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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 »»

Home Savings parent reports 1Q net income of $3.3 million

April 21, 2016 YOUNGSTOWN — United Community Financial Corp., parent company of Home Savings and Loan Co., reported first-quarter net income of $3.3 million, or 6.9 cents per diluted share. That compares with $3. more »»

Local bank stocks end mixed

April 21, 2016 Local bank stocks were mixed after trading Wednesday. Cortland Bancorp –– which closed at $15.10 a share Tuesday, after falling 33 cents earlier in the week –– rebounded to close at $15. more »»

GM sales slip in first quarter vs. last year

April 20, 2016 DETROIT — General Motors Co. sold 2.36 million vehicles globally in the first quarter of 2016, down 2.5 percent from the same period last year, the company reported on Tuesday. more »»

Mahoning Valley jobless rates rise during March

April 20, 2016 WARREN — Area unemployment rates were up in March compared with where they were a year ago. Of Ohio’s larger cities, Warren and Youngstown recorded the highest jobless rates for the month, at 8. more »»

Local bank stocks mixed

April 20, 2016 Local bank stocks were mixed following trading on Tuesday. Cortland Bancorp, which already had lost 28 cents earlier this week, dropped another 5 cents to close at $1. more »»

State LGBT bills get ire of corporations

April 18, 2016 ATLANTA — Major corporations invested in Southern states have become some of the staunchest opponents of bills they consider discriminatory, facing off against Republican lawmakers eager to portray... more »»

La. wants higher oil prices

April 18, 2016 HOUMA, La. (AP) — It might sound strange, but the penny-pinching folks in Louisiana’s Oil Patch can’t wait for the price of gasoline to go back up. more »»

Target’s new line doesn’t hit target

April 18, 2016 NEW YORK (AP) — Target’s much anticipated exclusive, limited-time-only launch of the Marimekko Collection has not sparked the frenzied shopping of some of its past collections. more »»

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 »»



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