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Allegiant: Passenger traffic up 16.7 percent last year

VIENNA - Allegiant Travel Co., which provides commercial air service at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport, reported a passenger increase of more than 16 percent last year, compared with 2014.The Las Vegas-based airline on Friday released its full-year, fourth-quarter and December 2015 ...

Mixed results for local bank stocks

Local bank stocks saw little movement in trading Thursday, with Cortland Bancorp dropping a nickel to close at $15.70 per share and First Niles Financial standing pat at $9 per share.

Business & Labor at a glance

Local bank stocks stand pat Wed.Local bank stocks saw no movement in trading Wednesday, with Cortland Bancorp remaining at $15.75 a share and First Niles Financial standing pat at $9 a share.Macy's will cut thousands of jobsNEW YORK - Macy's is cutting thousands of jobs after disappointing ...

Dominion East Ohio rates down 34% over ’15

WARREN - January rates for Dominion East Ohio's Standard Choice Offer / Standard Service Offer are 7.5 percent higher than last month's rates, but 33.9 percent lower than than they were this time last year.Effective Jan. 14, this month's rates are $2.392 per thousand cubic feet (mcf). The ...

Chevy sales up despite drop in Cruze sales

LORDSTOWN - Despite a drop in deliveries of one of its best-selling vehicles - the locally-made Chevrolet Cruze - General Motors on Tuesday reported an 8 percent increase in full-year retail sales for 2015.Chevrolet grew its retail market share faster than any other full-line brand in the ...

American Water files another injection appeal

WEATHERSFIELD - American Water Management Services is fighting a judge's dismissal of its appeal of a state commission's ruling that has kept operations at the company's local injection well idle since it was linked to seismic activity more than a year ago.AWMS is appealing the court's Dec. 18 ...

Mixed results for local bank stocks

Local bank stocks saw little movement in trading Tuesday, with Cortland Bancorp losing 15 cents per share to close at $15.75 and First Niles Financial standing pat at $9 per share.

Business & Labor at a glance

Local banks' stocks unchangedLocal bank stocks held steady Monday in the first day of trading in 2016. Cortland Bancorp remained at $15.90 a share, and First Niles Financial stood pat at $9 a share.Nov. construction spending fallsWASHINGTON - U.S. construction spending fell in November for the ...

Gas prices on par with last year’s

WARREN - With the start of the new year, local consumers are seeing gas prices comparable what what they were at the end of 2015.And, according to auto club AAA, there is little difference between this week's gas prices and what they were a year ago.In Ohio on Monday, the average cost of a ...

People on the move

REAL LIVING VOLPINI GROUP RECOGNIZES TOP AGENTS: Real Living Volpini Group's Howland office recently recognized three of its top producing real estate agents who received the Ohio Association of Realtors President Sales Club Awards in 2015. The Award of Distinction for $2.5 million in sales ...

Energy management comes to Valley

BOARDMAN - Rodney Nespeca decided last year to rebrand his energy management company to better position it for growth.He chose Parkside Power as the company's new name in honor of West Parkside Drive, which is the street he lived on while growing up in Boardman."Parkside represents a fresh ...

OUTLOOK 2016

NEW YORK -Investing is becoming more of a grind. Expect it to stay that way. Analysts, mutual-fund managers and other forecasters are telling investors to expect lower returns from stocks and bonds in 2016 than in past years.They're also predicting more severe swings in prices. Remember that 10 ...

Penn National sets compliance timeline

AUSTINTOWN - Penn National Gaming, which was notified in November that it was out of compliance with Nasdaq requirements, announced it will submit its 2015 third quarter report to the Securities and Exchange Commission by Feb. 29, when audited financial statements for the year are due.Nasdaq ...

Mixed results for local bank stocks

Local bank stocks had mixed results in trading Thursday, with Cortland Bancorp closing 15 cents higher at $15.90 per share and First Niles Financial standing pat at $9 per share.

Lower oil prices hurts stocks

The latest downturn in crude oil prices put investors in a selling mood Wednesday, pulling U.S. stocks lower for the second time this week.The market decline, which wiped out some of the gains from a rally the day before, came on lighter-than-usual trading ahead of the New Year's Day ...

Court rules against refund request by defunct RG Steel

WARREN - The 11th District Court of Appeals has struck down an attempt by owners of the now defunct RG Steel to get more than $1 million in taxes overpaid by a predecessor of the steelmaker, WCI Steel, refunded.The ruling denies RG Steel's try to force Trumbull County Auditor Adrian Biviano and ...

Weight Watchers stock soars as Oprah ads air

NEW YORK - Weight Watchers is getting another boost from Oprah Winfrey.The weight-loss company's shares soared Wednesday as a TV commercial starring Winfrey began to air.The commercial shows past videos of Winfrey working out and referencing her struggle with weight, a frequent topic of her ...

Credit card ‘skimmers’ found at Ohio gas pumps

LOVELAND - Authorities in southwest Ohio are warning motorists about a string of credit-card "skimmer" devices discovered on gas pumps in recent weeks.Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes told WLWT-TV authorities are investigating after two credit card skimmers were found at gas stations in ...

Mixed results for local bank stocks

Local bank stocks had mixed results in trading Wednesday, with Cortland Bancorp closing a quarter higher at $15.75 per share and First Niles Financial standing pat at $9 per share.Staff reports

Puerto Rico will default on $37 million in interest

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Puerto Rico's governor announced Wednesday that the U.S. territory will meet $594 million in bond payments due next week but will still default on $37 million in interest.Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla said the payment includes $329 million in general obligation bonds. ...