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Contractor faces hefty fine for Liberty Bridge fire
The contractor for the Liberty Bridge reconstruction could face fines of $213,000 day as a result of the fire that has closed the bridge.
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Pfizer makes investment in Pitt spinout company
Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. has taken a stake in a new University of Pittsburgh spinout company, the third Pitt biotech outfit in recent years to quickly spark investor interest.
58 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Oncology Cancer Carnegie Mellon University Tumor Neoplasm Clinical trial Chemotherapy University of Pittsburgh
Top college mistakenly tells 277 they got in
Those few seconds before opening an email about a university application can be excruciating. What comes afterward could be a wave of joy -- or a wall of dread.
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4 Pittsburgh chefs nominated for James Beard Foundation Awards
Four Pittsburgh chefs have been nominated for the 27th annual James Beard Foundation Awards, the New York-based foundation announced Wednesday. 
62 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Chef Pittsburgh Nomination Culinary art Candidate Chefs Pastry chef Carnegie Mellon University
High-tech investments keep coming for Pittsburgh area
Ford’s announcement Friday that it will invest $1 billion over the next five years in Pittsburgh-based Argo AI to develop technology for its own self-driving vehicle continues a string of high-tech investments in the regional economy.
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Ford bets $1 billion on self-driving car start-up
Ford to invest $1 billion over next five years in artificial intelligence start-up Argo AI to develop driverless cars        
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Ford bets $1B on self-driving car startup
Argo AI is a months-old startup founded by veterans of Google and Uber autonomous car projects.        
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Obituary: William E. Deibler / Former PG editor known for his thoughtful, skilled work
William Edwin Deibler, the longtime newspaper reporter and editor whose intelligence, experience and quiet demeanor graced the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette newsroom for three decades and to whom a cadre of retired and active journalists owe their careers, died Feb. 1 in Care One, a rehabilitation facility in Moorestown, N.J.
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Ex-CMU student gets federal probation for making malware
Morgan Culbertson, a bright, young computer programmer who designed malware to allow users to control other people's Android phones, received probation today instead of prison for his crime.
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Obituary: Thomas Dana Cramer / Steel executive assisted those restarting careers
Thomas Dana Cramer’s legacy isn’t limited to the work he did. It extends also to the work he was able to help others do.
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City Council wants state review after boil-water advisory
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh's City Council is calling on the state to investigate the city water authority's contract with a private corporation after this week's boil-water advisory that affected 100,000 customers.
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Facebook buys facial analysis software firm
Facebook has purchased a facial analysis software firm linked to Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Mellon University        
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Study shows India has suffered majority of selfie deaths
India has lost 25 more people to deaths caused by selfies than every other country, according to a new study.
80 points by Daily News | Carnegie Mellon University Death Gerontology Ageing India Carnegie Institute of Technology Mumbai Critical thinking
Facebook buys emotion detection startup FacioMetrics
Facebook has acquired emotion detection start-up FacioMetrics to push its artificial intelligence (AI) research into building facial gesture controls.
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Uber looks to tap local high-tech talent
Uber will open a new research center in metro Detroit by the end of this year.        
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Feds seizing oversight of driverless vehicles
Who is in charge of self-driving cars? The federal government says it is.
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Uber to open Michigan center for R&D
Uber will open a new research center in metro Detroit by the end of this year.        
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Why napping is great for everyone
Napping shouldn’t be reserved for post-lunch kindergartners, because research has shown time and again that stints of good sleep can make us healthier and more alert with better memories and learning abilities. Stats also show that 42 percent of Las Vegans would trade their free coffee for some coveted workday naps.
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Sharing financial services is key to success for Pittsburgh arts groups
Hard times can make it harder for small nonprofits to stay afloat, but five small arts groups in Pittsburgh have found a creative way to collaborate by sharing the services of a certified public accountant.
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No driver? Bring It on: How Pittsburgh became Uber's testing ground
 Any day now, Uber will introduce a fleet of self-driving cars in Pittsburgh, making this old steel town the world’s first city to let passengers hail autonomous vehicles.
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No Driver? Bring It On. How Pittsburgh Became Uber’s Testing Ground
Uber’s experiment with autonomous vehicles is proceeding with the blessing of city officials, who have pretty much just stayed out of the way.
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