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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

WASHINGTON – Banks and thrifts insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. reported aggregate third-quarter net income of $40.4 billion, the FDIC announced Tuesday, up $1.9 billion, or 5.1% from the same quarter a year ago. The increase in profits was the result of $3.2 billion less in noninterest expense (such as wages, employee benefits, […]

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

SHARON, Pa. – Shelby Camerlengo, one of the owners of Brewtus Brewing Co. in Sharon, Pa., is looking forward to her first Small Business Saturday. In fact, the restaurant is opening two hours early Saturday. “We actually don’t open until 11 for lunch so we decided to switch things up a little bit and we’re […]

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued six new horizontal well permits in the Utica shale basin during the week ended Nov. 21, the agency reports. All of the new permits are issued for prospective wells targeted for the central or southern tier of the oil and gas play, where wells have […]

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

GIRARD, Ohio – The Gibson Insurance Agency LLC will again donate a total of $10,000 to 10 charitable organizations across the Mahoning Valley this holiday season. The agency has posted a poll to its Facebook page, asking visitors to vote for which of 10 non-profit organizations they would like to receive the largest donation, $5,000. […]

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — High school students in the 13th congressional district are invited to compete in the 2015 Congressional App Challenge, U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan announced Tuesday. Occupations in the STEM fields – science, technology, engineering and science — are projected to grow at nearly twice the rate of non-STEM occupations between 2008 and 2018, […]

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – National retail and restaurant chains are welcome in Salem, but Audrey Null also recognizes the importance of spending money with locally owned businesses. “I know local businesses are in need of more business,” the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce’s executive director says. “If you spend $100 at a local business, it does […]

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Local unemployment rates edged upward in October from the month before, according to data released this morning by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Unemployment rates last month in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties all rose a tenth of a percentage point from September. Trumbull County’s jobless rate of 5.5% […]

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Publishing Co., parent of The Business Journal, has promoted four individuals and realigned its  executive team, Publisher and President Andrea Wood announces. Michael Moliterno, video production manager and anchor of the Daily BUZZ, has been named vice president of operations. Among his new responsibilities are managing digital and social media […]

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

PITTSBURGH – The Office of the Controller of the Currency and the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland have signed off on First National Bank of Pennsylvania’s bid to acquire Metro Bank, F.N.B. Corp. announced Monday. F.N.B. Corp. is the holding company of First National Bank. F.N.B. and Metro Bancorp. Inc., based in Harrisburg, announced Aug. […]

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

WARREN, Ohio — The Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs are the topic of an information session at the Tech Belt Energy Innovation Center here Dec. 2. The event is hosted by the Valley Alliance for Science and Technology, a member organization of the center. This two-hour lunch seminar will focus […]

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