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Fiat Chrysler in Talks with Foxconn to Develop Electric Cars

ASSOCIATED PRESSMILAN (AP) — Fiat Chrysler is in talks with the Chinese company Foxconn to develop and manufacture battery-powered vehicles, the U.S.-Italian automaker said Friday. Fiat Chrysler is in the process of merging with France’s PSA Peugeot, which is 12% owned by Chinese company Dongfeng Motor Co. Both Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot have lagged in […]

ASSOCIATED PRESSMILAN (AP) — Fiat Chrysler is in talks with the Chinese company Foxconn to develop and manufacture battery-powered vehicles, the U.S.-Italian automaker said Friday. Fiat Chrysler is in the process of merging with France's PSA Peugeot, which is 12% owned by Chinese company Dongfeng Motor Co. Both Fiat Chrysler...

NBC Hopes ‘Free’ Makes Peacock Stand Out in Streaming Era

By TALI ARBEL AP Technology WriterNEW YORK (AP) — NBCUniversal is launching a new streaming service that will have a large part available for free, an approach it hopes will resonate with people who aren’t interested in traditional TV. The service, Peacock, will debut April 15 for customers of Comcast, NBCUniversal’s parent company. Everyone else […]

By TALI ARBEL AP Technology WriterNEW YORK (AP) — NBCUniversal is launching a new streaming service that will have a large part available for free, an approach it hopes will resonate with people who aren't interested in traditional TV. The service, Peacock, will debut April 15 for customers of Comcast,...

Mahoning Commissioners OK Mall CRA Application

BOARDMAN, Ohio – The Mahoning County Board of Commissioners Thursday morning approved creation of a Community Reinvestment Area at the Southern Park Mall to help offset costs of the $30 million renovation now underway.  Commissioners held their regularly scheduled meeting at the Boardman Township Government Center to consider the incentive for the mall project. The […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio – The Mahoning County Board of Commissioners Thursday morning approved creation of a Community Reinvestment Area at the Southern Park Mall to help offset costs of the $30 million renovation now underway.  Commissioners held their regularly scheduled meeting at the Boardman Township Government Center to consider the incentive...

EmpowHERment Pushes Women to Find Their ‘Thinking Branch’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – When Brea Schmidt and her husband endured a miscarriage, it was a season of life that caused her to slow down and reflect on the important things in her life. The Pittsburgh-based speaker, photographer, writer and mother of three uses her blog, The Thinking Branch, to connect women and help mothers feel […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – When Brea Schmidt and her husband endured a miscarriage, it was a season of life that caused her to slow down and reflect on the important things in her life. The Pittsburgh-based speaker, photographer, writer and mother of three uses her blog, The Thinking Branch, to connect...

Thomases Endowment Gives $30K to Oh Wow

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Thomases Family Endowment of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation has donated $30,000 to Oh Wow! The Roger & Gloria Children’s Center for Science & Technology. The gift supports the museum’s purchase of the McRory Building in December. With the purchase of the building, the children’s museum plans to expand and offer […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Thomases Family Endowment of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation has donated $30,000 to Oh Wow! The Roger & Gloria Children’s Center for Science & Technology. The gift supports the museum’s purchase of the McRory Building in December. With the purchase of the building, the children’s museum...

Ford Nature Center to Close for Renovations

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Ford Nature Center will be closed for renovations starting Feb. 1. The closure marks the official start to the center’s redevelopment project, according to a release by Mill Creek MetroParks. The project is expected to take up to 24 months to complete with an anticipated reopening in spring or summer of 2022. […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Ford Nature Center will be closed for renovations starting Feb. 1. The closure marks the official start to the center's redevelopment project, according to a release by Mill Creek MetroParks. The project is expected to take up to 24 months to complete with an anticipated reopening in...

Phoenix Rehab Acquires TuDor Physical Therapy

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Pittsburgh-based Phoenix Rehabilitation and Health Services has acquired TuDor Physical Therapy as it makes its first foray into Ohio.  The acquisition of TuDor brings to 117 the total number of clinicsoperated by Phoenix Rehab. “With Phoenix’s partnership, we are now part of a national practice and will be equipped to provide enhanced […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Pittsburgh-based Phoenix Rehabilitation and Health Services has acquired TuDor Physical Therapy as it makes its first foray into Ohio.  The acquisition of TuDor brings to 117 the total number of clinicsoperated by Phoenix Rehab. “With Phoenix’s partnership, we are now part of a national practice and will...

Want to Sell on Amazon? Businesses Must Weigh Pros, Cons

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) — While many small manufacturers and retailers believe Amazon is the place to be, Lyris Autran is forgoing the opportunity. Autran wants to keep the prices on her leashes, bowls and other products for dogs competitive. It costs money to sell on Amazon.com — a 15% […]

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) — While many small manufacturers and retailers believe Amazon is the place to be, Lyris Autran is forgoing the opportunity. Autran wants to keep the prices on her leashes, bowls and other products for dogs competitive. It costs money to sell...

Emphasis on US Exports, Trade Secrets in China Trade Deal

By KEVIN FREKING and PAUL WISEMAN Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China reached a trade deal  Wednesday that eases tensions between the world’s two biggest economies, offers massive export opportunities for U.S. farms and factories, and promises to do more to protect American trade secrets. Still, the Phase 1 agreement leaves unresolved […]

By KEVIN FREKING and PAUL WISEMAN Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China reached a trade deal  Wednesday that eases tensions between the world's two biggest economies, offers massive export opportunities for U.S. farms and factories, and promises to do more to protect American trade secrets. Still, the...