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Resources, Perspectives & Insights from PNC

    What does a Federal Reserve Bank Director do?
    Meet two PNC regional presidents who are members of the board of directors of two regional Federal Reserve Bank boards.
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    How to Ease the Financial Burden of Wedding Season
    In anticipation of wedding season, PNC helps provide tips to help reduce costs for the bride, groom and bridal party.
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    Learn How to Catch a Phish
    The email phish is a master of disguise. Follow these tips to understand what a phish is and how to catch it.
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    How to Talk to Aging Parents about Money
    Talking about money with your aging parents can be uncomfortable, but it’s important. Learn how to approach the conversation.
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    House Hunting? Follow these Four Steps
    Buying a new home is exciting, but mortgage delays can be stressful. Here are four things you can do to be more proactive in the mortgage process.
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    PNC Brings Classroom Dreams to Life
    A new $5 million initiative is helping teachers obtain the tools and experiences they need to help give their students a head start in life. 
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    What Do the Symbols on U.S. Currency Mean?
    The numbers and symbols on U.S. currency indicate a lot more than the note’s value.
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  • Financial & Economic Insights
    Private Mortgage Insurance: Good for You, Good for your Lender
    Private mortgage insurance may benefit the buyer – and lender – in three key ways.  
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  • Financial & Economic Insights
    Changing Jobs? Add this to Your Check List
    If you’re starting a new job, it’s time to review your retirement accounts and the four basic options you may have for 401(k)s to help reach your goals. 
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    Founder of Thirty Million Words Initiative Visits PNC
    PNC employees, clients and community partners learn the vital role language plays in brain development and early childhood learning.
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  • Financial & Economic Insights
    Fed Raises Rates, Signals More to Come
    As the Fed raised the interest rates for the third time since the 2008 financial crisis, PNC raised its prime lending rate for the third time in eight years.
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  • Financial & Economic Insights
    How to Manage a Financial Windfall
    If you have the good fortune of striking it rich, a solid financial plan is key to having your “pot of gold” at the end of the rainbow.
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    How PNC Helps to Finance the Solar Power Revolution
    As a leader in eco-friendly development, PNC Energy Capital lights the way for solar industry growth.
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    PNC Continues to Advance its Commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility
    Corporate Social Responsibility report highlights the bank’s progress in addressing key sustainability issues.
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  • Financial & Economic Insights
    Why Bigger Tax Refunds Aren’t Always Better
    A big tax refund can be nice, but can mean less money in each paycheck. Instead, adjust your W-4 and put that money to work throughout the year.
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  • Financial & Economic Insights
    How to Know If Your Financial Advisor Is a Good Fit for You
    Ease anxiety about meeting with a financial advisor by following these tips. 
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    Look Past Bias & Deepen Relationships
    Diversity advocate Michael Fosberg explains why it’s vital to listen and understand realities other than your own.
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  • Innovation & Security
    Five Ways Taxpayers can Practice Self Defense
    Learn about five common scams targeting U.S. taxpayers and how to help defend yourself against them.
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    The Bank of Presidents
    Throughout much of American history, a Washington, D.C. bank, ultimately acquired by PNC, played a role in helping the country grow and prosper.
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  • Financial & Economic Insights
    How to Find Forgotten Money
    Your state’s unclaimed property program may have money for you to put back into your pocket.
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  • Innovation & Security
    Coffee & Coding: Recipe for Banking Tech Success?
    PNC APIFest contestants pulled an all-nighter in a race to create potential new products for the bank.
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  • Financial & Economic Insights
    How to Talk about Money with your Partner
    Most couples avoid talking about money, but that can do more harm than good. Here are four steps to help you have the “money talk” with your partner.
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  • Financial & Economic Insights
    Six Economic and Consumer Impacts of a Strong Dollar
    International Economist Bill Adams offers six ways a strong dollar impacts consumers and the economy as a whole. 
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  • Financial & Economic Insights
    Can the New Administration Achieve Its Economic Goals?
