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Hospitals, tax-scofflaw docs targeted in Medicare deal

March 21, 2015 WASHINGTON — An emerging bipartisan House deal changing how Medicare pays physicians would raise money partly by targeting Medicare providers who are tax scofflaws and by curbing reimbursements for... more »»

Charities create coalition as bingo faces competition

March 21, 2015 COLUMBUS (AP) — A new group is pushing for an update to Ohio’s charitable bingo laws following the rise of casinos and other gaming options in the stat. more »»

Gamblers beg judge to let them keep winnings

March 21, 2015 ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Gamblers who have been ordered to return $1. more »»

U.S. tightens rules for chemical disclosure

March 21, 2015 WASHINGTON — The Obama administration said Friday it is requiring companies that drill for oil and natural gas on federal lands to disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, the first major... more »»

Giant Eagle to delay Tamarkin closing

March 20, 2015 AUSTINTOWN — Giant Eagle decided to postpone the closing of Tamarkin, its subsidiary on Victoria Road, at least a month. more »»

Decorated cookies recalled

March 20, 2015 Giant Eagle voluntarily recalled the company’s brand of seasonal cutout cookies because of an undeclared milk allergen. more »»

Labor and business at a glance

March 20, 2015 Improvement seen in area financial stocks First Niles Financial, which opened the week at $8.90 a share and since fell to $8.50, stood pat in trading Thursday, remaining at $8. more »»

Port authority plans search for director

March 19, 2015 YOUNGSTOWN — The Western Reserve Port Authority on Wednesday announced plans to launch a nationwide search for a new executive director. more »»

Area financial stocks continue drop

March 19, 2015 Local bank stocks continued to drop on Wednesday. First Niles Financial fell another penny, closing at $8.50 a share. The stock was $8.90 a share at close on Monday, but dropped to $8.51 on Tuesd. more »»

Stoneridge gets new CEO

March 18, 2015 WARREN — The Board of Directors of Stoneridge Inc. announced Tuesday the appointment of Jonathan B. DeGaynor as company president and CEO. DeGaynor is replacing John Corey, who is retiring. more »»

Local stocks

March 17, 2015 Local bank stocks had mixed results in trading Monday. First Niles Financial closed again at $8.90 a share; however, Cortland Bancorp dropped 15 cents from $15.75 a share on Friday to $1. more »»

Business briefs

March 16, 2015 • Simon Roofing Exec honored: Jeffrey Blank, an executive with SR Products, an affiliate of Simon Roofing, was presented with the Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association’s highest honor at the... more »»

Area hopes chemical cracker developers build

March 15, 2015 In the long run, low oil prices will create more demand for chemicals, which will make it easier for companies like Royal Dutch Shell and Odebrecht to pump billions of dollars into new ethylene... more »»

GM recalls Volts; new software fixes carbon monoxide trouble

March 13, 2015 DETROIT (AP) — General Motors Co. is recalling some Chevrolet Volt gas-electric hybrid cars to fix a problem that can cause carbon monoxide to build up in an enclosed space. more »»

Honda running ad campaign to boost air bag repairs

March 13, 2015 DETROIT — Honda is launching an unprecedented U.S. ad campaign urging owners to get vehicles repaired if they have been recalled to fix defective air bags. more »»

Disney sets ‘Frozen’ sequel; shareholder proposals nixed

March 13, 2015 NEW YORK — Disney said Thursday it is developing a sequel to its hit “Frozen” movie and will release a new “Star Wars” movie in 2017. The Walt Disney Co. more »»

Business and labor at a glance

March 13, 2015 Google targets ‘unwanted software’ SAN FRANCISCO — Get ready to see more red warning signs online as Google adds ammunition to its technological artillery for targeting devious schemes lurking on... more »»

Senate confirms NTSB chairman

March 13, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer with a history in aviation and transportation safety was confirmed overwhelmingly by the Senate Thursday to head the National Transportation Safety Board. more »»

Shopko set to close Newton Twp. store

March 12, 2015 NEWTON TOWNSHIP — A little more than two years after its grand opening, the Shopko Hometown retail store and pharmacy along state Route 534 is closing. Manager J.T. more »»

Business & labor at a glance

March 12, 2015 Toledo finalizing incentives package to keep Jeep plant TOLEDO — Toledo officials are finalizing an incentives package this week in an effort to keep Jeep Wrangler production in the northwest Ohio... more »»



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