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Futures trading pits in Chicago, N.Y. become silent

July 6, 2015 NEW YORK — Pete Meegan had every intention of going back to college, but then he got a summer job in the Chicago trading pits and fell in love with the “roar” of the floor, the excitement of “4,000... more »»

 
 
 
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July 6, 2015 SHARON REGIONAL SCHOOL OF NURSING SETS OPEN HOUSE: An open house for Sharon Regional Health System’s School of Nursing, 740 E. State St., Sharon, is set for 5 to 7 p.m. July 20. more »»

Lengthy auto loans favored by consumers

July 5, 2015 Kevin Flores has more than six years to pay off the loan on his new Nissan Frontier pickup. That’s more than double the length of the truck’s bumper-to-bumper warranty. more »»

Smaller workforce, sluggish pay

July 5, 2015 WASHINGTON — Even after another month of strong hiring in June and a sinking unemployment rate, the U.S. job market just isn’t what it used to be. Pay is sluggish. more »»

Solid hiring, lower U.S. unemployment rate, but wages flat

July 5, 2015 WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added jobs at a solid pace in June, and the unemployment rate fell to 5.3 percent, a seven-year low. more »»

Business & labor at a glance

July 3, 2015 Dominion’s Standard Choice Offer rates drop WARREN — July rates for Dominion East Ohio’s Standard Choice Offer / Standard Service Offer are down 42.2 percent from a year ago. more »»

Business & labor at a glance

July 2, 2015 3,000 baby floats recalled because they can deflate NEW YORK — About 3,000 inflatable baby floats are being recalled because they can deflate, posing a risk that a child could drown. The U.S. more »»

Local financial stocks lose more ground

July 1, 2015 First Niles Financial Bank dropped 40 more cents in trading Tuesday, after losing $1.10 a share Monday, to close at $9.15 a share. more »»

Trump Plaza to stay shut

June 29, 2015 ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The owners of Atlantic City’s former Trump Plaza casino plan to keep it shut for at least 10 years as a tax-saving measure. more »»

Armenia police order protesters to disperse

June 29, 2015 YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Police in Armenia’s capital on Sunday ordered thousands of demonstrators to disperse, moving to end a protest against higher electricity rates that has blocked a main avenue... more »»

Ultra-low interest rates could become entrenched

June 29, 2015 FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Near-zero interest rates could become chronic in the world’s major economies unless “a firm hand” is used to raise them back to more normal levels. more »»

Marketing Ohio

June 28, 2015 Stephanie Sferra realizes many people think of Ohio as farm country. But, said the Trumbull County Tourism Bureau’s executive director, it’s that and “so much more. more »»

Mayweather-Pacquiao boosts casino winnings above $1B

June 27, 2015 LAS VEGAS — Huge crowds and high rollers in Las Vegas for the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight helped Nevada casinos make more than $1 billion off gamblers in May, according to records released... more »»

Kohl’s case reaches settlement

June 27, 2015 SANTA CRUZ, Calif. more »»

Local financial stocks hold steady

June 27, 2015 First Niles Financial Bank held steady in trading Friday, closing at $10.65 a share. Cortland Bancorp stocks also stood pat, closing at $14.35 a share. more »»

Toyota of Warren moving to Niles

June 27, 2015 NILES — Toyota of Warren, 3810 Youngstown Road SE, is moving to Niles Cortland Road in Niles, just past Gordon Food Service. more »»

Business & labor at a glance

June 27, 2015 Some questioning the benefits of ‘high-res’ music LOS ANGELES (AP) — Its backers say it does for music lovers what ultra high-definition television has done for couch potatoes. more »»

Akron Children’s among best children’s hospitals

June 26, 2015 Akron Children’s Hospital is ranked among the top 50 children’s hospitals in the nation in seven pediatric specialties listed in U.S. more »»

Business & labor at a glance

June 26, 2015 Plans to convert Flint auto plant into park continue FLINT, Mich. more »»

Farmers Bank to buy Tri-State First Banc

June 25, 2015 CANFIELD — The holding company for The Farmers National Bank of Canfield and the holding company for 1st National Community Bank announced Wednesday they will merge in a transaction valued at $14. more »»

Area unemployment rates show improvement

June 25, 2015 WARREN — The area’s jobless rates improved again last month, dropping more than half a point to 5.7 percent for the Trumbull-Mahoning county area from 6.3 percent last year at this tim. more »»

 
 
 

 

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