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S&P 500 closes above 1,900 for first time

May 24, 2014 Call it the Great Slog. Stocks are bumbling along this year after a gangbuster 201. more »»

Business highlights

May 24, 2014 Visa, MasterCard renew push for chip cards NEW YORK — Visa and MasterCard are renewing a push to speed the adoption of microchips into U.S. more »»

U.S. new-home sales rise in April

May 24, 2014 WASHINGTON — Sales of U.S. new homes recovered in April after slumping in the previous two months. But Americans are still buying new homes at a slower pace than they did a year ago. more »»

U.S. safety agency probes older Ram pickups

May 24, 2014 DETROIT — U.S. safety regulators are investigating whether older-model Ram pickup trucks with manual transmissions can be started without the clutch being depressed. more »»

Business at a glance

May 24, 2014 GM recalls 500 pickups, SUVs for air bag controls DETROIT — General Motors is recalling about 500 pickup trucks and SUVs to fix faulty air bag controls, its 30th recall so far this year. more »»

Port authority OKs $570,000 hangar construction contract

May 22, 2014 VIENNA — The board that governs operations at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport voted Wednesday to enter into a $570,000 construction contract for a new airport hangar building to accommodate u... more »»

Local bank stocks reported

May 22, 2014 First Niles Financial jumped another 30 cents in trading on Wednesday to close at $8.30 a share. Cortland Bancorp dropped 20 cents to close at $12.30 a share. more »»

Lobbyist: Shale can be safely developed

May 21, 2014 LISBON — With 80,000 hydraulic fracturing wells in Ohio, Tom Stewart, a lobbyist for the oil and gas industry talked about the Utica shale currently being drilled in Columbiana County and the histor... more »»

Hynes mulls $6.5M project, 42 new jobs

May 21, 2014 AUSTINTOWN — A local manufacturer is approved for a seven-year, 40 percent Job Creation Tax Credit on a proposed $6.5 million expansion that could bring 42 new jobs. more »»

Business Briefs

May 19, 2014 • ValleyCare facilities earn accreditation: The Center for Breast Health at Northside Medical Center and ValleyCare Health Center Austintown’s Center for Breast Health have earned three-year terms o... more »»

New Businesses

May 19, 2014 • Sky Signs and Designs opens in Liberty: The Regional Chamber and owners Shannon and Shon Barris cut the ribbon April 30 for Skye Signs and Designs new location at 3229 Belmont Ave., Liberty. more »»

People on the Move

May 19, 2014 • State organization elects local man president: Canfield resident Timothy A. more »»

Leaders take on steel dumping

May 18, 2014 Saying “American steel jobs are in jeopardy” — including those at Mahoning Valley pipe manufacturers — the Alliance for American Manufacturing, or AAM, and bipartisan U.S. more »»

Utica shale player is looking farther south

May 16, 2014 SALEM — A major investor in the Utica shale play said it is moving farther south in Ohio and eastward into West Virginia during its 2014 first quarter earnings call on Friday. Gulfport Energy Corp. more »»

Business at a glance

May 16, 2014 Timken Co. names new president and chairman The board of directors for Canton-based Timken Company, which operates a plant in Niles, this week named Richard G. more »»

Little change for local financial institutions

May 16, 2014 Little change for local financial institutions First Niles Financial held steady in trading Thursday to close at $8 a share. Cortland Bancorp nudged up a penny to close at $12.25 a share. more »»

Local dealers see rise in auto sales in April

May 15, 2014 WARREN — New car buyers in Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana counties purchased 265 more cars in April than they did in April 2013, according to statistics released by the Auto Dealers Association o... more »»

Penn National company to buy Pa. track

May 15, 2014 The eastern Pennsylvania company developing an Austintown racino will buy The Meadows Racetrack & Casino near Pittsburgh for $465 million. more »»

Business briefs

May 15, 2014 2014 Y.O.U.N.G. announces conference for Sept. 10 YOUNGSTOWN — The 2014 Youngstown, Ohio Utica & Natural Gas, or Y.O.U.N.G. Conference & Expo, is scheduled to return Sept. more »»

Stocks touch another record

May 13, 2014 NEW YORK — The stock market returned to record levels on Monday as investors regained their appetite for riskier stocks. more »»



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