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Washington County businessman, already a felon, admits to $250K tax fraud scheme

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George Retos will be sentenced in March for conspiring to defraud the IRS over more than $250,000 in unpaid taxes for Prime Plastics.

Clothing retailer rue21 appoints board chairman as CEO

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Previous CEO resigns from teen clothing retailer after five months

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Nuclear diplomat: Rita Baranwal says the U.S. needs to reclaim nuclear technology dominance

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Nominated to lead the Department of Energy’s nuclear initiatives, a former Westinghouse executive talks policy.

How U.S. immigration policies are affecting one of Pittsburgh's busiest restaurants

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Everyday Noodles in Squirrel Hill highlights some of the challenges facing foreign-born workers.

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Even tech companies are getting in on holiday pop-up stores

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Pop-up stores are getting a new spin on an familiar model

Making a holiday gift list? Check it twice at these new Pittsburgh shops

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Don’t stress about holiday shopping. Like the Grinch’s heart, Pittsburgh’s boutique scene grew a few sizes this year, with more options.

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Paying more for bikes, water pumps, nails and screws: Tariffs pinch products passing through Pittsburgh

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It remains to be seen how or when consumers will feel the price changes caused by tariffs imposed on imported and foreign-made products.

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Your Office Coach: Rude boss won’t say hello to anyone but a select few

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Like many executives, your CEO apparently doesn’t realize that everything he does sends a message.

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Should students be allowed to use cellphones in class? It depends.

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The Post-Gazette contacted more than a dozen school districts and asked educators to share their perspectives on the role of phones in class.

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Saturday, Nov 17

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BuzzFeed will tell you what millennials want -- for a fee

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BuzzFeed is seeking new sources of revenue as Facebook and Alphabet Inc.’s Google vacuum up ad dollars in the digital-media industry.

VW wants to storm car market with cheaper electric model

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Volkswagen says it will invest 44 billion euros in developing autonomous and electric cars and expand the appeal of battery-powered cars.

Friday, Nov 16

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Pittsburgh radio stations reach agreement with creditors

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WPNT Inc.’s two FM stations in Western Pennsylvania are WRRK-FM in Braddock and WLTJ-FM in Pittsburgh.

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Holiday pop-up shop featuring Pittsburgh fashion trucks opens on Light Up Night

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Fashion trucks Vintage Valet and Magnolia on Main have teamed up to produce a Downtown holiday pop-up shop, which runs through Dec. 22.

Report: Big shift to solar power possible in Pa. with right policies

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Currently, Pennsylvania gets only 0.25 percent of its electricity from solar panels mounted on rooftops and in fields.

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Self-driving startup Argo AI may see another $1 billion investment, but this time from Volkswagen

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Volkswagen is reportedly in discussion with Ford and Argo to invest an additional $1 billion into the startup company.

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Thursday, Nov 15

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Zen's Noodle House in Oakland draws consumer alert

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According to the inspection report, at least 50 pounds of cooked pork lions were left unrefrigerated overnight to cool.

Accreditation decision nears on Art Institute of Pittsburgh; online courses in jeopardy

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After shuttering 30 schools this year, Dream Center awaits a big ruling from a Philadelphia accreditation agency this week.

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Pa. AG's office fines 20 car dealerships for Craigslist ads

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The dealers advertised vehicles on Craigslist in the “for sale by owner” section.

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Contractors say they haven't been paid for work on former Downtown Macy's store

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Philadelphia developer Core Realty, an affiliate of 400 5th Avenue, purchased the Downtown landmark for $15 million in 2015.

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See it here: Pittsburgh offered billions in incentives, free land and more in failed Amazon bid

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The region’s political and economic development leadership on Thursday released the document detailing their offer.

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FDA to crack down on menthol cigarettes, flavored vapes

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FDA pushes for ban on menthol in cigarettes and tightened rules to prevent sale of flavored e-cigarettes to kids

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Scott Sturgis' Driver's Seat: A midsize Volvo headed for the bargain bin — and worth a look

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The 2018 Volvo S60 still holds its own. And since dealers might want to unload them, here’s a chance for price-conscious status seekers.