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 As part of a 2007 deal to build Consol Energy Center and keep the franchise in Pittsburgh, the Penguins acquired development rights to the site where the Mellon Arena had stood.
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As part of a 2007 deal to build Consol Energy Center and keep the franchise in Pittsburgh, the Penguins acquired development rights to the site where the Mellon Arena had stood.

A new ballgame: Sports teams find real value in real estate

Professional sports franchises like the Penguins are increasingly acquiring development rights to the land near their venues.


 VisitPittsburgh favors a hotel tax hoping that it will make the creation of the sports commission possible, which would attract big events to Pittsburgh.

Hotel tax proposed to lure big events to Pittsburgh, maybe even Super Bowl

VisitPittsburgh is backing the plan designed around luring big events, such as the Super Bowl, to the city.



 More than 65 percent of business is conducted over a meal

Workzone: Meal etiquette matters in business

According to etiquette expert Demetria Pappas, more than 65 percent of business is conducted over a meal.



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Len Boselovic's Heard Off the Street: Making sense of conflicting Buffett-isms

Just because you can use Google doesn’t mean you can invest like Warren Buffett.



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Don Lindich's Sound Advice: Finding the right settings for TV audio

Plus: Some tips from a reader on charging devices while traveling abroad.



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Featured Recall: Otteroo Inflatable Baby Float

Consumers should stop using the recalled inflatable baby floats and contact the firm to receive a free replacement.


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OTHER BUSINESS


GOP seeks to block new NLRB rules through funding

Republicans aren’t letting a presidential veto stop them from trying to block rules that would make it faster for unions to organize.



Homestead Cemetery closes, to file for bankruptcy

If people want to be buried with relatives, that’s still possible — as long as they, or a funeral home, provide a private gravedigger.


 

Your Money


Consumer Reports: Enjoy shared streaming accounts while they last

Those who share account info with others aren’t under much scrutiny now, but that could change with time.



Scott Sturgis / Driver’s Seat: Female technicians going full throttle in automotive industry

Norristown woman’s experience as a technician for Toyota shows that automotive repair is a growing career.


 

POWERSOURCE


Gulf states reach $18.7 billion settlement with BP over oil spill

The settlement in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill represents the largest environmental settlement in American history.



Alpha bets on shale gas

The Virginia-based coal company is buying out its joint venture partner for $126 million to develop shale gas in Greene County.


 

Business of Health


Giant Eagle eyes specialty drug market

The market prescription medication and medication dispensing industry is seeing significant growth in the specialty realm.



Insurer Aetna to buy Humana in $35 billion deal

Humana has nearly 3.2 million people enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans, a total that falls just sort of market leader UnitedHealth.


 



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Honda’s redesigned 2016 Pilot set to land in Pittsburgh area showrooms

“Since its arrival, the new HR-V has been a huge hit at our dealership. We’re expecting to get the same response to the new Pilot.”



New Maxima resets Nissan’s four-door sports car image

The all-new Maxima is a virtual clone of the stunning Nissan Sport Sedan Concept that made its rounds at auto shows across the nation.