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Unisys to host Pennsylvania's state data in hybrid cloud environment

A new deal worth as much as $681 million will allow tech company Unisys to consolidate Pennsylvania's seven data centers into a single hybrid cloud environment.

June table game figures show year-over-year increase in revenue

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) recently released its table games revenue report games for the month of June, showing a year-over-year increase despite a 2.8 percent decline in revenue compared to last June.

ModCloth announces cuts at Pittsburgh fulfillment center

Online vintage clothing retailer ModCloth laid off 70 of its 500 employees, including 25 in Pittsburgh, last week as part of a restructuring to streamline operations.

Bradford County commissioners request federal investigation of Chesapeake Energy

Commissioners from Pennsylvania's Bradford County recently asked the U.S. Department of Justice for assistance in investigating allegations that Chesapeake Energy has been skimming royalty payments from landowners.

Reed introduces bill to reduce school district property taxes

Pennsylvania state Rep. Dave Reed recently introduced legislation designed to address rising school district property taxes at the state and local levels by increasing the personal income and sales taxes.

Court rules against RadioShack in overtime wage ruling

A U.S. district court recently ruled that RadioShack violated the state's minimum wage laws in using the "fluctuating workweek" method in its calculation of overtime pay for employees.

Whistleblower protections expanded to include some state-contracted entities in Pa.

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett recently signed two bills that expand whistleblower protections for state contractors and non-profit organizations that receive funding from the state.

Legislation exempts out-of-state businesses and employees from state taxes during emergency relief

Pennsylvania's House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee approved legislation earlier this month that would exempt out-of-state businesses and employees from state taxes, fees and registration when assisting in disaster emergencies.

UIL Holdings reaffirms intent to purchase Philadelphia Gas Works

Connecticut-based energy company UIL Holdings reaffirmed on Wednesday its commitment to purchasing Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW), the country's largest municipally-owned gas utility.

Job gains in Pittsburgh's leisure, hospitality sector driven by entertainment employment

A recent analysis from The Allegheny Institute suggests that job gains in the leisure and hospitality sector were driven by hiring in the arts, recreation and entertainment (ARE) industries in the Pittsburgh region.

Corbett calls on legislators to tackle rising property taxes, pension reform

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett called on lawmakers on Wednesday to address rising property taxes and pension reform.

Harrisburg area hospitals may face penalties under impending Obamacare standards

Hospitals in central Pennsylvania could face penalties for failing to meet requirements established under Obamacare that set new hospital standards aimed at minimizing hospital-acquired conditions, which may translate to higher bills for patients.

Pending shutdown of U.S. Steel's McKeesport facility to put hundreds of workers out of jobs

The U.S. International Trade Commission took up the imminent shutdown of U.S. Steel's McKeesport Tubular Operations in Pennsylvania during a Tuesday hearing that included discussion about the impact on jobs in the area.

PUC enforcement presses commission to deny Uber, Lyft requests for temporary licenses

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission's enforcement unit urged the commission last week to deny an emergency request by Uber subsidiary Raiser for an experimental license to allow the company to continue operating in Allegheny County.

Blair, Cambria counties receive $3 million in grants for development

South-central Pennsylvania's Blair and Cambria counties will receive grants under the Economic Growth Initiative, which supports local communities for historical, civic, economic and cultural improvement projects.

Mylan to acquire Abbott's generic drug business for $5.3 billion

The Pittsburgh-headquartered Mylan will purchase Abbott Laboratories' generic drug business as part of a $5.3 billion all-stock deal announced on Monday.

Highmark, Armstrong County Memorial extend contract

Highmark and Armstrong County Memorial Hospital announced a multi-year contract extension on Monday that will allow Highmark members in the county in-network access to the hospital and its healthcare providers.

Alcoa signs $1.1 billion deal with Pratt & Whitney

Aerospace manufacturer Alcoa announced a 10-year, $1.1 billion agreement on Monday that provides for the supply of jet engine components to Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp.

Marcellus Shale sees decreased number of rigs in second quarter

While the number of onshore oil and gas operations increased during the second quarter in the U.S., the number of rigs operating in the Marcellus Shale region fell slightly over the same period.

Corbett green-lights five new Tesla retail locations in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett signed legislation on Monday that will allow Palo Alto-based electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors to open five new retail locations in the state.

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