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Real-estate funds needn't be riled by rising rates

Real-estate funds needn't be riled by rising rates

In this photo made on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, work continues at a construction site in Pittsburgh. The threat of rising interest rates is raising real fears about real-estate mutual funds. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

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Chiquita OKs $681M deal with 2 Brazilian bidders

Chiquita OKs $681M deal with 2 Brazilian bidders

FILE - This Sept. 10, 2014 file photo shows bunches of Chiquita brand bananas for sale at a grocery store in Zelienople, Pa. Chiquita Brands International Inc. on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014 said it has agreed to sell itself to two Brazilian companies for approximately $681 million, just days afte…

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Chiquita OKs $681M deal with 2 Brazilian bidders

Chiquita OKs $681M deal with 2 Brazilian bidders

FILE - This Sept. 10, 2014 file photo shows bunches of Chiquita brand bananas for sale at a grocery store in Zelienople, Pa. Chiquita Brands International Inc. on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014 said it has agreed to sell itself to two Brazilian companies for approximately $681 million, just days afte…

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Chiquita OKs $681M deal with 2 Brazilian bidders

Chiquita OKs $681M deal with 2 Brazilian bidders

FILE - This Sept. 10, 2014 file photo shows bunches of Chiquita brand bananas for sale at a grocery store in Zelienople, Pa. Chiquita Brands International Inc. on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014 said it has agreed to sell itself to two Brazilian companies for approximately $681 million, just days afte…

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US new-home sales close to flat in September

US new-home sales close to flat in September

In this photo made on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, signs welcome visitors to a model home as construction is under way at a housing development in Zelienople, Pa. The Commerce Department releases new home sales for September on Friday, Oct. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

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US new-home sales close to flat in September

US new-home sales close to flat in September

In this photo made on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, signs welcome visitors to a model home as construction is under way at a housing development in Zelienople, Pa. The Commerce Department releases new home sales for September on Friday, Oct. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

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US new-home sales close to flat in September

US new-home sales close to flat in September

In this photo made on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, signs welcome visitors to a model home as construction is under way at a housing development in Zelienople, Pa. The Commerce Department releases new home sales for September on Friday, Oct. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

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Jurors hear doctor's dying wife on 911 recording

Jurors hear doctor's dying wife on 911 recording

Dr. Robert Ferrante, center, is escorted by Allegheny County Sheriffs deputies to court during jury selection for his trial on homicide charges in the 2013 killing of his neurologist wife with cyanide on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in Pittsburgh. Ferrante has denied the allegations. (AP Photo/K…

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Jurors hear doctor's dying wife on 911 recording

Jurors hear doctor's dying wife on 911 recording

Dr. Robert Ferrante is escorted by Allegheny County Sheriffs deputies to court during jury selection for his trial on homicide charges in the 2013 killing of his neurologist wife with cyanide on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in Pittsburgh. Ferrante has denied the allegations. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

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Jurors hear doctor's dying wife on 911 recording

Jurors hear doctor's dying wife on 911 recording

Dr. Robert Ferrante, center, follows his attorneys, William Difenderfer, left, and Wendy Williams, right, as he is escorted by Allegheny County Sheriffs deputies to court on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in Pittsburgh. during jury selection for his trial on homicide charges in the 2013 killing of…

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Jurors hear doctor's dying wife on 911 recording

Jurors hear doctor's dying wife on 911 recording

Dr. Robert Ferrante, center, is escorted by Allegheny County Sheriffs deputies to court during jury selection for his trial on homicide charges in the 2013 killing of his neurologist wife with cyanide on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in Pittsburgh. Ferrante has denied the allegations. (AP Photo/K…

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Jurors hear doctor's dying wife on 911 recording

Jurors hear doctor's dying wife on 911 recording

Dr. Robert Ferrante is escorted by Allegheny County Sheriffs deputies to court during jury selection for his trial on homicide charges in the 2013 killing of his neurologist wife with cyanide on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in Pittsburgh. Ferrante has denied the allegations. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

