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North Hills Grocery Store Owner Pleads Guilty To Role In Coupon Scheme – CBS Pittsburgh

A man who owned several local grocery stores was sentenced to probation for his role in a coupon scheme.


Source: North Hills Grocery Store Owner Pleads Guilty To Role In Coupon Scheme – CBS Pittsburgh

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Northrop Grumman launches Cygnus cargo ship to space station for NASA | Space

By coincidence, liftoff occurred at 3:21 p.m. ET.

Northrop Grumman launched a Cygnus spacecraft filled with NASA supplies (and some tasty treats) to the International Space Station Saturday (Feb. 15) in an afternoon liftoff that had some impeccable timing.

An Antares rocket (also built by Northrop Grumman) launched the uncrewed Cygnus NG-13 spacecraft at 3:21 p.m. EST (2043 GMT) — that’s “3-2-1” for a liftoff time — from Pad-0A of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility.

“Awesome launch today,” Joel Montalbano, NASA’s deputy program manager for the International Space Station, said just after launch during live commentary.

Source: Northrop Grumman launches Cygnus cargo ship to space station for NASA | Space

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U.S. weighs blocking GE engine sales for China’s new airplane: sources – Reuters

(Reuters) – The U.S. government is considering whether to stop General Electric Co from continuing to supply engines for a new Chinese passenger jet, according to people familiar with the matter, casting uncertainty over China’s efforts to enter the civil aviation market.

Source: U.S. weighs blocking GE engine sales for China’s new airplane: sources – Reuters

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Ford recalls 240,000 vehicles over suspension problem

Ford is recalling over 240,000 SUVs and cars worldwide because a suspension part can fracture and increase the risk of a crash.

Source: Ford recalls 240,000 vehicles over suspension problem

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13 New Food Trucks To Find In Pittsburgh

From BBQ dishes to fried chicken sandwiches, these new food trucks are bringing lots of tasty bites to the streets of Pittsburgh.

Source: 13 New Food Trucks To Find In Pittsburgh

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Chick-fil-A, Popeyes and McDonald’s May Soon Have Very Bad News For Customers (Wendy’s Says It’ll Be Fine) | Inc.com

Fierce competition can have consequences that none of the competitors fully prepared for.Now, with chicken sandwich competition reaching severe levels, a shortage of little chickens could lead to a touch of frustration among consumers of many fast food chains.

While they might fully expect their local quick-serve emporium to give them precisely the chicken sandwich they crave, those who raise the chickens haven’t necessarily anticipated the depth of their enthusiasm.

Source: Chick-fil-A, Popeyes and McDonald’s May Soon Have Very Bad News For Customers (Wendy’s Says It’ll Be Fine) | Inc.com

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Kennywood Park’s general manager steps down

Kennywood Park has a new job opening.

The company is doing a nationwide search for the next general manager.

Source: Kennywood Park’s general manager steps down

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Get free pizza and deals for National Pizza Day at Papa John’s, Pizza Hut and more Sunday

Save some dough for National Pizza Day Sunday at Pizza Hut, Domino’s, Papa John’s and get free pizza at Planet Fitness. Chipotle has free delivery.

Source: Get free pizza and deals for National Pizza Day at Papa John’s, Pizza Hut and more Sunday

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Macy’s to close Cincinnati HQ, close 125 stores in nationwide collapse | Fox Business

The retail giant announced this week the major restructuring that includes the elimination of 2,000 corporate jobs and the closure of 125 stores in the next three years.

Macy’s store closings

The retailer says that shutting weaker stores in lower-tier malls will enable it to focus on locations with stronger sales as well as its online operations.

Here’s an updated list of stores Macy’s previously revealed it was closing starting in 2020.  

