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Not so sunny in Puerto Rico

Debt has been a hot topic worldwide the last couple of years as we see European nations as well as American cities struggle to get their hands around their funding needs. For the most part, those cities and states have been in the restructuring phase and we will continue to see these issues worked out… Continue reading →

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Fed announces interest rate hike

The Federal Reserve raised rates for the second time this year and we believe they’re still on target to raise rates once more toward the end of 2017. The current overnight rate is set between 1 and 1.25 percent. However, the language in the Fed statement is more dovish than in previous meetings as they… Continue reading →

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CNBC: Where tech is going next

This week, I appeared on CNBC “Closing Bell” to discuss the current state of the market and the tech trade. The lows on these large companies are providing investors with the perfect opportunity to “go shopping.” In addition, during my conversation with hosts Kelly Evans and Mike Santoli, I also weighed in on whether tech… Continue reading →

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Inside the Fort: Golfing for good

A few weeks ago, Fort Pitt was lucky enough to have the opportunity to sponsor a hole at the 25th annual Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania Three Rivers Corporate Players Championship at the Laurel Valley Golf Club. Even though it was a little rainy, our Fort Pitt players still had a great time on the… Continue reading →

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Inside the Fort: Employees take part in Pittsburgh Marathon Relay

At Fort Pitt, we enjoy seeing our employees be active, and many of them have their hand in a variety of cool activities and challenging hobbies. On Sunday, May 7, some of our own ran together in the Pittsburgh Marathon Relay. For today’s “Inside the Fort,” we share a few photos from the event. Way… Continue reading →

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