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Environmentalists urge feds to enforce rules on power plant emissions cuts

Environmental advocates from as far away as Detroit gathered Thursday in Pittsburgh to urge federal regulators to enforce stringent rules on states that fail to write their own plans to meet requirements for reducing carbon emissions from power plants. Climate change driven by pollution from fossil fuel-burning plants will harm the planet if the Environmental Protection Agency does not curb ...

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Southwest to have most nonstop flights from Pittsburgh International

The US Airways name disappeared from the skies earlier this month. Now the airline known as American isn’t even tops in Pittsburgh anymore, at least when it comes to nonstop destinations. With the addition of a nonstop flight to St. Louis, Southwest Airlines will supplant American as the region’s top carrier in terms of destinations — breaking a dominance that ...

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Pennsylvania’s unemployment edges upward to 5.3 percent

The jobless rate in southwestern Pennsylvania ticked up to 5.3 percent in September, but employers cut fewer jobs and fewer people left the labor force, according to state numbers released on Tuesday. At 5.3 percent, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in the Pittsburgh area was two-tenths of a percentage point higher than in August, according to the Pennsylvania Department of ...

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Union rep says repairs made at county health department

PITTSBURGH — A union representative says officials have fixed unhealthy working conditions at the offices of a western Pennsylvania county health department. WPXI-TV reports that the Service Employees International Union representative John Listisen is pleased with fixes at the Allegheny County Health Department facilities in Pittsburgh. Three weeks ago, workers shared pictures with the TV station showing problems with mold ...

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Pittsburgh-based TEN takes client-centered approach in energy efficiency

When municipal leaders in Harrisburg decided to replace the financially ailing city’s network of inefficient streetlights with LEDs — all 6,127 of them — international firms came to town offering their name-brand services and products. The team from The Efficiency Network, the least-known candidate for the contract, was the only bidder that offered options, including samples from different manufacturers that ...

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Allegheny County Executive Fitzgerald denies poaching Kennametal

Tax incentives Kennametal Inc. got were not meant to lure it to Pittsburgh from Westmoreland County but rather to persuade the tooling and industrial materials supplier to stay in Western Pennsylvania, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald said Monday. Kennametal, founded in Latrobe more than 75 years ago, announced in September that it was moving its headquarters from Westmoreland County to ...

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Decline of Pittsburgh gasoline prices slower in last week

Pittsburgh-area gasoline averaged about $2.37 a gallon this morning, shedding 1 cent in the last week and suggesting an expected decline in pump prices may take longer to arrive in southwestern Pennsylvania. Meanwhile, U.S. prices dropped 5 cents since last Monday and averaged $2.25 per gallon, according to a survey of more than 700 stations in Pittsburgh and seven surrounding ...

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Construction leads modest economic upswing in Pittsburgh region, Fed reports

Contractors enjoyed rising demand for homebuilding and commercial construction in late summer, leading modest overall growth in the region’s economy, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday. Nonresidential contractors in the Fed’s Fourth District, which includes Pittsburgh, were the most optimistic. They reported robust demand for government projects, commercial buildings and apartments, and added employees to keep up with backlogs, according to ...

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Union says Pennsylvania health department has mold, asbestos

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A union and workers are complaining about unhealthy working conditions at an unlikely place: the offices of a Pennsylvania county health department. WPXI-TV reports that the Service Employees International Union Local 668 says the Allegheny County Health Department facilities in Pittsburgh have problems with mold and asbestos. The health department has issued a statement saying it’s “working ...

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