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Fed keeps key rate; mum on next hike

April 28, 2016 WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve kept a key interest rate unchanged Wednesday against the backdrop of a slowdown in U.S. and global growth and provided no hint of when its next rate hike may occur. more »»

Goodyear profits down along with sale of tires

April 28, 2016 NEW YORK (AP) — The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. on Wednesday reported a drop in first quarter profit as lower tire sales and currency swings dragged down revenue. more »»

Corporate trust to handle Prince estate temporarily

April 28, 2016 MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota judge appointed a corporate trust company on Wednesday to temporarily oversee Prince’s multimillion-dollar estate, saying the emergency appointment was necessary... more »»

Covelli acquires 21 Cincinnati Paneras

April 27, 2016 WARREN — Warren-based Covelli Enterprises has finalized its acquisition of an additional 21 Panera Bread restaurants in the Cincinnati are. more »»

Area financial stocks stand pat

April 27, 2016 Local bank stocks remained unchanged after trading Tuesday. Cortland Bancorp closed at $15.25 a share, and First Niles Financial closed at $8.75 a share. more »»

Eyes in the skies

April 24, 2016 NEW YORK — That drone flying around a suburban house might not belong to a wannabe pilot — it may be a tool that’s become indispensable for a small business. more »»

Chinese electric-car maker rides bus into U.S. market

April 24, 2016 SHENZHEN, China — The Chinese automaker that sold more electric cars last year than Tesla, Nissan or GM is taking a back road into the American market on a battery-powered bus. more »»

What you ought to know for filing late

April 24, 2016 April 18 was this year’s deadline for most people to file their federal tax return and pay any money they owe. If you are due a refund, there is no penalty with filing a late tax return. more »»

Hotels woo guests to book directly online

April 24, 2016 NEW YORK — Hotels are getting more aggressive in their fight to get travelers to book reservations directly with them instead of through online travel agencies such as Expedia and Priceline. more »»

No change in local financial stocks

April 23, 2016 Local bank stocks stood pat after trading on Friday with Cortland Bancorp closing at $15.25 a share and First Niles Financial closing at $8.75 a share. more »»

Kmart, Sears stores to close

April 22, 2016 NEW YORK (AP) — Sears Holdings Corp. will close another 78 stores — 68 Kmart units, and 10 Sears stores — as it looks to restore profitability. more »»

Business and labor at a glance

April 22, 2016 Jobless requests at 40-year low WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell to a four-decade low last week, a sign that employers are unconcerned about weak economic... more »»

GM profits more than double on record N. America earnings

April 22, 2016 DETROIT (AP) — General Motors’ first quarter profit more than doubled as all of its business units posted improved numbers including record pretax earnings in North America. more »»

More Americans expected to remodel homes this year

April 22, 2016 WASHINGTON — A rising number of Americans are preparing to renovate their homes this year, a potential boost for the economy, according to projections released Thursday by Harvard University’s Joint... more »»

NAMI offers help to families of mentally ill

April 22, 2016 Dear Annie: Our only child is 30. more »»

Helping troops

April 22, 2016 Dear Heloise: I recall reading about a place to send outdated coupons that can then be used by our soldiers at PXs overseas. more »»

Diet and diabetes

April 22, 2016 DEAR DR. ROACH: My husband and I are at odds about sugar and other carbohydrates as a cause of diabetes. I say it’s sugar; he says carbohydrates. more »»

Bridge by Steve Becker

April 22, 2016 1. Pass. Your takeout double announced a hand of at least opening-bid values and implied support for the unbid suit. more »»

Port authority cuts its marketing post

April 21, 2016 VIENNA — The Western Reserve Port Authority is eliminating a marketing position that the executive director said duplicates the responsibilities of two outside firms the board has hired to do the... more »»



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