    The new administration set ambitious policy goals, but job growth, economic growth, an aging labor force and productivity will present challenges.
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  • Financial & Economic Insights
    Upsides Likely to Outweigh Downsides in 2017
    The first weeks of 2017 have been good for the economy. Will this bright outlook last?
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  • Innovation & Security
    Identity Theft: Protecting Your Child Begins At Birth
    Learn the warning signs to detect and protect your child’s squeaky clean credit history. 
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  • Loose Change
    The Many Faces of U.S. Currency
    U.S. currency has come a long way since it was first introduced in 1690.
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  • Financial & Economic Insights
    How to Teach Kids the Value of Money
    Talking to your children about money when they’re young can help them make good choices later.
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  • Financial & Economic Insights
    Five New Year’s Resolutions for Your Finances
    This year, resolve to maintain your financial health by following these five tips to gain good habits and lose the bad ones. 
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  • Innovation & Security
    What You Need to Know About Scams
    Helping to stop scams can be as simple as learning their characteristics and reporting them whenever they arise.
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  • Financial & Economic Insights
    Cash or Credit: What Does the Future Hold?
    Paper money fights to survive in a changing financial world.
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  • Financial & Economic Insights
    Year of Rooster Brings Wake-Up Call for Investors
    2017 is the Year of the Rooster, an animal linked to providing a morning wake-up call.
    Video: How PNC Celebrates Family through Golf
    Golfers discuss how the PNC Father/Son challenge tournament strengthened their family bond.
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  • Financial & Economic Insights
    Five Ways to Improve your Credit Score
    Learn the five factors that affect your credit score, and how you can improve it.
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  • Financial & Economic Insights
    Video: What is a Safe Deposit Box, and Why do I Need One?
    Safe deposit boxes are protected by multiple levels of security to keep your valuables secure and give you peace of mind.
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  • Financial & Economic Insights
    How to Secure your Finances during Holiday Travel
    No matter how far away you roam, follow these eight tips for a safer holiday trip.
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  • Financial & Economic Insights
    Keep the Naughty Away for Nice Holiday Shopping
    Follow these security tips while shopping for the holidays to help protect your finances and personal information.
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  • Financial & Economic Insights
    What the Interest Rate Hike Means for Investors
    PNC expert says the short-term uncertainty of the 1/4 percent increase will give way to long-term growth.
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  • Financial & Economic Insights
    True Loves are Urged to Bargain Shop
    PNC puts a price tag on a holiday classic. 
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  • Innovation & Security
    How To Receive A New Debit Card – Instantly
    A PNC customer walks into a branch. She receives a new debit card immediately. That’s no joke.
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  • Financial & Economic Insights
    Who Gets the Boost from Interest Rate Shot
    PNC’s chief economist explains how the Federal Funds Rate boosts the health of our economy, loans and investments.
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    Video: Purple Heart Recipient Welcomed Home
    PNC Bank, along with Military Warriors Support Foundation, donated a home to a retired U.S. Army Sergeant and his wife.
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    Six Ways to Prepare Snowbird Finances
    Heading south for the winter? Here are six steps for preparing your finances before your trip.
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  • Financial & Economic Insights
    Trump, the Economy & You: What's Ahead?
    Stuart Hoffman and Bill Stone share how Trump’s policies may affect the economy and markets.
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    Veteran & his Wife Channel Entrepreneurial Spirit
    Learn how a veteran and his wife built a daycare business from the ground up.
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    There’s a Better Way to Buy a Car
    Many people are anxious about the prospect of buying a car, but if you like to plan ahead, there’s a simple option to minimize the hassle.
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    Video: Turning a Classroom into a Bank Branch
    Watch how a Pennsylvania elementary school classroom is turned into a bank branch – run by kids.
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  • Financial & Economic Insights
    Women in Business Team Up for Growth
    PNC’s Lori Williams shares five ways women in particular can strengthen their businesses, and how she helped one small business quadruple in size.
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  • Innovation & Security
    Mortgage Fraud: What You Need to Know
    When you buy a house, this is why you should disclose if you plan to rent it.