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Jurors hear doctor's dying wife on 911 recording

Jurors hear doctor's dying wife on 911 recording

Dr. Robert Ferrante, center, follows his attorneys, William Difenderfer, left, and Wendy Williams, right, as he is escorted by Allegheny County Sheriffs deputies to court on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in Pittsburgh. during jury selection for his trial on homicide charges in the 2013 killing of…

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10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

FILE - This Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009 file photo shows the red and yellow signs with the trademark golden arches a McDonald's in Pittsburgh. McDonald's on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 said a key sales figure declined 3.3 percent in the U.S., marking the fourth straight quarter of declines for the w…

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Justin Verlander

Justin Verlander

El abridor de los Tigres de Detroit, Justin Verlander, lanza frente a los Piratas de Pittsburgh en la primera entrada del juego del lunes 11 de agosto de 2014 (AP Foto/Keith Srakocic)

August 12, 2014 5:01 pm
American Apparel

American Apparel

Passers-by walk down the street past the American Apparel store in the Shadyside neighborhood of Pittsburgh on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. American Apparel Inc. has reached a preliminary deal with investment firm Standard General to receive $25 million in financing to bolster the clothing chain…

July 19, 2014 5:29 pm
Leaky Wells

Leaky Wells

FILE - This July 27, 2011 file photo shows a farmhouse in the background framed by pipes connecting pumps where the hydraulic fracturing process in the Marcellus Shale layer to release natural gas was underway at a Range Resources site in Claysville, Pa. In Pennsylvania’s fracking boom, new …

July 14, 2014 3:26 pm
Celebrity photos of the week

Celebrity photos of the week

Rock musician Bret Michaels walks around PNC Park during batting practice before the baseball game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

July 03, 2014 1:45 pm
Miguel Montero, Gregory Polanco, Neil Walker

Miguel Montero, Gregory Polanco, Neil Walker

The ball gets past Pittsburgh Pirates' Tony Sanchez, left, as Pittsburgh Pirates' Gregory Polanco (25) scores behind Pittsburgh Pirates' Neil Walker (18) on a double by Starling Marte to tie the baseball game in the ninth inning on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, in Pittsburgh. The Pirates scored one…

July 01, 2014 9:01 pm
Animal shots of the week

Animal shots of the week

A pair of 20-year-old Gal·pagos tortoises raise their heads as they wander through their new home at The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium on Thursday, May 22, 2014, in Pittsburgh. The zoo invited media inside the habitat to photograph the new additions to their exhibits. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

May 25, 2014 7:35 pm
Animal shots of the week

Animal shots of the week

A pair of 20-year-old Gal·pagos tortoises are visible at their new home at The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium on Thursday, May 22, 2014, in Pittsburgh. The zoo invited media inside the habitat to photograph the new additions to their exhibits. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

May 25, 2014 7:35 pm
Animal shots of the week

Animal shots of the week

Coolio, a rescued baby elephant seal, swims around in a tank at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquariumm, Friday, April 25, 2014, in Pittsburgh. Coolio was blinded and almost died from injuries sustained before he was was found lying on Pebble Beach in Crescent City, Calif., when he was three mo…

April 27, 2014 3:58 pm
School stabbings: Students still asking why; 4 in critical condition

School stabbings: Students still asking why; 4 in critical condition

Imagen de ramo de flores colocado cerca d ela entrada de la Escuela Secundaria Regional Franklin, el jueves 10 de abril de 2014, en Murrysville, Pensilvania. Aún no ha surgido evidencia que muestre que un adolescente de 16 años que atacó con dos cuchillos a varios estudiantes en el pasillo d…

April 11, 2014 4:07 pm
Alex Hribal

Alex Hribal

Alex Hribal, de 16 años, sospechoso del ataque con cuchillos en la Escuela Secundaria Regional Franklin, ubicada cerca de Pittsburgh, es trasladado por policías de una corte de distrito después de ser acusado formalmente el miércoles 9 de abril de 2014, en Export, Pensilvania. (Foto AP/Keith…

