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Could the Steel City become a silicon city? A look at a post 9/11 Pennsylvania

This weekend marks 20 years since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. We check in on Pennsylvania, where Flight 93 crashed in a field. Marketplace's Nova Safo joins us from Pittsburgh.
 In Pittsburgh's East Liberty neighborhood, which used to be majority Black, longtime businesses mix with newcomers popping up amid redevelopment spurred by tech industry growth.
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Bike share programs have largely missed poor neighborhoods

Jun 7, 2018
But new efforts are seeking to remove barriers to riding like the need to have a smartphone or a credit card.
Bikes at The Healthy Ride office in Pittsburgh, PA.  
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Looking for a luxury apartment? Try Pittsburgh

Apr 20, 2018
Developers have put up new rental units to attract tech workers. But many are sitting empty.
General view of Downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on June 2, 2017.

A fatal Uber accident rocks the robotics world

Mar 22, 2018
Pittsburgh, Uber’s home base, has become a center for autonomous technology.

It's not easy being green when you're poor

Mar 21, 2018
Pittsburgh's plan to green up the city may be leaving low-income residents behind.
Andres Hernandez, from the Goldin Solar company, installs a solar panel system on the roof of a home a day after the Trump administration announced it will impose duties of as much as 30 percent on solar equipment made abroad on January 23, 2018 in Palmetto Bay, Florida.
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Steel broke Pittsburgh’s heart once. It won’t happen again

Mar 2, 2018
The Trump administration’s decision to slap stiff tariffs on imported aluminum and steel won’t make much difference to Pittsburgh. Nearly all the steel jobs in the city now are behind a desk. Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 

Pittsburgh's influential but brief role in the Black Renaissance

Jan 30, 2018
Mark Whitaker's new book, "Smoketown," examines the sometimes overlooked role that the city played.
In the Hill District of the 1940s, Herron Avenue marked the boundary between the upper-class "Sugartop" neighborhood and the working-class "Middle Hill."
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Whose economy is it anyway?

Jan 29, 2018
Booming stock markets and low unemployment aren't paying off for everyone

U.S. manufacturing is on track for a strong year after a recession rebound

Jan 18, 2018
President Donald Trump is visiting a heavy equipment plant in Pittsburgh today, to campaign for a Republican candidate looking to fill a vacant congressional seat there. The president is expected to promote the new tax bill and tout recent growth in U.S. manufacturing — a sector he campaigned on saving.  Click the audio player above […]

Why Pittsburgh is buying $1,200 garbage cans

May 18, 2017
The smart cans are meant to save time and money, but some trash collectors are skeptical.
Robert Sledge, from the Department of Public Works, empties trash cans in downtown Pittsburgh.
Erika Beras