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  • Financial & Economic Insights
    How to Develop with Five Generations in the Workplace
    The workforce is changing and this is why you should too. 
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    How Credit Limits Can Help or Hurt
    If you think your credit limit only affects how much you can spend, think again. Here are seven things to know about how and why credit limits are set.
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  • Innovation & Security
    Learn How to Protect Yourself Online
    Help keep your bank account information and personal data safe online by taking these six steps to prevent a potential event.
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  • Innovation & Security
    How Small Businesses Defend Against Fraud
    PNC survey shows small business owners recognize cyber attacks as a threat to their business, with most taking steps to protect themselves.
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    Are You Financially Prepared for a Natural Disaster?
    PNC shares seven ways to prepare and protect your finances ahead of an emergency.
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  • Financial & Economic Insights
    The Winning Combination for Smart Investors
    The formula for success includes digital connection and pro advice, PNC survey reveals. 
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  • Innovation & Security
    Around the World One Fraud Case at a Time
    A Pittsburgh woman missed backpacking through Europe, but now fights global cyber fraud.
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    Scoring the Silver in Rio from Fort Wayne
    U.S. men's goalball team trained for the Paralympics with help from Turnstone Center, PNC Bank and others.
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  • Financial & Economic Insights
    What the FOMC Means
    What's "moderate pace" and how long is "short term"? Translate what this Federal Reserve committee says.
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    Look Inside a Tiny Bank
    Watch video of how PNC’s portable branch delivers technology and advice in a little space.
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    Your College Student Can Be Smart with Money
    PNC offers three ways parents can help students spend and save wisely while away at school.
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    How to Plan for the Ages
    At $220,000 to raise a child, how do you plan for college and your own retirement? These four habits will help.
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    Video: Kids Make Their First Splash at YMCA
    Children swim and learn water safety thanks to YMCA of Greater Dayton and PNC Bank.
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    What Are Millennials Waiting For?
    Live with mom and dad. Stay single. PNC economist explains the "Great Delay" for our largest living generation.
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    30 Million Reasons to Listen, Learn and Grow
    PNC and Children’s Museum of Atlanta speak out to fill the word gap for at-risk children.
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    401(k): Time Is on Your Side
    401(k) plans are designed to help you save. Use these five tips while time is still on your side.
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    7 Things to Know About Brexit
    Britain's vote to leave the EU shocked the world. Here are PNC insights about stocks, interest rates and more.
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    Video: When Drama Is Healthy for Kids
    Blumenthal Performing Arts and PNC help students learn life skills in the bright stage lights.
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    What to Do Before, During and After ‘I Do’
    PNC experts offer advice to help couples financially live happily ever after.
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    Know When to Make the Deal
    While they may not agree on the price, homebuyers and sellers agree on one thing: timing is everything.
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  • Financial & Economic Insights
    Video: Fathers Share Two Cents on Money
    PNC employees share what their fathers know best about money -- and how they apply the advice today.
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  • Loose Change
    What It Means to Be Out at Work
    Six of PNC’s LGBT employees share their personal experiences, challenges and successes. 
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    She Helps Same-Sex Couples with Finances
    This Philadelphia-area advisor has a personal and professional stake in helping same-sex couples.
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    Three Veterans Brew Up a Business
    Three Green Berets leave battlefield for business world with PNC Bank’s help.
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    How These Three Women Saved a Neighborhood
    Project HOME in Philadelphia prevents homelessness with help from PNC Bank and others. 
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    How She Helps Women Achieve
    This banker applies finance and life lessons to advise women-owned businesses.
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    Five Business Lessons Learned from Rowing
    Watch Video: From the boardroom to the Bay, this PNC executive’s competitive energy fuels her success.
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  • Financial & Economic Insights
    Make the Strong Dollar Work for You
    Get more than your money's worth: Pack your passport, translation app and vacation abroad this summer.
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    How Cities Will Cash In From Panama Canal
    The link between two oceans is now wider and deeper - and East Coast port cities expect money to flow in.
