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Pittsburgh-based Jazz helps small businesses find right people

Recruiting the right employees is a key to success in the business world, a fact not lost on Pittsburgh technology company Jazz. The Strip District-based company, ...

U.S. Steel to issue $500M in bonds; credit rating downgraded

U.S. Steel Corp. plans to raise $500 million in corporate bonds to repay debt that is coming due soon. Monday's announcement from the struggling Downtown ...

GNC could put itself up for sale as part of strategic review

GNC Holdings Inc. is reviewing strategic and financial alternatives for its struggling business, including putting the vitamin and supplement retailer up for sale. The company Monday ...

Drug giant Mylan pays $338K in connection with SEC investigation

Mylan NV said it has paid $338,000 in legal bills and other expenses for vice chairman and lead independent director Rodney Piatt related to a ...

Tooling company Kennametal turns quarterly profit amid cost-cutting

Kennametal Inc. turned a small profit in its most recent quarter as cost-cutting by the Downtown-based tooling company helped offset lower sales because of falling ...

Trib 30: Metal companies show gains

An improving outlook for American metals manufacturers renewed investor enthusiasm for their stock in April despite near-term headwinds to compete with cheap imports. U.S. Steel Corp. ...

Giant Eagle issues recall of Walnut Delight, Pecan Tassie cookies

Giant Eagle is recalling Walnut Delight and Pecan Tassie cookies because milk was not listed as an ingredient on the packaging. The company has recalled ...

U.S. stocks rise as some tech companies recover

NEW YORK — U.S. stock indexes moved solidly higher Monday afternoon, recovering some of last week's steep declines. Recently battered technology stocks such as ...

Bitcoin's creator unmasks himself — well, maybe

LOS ANGELES — The mystery creator of the digital currency bitcoin has finally stepped forward. Or has he? Australian inventor Craig Steven Wright announced Monday that ...

Halliburton, Baker Hughes look to future after merger scuttled

DALLAS — Halliburton and Baker Hughes, whose planned merger is the latest big deal to be shot down by antitrust regulators, must pick up the ...

Gateway Entertainment Studios seeks bankruptcy protection

Gateway Entertainment Studios LP, which operates 31st Street Studios in the Strip District, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Christopher Breakwell, Gateway's president and ...

Contentious proposals for Pa. gas industry sensible, DEP chief says 

Despite a fight-filled first 15 months leading Pennsylvania's top oil and gas watchdog, John Quigley says there's room for collaboration with the industry on regulations. Working ...

Energy Spotlight: Corey Young

Corey Young spent two years working near the nation's oil and gas capital during a stint as an urban planner in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. He ...

Wind turbines balloon in size, quietly generate profit for manufacturers

Often derided as a blot on rural landscapes, wind turbines got bigger and stronger than ever anyway. The next generation is even larger and designed ...

Scottdale steelmaker soldiers on, hopes Trump can bring change to D.C.

Jim Philipkosky jokes that he bought his small specialty steel company in Scottdale "a day before the credit window closed" in January 2008. Nine months later, ...

Retailers see future in virtual reality

LOS ANGELES — The next item you try on at the mall might be a virtual reality headset. No longer relegated to video gamers, VR is ...

Saving for college? Roth IRA, 529 plans offer varying benefits

Putting away money for your child's education is a no-brainer in the era of five-figure student debt, but it can be a little tricky figuring ...

Credit card chips manage to make a mess of making purchases

The seemingly simple process of making a purchase at a retail store hasn't been so simple lately. It can be hard to know whether to swipe ...

Silicon Valley interns' salaries may get you thinking about switching careers

This year's batch of Silicon Valley summer interns might earn more money than you. The median monthly base salary for an engineering-focused summer intern at some of ...

Flight time changes can save you money

NEW YORK — Airline schedule changes are often frustrating. Suddenly a mid-morning flight shifts to one leaving before sunrise, or a leisurely layover turns into ...