Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

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Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

BUSINESS BRIEFS [Derived Headline]

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New deal to create UPMC Chautauqua

UPMC and WCA Hospital in Jamestown, N.Y. have signed an affiliation agreement and filed plans for the partnership with New York state officials. Under the agreement, which still must undergo review by New York's Department of Health and the Health Planning Council, the 317-bed hospital would be renamed UPMC Chautauqua at WCA. Spokeswoman Susan Manko said they expect to finalize the affiliation late this summer.

EEOC sues Scott medical facility for discrimination

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a discrimination lawsuit against a Scott medical facility for discrimination based on sexual orientation. The EEOC said the manager at Scott Medical Health Center of an unnamed gay male employee "repeatedly referred to him using various anti-gay epithets." The employee quit after the clinic director refused to act on his complaint. The EEOC says it filed suit after a conciliation process failed to resolve the matter. Gov. Tom Wolf, in a statement, called the allegations "disturbing, yet legal under current Pennsylvania law" and urged state legislators to pass non- discrimination legislation.

Aldi now accepting credit cards nationwide

Discount grocer Aldi has begun accepting credit cards at all of its stores across the country. A year ago, the company, which traditionally had not taken checks or credit cards because of the handling costs, began testing a credit card program in stores in Minnesota and New York.

Dick's Sporting Goods rival files for bankruptcy

Dick's Sporting Goods' rival Sports Authority Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization. The company has fallen far since a $1.3 billion buyout in 2006 piled it with debt. The company said it will close as many as 140 of its 463 locations. In 2006, the chain was even with Findlay-based Dick's in sales. …

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