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    Area universities land on Money magazine 'Best College' list

    7/25/2017

    Several area universities were named among Money magazine's best colleges for the cost in the annual rankings released this month.

    The magazine evaluated 711 universities and colleges nationwide based several factors including cost, graduation rate, alumni success and educational quality.

    In order of ranking: Carnegie Mellon University, Waynesburg University, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, University of Pittsburgh main campus, Washington & Jefferson College, Duquesne University, Westminster College, Carlow University, St. Vincent College, Robert Morris University, Geneva College, Chatham University, Seton Hill University, California University of Pennsylvania, Indiana University of Pennsylvania and La Roche College.

  • Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:33:51 +0000

    Looking for a way to stay

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    BY R. BROCK PRONKO
    Regional Business Analyst

    For a president who campaigned on an anti-immigration platform and who spent the past nine months rescinding many of his predecessor’s executive orders and policies, the announcement on September 5 that the Trump administration was ending President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protected nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrants from deportation w

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  • Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:33:52 +0000

    US updates self-driving car guidelines as more hit the road

    BY DEE-ANN DURBIN,
    AP Auto Writer

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday unveiled updated safety guidelines for self-driving cars aimed at clearing barriers for automakers and tech companies wanting to get test vehicles on the road.

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  • Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:34:00 +0000

    LAW FIRMS

  • Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:34:00 +0000

    Both family-owned and large-scale distribution companies continue to grow

    BY R. BROCK PRONKO
    Regional Business Analyst

    The McCabe Group, Inc., a family- owned company that specializes in warehousing, handling, and distribution of products through its 300,000 square-foot warehouse in Claysburg, Pa, Blair County, will celebrate its 30th anniversary next year.

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  • Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:34:01 +0000

    RTA aims to energize transportation network with new report

    BY SPENCER MYERS
    Editor

    Indiana, Pa - The Regional Transportation Alliance of Southwestern Pennsylvania (RTA) hosted a briefing with local leaders in Indiana County this past August.

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  • Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:34:06 +0000

    Cambria County works towards boosting regional recreational opportunities

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    BY SPENCER MYERS
    Editor

    Cambria County continues to grow as a destination for those looking for a mix of outdoor recreation, affordability and professional opportunities.

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  • Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:34:07 +0000

    Warehousing and distribution plays key role in Pennsylvania economy

    BY R. BROCK PRONKO
    Regional Business Analyst

    Next August, the Bedford Walmart General Distribution Center will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its opening in Bedford, Pa. The center employs 800 workers, a significant figure for Bedford County, which has experienced a net outmigration of residents.

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  • Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:34:15 +0000

    INDUSTRIAL/BUSINESS PARKS

  • Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:34:15 +0000

    FOR THE RECORD

    BANKRUPTCIES

    BLAIR

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  • Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:34:16 +0000

    Altoona is fastest to exit financially distressed status

    ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — Altoona has become the fastest municipality to financially recover and exit “financially distressed” status under a Pennsylvania law.

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  • Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:19:31 +0000

    Rue21 emerges from Chapter 11 bankruptcy

    Warrendale-based teen retailer rue21 announced late Friday that it had emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The announcement follows several months of work on financial restructuring since rue21 filed for voluntary Chapter 11 reorganization May 15. The restructuring plan was approved Sept. 11 by U.S. Bankruptcy Court for Western Pennsylvania in Pittsburgh. It was represented by Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Rothschild Inc. and Berkeley Research Group LLC. "We are pleased to be moving forward with rue21's…
  • Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:36:03 +0000

    No tax increase in proposed 2018 city of Pittsburgh budget

    Mayor Bill Peduto submitted a $555 million operating budget for the city of Pittsburgh in 2018 with no tax increases. The plan increases funding for street paving 8 percent from 2017, increases funding for police vehicles and adds more inspectors for the Department of Permits, Licenses and Inspections to handle increased permit workload. The budget also uses funds to establish a bureau of facilities within city's Department of Public Works to manage facility operations and construction project…
  • Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:19:20 +0000

    Krystal Biotech completes IPO

    A Pittsburgh-based gene therapy startup closed its initial public offering Friday. Krystal Biotech Inc.’s aggregate gross proceeds were $45.5 million, according to a release by law firm Morrison & Foerster LLP, which advised the young company on the offering. It was well above the $39.6 million goal stated in a Tuesday filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Krystal Biotech began trading on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol KRYS on Thursday. The stock ranged between $10.02 and…
  • Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:00:30 +0000

    South Fayette 'disappointed' about UPMC dropping hospital plan

    Township official expresses surprise and disappointment at UPMC dropping plan to build $200-million hospital at Newbury Market
  • Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:33:38 +0000

    Recycling startup raises $10M

    Thomas Tull, Adams Capital among investors.
  • Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:27:18 +0000

    CMU moving forward with $27M Ansys building

    University scheduled to present new educational building for its campus at upcoming Pittsburgh Planning Commission meeting.
  • Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:25:21 +0000

    Coca-Cola recycles Mean Joe Green campaign with 'virtual athlete' endorsement deal (Video)

    It's no Mean Joe, but The Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE: KO) stepped inside the drawing board with a new "virtual athlete" endorsement deal with the popular FIFA soccer video game. The adjacent video shows a kid consoling Alex Hunter, a fictional soccer player created by Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) for FIFA's "The Journey," a mode that allows gamers to navigate the ins and outs of the international soccer world. The storyline started in FIFA 17 and has returned with the game's 2018 update, as Hunter…
  • Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:23:35 +0000

    Local officials review permitting of Shell employees parking at mall

    For about a year, about 500 Royal Dutch Shell employees have parked at the Beaver Valley Mall and taken a shuttle to the site for the ethane cracker plant under construction. But now, local officials in Center Township say that use for the mall's parking lot was never properly permitted, according to the Beaver County Times. The former owners of the mall, Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust, entered into a lease with Shell for use of the lots, but PREIT sold the shopping center in January…
  • Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:02:01 +0000

    Westinghouse announces further layoffs

    Westinghouse Electric Co. CEO Jose Emerterio Gutierrez announced the company will lay off 1,500 workers before March. As part of the company's plan related to its bankruptcy, layoffs were first announced in July, but required adjustment following the cancellation of the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station in South Carolina, a project Westinghouse had been working on, said Sarah Casella, Westinghouse spokeswoman. The project was cancelled in early August after completion estimates were more than $16 billion. In…
  • Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:57:32 +0000

    Universal Stainless increasing prices

    Universal Stainless announced a 5 percent increase of its prices on all products. The Bridgeville-based company announced the higher base price for all of its stainless steel products, according to a news release. "This price adjustment is necessary to support our ongoing reinvestment into our facilities to better serve our customers,” said Chris Zimmer, the company's executive vice president and chief commercial officer. Universal Stainless, founded in 1994, makes products used in industries…
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