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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

GIRARD, Ohio -- Looking for something unique for yourself or searching for a gift for someone special? Take a peek at the Junior Achievement Online Holiday Auction, now underway. Every bid placed will help 23,000 JA students in northeast Ohio learn about financial literacy, workforce readiness and entrepreneurship, officials said. Business owners who would like to support JA are invited to make a donation to be added to the auction catalog by clicking on the "Donate Items" button at the auction website (CLICK HERE). The auction ends at 9 p.m. Dec. 4. Junior...

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

WASHINGTON -- When Americans hit the road this year for Thanksgiving family gatherings, 31% will travel more than 500 miles, says a survey by GasBuddy.com released Monday. Another 31% will travel between 200 and 500 miles. This year, 92% will drive compared with 6.5% who fly. While Americans are spending on travel, 71% of survey respondents expect to spend less on Thanksgiving this year. Some 16% say that savings from lower gas prices is leading them to revise their plans this year. For some, that could mean stretching the Thanksgiving holiday and avoiding traffic....

Monday, November 17, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Applications are being accepted for the eighth year of the Mahoning Valley Local Government Leadership Academy. The 2015 edition of the event will run Tuesdays Jan. 27 through March 24. More than 160 Mahoning Valley residents have graduated from the academy since its founding. The nine-week series is offered to help people become effective government leaders. It also provides class members a broad perspective on how local government operations should be conducted. “The academy is geared especially for elected officials, those considering running...

Monday, November 17, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Applications are being accepted for the eighth year of the Mahoning Valley Local Government Leadership Academy. The 2015 edition of the event will run Tuesdays Jan. 27 through March 24. More than 160 Mahoning Valley residents have graduated from the academy since its founding. The nine-week series is offered to help people become effective government leaders. It also provides class members a broad perspective on how local government operations should be conducted. “The academy is geared especially for elected officials, those considering running...

Monday, November 17, 2014

NORTH JACKSON, Ohio -- The Things Remembered Fulfillment and Distribution Center at 500 S. Bailey Road will hold an on-site job fair today to fill more than 200 seasonal positions. The job fair, one of two recruitment events taking place today, will run from 5 to 7 p.m. Positions sought include engravers, embroidery machine operators, quality control and packing, and customer service. Additional recruiting events are scheduled for noon to 3 p.m. today at the Trumbull County OhioMeansJobs office, 280 N. Park Ave., Suite 1, Warren, and 9:30 a.m. to noon Nov. 19 at the...

Monday, November 17, 2014

CLEVELAND -- The conventional wisdom, buttressed by economic studies, holds that unemployment insurance deters those laid off from trying to find other work. Moreover, it’s believed that extending such benefits – to as long as 99 weeks – not only sustains the rate of unemployment, keeping it higher longer, but puts upward pressure on wages while creating fewer jobs. “A recent study has found that the extensions served to increase unemployment significantly by putting upward pressure on wages, leading to less job creation by firms,” write Pedro S. Amaral and Jessica...

Monday, November 17, 2014

Author:  Dan O'Brien YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Closing the Youngstown Mail and Processing Center here would not only cost the Mahoning Valley and the city needed jobs, but also place additional burdens on businesses and customers in the form of higher rates they would likely pay for bulk mail, those affected by the planned restructuring say. "If you had a mailing of 10,000 pieces going to Youngstown, you're now going to have to spend $430 more in postage," reports Paul Mahin, mailing specialist and account representative for City Printing,...

Monday, November 17, 2014

Author:  Michael Moliterno PITTSBURGH --0 A little-known fact about wombats is they become fiercely protective when they’re provoked. For this reason, three faculty members at Carnegie Mellon University decided to name their jointly developed software Wombat Security Technologies. Based on the findings of the largest national research project of its kind, the developers of the software seek to dissuade those who would inadvertently facilitate cyber attacks through education and training. “[Cyber attackers] are trying to get people,...

Monday, November 17, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A total of 8,300 new entities filed to do business in Ohio in October compared to 8,052 ib October 2013, reports the office of Secretary of State Jon Husted. From Jan. 1 through Oct. 31 the ofice the accepted with 79,968 new-business filings, an increase from 76,614 for the same time period last year. During 2012 and 2013, the state saw a record-setting number of new businesses file with 88,068 and 89,735 new companies filing to do business, respectively. Growth in online business filings has been steady and available online services continue to...

Monday, November 17, 2014

SHANGHAI -- General Motors and its joint ventures have sold 3 million vehicles in China to date in 2014. This is the second consecutive year that GM has reached the milestone, a month earlier than last year, the automaker said. In 2013, GM and its joint ventures hit 3 million sales in a calendar year on Dec. 12 for the first time in GM’s history in its largest market. This year the number was reached Nov. 14. “This achievement affirms that our broad portfolio of products is meeting the needs of vehicle buyers nationwide,” said Matt Tsien, president of GM China. “GM...

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