Data: Economy sluggish in first quarter
First quarter unadjusted statistics for the local labor market show little indication that the economy is quickly getting back on track while breaking free of its winter doldrums. Modest month-to-month changes include a gain of 300 jobs in March, producing an average job count of 57,400 for the first three months.
Netflix cracks cable market in deals with 3 providers
Netflix Inc. has signed deals with three U.S. pay-TV operators, putting the video-streaming service on an equal footing with traditional cable networks like HBO for the first time in the domestic market.
Why governments are afraid of Uber and Airbnb
It hasn't been a great week for Airbnb. On Tuesday representatives of New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and lawyers for the apartment sublet company Airbnb met in an Albany court.
Another reason to quit Internet Explorer
Over the weekend Microsoft posted a security advisory about a vulnerability that affects all versions of Internet Explorer from 6 to 11. Together, these versions comprise more than 56 percent of Internet browser market share. That's a lot of copies of vulnerable browsers.
Facebook vies with Google to Apple for mobile developers
Facebook is pushing to change a perception that it's not a tool for developers this week at the F8 developer conference in San Francisco, the company's first major event for app makers since 2011.
Bank sees increase in net income
First Commonwealth Financial Corp. reported a net income of $12.3 million – or 13 cents diluted earnings per share – for the first quarter of 2014 that ended March 31. In comparison, the business had a net income of $10.6 million – or 11 cents diluted earnings per share – in the first quarter of 2013.
Millions of Android phones, tablets vulnerable to Heartbleed bug
Millions of smartphones and tablets running Google's Android operating system have the Heartbleed software bug, in a sign of how broadly the flaw extends beyond the Web and into consumer devices.
Brakes, steering and...spiders? What's behind the latest auto recalls
11 million vehicles have already been recalled in 2014 for everything from power steering failure to vulnerability to spider attack.
Check out the full list of 2014 recalls.
Richland bake shop specializing in trendy treats
Megan Adams-West and her family have spent the past eight weeks turning a onetime barbecue joint into the bake shop she’s dreamed of operating since she finished culinary school nearly a decade ago.
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