Business and labor at a glance

WARREN — August rates for Dominion East Ohio’s Standard Choice Offer / Standard Service Offer are 3.2 percent lower than they were last month.

Effective Aug. 14, this month’s rates will be $2.969 per per thousand cubic feet (mcf). The revised rates are 9.8 cents lower than the July SCO / SSO rates of $3.067 per mcf.

The rates are 34.7 cents, or 13.2 percent, higher than the August 2016 SCO / SSO rates of $2.622 per mcf.

Under the company’s Tuesday filing, the average SCO / SSO residential customer’s bill for the month would be $34.77, up $2.18, or 6.7 percent, from $32.59 in August 2016.