’s a look at several buzz ...

Cheap gas lets small business dream big

By The Associated Press
NEW YORK — For small business owners who deliver goods and services via car, truck or SUV, lower gas prices have brought more customers within ...

Taxpayer clinics fill IRS void

By Gail Marksjarvis
Just hope you don’t have any questions when you try to figure out your taxes this year. If you need help and try to call the IRS, you will probably wait on the phone for at least 30 minutes and ...

Employers prepare for demographic shift

By The Kansas City Star
KANSAS CITY — Every 10th worker in America is eligible to retire this year or next. Depending on your work situation, that may not be a ...

No more room on iPad? You’ll need to trim some of that fat

By Tribune-Review
Question: I’m crying like a baby! I want to install the latest iOS update, but I don’t have enough space on my iPad. Now what? Answer: Look at your iPad and tell me how many of those apps you really ...

Natural gas industry buys share of Super Bowl spotlight

By David Conti
The natural gas industry is making a big bet on Pennsylvania preserves and produce during this year’s Super Bowl. The American Petroleum Institute said Friday it ...

PPG submits offer for French sealants, adhesives business unit

By Alex Nixon
PPG Industries Inc. wants to take control of a French supplier of sealants and adhesives to the aerospace and automotive industries, as the Downtown-based company pursues growth through acquisitions. PPG said Friday that it submitted an offer to become the majority ...

Trib 30 stocks drop to 4-month low

By Alex Nixon
It was a bad month for stocks of Pittsburgh-area companies, as falling oil prices and a strengthening dollar roiled markets and sent the Trib 30 index and broader U.S. indices lower. The Trib 30 closed Friday at 430.2, down 4.7 percent ...

Consol Energy posts $74M profit in fourth quarter

By David Conti
Consol Energy Inc. plans to trim capital spending on natural gas development but avoid the more drastic cuts other shale companies are announcing as it continues to ramp up production. The Cecil-based gas and coal company on Friday said it will ...

BNY Mellon expands  role for treasury exec

By Chris Fleisher
Bank of New York Mellon has appointed the head of its treasury services to an expanded role leading its regional operations in Pittsburgh. Ian Stewart will succeed Vince Sands as chairman of BNY Mellon Pennsylvania in March and will ...

Wall Street closes January on down note; Dow sheds 251 points

By The Associated Press
The stock market capped a rough month Friday, delivering its third loss in five days and extending its declines for the year. All told, the Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 3 percent in January, its worse monthly performance in ...

Consumer comes to the rescue as companies step back

By Bloomberg News
American consumers stepped on the gas in the fourth quarter, just as companies hit the brakes. The result: While the world’s largest economy grew at a ...

Phelan: Fuel-saving tips for winter driving

By Mark Phelan
Winter weather can reduce your fuel economy by up to 34 percent, but a few simple steps can lessen its impact on your budget. Cold temperatures decrease vehicle efficiency in a number of ways — engine and transmission friction increase ...

Kennametal plans plant closings, job cuts in fallout from oil and gas decline

By Alex Nixon
Kennametal Inc. is accelerating layoffs and plant closings and may unload business units as the Unity-based toolmaker becomes the latest company to take a financial beating from production cuts by the oil and gas industry. The company declined to say ...

BNY Mellon is putting iconic Citizens Bank Tower up for sale

By Chris Fleisher
The Citizens Bank Tower, an iconic building that was one of Pittsburgh’s first skyscrapers and remains among the tallest in its skyline, is up for ...

Wolf signs ban on new drilling beneath state land

By Tribune-Review
Gov. Tom Wolf signed an order banning new oil and gas wells in Pennsylvania forests and parks Thursday, saying the moratorium strikes the right balance ...

Judge orders nonprofit tax form release in case against IRS

By Natasha Lindstrom
In a precedent-setting move, a federal judge ruled Thursday that the Internal Revenue Service must release a series of nonprofit tax forms in electronic, searchable ...