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Pittsburgh Penguins say PPG Paints is taking over arena name

Consol energy center, PPG Paints Arena

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins are shifting their arena naming rights from Consol Energy Center to PPG Paints Arena. The move comes as Pittsburgh-based PPG increases its efforts in the retail paint business and Consol, based in suburban Cecil Township, has struggled with financial losses while transitioning from a coal-based firm to one fueled by the future of natural ...

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U.S. Steel scraps plans for headquarters near Consol Energy Center

U.S. Steel has pulled out of a deal to build its new headquarters at the former Civic Arena site in the lower Hill District. The steelmaker, which has been hit by losses and tough market conditions, notified the Pittsburgh Penguins today that it was not moving forward with the project. “Obviously, it’s an unfortunate turn of events. It’s not surprising, ...

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Work to begin next month on new Uptown apartments

Some four years in the making, a new 74-unit apartment complex in Uptown just blocks from Consol Energy Center is ready to roll. Downtown-based Castlebrook Development Co. is set to break ground today on the seven-story Flats on Fifth, to be built in a parking lot at 1655 Fifth Avenue. The $10 million development is believed to be the first ...

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Report finds Pennsylvania is a rising leader in clean energy

Pennsylvania added nearly 1.4 gigawatts of clean energy capacity and attracted $3.5 billion in private investment between 2009 and 2013, helping to make the Keystone state a “rising leader” in renewable energy investment, according to a report from the Pew Charitable Trusts. Meanwhile, new clean energy projects planned in Pennsylvania over the next decade are expected to add 5 gigawatts ...

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