California

Antioch: Somersville Towne Center

San Diego: Horton Plaza Park

Connecticut

Meriden: Westfield Meriden

Florida

Miami: The Falls Mall

Pompano Beach: Pompano Citi Centre

Sanford: Seminole Towne Center

Vero Beach: Indian River Mall

Georgia

Decatur: The Gallery at South DeKalb

Macon: Macon Mall

Hawaii

Waikoloa Village: Kings’ Shops

Idaho

Lewiston: Lewiston Center Mall

Illinois

Carbondale: University Mall

West Dundee: Spring Hill Mall

Indiana

Muncie: Muncie Mall

Kansas

Prairie Village

Kentucky

Owensboro: Towne Square Mall

Maryland

Salisbury: The Centre at Salisbury

Massachusetts

Leominster: The Mall at Whitney Field

Montana

Helena: Helena Northside Center

New York

Commack

Hicksville: Broadway Commons

North Carolina

Winston-Salem: Hanes Mall

Ohio

Cincinnati: Northgate Mall

St. Clairsville: Ohio Valley Mall

Stow: Stow-Kent Plaza

Pennsylvania

Harrisburg: Harrisburg East Mall

State College: Nittany Mall

Tennessee

Goodlettsville: RiverGate Mall

Washington

Burlington: Cascade Mall

Seattle: Downtown

Walla Walla: Downtown

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Source: Macy’s to close Cincinnati HQ, close 125 stores in nationwide collapse | Fox Business

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Rita’s Italian Ice in Hempfield will not reopen, owners looking for new location | TribLIVE.com

When Brian Meador closed the doors of his Rita’s Italian Ice restaurant in Hempfield at the end of last season, he didn’t know it was permanent.

The Hempfield Rita’s location in the Eastgate Shopping Center at 5138 Route 30 closed because the lease was not renewed, Meador said.

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The couple, who ran the Hempfield Rita’s for five years, are committed to finding a new location in the Greensburg area, he said.

Meador hopes to have a new location secured by summer.

While the new location will not open for the coming season, the goal is to open by the start of the following season.

Megan Tomasic is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Megan at 724-850-1203, mtomasic@tribweb.com or via Twitter .

Source: Rita’s Italian Ice in Hempfield will not reopen, owners looking for new location | TribLIVE.com

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Bloomfield music venue Howlers closing its doors, moving to East Liberty – Pittsburgh Business Times

Howlers, a Bloomfield staple, confirmed Tuesday that it would be leaving the neighborhood later this year.

In a post on its Facebook page, the music venue said that it would be closing its location in Bloomfield and opening a new one in East Liberty. The venue and bar has been a part of the neighborhood for almost two decades; hosting live music of various genres from Wednesday through Sunday.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Tuesday morning that the venue was closing, but the Pittsburgh City Paper added comments from owner Susan Coe, who said she planned to open the new location in East Liberty by Sept. 1.

Source: Bloomfield music venue Howlers closing its doors, moving to East Liberty – Pittsburgh Business Times

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Whole Foods looks like a ghost town after supplier shutters

Whole Foods? More like, um, only some of the food. Thank you, thank you, and for the love of God, please keep reading. Shoppers have reported that the Amazon-owned grocery giant has been woefully understocked of late, leaving huge gaps in the inventory at stores in D.C., New York, Richmond, and more. Check out the photos on Business Insider—it’s so out of stock you’d think there’s a pre-hurricane panic.

Source: Whole Foods looks like a ghost town after supplier shutters

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GM investing $2.2 billion into electric, self-driving vehicles – YouTube

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Walmart takes a step toward owning the food chain – CNN

New York (CNN Business)America’s biggest retailers are pushing back against this country’s largest meat processors. The future of the nation’s food chain is on the line.

Walmart last week opened a meatpacking plant in south Georgia that will cut, package and label its own brand of steaks and roasts to deliver to meat cases at 500 stores in the region. It is Walmart’s first meatpacking plant. Costco has also developed its own farm-to-store poultry production operation in Nebraska to control some of its chicken production.
Although Walmart’s plant is a step toward a farm-to-shelf meat production, Walmart doesn’t actually operate the facility, nor does it own any cows or butcher the meat. An outside processor will operate the plant in Thomasville, Georgia, 20 miles from the Florida border and a little bigger than the size of a Walmart supercenter.

The plant’s opening is the latest move in top US retailers’ attempts to muscle into the food supply chain, an area traditionally dominated by food processors. Four companies control around 85% of the US cattle market, according to the Department of Agriculture. Walmart (WMT) buys its beef from Tyson (TSN) and Cargill, and it’s Tyson’s largest customer.”I think the broader implications are more big retailers exploring expanding into processing themselves versus buying the product from a current packer or processor,” said David Anderson, agricultural economist at Texas A&M University.

Source: Walmart takes a step toward owning the food chain – CNN

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Health department shuts down Pittsburgh restaurant

PITTSBURGH — A restaurant in Pittsburgh’s Bloomfield neighborhood has been closed by the Allegheny County Health Department.

Inspectors found violations at Rocky’s Restaurant on Liberty Avenue.

