The run of this current Raging Bull of a stock market has been exceptionally long: eight-​plus years. (The average bull market has lasted four years, nine months.) In response there has been great conjecture by investment firms, financial advisers, brokers, and market pundits in Pittsburgh about how much longer the market may rage.

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  • Issue Quarter Between the Issues
  • Issue Year 2017
Three cheers for PNC Financial Services Group for buying National City Corp. and becoming the nation’s fifth-​biggest bank. With this $5.6 billion deal — helped by $7.7 billion in federal funds — Pittsburgh’s banking prominence is rising again. We think concerns about a lack of banking choices in the wake of the deal are overblown. Pittsburgh sports…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2009
  • Sub Heading Stocks: Allegheny County airport police; Transit union; Pedestal: PNC; Boyd & Blair
The dubious distinction of being the first to be placed in the rusty, old Pittsburgh Quarterly stockade goes to the local Republican Party. We’re putting the party in the pillory for essentially being a no-​show in city politics. If ever there were a time when the Republicans should have recognized and seized an…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2006
Over the last nine months, investors have read their morning papers, stared at CNBC, and ripped open their brokerage statements with similar results. The financial calculus known simply and profoundly as their net worth has done something of a disappearing act.

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2009
  • Sub Heading Advice of 17 leading area money managers in their own words
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