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Allegiant engine fire under investigation

Allegiant Air Co. said its investigation was ongoing Monday into what caused an engine fire aboard its California-bound flight the previous afternoon.The flight was evacuated in Las Vegas Sunday after an engine caught fire on the tarmac, the second plane fire at the airport in as many months ...

No change in local stocks

Local bank stocks remained the same in trading Monday, with First Niles Financial closing at $8.80 a share and Cortland Bancorp closing at $14.75 a share.

Delphi pact expires

WARREN - Negotiators were at the table most of Monday trying to work out a new labor agreement between Delphi Automotive and International Union of Electrical Workers-Communications Workers of America Local 717.The current contract expired at 11:59 p.m. Monday.Ed Salus, president, IUE-CWA Local ...

Kmart workers vote down proposed contract

BAZETTA - For the second time since they started negotiating for a new contract, workers at the Kmart Distribution Center have voted down a proposed labor agreement.Sixty-one percent of the more than 200 workers represented by United Auto Workers Local 1112 who voted Sunday opposed the new ...

Former Packard plant targeted for new facility

WARREN - A former Warren resident who heads a company that builds automatic parking facilities around the world could combine locations in multiple states into a single facility, possibly targeted for the former Delphi Packard Electric plant on Dana Street.Christopher Alan, founder of the Los ...

Kmart workers vote on contract

NORTH JACKSON - More than 200 members of United Auto Workers Local 1112 who work at the Kmart Distribution Center in Bazetta voted Sunday afternoon on a proposed three-year contract. Results will be released today and posted on tribtoday.com.Before the vote at the union hall, Glenn Johnson, ...

Rum running in California

It all started with a couple of friends and a mutual love of rum.Warren native Michael Machuzak and his pal Joe Freas could not find a premium rum on the market that suited their taste. So, they thought they'd try to make their own.Machuzak and Freas gave it a try and then let some others try ...

County finds enough in budget

WARREN - Nine employees in the Trumbull County Auditor's Office and one in the Prosecutor's Office received pay increases of 10 percent or more since the start of 2015 and six of those people - all Auditor's Office employees - collected raises of 20 percent or more.One person in the Auditor's ...

Local stocks

Local bank stocks remained the same in trading Friday, with First Niles Financial closing at $8.80 a share and Cortland Bancorp closing at $14.75 a share.

Local bank stocks see mixed results

Local bank stocks had mixed results in trading Thursday, with First Niles Financial remaining the same at $8.80 a share and Cortland Bancorp rising 44 cents a share to close at $14.75 a share.

Business and labor at a glance

New cards may mean more fraudNEW YORK (AP) - The new chip credit cards that shoppers are getting in their mailboxes may prevent criminals from stealing from stores, but many thieves are expected to move their operations online. Small businesses could be the most vulnerable.Online fraud in the ...

UAW, Fiat Chrysler avoid strike

DETROIT (AP) - Fiat Chrysler has avoided an expensive strike at its U.S. plants after reaching a tentative agreement with the United Auto Workers union.The union announced the agreement just after 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, which was the deadline the union had set to reach a new deal or possibly go ...

European data sharing pact with U.S. declared invalid

LUXEMBOURG (AP) - Facebook and thousands of other companies could find it vastly more complicated to do business in Europe after a court ruled that personal data sent to U.S. servers is potentially unsafe from government spying.Some 4,500 companies have long been able to store users' personal ...

Forecast calls for lower heating bills

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Some U.S. households can expect to save hundreds of dollars this winter with a drop in heating bills, thanks to a combination of lower energy prices and warmer weather across most of the country, the U.S. Energy Department predicted Tuesday.The department's annual outlook ...

U.S. trade deficit widens to $48.3B in August

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. trade deficit jumped sharply in August as exports fell to the lowest level in nearly three years while imports increased, led by a surge in shipments of cellphones from China.The deficit increased 15.6 percent to $48.3 billion, the biggest deficit since March, the ...

Peet’s buys popular coffee company

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Peet's Coffee & Tea is buying the popular premium coffee company Stumptown Coffee Roasters, bringing the once independent brand more into the mainstream.Terms of the deal announced Tuesday were not disclosed.Stumptown, based in Portland, Oregon, was started in ...

Toyota readies self-driving technology

TOKYO (AP) - Toyota unveiled its vision for self-driving cars in a challenge to other automakers as well as industry newcomer Google Inc., promising to start selling such vehicles in Japan by 2020.Toyota Motor Corp. demonstrated on a regular Tokyo freeway Tuesday what it called the "mobility ...

U.S., Pacific Rim reach trade deal

Staff, wire reportsHaving hammered out an ambitious trade deal with 11 Pacific Rim countries, the Obama administration now faces a potentially tougher task: selling the deal to a skeptical Congress.The countries reached a contentious trade pact Monday that cuts trade barriers, sets labor and ...

Chevy Cruze sales drop

LORDSTOWN - Declining sales of General Motors' Chevrolet Cruze haven't dented the automaker's overall new vehicle deliveries.Last month, GM reversed the 24 percent sales drop the company posted in August. In a year-over-year comparison, the automaker reported a 12 percent increase in sales in ...