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Oil money can’t build hotel

February 17, 2016 MONTGOMERY, Ala. — A federal judge on Tuesday blocked Alabama from using early oil spill restoration funds to build a 350-room beachfront hotel and conference center. U.S. more »»

Business briefs

February 15, 2016 • REAL LIVING VOLPINI ANNOUNCES TOP AGENTS: Richard Volpini, president of Real Living Volpini Realty Group, recently announced the top agents in sales volume and listing units for 2015. more »»

Down on the farm Tax tips

February 14, 2016 Farms include ranches, ranges and orchards. more »»

Jury: Smokers didn’t prove Marlboros have defective design

February 12, 2016 BOSTON (AP) — A federal jury has rejected claims by a group of Massachusetts smokers who sued Philip Morris USA to try to force the cigarette maker to pay for lung cancer screenings. more »»

U.S. stocks lower for fourth day

February 12, 2016 Jitters over the global economy and steep declines in bank stocks knocked U.S. stocks lower for the fourth day in a row Thursday. The slide in the U.S. more »»

Congress gives final OK to banning Internet taxes

February 12, 2016 WASHINGTON — Congress voted Thursday to permanently bar state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet, as lawmakers leapt at an election-year chance to demonstrate their opposition... more »»

Local bank stocks stand pat

February 12, 2016 Local bank stocks remained unchanged in trading Thursday, with Cortland Bancorp closing at $16.34 per share and First Niles Financial closing at $9 per share. more »»

Head of Google in Europe grilled by UK lawmakers

February 12, 2016 LONDON — A British parliamentary committee has grilled Google’s president of European operations, questioning in blunt terms whether the Internet giant had paid its fair share of taxes. more »»

Business & labor at a glance

February 11, 2016 Local bank stocks see mixed closings Cortland Bancorp lost 16 cents a share in trading Wednesday, closing at $16.34 a share. First Niles Financial held steady, closing at $9 a shar. more »»

CVS profits climbing thanks to acquisitions

February 10, 2016 Acquisitions helped CVS Health’s fourth-quarter profit climb 13 percent, and leaders of the drugstore operator and pharmacy benefits manager said Tuesday that they expect to reap more gains. more »»

Business & labor at a glance

February 10, 2016 Mixed results for local bank stocks Cortland Bancorp gained 20 cents a share in trading Tuesday, closing at $16.50 per share. First Niles Financial stood pat, closing at $9 per share. more »»

Gasoline lowest it’s been since ’04

February 10, 2016 For the first time since 2004, U.S. drivers are expected to pay an average of less than $2 a gallon for gasoline, the government said Tuesday. They can thank the huge glut of oil around the globe. more »»

Wendy’s tops 4Q profit forecasts

February 10, 2016 DUBLIN (AP) — Wendy’s reported a 4.8 percent fourth- quarter sales increase at established locations in North America as the burger chain pursues a makeover of its restaurants. more »»

Three-day losing streak continues on stock market

February 10, 2016 U.S. stocks extended their three-day losing streak Tuesday, closing slightly lower after spending most of the day wavering between gains and losses. Energy companies led the decline as the price of U. more »»

Local bank stocks stand pat

February 9, 2016 Local bank stocks remained the same after trading Monday, with Cortland Bancorp holding at $16.30 per share and First Niles Financial staying at $9 per share. more »»

Preparer fraud high on IRS list of scams

February 7, 2016 Tribune Chronicle The Internal Revenue Service is warning taxpayers to be on the lookout for unscrupulous return preparers, one of the most common “Dirty Dozen” tax scams seen during tax season. more »»

LinkedIn shares hit by investors

February 6, 2016 SAN FRANCISCO — Investors gave LinkedIn a poor job review Friday in the form of a dramatic sell-off that wiped out nearly $11 billion in the professional networking site’s market value. more »»

Apple will accept banged-up iPhones

February 6, 2016 NEW YORK (AP) — Apple for the first time is accepting banged up iPhones as a trade-in from those wanting to upgrade. more »»

Stocks, jobs lose ground

February 6, 2016 NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks posted steep losses Friday, ending the week with broad declines, as investors fretted over a report showing that U.S. job creation slowed last month. more »»



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