Source: Health department shuts down Pittsburgh restaurant

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As a Strip District retailer closes its doors, debate continues over impact of development | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

When a McDonald’s restaurant recently closed in the Strip District, it seemed to be more of a curiosity than anything else. But another closing in the storied Penn Avenue corridor is raising broader concerns about the impact of development in the neighborhood.

PachaMama Divine Connection at 1812 Penn Ave. shut its doors Jan. 11, only months after co-owner Fatima Lisa Pass-Arenas fretted that rising rents could force her out of business.

Ms. Pass-Arenas said she decided to close the clothing and accessories store after her landlord indicated the rent might increase by as much as $1,000 a month. Rather than pay more, she opted to call it quits.

Source: As a Strip District retailer closes its doors, debate continues over impact of development | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Dollar General considers new store in Unity | TribLIVE.com

A new Dollar General store could be coming to Route 30 in Unity Township.

The township zoning hearing board is scheduled on Jan. 28 to hear from developers of the store proposed for construction along the eastbound lanes of the highway at Smith’s Hill Road, just east of Beatty Crossroads. At 6 p.m., the board will consider variances requested for factors including parking and signage.

According to Dollar General spokeswoman Angela Petkovic, the general merchandise discount chain is in the “due diligence phase” of looking at the potential location and expects to decide by next fall whether to place a store on the 1.5-acre site

Source: Dollar General considers new store in Unity | TribLIVE.com

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Giant Eagle testing elimination of plastic bags at 3 stores, including one in Pittsburgh

Giant Eagle is eyeing a future without plastic bags, and for several stores, it begins Wednesday.

Some Giant Eagle stores are part of a six-month pilot program that eliminates single-use plastic bags.

As an alternative, reusable bags will be sold for 99 cents. Paper bags will cost a dime.

For a limited time, a “one perk per reusable bag used” promotion will be available to customers who bring their own bags.

The program is being tested at Giant Eagle’s Waterworks Market District store in the Pittsburgh area, as well as at stores in Cuyahoga County and Bexley, Ohio.

According to a press release, Giant Eagle is committed to phasing out the blue-colored plastic bags in all city of Pittsburgh stores “in the coming months.”

Giant Eagle aims to eliminate single-use plastics by 2025.

For more information about Giant Eagle’s sustainability efforts, go to GiantEagle.com/AllOfUs.

Source: Giant Eagle testing elimination of plastic bags at 3 stores, including one in Pittsburgh

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Trump Allies Eye Buyout of One America News Network: WSJ

President Trump’s allies are seeking to buy out the president’s new favorite cable-news channel, One America News Network, in a move that would shake up the conservative media landscape currently dominated by Fox News, The Wall Street Journal reports. Citing sources familiar with the matter, the Journal reports that investment firm Hicks Equity Partners, which is owned by the family of the co-chairman of the Republican National Committee, Thomas Hicks Jr., is trying to persuade Republican donors to pitch in on a $250 million bid for an OANN buyout. Hicks Jr., who is also a friend of Donald Trump Jr., is said not to be involved in efforts to buy the network and has resigned at Hicks Holdings to avoid any conflicts of interest, but he could still opt in to a buyout deal, according to the Journal.

“Over the last 25 years, we have been active media investors. Any interest in OANN is from a purely business standpoint,” Rick Newman, a partner at Hicks Equity Partners, told the Journal. The network comes nowhere close to drawing the same viewership as other big names in cable news, but Trump has repeatedly singled out OANN for praise in recent months while at the same time disparaging Fox News over perceived criticism.

Source: Trump Allies Eye Buyout of One America News Network: WSJ

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Legal weed in Illinois: How the first day of recreational marijuana sales unfolded – Chicago Tribune

Today is the day: Recreational marijuana goes on sale in Illinois. Follow along for live updates.

Some revelers in Chicago celebrated New Year’s Eve by waiting for midnight to arrive. But hours later, a different crowd of merrymakers was waiting to celebrate at 6 a.m. when they were able to make their first purchases after the state’s long-awaited introduction of legal marijuana. So far, the first day of legal recreational weed sales in Illinois has meant long lines, a few glitches — and lots of happy customers.

Here’s where to buy legal weed in Illinois

So far, 43 marijuana stores around the state have received all needed approvals to sell recreational weed. Six of them weren’t ready Jan. 1, held up by permitting issues, construction or other hurdles.

Source: Legal weed in Illinois: How the first day of recreational marijuana sales unfolded – Chicago Tribune