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Monday, July 14, 2014

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman applauded a Commerce Department ruling Friday on the dumping of imports in certain Oil Country Tubular Goods into the United States. Following months of efforts by the senators to urge the U.S. Commerce Department to crack down on countries that dump their steel in the U.S. market, the department ruled that it would do so by levying trade tariffs against the nine countries, including South Korea. The product is used for domestic oil exploration, especially shale. Steel produced for the U.S. energy market, such as...

Monday, July 14, 2014

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. -- Westminster College recently approved the creation of a minor in social media, which is available to students this fall semester, Jane Wood, vice president for academic affairs, says. The program will be offered through Westminster's department of communication studies, theater and art. It will include courses in the principles of technological and social communication, social media and Web planning, applied social media, design principles and practices and an internship with an emphasis on social media. The department of mathematics and...

Monday, July 14, 2014

CHICAGO -- A bad boss is a classic cause of grief in the workplace, but just how common are they? Some 63% of U.S. workers say their managers deserve grades of A or B and only 14% would assign a D or an F, finds a survey conducted by CareerBuilder. Nearly two in five, or 39%, said they are friends with their bosses, CareerBuilder learned. Among respondents, 24% gave their boss an A, 39% a B, 23% a C, 9% a D and 5% an F. Grades appear to be aligned with bosses' communication with employees. Some 31% of workers who interact in person several times a day with their boss...

Saturday, July 12, 2014

CANFIELD, Ohio -- Nearly 65 years after accountants Richard Hill, William Barth and Wally King first collaborated to form the Hill, Barth and King Accounting Firm, the firm now known as HBK CPAs and Consultants has relocated to 6603 Summit Drive. The public acccounting firm was founded in 1949. “As our flagship Youngstown office cuts the ribbon on a new 35,000-square-foot headquarters facility, bringing together HBK, HBKS Wealth Management, HBK Valuation Group and HBK Energy into one state-of-the-art location, we find ourselves at an exciting time in our history,”...

Saturday, July 12, 2014

CANFIELD, Ohio -- Nearly 65 years after accountants Richard Hill, William Barth and Wally King first collaborated to form the Hill, Barth and King Accounting Firm, the firm now known as HBK CPAs and Consultants has relocated to 6603 Summit Drive. The public acccounting firm was founded in 1949. “As our flagship Youngstown office cuts the ribbon on a new 35,000-square-foot headquarters facility, bringing together HBK, HBKS Wealth Management, HBK Valuation Group and HBK Energy into one state-of-the-art location, we find ourselves at an exciting time in our history,”...

Friday, July 11, 2014

Author:  Josh Medore YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Today, the day before the 16th annual Summer Festival of the Arts kicks off on the campus of Youngstown State University, a small contingent of vendors began pitching their tents and setting up their wares. With items that range from dresses to glassware and frog-themed vases to gourmet coffee, the show will feature 80 artists from several states, says the event coordinator, Lori Factor. The Summer Festival of the Arts begins at 10 a.m. Saturday and runs to 7 p.m. It resumes at 11 a.m. Sunday...

Friday, July 11, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Guhan Venkatu, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland's vice president and senior regional officer at the Pittsburgh branch, will discuss growth and employment changes since the recession across the Reserve Bank's major metropolitan statistical areas   during a Regional Chamber luncheon Aug. 5 at Mr. Anthony’s, 7440 South Ave., Boardman. Venkatu will review what the recovery has meant to the region in terms of jobs, output, earnings and housing, according to an announcement from the chamber. He also will share the Reserve Bank's views on the key...

Friday, July 11, 2014

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – Mahoning Valley media outlets will get an early inside look at the new Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course during a site tour Monday afternoon. “Carpet is being rolled out, video lottery terminals are being readied for installation and construction continues at a rapid pace,” the media advisory states.  “News media are invited to a hard-hat tour to get a look inside Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course as it gets nearer to its opening.” Thoroughbred racing is scheduled to get underway Nov. 24. In late June, officials with...

Friday, July 11, 2014

Author:  George Nelson YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, told reporters Thursday that he plans to run for reelection in 2016, but would consider seeking the Republican nomination for president if no one else addresses the economic issues he is concerned with who can win in the general election. “We’ve got to do something to change the way Washington creates the disincentive right now for competitiveness and growth and instead create an environment for success. If I don’t see other candidates providing that, who I...

Friday, July 11, 2014

WARREN, Ohio -- The timing could have been better for Greg Bartholomew. The owner of All American Cards & Comics, busy preparing for last weekend’s All AmeriCon comic-book convention that he has staged the past five years, was simultaneously preparing to move his Boardman store to its new location. “It’s been crazy but it’s gone off without a hitch,” he said. It’s not the first time timing hasn’t been Bartholomew’s friend. Within a few years of opening his first storefront in 1993, he saw the bottom drop out on the collectors’ market for comics and sports cards....

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