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Business briefs

April 18, 2016 KIDS EAT FREE AT IHOP THROUGH MAY 6: Participating IHOP restaurants are serving free meals to kids from 4 to 10 p.m. through May 6. more »»

High-voltage progress

April 17, 2016 NEWTON FALLS — In a lightning bolt flash, the engineers at Quality Switch can measure the voltage they’ve charged into a product the company has designed and manufactured to make sure it’s ready to... more »»

Tax time brings out crooks

April 17, 2016 The Internal Revenue Service is warning taxpayers to be aware of scammers who might try to prey on them as Monday’s tax deadline approaches — and thereafter. more »»

Businesses adapt to higher minimum wages

April 17, 2016 NEW YORK — In the aftermath of California and New York becoming the first states to raise the statewide minimum wage to $15, some small businesses with hourly workers are rethinking how they can... more »»

Women-only car services may not be legal

April 17, 2016 BOSTON — Ride-hailing companies catering exclusively to women are cropping up and raising thorny legal questions, namely: Are they discriminatory? In Massachusetts, Chariot for Women is promising to... more »»

Market ends with small gains

April 15, 2016 NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks hardly budged Thursday and finished with a mix of small gains and losses. more »»

Business & labor at a glance

April 15, 2016 PNC reports 1st quarter earnings WARREN — PNC Financial Services Group reported Thursday a decline in its first-quarter earnings compared to last year’s first quarter and the fourth quarter of 201. more »»

Teamsters, officials rally to protect union pensions

April 15, 2016 Concerned about proposed cuts that could affect their retirements, about 60 local Teamsters boarded a bus early Thursday and headed to Washington, D.C. more »»

Unemployment filings plunge to 1973 levels

April 15, 2016 WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits plunged last week, matching a March figure that was the lowest level since 1973. more »»

Chrysler’s Jeep goes green

April 15, 2016 TOKYO (AP) — Chrysler’s Jeep has been declared green by the Japanese government, becoming the first gasoline-engine American-made U.S. more »»

JPMorgan Chase helps boost U.S. stock market

April 14, 2016 NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks climbed again Wednesday as quarterly results from JPMorgan Chase gave banks a big lift. Economic news from China powered industrial and technology companies in the U.S. more »»

Tribeca rolls out red carpet

April 14, 2016 NEW YORK — The downtown Tribeca Film Festival kicked off with a bit of uptown style. more »»

Business at a glance

April 14, 2016 Retail sales fall in March in U.S. WASHINGTON — U.S. retail sales fell last month as Americans cut back on their car purchases, the latest sign that consumers are reluctant to spend freely. A 2. more »»

Ruling clears way for Perry to buy convent

April 14, 2016 LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge on Wednesday voided the sale of a former Catholic convent to a Los Angeles businesswoman, clearing the way for Katy Perry to purchase the hilltop property. more »»

New Kindle smaller, lighter, but pricier

April 14, 2016 NEW YORK — Will loyal fans of e-books be willing to pay tablet prices for dedicated e-readers? Amazon is about to find out. The e-commerce giant’s latest Kindle is its smallest and lightest ye. more »»

Businesses cut back on stockpiles as sales fall again

April 14, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Businesses reduced their stockpiles for a second straight month in February, while sales fell for a seventh month. Business inventories dropped 0. more »»

Volkswagen to slash manager bonuses

April 14, 2016 BERLIN (AP) — Volkswagen said Wednesday that its top managers’ bonuses will be cut significantly, citing the need to send a “signal” on executives’ pay following the automaker’s diesel emissions... more »»

Business briefs

April 11, 2016 COVELLI AND PANERA SELL PUZZLE COOKIES TO HELP RICH CENTER: Covelli Enterprises and Panera Bread are selling puzzle piece cookies through Sunday to help the Rich Center for Autism at Youngstown Stat... more »»

Consumer spending stalled

April 10, 2016 NEW YORK — Shoppers at Randal Weeks’ home decor have started being more tentative about buying the pillows, furniture and framed prints they admire in the store. more »»

U.S. new home for tax havens

April 10, 2016 WASHINGTON — The U.S. lambastes and strong-arms countries that help drug lords and millionaire investors hide their money from tax collectors. Critics say it should look closer to home. more »»

 
 
 

 

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