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Decline in gas drilling softens boom for Western Pa. businesses

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John Bruno dresses the industry that revitalized his Waynesburg business district. Mickey’s Men’s Store, which Bruno’s father opened in 1967 on High Street, sells the Carhartt attire, Carolina work boots and flame-retardant clothing that serve as standard wardrobe for the shale gas workers who changed the face of Greene and Washington counties during the past decade. Those workers have kept ...

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New poll shows majority of Pennsylvanians favor fracking

A new poll reveals more than half of Pennsylvanians favor fracking. The survey, performed by Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, shows 57.1 percent of Pennsylvanians support the natural gas drilling technique, which has drawn significant controversy due to concerns over its alleged impact on the environment. The figure is almost two percentage points higher than the national opinion of 55.9 ...

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Natural gas industry offers stability for Western Pennsylvania economy, experts say

The natural gas industry must become a bigger part of the Western Pennsylvania economy if the region is going to keep pace with job growth around the rest of the nation, economists said Wednesday. “Pittsburgh has not latched on to any current driving forces, economic sparks,” said Kurt Rankin, an economist at PNC Financial Services, during a roundtable discussion Downtown ...

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