4th of July http://wesa.fm en The Business of the 4th of July http://wesa.fm/post/business-4th-july <p>For most people, the&nbsp;fourth of July is the last day to think about business. However, there's big money to be made in the celebration of our nation's independence.</p><p>Essential Pittsburgh business contributor <strong>Rebecca Harris</strong> broke down the tremendous amounts of money Americans drop on what we've come to think of as necessities for this patriotic summer holiday. The sums are eye-popping. Tue, 02 Jul 2013 20:13:58 +0000 jlavanga 12461 at http://wesa.fm The Business of the 4th of July PennDOT, Police to Crack Down on Drunk Drivers for Independence Day http://wesa.fm/post/penndot-police-crack-down-drunk-drivers-independence-day <p>PennDOT and police across Pennsylvania are partnering this Independence Day to crack down on impaired drivers on the roads, while the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is focusing their attention on the rivers.</p><p>PennDOT is conducting a “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign now through July 7.</p><p>Erin Waters-Trasatt, spokeswoman for PennDOT, said the best way for drivers who have been drinking to stay safe is to have a designated driver.</p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 16:09:07 +0000 Michael Lynch 12384 at http://wesa.fm What To Expect At This Year's Three Rivers Regatta http://wesa.fm/post/what-expect-years-three-rivers-regatta <p>More than 500,000 people attend the 4<sup>th</sup> of July extravaganza every year, flooding the banks of the Allegheny River, Point State Park and the North Shore river-walk for the annual Three Rivers Regatta.</p><p>This year should be no different.</p><p>The powerboat championships, rock n’ roll and the “Anything That Floats” boat race are returning, but the 2013 Regatta Board has added some new features for this year’s celebration.</p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 18:21:05 +0000 Michael Lynch 11661 at http://wesa.fm