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Business and labor at a glance

January 15, 2015 GM predicts earnings, profit margin rise in 2015 DETROIT — General Motors says it expects pretax earnings and profit margins to increase this year over last, after adjusting last year for recall... more »»

Gas prices up slightly, dropping in Warren

January 13, 2015 Although gas prices throughout northeast Ohio increased slightly this week, consumers were able to fill their tanks with unleaded gasoline for $1.66 a gallon at some pumps in the Warren area. more »»

Closing plans won’t affect local Macy’s or JC Penney’s

January 13, 2015 Store closings planned by two department store chains should not affect local shoppers anytime soon. Macy’s and JC Penney’s recently announced plans to close several stores in 2015. more »»

Local bank stocks see mixed returns

January 13, 2015 Results were mixed for local bank stocks on Monday. First Niles Financial stocks remained the same, closing at $9.40 a share, while Cortland Bancorp rose 5 cents from $15.75 a share to $15.80. more »»

Rolling out new models

January 11, 2015 Organizers call it “multiple shows in one.” Dave Crepps calls it the “ultimate” experience for new vehicle enthusiasts. Crepps, who recently moved to Austintown from Hermitage, Pa. more »»

GM’s fleet sales rose 7 percent during 2014

January 10, 2015 Fleet and commercial customers purchased more vehicles from General Motors than any other automaker in 2014, the company announced Friday. more »»

Halcon says it will reduce drilling in ’15

January 10, 2015 Halcon Resources Corp. has announced plans to further reduce its drilling and completion budget this year. more »»

Business and labor at a glance

January 10, 2015 Good Morning Vienna and Fowler event set VIENNA — Several local government officials will deliver reports during the Regional Chamber’s Good Morning Vienna and Fowler breakfast scheduled for 7:30 a.m. more »»

Home energy program nets millions to Dominion customers

January 8, 2015 Dominion East Ohio customers have received $4.4 million in rebates through the company’s home energy audit program since the effort was established in 2010. more »»

Medicare beneficiaries can access to Clinic

January 8, 2015 Thousands of Medicare beneficiaries in northeast Ohio enrolled in UnitedHealthcare’s Medicare Advantage plans now have access to Cleveland Clinic hospitals and affiliated physicians. more »»

Brown proposes help for low-income workers

January 8, 2015 Low-income workers nationally would be allowed an advance on their income tax refund rather than turning to payday loans for a quick influx of money when they need it, under a proposal U.S. Sen. more »»

Researcher: Lending to small businesses increased in 2014

January 7, 2015 Small business lending was up in 2014, but recovered only a fraction of the ground lost during the recession, according to a Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland researcher. more »»

Exal workers to consider union

January 7, 2015 YOUNGSTOWN — The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers has filed applications with the National Labor Relations Board that could lead to some 400 workers at Exal Corp. more »»

Dominion lists choice January rate

January 6, 2015 WARREN — January rates for Dominion East Ohio’s Standard Choice Offer / Standard Service Offer are 23.2 percent lower than last month’s rates. Effective Jan.13, the new rates will be $3. more »»

Local bank stocks show mixed results

January 6, 2015 First Niles Financial stocks remained the same Monday to close at $9.40 a share. Cortland Bancorp rose from $15.75 Friday to $15.97 a share on Monday to close. more »»

Business brief

January 5, 2015 FIRST ENERGYANNOUNCES NEW CHAIRMAN: FirstEnergy Corp. announced its Board of Directors has elected Anthony J. Alexander, 63, executive chairman of the company, effective last Thursday. more »»

A look ahead: Local projects to watch 2015

January 4, 2015 A plan to bring daily commercial air service to Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport, developments taking shape in several communities and the launch of General Motors’ new Chevy Cruze are among the... more »»

FirstEnergy workers ratify pact

December 31, 2014 Employees of FirstEnergy Corp.’s West Penn Power and Potomac Edison subsidiaries have ratified a new wage-increasing contract. The new pact runs through April 30, 2019. more »»

Business briefs

December 29, 2014 MCCTC BISTRO ANNOUNCES WINTER/SPRING HOURS: The Bistro at the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center, a student-operated restaurant, has new winter and spring hours starting in January. more »»

Razing the past raising the future

December 28, 2014 Tribune Chronicle In 2014, fracking turned cold, development burned hot; one steel mill came down, while another forged on. more »»



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