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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Author:  Josh Medore YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Shoppers will turn out in droves on Black Friday, continuing the upward trend of revenues for the biggest shopping day of the year. Last year, consumers across the country spent an estimated $12.3 billion on Black Friday. On Cyber Monday, Dec. 1, Internet sales are expected to rise again -- as they have every year since online shopping entered the mainstream -- after a year-over-year increase of 16% in 2013. The days are dominated by big box chains opening at midnight to offer huge discounts...

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Author:  Josh Medore YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Shoppers will turn out in droves on Black Friday, continuing the upward trend of revenues for the biggest shopping day of the year. Last year, consumers across the country spent an estimated $12.3 billion on Black Friday. On Cyber Monday, Dec. 1, Internet sales are expected to rise again -- as they have every year since online shopping entered the mainstream -- after a year-over-year increase of 16% in 2013. The days are dominated by big box chains opening at midnight to offer huge discounts...

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

CLEVELAND -- Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic are expanding their health education collaboration to include dental and nursing students on the campus already planned for the institutions’ medical students. The announcement comes as the university and hospital system submitted designs and renderings for the 485,000-square-foot quadrangle building to the Cleveland City Planning Commission in advance of meetings next week. The architecture firm Foster + Partners designed the Health Education Campus to stand on the same 11-acre parcel originally...

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- With electric clippers and straight razors Wednesday morning, five barbers from Excalibur Barber quickly, adeptly and gently removed the hair eight men had allowed to grow on their faces this month. And with that, this year’s “Movember” came to an end. The eight -- Patrick Wilson, Mike Case, Brian Laraway, Dan Ricchuiti, Jon Sherman, Jonathon Fauvie, Don Koenig and Dennis LaRue -- agreed at the beginning of November to not shave parts of their faces this month in hopes of getting comments about their moustaches, goatees and extended sideburns....

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Author:  Dan O'Brien CANFIELD, Ohio -- Emily Moon, a senior at the Mahoning County Career & Technical Center, says that her high school science-based curriculum has helped her decide on what she'd like to do after graduation. "I'm in biotech, so I'm going into the medical field," Moon said. "There are a lot of opportunities in nursing right now." She and other students at MCCTC received a sample of the opportunities that await them in post-secondary education or training at the 15th annual College and Trade Fair held at the school...

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Author:  Dan O'Brien NILES, Ohio -- A Niles manufacturer that produces expanded metal products is busy doing some expanding of its own. Last month, Niles Expanded Metals & Plastics acquired Metalspand Inc. in Waurika, Okla., since renamed Metalspand by Niles. Next on the agenda is moving into new markets in the South and the Northwest, says company President Bill Phillips Jr. “We’re looking south of Atlanta and in the Seattle area for other opportunities,” Phillips says. “We want to create a small operation that can compete in...

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

WASHINGTON -- More consumers are reporting they intend to spend for the holidays than they did last year, a survey finds. It was conducted for the Consumer Federation of America and Credit Union National Association and compared projected holiday spending in 2014 compared to 2013. This year, 10% of respondents said they expect to spend more while 33% said they would spend less. In 2013, 13% said they would spend more while 32% said they would spend less. The proportion who said they would spend less has declined steadily from 55% in 2008 to 32% last year before...

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. -- Retail sales of new vehicles in the month of November are projected to reach their highest level, 1.1 million units, for the month since 2001, a 5.5% increase on a selling-day adjusted basis, compared with November 2013, say J.D. Power and LMC Automotive. This November has one fewer selling day than November 2013. The seasonally adjusted annualized rate is expected to reach 13.5 million units, 200,000 units stronger than in November 2013, according to the monthly sales forecast that Power and LMC developed. Retail transactions are the most...

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Foreclosure rates in Youngstown-Warren-Boardman metro area decreased for the month of September over the same period last year, according to newly released data from CoreLogic, a California-based provider of financial data. The rate of Youngstown-Warren-Boardman area foreclosures among outstanding mortgage loans was 2.15% for the month of September, a decrease of 1.31% compared to September 2013 when the rate was 3.46%. Foreclosure activity in Youngstown-Warren-Boardman was higher than the national foreclosure rate, which was 1.60% for September....

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

SALEM, Ohio --The city is asking the community to submit nominations of prospective industrial sites that could be targeted for environmental assessment, cleanup and eventual reuse. The Sustainable Opportunity Development Center Inc. is hosting a community and stakeholder outreach program Dec. 11 that invites the public to select preferred brownfield properties that could one day be redeveloped. Sites will be identified by the city through community nominations and ground surveys. The city would then use two grants awarded by the United States Environmental...

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