February 12, 2009 RSS feed / Features

Judge: Prison Work Release Not Being Used Enough

SUNBURY, Pa. (AP) - A judge says one Pennsylvania county is losing thousands of dollars because it's not using its prisoner work-release program enough. President Judge Robert Sacavage has long pressed for expansion of work release programs. More...

Radio Station Fined For Fake $1M Giveaway

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Federal Communications Commission has fined the CBS radio affiliate in Pittsburgh $6,000 for a talk show prank promising $1 million to a caller. More...

An Everyday Beverage Is Transformed

Tomato juice doesn't have to be 'ordinary,' a grandmother demonstrated

Shortly after my parents met, my grandmother Donaldson invited my mother to dinner and served homemade tomato juice. Mother sipped the ruby liquid flavored with a hint of cloves that tickled her nose. More...

Citigroup Sued For Fraud

PITTSBURGH (AP) - American Eagle Outfitters Inc. sued Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and accused it of fraudulently inducing it to buy $258 million worth of auction rate securities that it now can sell only at a significant loss, if at all. More...

Pa. Mom's '76 Case Nearly Over, Mystery Remains

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) - State police doubted the mother's story from the moment her 2- year-old son's body was found face-down in the creek that bubbles past the railroad trestle near their home. More...

Pa. Gov. To Testify At Former State Senator's Trial

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell is expected to testify Monday at the federal corruption trial of a former state senator. Rendell will take the stand for Vincent Fumo's defense team. More...

PA Governor Kept Budget Secrets Well, Perhaps Too Well

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The Capitol's usually reliable rumor mill might need oiling. Gov. Ed Rendell's $29 billion recession-driven budget, released this week, caught some lawmakers, lobbyists and many others by surprise. More...

U.S. Steel Says About 500 Employees Opt To Retire Early

PITTSBURGH (AP) - United States Steel Corp., the largest U.S.-based steel producer, said Friday about 500 employees have agreed to retire early as part of a plan to slash costs as the global economic downturn hurts demand for the metal. More...

Financial Focus

Think twice before taking out 401(k) loan

Your car could break down. You might need a new furnace. You have to pay for one last term of college for your child. Whatever the reason, you may someday need a large sum of money in a hurry. More...