April 10, 2014 12:03 pm
EEUU-ESCUELA-ATAQUE

EEUU-ESCUELA-ATAQUE

Trabajadores de atención de emergencias se reúnen en el estacionamiento de la Escuela Secundaria Regional Franklin, donde un estudiante lesionó con un cuchillo a varios compañeros de clase, el miércoles 9 de abril de 2014, en Murrysville, Pensilvania, cerca de Pittsburgh. (Foto AP/Keith Srakocic)

April 09, 2014 10:41 am
Barry Bonds, Clint Hurdle

Barry Bonds, Clint Hurdle

Barry Bonds es saludado por el actual mánager de los Piratas Clint Hurdle a su regreso a Pittsburgh más de dos décadas después de que se fue a San Francisco. Bonds participó en la entrega del premio al Jugador Más Valioso de la Liga Nacional en el 2013 Andrew McCutchen. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

March 31, 2014 12:17 pm
Brian Scritchfield

Brian Scritchfield

Brian Schritchfield toma una orden por teléfono en el establecimiento Bobtown Pizza en Bobtown, Pensilvania, el sábado 1 de marzo de 2014. El lugar atrajo la atención después de que la gigante Chevron ofreciera cupones para una pizza gratis ante los inconvenientes causados por la explosión e…

March 07, 2014 8:36 am
Lamar Patterson, Rakeem Christmas

Lamar Patterson, Rakeem Christmas

Pitt’s Lamar Patterson shoots over Syracuse’s Rakeem Christmas during the Orange’s last-second victory in Pittsburgh.

February 12, 2014 6:11 pm
Keith Appling

Keith Appling

January 24, 2014 7:04 pm
Adreian Payne

Adreian Payne

January 24, 2014 7:05 pm
National briefs

National briefs

FILE - In a May 27, 2003 file photo, a White tailed deer flicks its tail as it stands alert while grazing in a field in Zelienople, Pa. The sprawling Eastern Band of Cherokee Indian reservation in the western part of North Carolina is trying to bring back the White-tailed deera cultural symb…

January 11, 2014 3:10 pm
Aaron Donald

Aaron Donald

Pitt defensive lineman Aaron Donald is “a disruptive force,” Bowling Green interim coach Adam Scheier say7s.

December 25, 2013 3:37 pm
Turkeys

Turkeys

Penned turkeys look through the fencing on a poultry farm in Evans City, Pa. These birds are destined to be on tables during the upcoming holiday season.

November 20, 2013 2:48 pm
Tyler Bylina, Joe Grech

Tyler Bylina, Joe Grech

Pittsburgh Steelers fan Tyler Bylina, of Philadelphia, has his picture taken with Joe Grech wearing a lion costume outside Heinz Field before an NFL football game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Detroit Lions on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

November 20, 2013 12:37 am
No. 14 — University of Pittsburgh

No. 14 — University of Pittsburgh

No. 14 — University of Pittsburgh — The University of Pittsburgh dance team performs during an NCAA football game between Old Dominion and Pittsburgh on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

November 13, 2013 4:41 pm
No. 11 - Cougars wish they could blend Bone, Bennett into one coach

No. 11 - Cougars wish they could blend Bone, Bennett into one coach

Former coach Tony Bennett put the Cougars on the basketball map for the first time in a long time by turning them into tough, defensive stalwarts. But they struggled to score on offense, and never really developed into a Pac-12 contender. Then came Ken Bone. And the offense returned - at the…

October 22, 2013 6:00 pm
Pedro Alvarez, Tony Sanchez

Pedro Alvarez, Tony Sanchez

El jugador dominicano de los Piratas de Pittsburgh, Pedro Alvarez, izquierda, es felicitado por su compañero Tony Sánchez tras batear un jonrón contra los Padres de San Diego el jueves, 19 de septiembre de 2013, en Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

September 19, 2013 2:20 pm
Sept. 11, 2001 Revisited

Sept. 11, 2001 Revisited

Emergency workers look at the crater created when United Airlines Flight 93 crashed near Shanksville, Pa., on Sept. 11, 2001. "United 93," the first big-screen dramatization centered on the terrorist attacks, is everything you could imagine and more, a painfully authentic account of the hija…

September 10, 2013 2:49 pm

Winston almost perfect as FSU rolls

Jameis Winston was 25 of 27 for 356 yards in his Florida State debut as the Seminoles welcomed Pittsburgh to the ACC with a 28-point win.

