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In this Wednesday, March 29, 2017, file photo, the Samsung Galaxy S8, right, and S8 Plus appear on display after a news conference, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

Tests find Samsung’s S8 phones more prone to screen cracks

NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung’s latest phones feature big wraparound screens and lots of glass. They also appear to break more easily, according to tests run by SquareTrade, a company that sells gadget-repair plans. The nearly all-glass design of Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus makes them ...

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Magnifique: Investors applaud French vote with stock rally NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks joined a worldwide rally after the first round of France’s presidential election over the weekend raised expectations that the European Union and euro currency will hold together. A candidate seen as ...

This April 3, 2017, file photo, shows the Alcoa Corporate Center behind the Seventh Street Bridge, also known as the Andy Warhol Bridge, in Pittsburgh.  (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

Alcoa moving headquarters back to Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Alcoa Corp. is moving its global headquarters — but very few jobs — back to Pittsburgh, where the 129-year-old company had been based until moving to New York City in 2006. Alcoa has maintained offices in Pittsburgh and 10 of the 15 employees at its New York ...

Starbucks barista has meltdown over Unicorn Frappuccino

SEATTLE (AP) — A Starbucks barista has taken to social media hoping to make orders for the coffee chain’s much buzzed about Unicorn Frappuccino disappear. Starbucks’ entry into the unicorn food craze was released Wednesday and its popularity was too much for 19-year-old Colorado barista ...

Columbiana County Property Transfers

Center Township Dale Valentine to Christina Cousins, home on state Route 164; $140,000. Columbiana Estate of Dean Vestal to Valley Investment Group home Blueberry Drive; $85,000. Helen Steitz to Carol Robb, trustee, home on Lakeview Drive, $104,000. Richard and Rosann Schwartz to Total ...

Gas prices will rise this summer but should remain low

NEW YORK (AP) — You didn’t think those super-low gas prices would last forever, did you? The U.S. government says a rebound in oil prices means drivers will be paying more at the pump this summer than last year. But that will still be a bargain compared to just a few years ago. The Energy ...

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US employers posted more jobs in February and quitting fell WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers posted more open positions in February, but the number of people getting hired and the number quitting jobs fell. The overall figures suggest that the job market remains healthy, although it has yet ...

NY makes tuition free, but students must stay after college

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — There’s a big string attached to New York’s free middle-class college tuition initiative: Students must stay in the state after graduation or else pay back the benefit. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday that the requirement was added to protect the state’s ...

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Wells claws back $75 million from top execs in sales scandal NEW YORK (AP) — The problems at Wells Fargo and its overly aggressive sales culture date back at least 15 years, and management had little interest in dealing with the issue until it spiraled out of control resulting in millions ...

Columbiana County Property Transfers

Butler Township Robert and Nancy Amey to Michael and Roberta Chapman, home and 3.2 acres on U.S. Route 62; $160,000. Columbiana Edward and Deanna Carman to Halley and Cory Pancake, home on Hawkins Lane; $168,000. Deborah Rosich to Dustin Millikin, home on Market Street; $68,000. Sherri ...