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 The new company is projected to have about $28 billion in annual revenue, generated in part by well-known brands such as Velveeta, Oscar Mayer, Maxwell House, Heinz and Lunchables.
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The new company is projected to have about $28 billion in annual revenue, generated in part by well-known brands such as Velveeta, Oscar Mayer, Maxwell House, Heinz and Lunchables.

Vote on Heinz, Kraft Foods merger set for July 1

The vote needed to create the new Kraft Heinz Co. is set for July 1, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


 Casino workers, rallying for the right to unionize Tuesday, march down Grant Street, Downtown, into the courtyard of the county courthouse, where the casino license renewal hearing before the state gaming control board met later in the day.

Rivers Casino plans to add $50M hotel while workers protest for right to unionize

Casino officials unveiled plans for a $50 million hotel, to be built on the east side of the property near the Carnegie Science Center.



Pittsburgh-area unemployment steady

The regional unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.3 percent in April.



PPG to buy specialty coatings firm in Mass.

Cuming Microwave, based in Avon, Mass., makes coatings that absorb microwaves and radio waves.



Quigley nomination for DEP secretary advances to full Senate

Senate committee made the unusual move of advancing the nomination for the DEP without offering a recommendation to the full Senate.



Highmark reports BCNEPA merger is complete

The merger brings into the Highmark fold nearly 550,000 covered individuals in 13 counties in northeastern Pennsylvania.



PPG buys paint store network in Central America

With its latest acquisition, Downtown-based PPG will operate 87 company-owned paint stores in Central America.


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Report: People moving can face fiscal, emotional potholes

A new national survey revealed moving creates a financial nightmare for 1 in 6 people who find themselves in debt after a move.



U.S. consumer spending in April weakest in 3 months

Officials say consumer spending was flat after a revised 0.5 percent increase in March, which had been the biggest gain since last August.


 

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Patriot Coal intends to sell most operations to Kentucky producer

Blackhawk Mining has offered a $643 million bid, plus an ownership stake, to buy most of the bankrupt West Virginia coal producer’s assets.



FirstEnergy tells state it will fix utility management flaws

Skeptical state regulators had demanded a specific plan after an audit found inefficiencies were wasting $3.7 million annually.


 

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Wolf seeks state authority over health insurance marketplace

Gov. Tom Wolf has said he would explore this avenue beginning in 2016 in case the court rules that subsidies cannot be continued next year.



Medicare charges still can vary widely

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services releases annual report on hospital charges and payments.


 



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Ex-Pittsburgher leading push for Google's self-driving car

A Google project leader tells the Intelligent Transportation Society of America’s convention in Pittsburgh such vehicles are not far away.



The Continental nameplate makes a triumphant return to Lincoln

The Lincoln Motor Company has taken the next big step forward in its modern evolution with the introduction of the new Lincoln Continental.