Pittsburgh’s streak of gaining residents has come to an end

Pittsburgh’s population decreased by an estimated 1,374 people to 304,391 people from July 1, 2014, to July 1, 2015, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

It was the second consecutive year of population decreases for the city after three rare years of population increases.

Those three years from 2011 to 2013 were the city’s only recent yearly population increases.

Millennials saving for extensive retirement funds

The latest studies say Millennials looking to retire someday will need anywhere from $1.8 million to $2.5 million saved to maintain a standard of living, and the nation’s largest generation is taking notice.

As the price of retirement skyrockets, Millennials have adapted their financial habits to account for this growth.

Peduto discusses Pittsburgh’s uneven development

Mayor Bill Peduto was in the hot seat Wednesday afternoon talking about economic and racial disparities in the city. The mayor, who does a monthly spot at noon on WESA’s Essential Pittsburgh, focused on Pittsburgh’s affordable housing issue, racial bias on the police force and Flint’s water crisis, among other topics. Peduto acknowledged that although Pittsburgh is a city growing economically and technologically, a large portion of its residents aren’t feeling the positive effects of those developments. Peduto said the Penn Plaza debacle — where residents, the city and developers are still in talks about relocating displaced low-income families — is an example of the city stepping in to offset gentrification. “Think about the history of this city.