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Local bank stocks stand pat

February 9, 2016 Local bank stocks remained the same after trading Monday, with Cortland Bancorp holding at $16.30 per share and First Niles Financial staying at $9 per share. more »»

Preparer fraud high on IRS list of scams

February 7, 2016 Tribune Chronicle The Internal Revenue Service is warning taxpayers to be on the lookout for unscrupulous return preparers, one of the most common “Dirty Dozen” tax scams seen during tax season. more »»

LinkedIn shares hit by investors

February 6, 2016 SAN FRANCISCO — Investors gave LinkedIn a poor job review Friday in the form of a dramatic sell-off that wiped out nearly $11 billion in the professional networking site’s market value. more »»

Apple will accept banged-up iPhones

February 6, 2016 NEW YORK (AP) — Apple for the first time is accepting banged up iPhones as a trade-in from those wanting to upgrade. more »»

Stocks, jobs lose ground

February 6, 2016 NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks posted steep losses Friday, ending the week with broad declines, as investors fretted over a report showing that U.S. job creation slowed last month. more »»

Mixed results for local bank stocks

February 6, 2016 Local bank stocks were mixed in trading Friday, with Cortland Bancorp losing a penny to close at $16.30 per share and First Niles Financial holding steady at $9 per share. more »»

Hopeful sign for economy: Job hunting ticking up

February 6, 2016 WASHINGTON — For most of an agonizingly slow recovery from the Great Recession, millions of out-of-work Americans huddled on the sidelines of the job market. more »»

Twitter seeks out terrorism activity

February 6, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Twitter is now using spam-fighting technology to seek out accounts that might be promoting terrorist activity and is examining other accounts related to those flagged for possibl... more »»

Many see optimism despite slow job growth

February 6, 2016 WASHINGTON — Consider looking past January’s so-so job growth. At first glance, Friday’s government report on U.S. more »»

Penn National Gaming boosts earnings

February 5, 2016 Penn National Gaming, which owns and operates the Austintown racino, reported strong fourth-quarter earnings that exceeded expectations. Among the company’s successful ventures, Jay A. more »»

Business & labor at a glance

February 5, 2016 Local bank stocks stay level Thurs. There was no change in local bank stocks after trading Thursday, with Cortland Bancorp closing at $16.31 a share and First Niles Financial closing at $9. more »»

Jan. auto sales level; Cruze sales off 5 pct.

February 4, 2016 U.S. automakers were attributing the less-than-1 percent declines in January auto sales to East Coast snowstorms, but the Lordstown-built Chevrolet Cruze saw a year-over-year drop of 5 percent. more »»

Business & labor at a glance

February 4, 2016 Local bank stocks end mixed Wed. After gaining 66 cents a share in trading Tuesday, Cortland Bancorp slid 19 cents Wednesday to close at $16.31 a share. more »»

Michaels buys Pat Catan’sTribune Chronicle The parent company of craft retailer Michaels has purchased the parent company of craft retailer Pat Catan’s in a $150 million deal. The Michaels Companies Inc. is taking over Strongsville, Ohio-based Lamrite Wes

February 4, 2016 The parent company of craft retailer Michaels has purchased the parent company of craft retailer Pat Catan’s in a $150 million deal. The Michaels Companies Inc. more »»

Stock market able to recover losses

February 2, 2016 NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market was able to recover from steep losses to close slightly lower on Monday as investors looked past another steep drop in the price of oil and renewed concerns about... more »»

Business & labor at a glance

February 2, 2016 Reverse job fair on Friday The Mahoning County Board of DD and other groups will hold a reverse job fair Friday at ITT Technical Institute, 1030 Meridian Road, Youngstown. more »»

Alphabet over Apple as most valuable firm

February 2, 2016 SAN FRANCISCO — Alphabet now comes before Apple atop the list of the world’s most valuable companies. more »»

Europe’s economy faces ‘downside risks’0

February 2, 2016 FRANKFURT, Germany— European Central Bank head Mario Draghi has warned that the “downside risks” facing Europe’s economy have increased due to the recent turmoil in emerging markets. more »»

Uber drivers unhappy as fares cut by 15 percent

February 2, 2016 NEW YORK (AP) — Uber drivers in New York City called Monday for a strike to protest the company’s decision to cut fares by 15 percent, as drivers rallied at the ride-sharing app’s New York... more »»

Business & labor at a glance

February 1, 2016 Business briefs BANKER NAMED MVEDC ‘LENDER OF THE YEAR’: Dan Schiavone, small-business lender in the Commercial Lending Department of Farmers National Bank, was honored by the Mahoning Valley... more »»



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