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  • Financial & Economic Insights
    Sell in May or Should You Stay?
    Why you should rethink the old investing maxim “Sell in May and go away.”
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    Her Love of Languages Helps Others
    She learned Spanish from her Cuban-born parents and English from her siblings – and translated those skills into a customer care role.
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    Four Ways to Build a Nest Egg for Employees
    By offering 401(k) plans, businesses of all sizes can benefit while providing long-term security to workers.
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    The Smart Money Is On Financial Well-Being
    While many struggle with finances, Baltimore’s Caroline Center and PNC combine medical training and money management.
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    Employees Help Kids Grow Up Great
    PNC employees volunteer, and the results include $4.7 million in grants to help preschoolers in school and life.
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    What Social Responsibility Means to PNC
    Bill Demchak: New standards help us understand the priorities of our customers, employees, communities and shareholders.
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    DuSable Museum: Riding Back in Time to Learn Today
    This Chicago museum and PNC Bank take African-American history to the streets for students.
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  • Financial & Economic Insights
    When Cash Is King for Your Portfolio
    What does it mean to have more of your investments in “cash,” and when’s the best time?
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    New Homes Rise From World War II Barracks
    St. Louis area neighborhood is reborn with teamwork from Rise Community Development, PNC Bank and others.
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  • Financial & Economic Insights
    St. Patrick’s Day: Economic Pot of Gold
    Celebrations of this Irish holiday infuse the U.S. economy with a little extra green.
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  • Financial & Economic Insights
    Watch Bulls & Bears to Find the Money
    With the seventh anniversary of the bull market, who chose these symbols for the U.S. stock market and where do the tracks lead in 2016?
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  • Community
    UAB Students Help with Happy Returns
    Student volunteers and United Way of Central Alabama help 3,500 lower-income people file their taxes.
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    Where to Play with Water, Trains and Dinosaurs
    Lansing, Mich. science center makes learning fun for children of all ages.
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    Why Her Dream is to Give Back
    As a volunteer and mentor, this Philadelphia attorney pays it forward. 
  • Innovation & Security
    Untangling the Web of Cyber Fraud
    After building a computer at age 14, this Pittsburgh man now protects the online accounts of big businesses.
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  • Financial & Economic Insights
    How Couples Balance Love and Money
    With one in four couples arguing over money, what’s the best way to keep financial harmony?
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    Preschools Get Gift of Technology
    Toddlers and teachers get free tablets from PNC employees who turn company rewards into donations. 
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    Three Easy Steps to Be a Philanthropist
    Maximize your donations by first choosing a cause you truly believe in.
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  • Innovation & Security
    He Protects & Serves Fraud Victims
    With police and banking experience, this Indianapolis man knows how to protect customers from deposit fraud.
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  • Financial & Economic Insights
    May the Fed Be With You
    From your credit cards or cash, the Federal Reserve System is part of your financial life.
  • Innovation & Security
    Fighting Fraud with Facts & Instincts
    This Pittsburgh investigator protects the elderly, teens and many others from debit card fraud.
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  • Loose Change
    How Much for 10 Lords-a-Leaping?
    This Philadelphia banker knows the cost - and where to find doves and pipers too.
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  • Loose Change
    Her Family Serves Holiday Help to Veterans
    After serving in the Marines, a Pittsburgh woman hires veterans and delivers holiday spirit to families. 
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  • Community
    Clear the Barriers for People with Disabilities
    Bill Demchak: Stereotypes and lack of access make it difficult for many to find jobs.
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    Unlock the Vault of History
    The PNC Legacy Project releases new content to go with artifacts from presidents, World War II and communities since the 1800s.
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  • Loose Change
    How to Know When Good Money Goes Bad
    A $1 bill has a lifespan of 5.8 years. Get the rules on when cash cannot be spent.
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  • Innovation & Security
    A Lending Hand for Loan Fraud Victims
    A Kentucky man’s first car loan led to a job in banking. Nearly 40 years later, he’s a fraud victim’s best friend.
