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Looks like Aldi won the discount grocery store war in Western Pennsylvania
Giant Eagle Inc. is abandoning its foray into the discount grocery business months after a similar decision by rival Bottom Dollar, underscoring the difficulties grocers ...
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Former FBI agent says his doctor has no business knowing if he owns guns
James J. Knights had a doctor's appointment for a sore hip when a nurse asked him whether he kept firearms at home. The 61-year-old retired ...
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UPMC Health Plan lowers premiums on HealthCare.gov while Highmark raises prices, while two more health insurers join exchange for 2015
Heated competition for health insurance shoppers in Western Pennsylvania is spilling onto the federal government's online exchange, where health giant UPMC dropped the premium price ...
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UPMC has found success improving the health of its workers through a workplace wellness program, which led to lower health care spending for those individuals. ...
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Insurance brokers see surge in business
Bob Nelson's business surged earlier this year when people scrambled to find health coverage to comply with the Affordable Care Act. Even though uninsured consumers ...
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Mark DeRubeis has seen signs that newly insured patients are beginning to put pressure on doctors' services. But it's not the crush on family physicians ...
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Downsizing at Kennametal starts
Kennametal Inc. is offering buyouts to 1,000 U.S. workers, a fifth of its domestic workforce, as the toolmaker takes the first steps on plans it ...
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It's a new year, and there's a new fight between UPMC and Highmark Inc. over in-network access to the region's biggest hospital system. In the ...
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Large employers say they will comply with the Affordable Care Act and offer health insurance to workers, but it's a different story for many small companies
Regina Weinhardt briefly considered dropping health coverage for the employees of her family-owned plumbing business when she learned recently that her premiums were expected to ...
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Highmark wants Pittsburgh's women
Allegheny Health Network wants the women of Pittsburgh. The region's second-largest hospital network is stepping up its competition for patients with health giant UPMC by ...
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Workers increasingly will receive a fixed contribution from their employer to go shopping for health insurance
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Mylan Inc. has come a long way from a small drug manufacturer with a mainly U.S. customer base a decade ago
Mylan Inc.'s strategy to become a global powerhouse in generic pharmaceuticals took a leap on Monday. The company that started more than 50 years ago ...
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  • Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
    Reporter, 2011 - present
  • Kalamazoo Gazette
    Reporter, 2006 - 2011
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Alex Nixon is a reporter for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and TribLive.com. He primarily covers the national and regional health care industry and technology.
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Alex Nixon has been a reporter since 2004, when he graduated from Michigan State University with a master's degree in journalism. He has covered a variety of beats, including state government, the environment, business and city politics, for a number of publications in Michigan and Pennsylvania.

Before entering journalism, Nixon was a research assistant for several ecologists at the Carey Institute for Ecological Research in Millbrook, NY, where he performed field work and analysis on the Hudson River.

A native of York, Pa., Nixon attended college at St. Lawrence University, in Canton, NY, where he earned a bachelor's degree, with a double major in biology and English.
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  • St. Lawrence University
    BS - Biology, 2000
  • Michigan State University
    MA - Journalism, 2004
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