September 02, 2013 7:49 pm
D-backs 4, Pirates 2, 16 INNINGS: Arizona wins another 'dogfight'

D-backs 4, Pirates 2, 16 INNINGS: Arizona wins another 'dogfight'

The Diamondbacks' Didi Gregorius scores one of two runs in the 16th inning on Adam Eaton's fourth hit of the game.

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Diamondbacks 15, Pirates 5: D-backs hopeful after rout

Diamondbacks 15, Pirates 5: D-backs hopeful after rout

Diamondbacks starter Trevor Cahill returned from the disabled list (bruised hip) and earned his first victory since May 17.

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Pirates 6, Diamondbacks 2: Hitters' production continues to fall off outside Chase Field

Pirates 6, Diamondbacks 2: Hitters' production continues to fall off outside Chase Field

Diamondbacks third baseman Martin Prado catches a pop-up in the first inning of Arizona's 6-2 loss to the NL Central-leading Pittsburgh Pirates. Prado singled in one of the Diamondbacks' two runs.

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Amazing sand creations

Amazing sand creations

Jill Harris of Sandsational works on the detail of the hand and sleeve in the depiction of John Hancock in the giant sand sculpture showing the signing of the Declaration of Independence, being made on Friday, June 29, 2012, in Pittsburgh as part of the Three Rivers Regatta. (AP Photo/Keith …

August 07, 2013 10:42 am
Garrett Jones

Garrett Jones

En esta foto del domingo 30 de junio de 2013, Garrett Jones, de los Piratas de Pittsburgh, calienta en el cÌrculo de espera del PNC Park, durante un encuentro contra los Cerveceros de Milwaukee. Con nueve victorias en fila y con la mejor foja en las Grandes Ligas, los Piratas no quieren dorm…

July 03, 2013 5:02 pm
Game of the Day: Pirates 2, Brewers 1: Pirates beat Brewers, win 9th game in a row

Game of the Day: Pirates 2, Brewers 1: Pirates beat Brewers, win 9th game in a row

Pittsburgh's Russell Martin, center, is greeted by teammates after driving in the winning run in the 14th inning.

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Red Panda

Red Panda

The new red panda at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium munches on food given to it by it's keeper in the new exhibit on Thursday, April 4, 2013, in Pittsburgh. This panda is native to the mountains of Nepal, Myanmar, and central China. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

June 24, 2013 3:08 pm
Red Panda Debut

Red Panda Debut

The new red panda at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium sits back on its haunches after being fed by a keeper in the new exhibit on Thursday, April 4, 2013, in Pittsburgh. This panda is native to the mountains of Nepal, Myanmar, and central China. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

June 24, 2013 3:04 pm
Red Panda

Red Panda

A young visitor, left, to the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium looks through the glass at a new exhibit to see a red panda on display on Thursday, April 4, 2013, in Pittsburgh. This panda is native to the mountains of Nepal, Myanmar, and central China. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

June 24, 2013 3:03 pm
Game of the day: Pirates 12, Giants 8: Led by sterling Starling, Pirates outbelt Giants

Game of the day: Pirates 12, Giants 8: Led by sterling Starling, Pirates outbelt Giants

Starling Marte, who went 4 for 5, and the Pirate Parrot celebrate Pittsburgh's fourth win in its past five games.

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nHL PLayoffs: Hot goalies square off in East final

nHL PLayoffs: Hot goalies square off in East final

Goalie Tomas Vokoun never played on a team that made it past the first round of the playoffs until Pittsburgh ousted the Islanders last month.

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