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  • Innovation & Security
    Prevent, Detect, Respond: Inside PNC's Fusion Center
    See Photos and Video: PNC strengthens its 24/7 defense against cyber threats with its Enterprise Fusion Center. 
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  • Financial & Economic Insights
    How to Create Your Retirement Network
    Successful savers surround themselves with support. Spouse is in the top two.
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    Life Lessons from Battle and Football Fields
    This PNC executive learned many life lessons as a Marine and pro football running back. 
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    How Sustainable Design Is Smart Business
    See Photos: The newly opened Tower at PNC Plaza is designed to optimize building and employee performance.
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  • Innovation & Security
    Be on the Lookout for E-mail Fraud
    A former cyber-cop details eight tricks the crooks try to attack your computer or smartphone.
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  • Loose Change
    His Close Encounters with Fame

    Alabama man credits dumb luck for his blockbuster movie role at age 5 -- and his parents for shielding him from Hollywood.


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  • Financial & Economic Insights
    Cultivating a Homegrown University
    Pittsburgh economist is working across eight time zones to build a new agricultural university in his home country of Ethiopia.  
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  • Financial & Economic Insights
    The American Dream Is Alive and Well
    PNC’s senior economist has the facts to show today’s kids will do better than the previous generation.
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    Everything I Learned as an Intern
    This college senior offers advice on asking questions, taking initiative and living without a meal plan.
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  • community
    Inside the Huddle: How PNC Won the Bears
    The sponsorship includes the pro football team's first-ever naming rights agreement.
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  • Community
    A Disability Won't Slow Her Down
    A wheelchair doesn’t keep this Philadelphia woman from kayaking, parasailing or mentoring others to think big.
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  • Financial & Economic Insights
    Financial Face-off: Student Loans vs. Retirement
    Two generations are in a debt battle with college loans and saving for their future.
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    From Russia with Love of Her New Hometown
    Born in Siberia, she shares her business savvy and love of Cleveland with international visitors.
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  • Loose Change
    Show Me the Big Money - Check Out a $100,000 Bill
    Whether it’s a $500, $10,000 or $100,000 bill, large currency is hard to come by. Ask any numismatist.
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  • Financial & Economic Insights
    U.S. Businesses Look North of the Border
    When searching for international growth, here's why many U.S. businesses head to Canada.
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    Army Colonel Cracks the Culture Code
    This multilingual fund manager travels the world for PNC and Uncle Sam.
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  • community
    Preschool: We Need New Sense of Urgency
    An expert calls for a greater sense of urgency about U.S. early education.
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  • Financial & Economic Insights
    Gen X Gets Ready for Retirement
    PNC survey finds the Great Recession improved financial habits among ages 35-49.
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  • Innovation & Security
    Fraud Fighter Saves Elderly from Scams
    Bank employee takes on scammers who prey on senior citizens.
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  • Financial & Economic Insights
    It’s a Small World, After All
    The rise and fall of foreign economies impact Americans’ wallets.
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  • community
    Giving Back Earns ‘Outstanding’ Rating
    PNC received the highest grade for its community reinvestments over three years.
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  • Financial & Economic Insights
    Low Inflation: Good or Bad?
    Dollars stretched more for groceries, less at pumps, both impacting you and rate of inflation.
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  • Loose Change
    Banker by Day, Farmer by Night
    Third-generation farmer in Northeast Indiana cultivates success under the sun, and stars.
  • Financial & Economic Insights
    Small Businesses Apply Lessons from Great Recession
    As prospects brighten, business owners watch their cash, credit and customers.
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  • Loose Change
    He Is My Son, Not a Label
    A working mom of three shares the joys and challenges of her son’s developmental disability.
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  • community
    An Investment in Children’s Future Success
    Grow Up Great program helps children from birth to age 5 succeed in school and life.
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  • community
    Demchak: ‘We’re a Pretty Basic Bank’
    To Bill Demchak, being a “Main Street” bank is a statement about PNC’s values.
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  • Innovation & Security
    Think Big, Start Small
    A little building is key to the design of the world’s greenest office tower.
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