Fri, 21 Apr 2017 17:30:32 +0000
Washington & Jefferson College will have a new president this summer.
John C. Knapp was announced Friday as the college's pick to replace Tori Haring-Smith, who will be retiring this year. Knapp, who takes over Aug. 1, is now president of Hope College in Michigan.
Knapp has been president of Hope College since 2013, and founded the Francis Marlin Mann Center for Ethics and Leadership at Samford University in Birmingham, Ala., and the Center for Ethics and Corporate Responsibility at J. Mack Robinson…
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:02:04 +0000
The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue on Friday announced that it has launched a limited time tax amnesty program. Through the program, eligible individuals and businesses can apply through June 19 to pay past-due state taxes and have all penalties and half of the interest waived.
The department estimated that there are 59,676 taxpayers eligible for the amnesty program in Allegheny County alone. Only Philadelphia County, at 132,336, has more.
Act 84 of 2016 authorized a tax amnesty to net an…
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:00:00 +0000
Federated Investors Inc., Pittsburgh-based investment management firm, has hired an Asia Pacific CEO and two veteran professionals to lead business development efforts and to identify opportunities in that region.
The team will focus on the regional distribution of existing Federated (NYSE:FII) investment strategies and growing strategic relationships with financial institutions.
In a newly created position, Bill Taki joined Federated as CEO of Federated Investors Asia Pacific. A 34-year industry…
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:39:29 +0000
Chevron Appalachia's efforts in STEM education has earned it the 2017 Chairman's Award from the Carnegie Science Center.
The honor will be given to Chevron Appalachia, a division of Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) on May 12 at the Carnegie Science Awards. A news release from the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh said Chevron was being honored for its STEM efforts and "unparalleled impact in transforming the Pittsburgh region through its commitment to STEM education."
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:31:49 +0000
Pennsylvania's unemployment rate in March fell to the lowest level in nine years.
The seasonally adjusted jobless rate was 4.8 percent in March, a drop of two-tenths of a percentage point from February and six-tenths of a percentage point compared to a year ago, according to data released Friday by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry. Local data will be released at a later date.
The national unemployment rate is 4.5 percent.
There were 17,000 more people employed and 9,000 fewer…
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:10:42 +0000
The Federal Trade Commission has slapped local wellness and weight loss company NutriMost LLC with a $2 million fine, according to WTAE-TV. NutriMost, based in the Pittsburgh region, was accused of deceiving its customers.
The company has more than 100,000 customers nationally and about 160 locations spanning 30 states.
There's more about the fine and the background in the Tribune-Review.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:34:53 +0000
Add another retailer to the casualty list: Bebe.
Bebe Stores Inc., a women's apparel store that has a location in the Pittsburgh region, announced plans to shut all 168 of its stores nationwide by the end of May. The announcement, disclosed in a filing Friday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, followed news March 22 that it had hired financial and real estate advisers to discuss options about its leases.
There are four Bebe (Nasdaq:BEBE) stores in Pennsylvania, including one at Ross…
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:07:16 +0000
Two Pittsburgh universities are among the top 25 in the country for technology transfer, according to the Milken Institute’s ranking of more than 200 nationwide for technology transfer
Carnegie Mellon University was No. 10 and the University of Pittsburgh ranked No. 24.
The ranking was led by the University of Utah.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:04:42 +0000
Individual tickets for the Pittsburgh Penguins’ first two home games of the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m.
About 2,000 tickets will be available for each game, the team said.
The defending Stanley Cup champs beat the Columbus Blue Jackets, 5-2, Thursday to advance to the second round. The Pens won the first round series, 4-1.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:02:46 +0000
Bill Strickland, president and CEO of Manchester Bidwell Corp., and award-winning author John Edgar Wideman will each be presented with an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters at Duquesne University’s Commencement on May 12.
Both are Pittsburgh natives.
Strickland will deliver the commencement address during the ceremony and Wideman will deliver remarks during the McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts diploma ceremony.