PNC Bank http://wesa.fm en Last Steel Beam Placed Atop PNC's New Headquarters http://wesa.fm/post/last-steel-beam-placed-atop-pncs-new-headquarters <p>Hard hats and neon vests filled the Fifth and Wood intersection in downtown Pittsburgh Tuesday morning as construction workers placed the last beam on the Tower at PNC Plaza.<br /><br />The project is far from complete. There is still a lot of work that needs to be done on the inside before 2,200 PNC corporate workers can fill the 33-story building, which will serve as the new headquarters. The project will be finished by mid-2015, according to Bill Demchak, PNC chairman, president and CEO.<br /> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 18:39:26 +0000 Jess Lasky 31483 at http://wesa.fm Last Steel Beam Placed Atop PNC's New Headquarters Quakers To Continue PNC Protests http://wesa.fm/post/quakers-continue-pnc-protests <p>For the fourth consecutive year, the Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT) will protest PNC’s financing of mountaintop removal mining.</p><p>Outside of PNC headquarters, underneath the 2,380-square-foot Green Wall, EQAT members and activists announced their plan to attend the bank’s annual shareholders’ meeting, which has been moved to Tampa.</p><p>Last year, the EQAT disrupted the shareholders’ meeting by asking each PNC board member to publicly state his or her position on mountaintop removal mining. The meeting lasted 20 minutes.</p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 21:34:00 +0000 Michael Lynch 27937 at http://wesa.fm PNC Survey: Saving Money a Challenge for Millennials http://wesa.fm/post/pnc-survey-saving-money-challenge-millennials <p>A recent PNC survey found that many millennials, a group generally considered born in the 1980s and 1990s, are not saving money, but they'd like to.</p><p>More than 3,000 people were surveyed, and 56 percent identified savings and budgeting as their biggest financial issue. The problem is many millennials don’t know where to start when it comes to saving.</p> Wed, 01 Jan 2014 08:30:00 +0000 Deanna Garcia 21281 at http://wesa.fm Youth Climate Activists Hold Power Shift Summit http://wesa.fm/post/youth-climate-activists-hold-power-shift-summit <p>More than 1,000 protesters marched from the North Side to downtown Monday for the 2013 Power Shift summit.</p><p>Power Shift is an online community for youth climate activists who are calling for a “green economy” and a stop to mountaintop removal mining.</p><p>The protesters called for PNC Bank to stop financing mountaintop mining, which involves exposing and taking out upper seams of coal, according to the federal Environmental Protection Agency.</p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 21:25:41 +0000 Haldan Kirsch & Jessica Nath 18500 at http://wesa.fm Youth Climate Activists Hold Power Shift Summit Earth Quaker Action Team Back in Pittsburgh to Protest PNC http://wesa.fm/post/earth-quaker-action-team-back-pittsburgh-protest-pnc <p>The Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT) returned to PNC branches Monday to again protest the bank’s investments in mountaintop removal mining.</p><p>Last April EQAT <a href="http://wesa.fm/post/quakers-bring-pnc-shareholder-meeting-early-end">protested</a> at a PNC shareholder meeting in Pittsburgh to the point that the company’s chairman and CEO had to shut down the gathering.</p><p>Mountaintop mining involves removing mountaintops to expose coal, excavating the upper and lower layers of coal with remains placed in piles, and then re-grading and re-vegetating the site.</p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 17:59:21 +0000 Tim Camerato 18467 at http://wesa.fm PNC Survey Finds Less Than Half of Americans Prepared for Retirement http://wesa.fm/post/pnc-survey-finds-less-half-americans-prepared-retirement <p>When it comes to retirement, are you a planner, a procrastinator or an avoider?</p><p>PNC’s third annual <a href="https://www.pnc.com/webapp/unsec/ProductsAndService.do?siteArea=/pnccorp/PNC/Home/About+PNC/Media+Room/Press+Kits/PNC+Perspectives+of+Retirement+Survey">Perspectives on Retirement Survey</a> finds 42 percent of people ages 35-70 consider themselves to be on track for retirement. Those are the planners.</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 16:34:16 +0000 Liz Reid 16275 at http://wesa.fm Quakers Bring PNC Shareholder Meeting to Early End http://wesa.fm/post/quakers-bring-pnc-shareholder-meeting-early-end <p>A protest by a group know best for its pacifist views disrupted a PNC shareholder meeting in Pittsburgh Tuesday to the point that the company’s chairman and CEO had to shut down the gathering.&nbsp;</p><p>For three years the Earth Quaker Action Team has been protesting the financial institution’s involvement in the practice of collecting coal through a process known as mountaintop removal.</p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:45:33 +0000 Mark Nootbaar 8350 at http://wesa.fm Quakers Bring PNC Shareholder Meeting to Early End