Food company H.J. Heinz Co. is eliminating 600 jobs across the U.S. and in Canada, including 350 in Pittsburgh.
It’s almost a done deal, with 95 percent of the shareholders approving the acquisition of Heinz by Berkshire Company and a Brazilian private equity company for $72.50 per share.
Hundreds of West Penn Allegheny employees cheered the announcement that the Pennsylvania Insurance Department has signed off on that health system’s affiliation with Highmark, this region’s largest insurance company.
There was another step forward in the plan by Highmark to take over the struggling West Penn Allegheny Health System.