BUSINESS OPINION



Heard off the Street: Seems Dow 13,000 was a false Messiah

2012-03-04 15:14:00

All those misguided souls who eagerly awaited deliverance at the hands of Dow 13,000 did not get much time to enjoy their version of the rap


Regional Insights: Revealing health care costs could boost quality of care

2012-03-04 00:00:00

Imagine going to the grocery store and being told that the price you'd pay for food would depend significantly on whether you had a job and


Business Forum: As economy suffers, life expectancy rises

2012-03-03 00:00:00

The age-adjusted death rate in the U.S. declined by 2 percent from 2007 to 2010, according to preliminary data from the Centers for Disease


Business Forum: Wall Street cartel today at its most dangerous

2012-02-25 00:00:00

Sixty-five years ago, in 1947, the U.S. government sued 17 leading Wall Street investment banks, charging them with effectively colluding in


Letters to the business editor

2012-02-18 00:00:00

Letters to the business editor


Business Forum: The price of gasoline and Canadian oil

2012-02-18 00:00:00

The price of gas is spiking again, but the pain is not being shared equally.


Letters to the business editor

2012-02-11 00:00:00

Letters to the business editor


Regional Insights: Leading the nation, but leaving many behind

2012-02-05 00:00:00

Like a rocket suddenly leaving the launch pad after a long countdown, the Pittsburgh region's economy surged forward last fall with


Leading the nation, but leaving many behind

2012-02-05 00:00:00

Like a rocket suddenly leaving the launch pad after a long countdown, the Pittsburgh region's economy surged forward last fall with


Streetwise for 02/05/12

2012-02-05 00:00:00

The rampant discourse over the nation's economic future took a back seat to some more important forecasts recently as fractious factions


Business Forum: Private equity firms aren't meant to save jobs

2012-02-04 00:00:00

I work with private equity firms every day, as an investment banker and as head of a company that collects and publishes information on the


Letter to the business editor

2012-02-04 00:00:00

"Too Much Asked of IATSE" (Jan.


U.S. Treasury should sell back stake to GM

2012-01-28 00:00:00

Back in the black with the help of a $50 billion federal infusion, General Motors is safely on the road to a bright corporate future. Or is


Letters to the business editor

2012-01-21 00:00:00

If manufacturers want high-quality, skilled labor, then they should be prepared to pay for it.


Letters to the business editor

2012-01-14 00:00:00

Although I have great respect for the men listed as the "Most Influential People In Business Of 2011," Jan. 1, I must say how disappointed I


Letters to the business editor for 01/07/12

2012-01-07 00:00:00

Thank you for jump-starting my engines in the new year with "The Most Influential People in Business in 2011," Jan. 1. While your list inclu


Regional Insights: Better data would help region get better hospital care

2012-01-01 00:00:00

Depending on how the battle between Highmark and UPMC is resolved, Pittsburghers may have to choose a health insurance plan based on which p


Letter to the business editor

2011-12-31 00:00:00

The Dec. 22 article "Light Bulbs Going Off" extols the energy cost savings of the new generation light bulbs, which may be factual, but it t


Business forum: Matching jobless to available work

2011-12-24 00:00:00

The Bloomberg News Dec. 16 story "Skills 'Mismatch' Said to Hinder Hiring" details the national workforce supply-demand disconnect believed


Letters to the business editor for 12/24/11

2011-12-24 00:00:00

Letters to the business editor for 12/24/11


Letters to the business editor

2011-12-17 00:00:00

While I applaud the ingenuity of the University of Pittsburgh Law School profiled in the Dec. 5, 2011, "Pitt Mock Trial Pits Those Studying


Business Forum: Short-term thinking - Spend, spend, spend

2011-12-10 00:00:00

The spectacle of hordes of shoppers schlepping through the mall at midnight with children in tow, stuffing their carts after stuffing their


Letters to the business editor

2011-12-10 00:00:00

Regarding Dennis Unkovic's commentary, "U.S. Must Spend More On Alternative Energy," on Nov. 26 on "alternative energy," there are no altern


Regional Insights: Cutting hospital costs can aid region's economy

2011-12-04 00:00:00

Congress is now going back to the drawing board after the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, commonly known as the "Super Committe


Business Forum: Bond between work and reward is broken

2011-12-03 00:00:00

American politics is at a watershed, and trying to understand this moment in conventional terms misses the point. Whichever party best align


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