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 The former Civic Arena sits next to its replacement, the Consol Energy Center, in September 2010.
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The former Civic Arena sits next to its replacement, the Consol Energy Center, in September 2010.

Penguins eye entertainment venues for arena site

Possibilities for the site include a movie theater, bowling alley, a fitness center, a music venue, restaurants, cafes and a food market.


 SJCAM SJ4000 action camera, $79 to $119: This camera features an LCD screen that delivers excellent 1080p/30 video footage that rivals GoPro models.

A holiday gift guide on electronics

For many people, tech gifts are the must-have present this year.



 FirstEnergy’s Bruce Mansfield coal-fired power plant in Beaver County failed to clear PJM’s annual capacity auction. The company has since postponed upgrades to the facility, which could jeopardize its functioning beyond 2016.

FirstEnergy says demand response putting power plants out of business

First Energy says demand response, which doesn’t require any capital commitment, is “starving” traditional generation out of revenue.



Highmark-UPMC flap hampering Medicare

UPMC and Highmark officials still disagree about which UPMC physicians will be in Highmark’s network next year.



Highmark, UPMC battle complicates Medicare open-enrollment for seniors

Seniors who picked a Highmark Medicare Advantage plan two weeks ago may now find that their UPMC doctor is now out-of-network.

  • PDF: Terminated UPMC physicians



  •  Uber has declined to disclose how many drivers it has in the Pittsburgh area.

    Uber, airport continue court battle

    Uber drivers had been cited by Allegheny County police for picking up passengers at Pittsburgh International Airport.



     Wind-swept flags at the Consol Energy Center on Monday frame the parking lot where the Civic Arena once stood.

    U.S. Steel plans to build headquarters on former Civic Arena site in Hill District

    Construction is expected to begin in August or September of 2015 and the project’s expected to be completed by October 2017.


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    OTHER BUSINESS


    Input from businesses sought for Castle Shannon revitalization

    A meeting will be held by the Castle Shannon Revitalization Corp. at 7 p.m. Monday at the Ice Castle, 990 Castle Shannon Blvd.



    Wal-Mart's chief merchandiser for U.S. departs just before Black Friday

    Duncan Mac Naughton was a public figure at Wal-Mart, appearing before investors and media.


     

    POWERSOURCE


    U.S. top court to weigh challenge to Obama mercury air pollution rule

    In a blow to the federal government, the justices said they would review an April decision that upheld the rule.



    Natural gas prices holding steady while crude prices tumble

    Several factors are helping natural gas dodge the pressures that have knocked more than 25 percent from the price of crude oil since June.


     

    THE WORKZONE



    People on the move: 11/25/2014

    Company news from Meyer, Unkovic & Scott; Dickie McCamey & Chilcote; Rothman Gordon; Bassi, Vreeland & Associates.


     

    People on the Move: 11/9/2014

    Carlow University ; Allegheny Health Network; Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC; Farmers Insurance Agency; Sauereisen and more.


     




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    Exterior design changes, including re-styled front & rear bodywork, mirrors & wheels, lend a bolder, sportier appearance with unique style.



    Chevrolet “Sparking” Interest With a New Audience

    Our small cars – Spark, Sonic and Cruze – attract more new car buyers to Chevrolet than any other vehicles in the lineup.


     

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