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Few insurers cut rates for new electronic safety devices

June 12, 2016 DETROIT — After hearing good things about the latest in crash-prevention technologies, you decided to add automatic emergency braking to your new car. more »»

Few insurers cut rates for new electronic safety devices

June 12, 2016 DETROIT — After hearing good things about the latest in crash-prevention technologies, you decided to add automatic emergency braking to your new car. more »»

Apple’s big challenge: Making Siri smarter

June 12, 2016 SAN FRANCISCO — Apple's Siri made a big splash when the wisecracking digital assistant debuted on the iPhone five years ago. more »»

Business & Labor at a glance

June 11, 2016 GM to add 700 technical jobs in Ontario, Canada DETROIT — General Motors will add at least 700 engineering, software development and urban mobility jobs at three sites in Canada. more »»

World Bank lowers forecast

June 8, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — The World Bank is reducing its forecast for the global economy this year — again. The aid agency predicted Tuesday that the world economy will expand 2. more »»

Business & labor at a glance

June 8, 2016 Wheatland Tube changes name WARREN — JMC Steel, the parent company of Wheatland Tube, has changed its corporate name and identity to Zekelman Industries Inc. more »»

Shell moving forward with Pa. cracker plant

June 8, 2016 A local union leader said he expects construction of Shell Chemical’s multibillion dollar petrochemical plant in western Pennsylvania to draw from the Mahoning Valley’s workforce. more »»

U.S. worker productivity slumped again in Q1

June 8, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — American workers were less productive again in the January-March quarter, although the decline wasn’t as severe as first thought. more »»

GM CEO sticks to strategy despite falling sales, shares

June 8, 2016 DETROIT (AP) — Despite tumbling U.. more »»

Consumer borrowing slowed in April

June 8, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers slowed their borrowing in April after pushing up their debt levels by a record amount in March. The Federal Reserve said Tuesday that total borrowing increased by $13. more »»

Bank stocks hold steady after drop

June 7, 2016 After dropping Friday, local bank stocks held steady Monday. Cortland Bancorp, which lost 70 cents per share on Friday, remained at $15.50 on Monday, and First Niles Financial, which lost $1. more »»

Business briefs

June 6, 2016 HATFIELD EARNS TOP SALES: Klacik Real Estate announced that agent Nikki Hatfield generated $2.4 million in sales volume during 2015 with 43 home sales and 29 listing. more »»

Slavery persists for millions in India, despite improvements

June 5, 2016 LUCKNOW, India — Every day as Kamla dug through the mud and molded bricks for a north Indian kiln, her two hungry children would cry out to her for foo. more »»

Student loan debt puts kibosh on graduates’ plans

June 5, 2016 NEW YORK — As millions of people graduate from colleges and universities this spring, student loan debt will put the kibosh on the hopes many of them have to become entrepreneurs. more »»

Employees urged to reimagine future

June 5, 2016 FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Wal-Mart’s CEO urged employees on Friday to reimagine its future in a fast-shifting retail landscape. more »»

MGM Resorts to renovate Monte Carlo casino-hotel

June 5, 2016 LAS VEGAS — MGM Resorts International said Friday that it will work with a New York-based hotelier to redesign the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip, promising a more boutique... more »»

U.S. services firms grew at slowest pace since Feb. 2014

June 5, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. services firms grew at the slowest pace in more than two years last month. The Institute for Supply Management said Friday that its services index fell to 52. more »»

U.S. trade deficit increases

June 4, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit, after falling to the lowest point in more than two years, increased in April as a surge in imported goods outpaced a rebound in exports. more »»

Business & labor at a glance

June 4, 2016 U.S. factory orders up 1.9 percent WASHINGTON — Orders to U.S. factories increased by the largest amount in six months but much of the strength came from a rise in demand for commercial aircraf. more »»

 
 
 

 

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