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Automobile Dealers Association Welcomes New Trade Pact

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The American International Automobile Dealers Association today welcomed the news that the United States, Canada and Mexico have agreed to a revamped version of the North American Free Trade Agreement. The trade pact, now known as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, is expected to be signed by the countries within 60 days. It […]

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- The American International Automobile Dealers Association today welcomed the news that the United States, Canada and Mexico have agreed to a revamped version of the North American Free Trade Agreement. The trade pact, now known as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, is expected to be signed by the...

eBay’s Retail Revival Teaches Warren Businesses

WARREN, Ohio – Evaline’s Bridal has been a Trumbull County institution for more than 70 years, first in downtown Warren and now at 5000 E. Market St., where the bridal shop relocated. It is now in the early stages of entering a new retail space, the world of online sales via the platform of e-commerce […]

WARREN, Ohio – Evaline’s Bridal has been a Trumbull County institution for more than 70 years, first in downtown Warren and now at 5000 E. Market St., where the bridal shop relocated. It is now in the early stages of entering a new retail space, the world of online sales...

Builders ‘Feast’ on Bustling Construction Season

Building Contractors ‘Feast’ on Bustling Construction Season

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Retail, industrial, commercial and pockets of residential construction are evident across the five-county region. And contractors see a big lift as they move into a building season that shows no signs of slowing down. Large industrial projects such as the $60 million expansion of Ellwood Quality Steel in New Castle, Pennsylvania, improvements […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Retail, industrial, commercial and pockets of residential construction are evident across the five-county region. And contractors see a big lift as they move into a building season that shows no signs of slowing down. Large industrial projects such as the $60 million expansion of Ellwood Quality Steel...

No Bricks and Mortar ‘Apocalypse’ for Retail

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NILES, Ohio — As Anthony Cafaro Jr. makes final preparations for his trip to RECon, The Global Retail Real Estate Convention, he muses over potential water cooler talk with industry colleagues. Cafaro, who is third-generation co-president of the Cafaro Co. with his brother, William, has been attending the convention since he was 13 years old. […]

NILES, Ohio -- As Anthony Cafaro Jr. makes final preparations for his trip to RECon, The Global Retail Real Estate Convention, he muses over potential water cooler talk with industry colleagues. Cafaro, who is third-generation co-president of the Cafaro Co. with his brother, William, has been attending the convention since...

eBay Rolls Out Training Program for Small Retailers

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WARREN, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13 Ohio, wants eBay to establish a physical presence in the Tech Belt Energy Innovation Center downtown as part of its retail revival program. The e-commerce giant announced in January that it had named Warren and Akron as the two cities for its U.S. pilot for retail revival, […]

WARREN, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13 Ohio, wants eBay to establish a physical presence in the Tech Belt Energy Innovation Center downtown as part of its retail revival program. The e-commerce giant announced in January that it had named Warren and Akron as the two cities for its...

Retailers See Hope in Shenango Mall Receivership

HERMITAGE, Pa. — Visitors to the Shenango Valley Mall have seen a retail center hollowing out. A year ago, it lost two anchor tenants – the Macy’s and Sears department stores – and other tenants have vacated since. Nevertheless, Vince Hillard sees opportunity. Hillard is co-owner of Leanna’s Books & More, one of the remaining […]

HERMITAGE, Pa. -- Visitors to the Shenango Valley Mall have seen a retail center hollowing out. A year ago, it lost two anchor tenants – the Macy’s and Sears department stores – and other tenants have vacated since. Nevertheless, Vince Hillard sees opportunity. Hillard is co-owner of Leanna’s Books &...

ABC Predicts Construction Industry’s Stability for 2018

WASHINGTON – Associated Builders and Contractors chief economist, Anirban Basu, predicts stability for the construction industry’s economy and expanding nonresidential construction spending in 2018. While construction project backlog and contractor confidence remain high heading into the new year, Basu warns there are risks to the 2018 outlook as a number of potential cost increases could come into […]

WASHINGTON – Associated Builders and Contractors chief economist, Anirban Basu, predicts stability for the construction industry’s economy and expanding nonresidential construction spending in 2018. While construction project backlog and contractor confidence remain high heading into the new year, Basu warns there are risks to the 2018 outlook as a number of potential...

Grove City Outlets Stay Relevant in Changing Retail Climate

GROVE CITY, Pa. — The Grove City Premium Outlets remain an economic driver for the Shenango Valley, even as an ever-growing number of shoppers turn to the internet to buy what they used to buy at malls. The outlet complex, which opened in August 1994, has 132 tenants and some 1,500 individuals who work in […]

GROVE CITY, Pa. -- The Grove City Premium Outlets remain an economic driver for the Shenango Valley, even as an ever-growing number of shoppers turn to the internet to buy what they used to buy at malls. The outlet complex, which opened in August 1994, has 132 tenants and some...