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Joe DeStio
January 24, 2020 - 4:04 pm
For the first time since orthophosphate was added to Pittsburgh's water supply to control for lead, the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority is reporting lead levels below the federal action level of 15 parts per billion. The reading at the end of December was 10 ppb. That's down from 17.5 ppb last...
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Filling glass with tap water
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Jennifer Bloodworth
January 20, 2020 - 7:52 am
A precautionary flush and boil advisory in effect for residents in five neighborhoods.
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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2019, file photo, Insys Therapeutics founder John Kapoor leaves federal court in Boston. Kapoor and former top employees of the pharmaceutical company are facing a reckoning for their role in a bribery scheme that prosecutors say boosted sales of a powerful, highly addictive painkiller and helped fuel the national opioid epidemic. Starting Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, seven people who worked for Insys Therapeutics will appear in Boston to be sentenced by a federal judge. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
Associated Press
January 12, 2020 - 3:26 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The founder and former top employees of a pharmaceutical company are facing a reckoning for their role in a bribery scheme that prosecutors say boosted sales of a powerful, highly addictive painkiller and helped fuel the national opioid epidemic. Starting Monday, seven people who...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2019, file photo people stand in line to inquire about jobs available at the Bean Automotive Group during a job fair in Miami. On Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, the U.S. government issues the December jobs report. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
Associated Press
January 10, 2020 - 6:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added 145,000 jobs in December and the unemployment rate held steady at 3.5%, signaling that the job market remains strong at the start of 2020 even if hiring and wage gains have slowed somewhat more than a decade into an economic expansion. Friday’s snapshot from...
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New Girl Scout Cookie Lemon Up
Girl Scouts of America
Lynne Hayes-Freeland
January 07, 2020 - 3:15 pm
It’s that time....Girl Scout cookie sales start Friday.
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Larry Richert, Joe Altieri, Jack Bogut
Nicolas Desarno
Plum Native and entrepreneur Joe Altieri appeared on ABC’s Shark Tank this past Sunday and pitched the idea for his nearly indestructible and easy to use window screen, FlexScreen.
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In this Nov. 5, 2019 photo, in St. Francis, Wis., Amy Carter looks at her Yorkshire terrier-Chihuahua mix Bentley, who has epilepsy. Carter, gives him CBD, which she says has reduced his seizures. The federal government has yet to establish standards for CBD that will help pet owners know whether it works and how much to give. But the lack of regulation has not stopped some from buying it, fueling a $400 million CBD market for pets that grew more than tenfold since last year and is expected to reach $1.7 billion by 2023, according to the cannabis research firm Brightfield Group. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)
Associated Press
January 07, 2020 - 9:43 am
Companies have unleash ed hundreds of CBD pet health products accompanied by glowing customer testimonials claiming the cannabis derivative produced calmer, quieter and pain-free dogs and cats. But some of these products are all bark and no bite. “You'd be astounded by the analysis we've seen of...
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Lynne Hayes-Freeland
January 02, 2020 - 12:43 pm
Depending on what cable provider you have, you may not be able to watch some local TV stations.
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