Mary-​kay Fiore’s life turned out a little differently than she expected. But it sure has a sweet ending. In 2001, the single mother of three found herself downsized out of a corporate job and facing a crossroads.

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2010
  • Sub Heading A not-​to-​miss bakery in Penn Hills
In 2004, the region’s two largest hospital systems sought to redraw the map of Pennsylvania. Although their hospitals, clinics and headquarters all sit in and around Allegheny County, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and West Penn Allegheny Health System asked Medicare, the federal health insurance program for the elderly, to identify them…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2007
  • Sub Heading Hospitals say a skewed Medicare payment system may cripple them
Pittsburgh and steel are virtually synonymous. Less well known is Pittsburgh’s rich heritage in the oil business. In 1854, inventor and businessman Samuel L. Kier built the nation’s first oil refinery as a crude, five-​barrel still 100 feet from today’s U.S. Steel Building.

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2009
  • Sub Heading Profile of a wildcatter
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