Business

Lowe’s to lay off about 125 workers, move jobs to India

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Home improvement retailer Lowe’s says it’s laying off approximately 125 information technology workers, the third round of job cuts this year. Chief Information Officer Paul Ramsay said in a memo that the affected workers were notified Wednesday. He said the ...

Consumers increased borrowing by smallest amount since 2011

WASHINGTON (AP) — American consumers increased their borrowing at the slowest pace in April than they have in almost six years. Credit card spending growth slowed, while borrowing gains for school and autos also cooled. The Federal Reserve reports that total consumer borrowing rose $8.2 ...

Ford increasing summer production of SUVs

DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. will operate its Kentucky SUV plant for an extra week this summer to meet demand for the Ford Escape and Lincoln MKC. Ford’s North American plants normally have a two-week shutdown in July, but the Louisville Assembly Plant will take only one week. It will ...

Amazon offers Prime discount to those on government benefits

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is making a play for low-income shoppers. The online leader is offering a discount on its pay-by-month Prime membership for people who receive government assistance. The move, announced Tuesday, is seen by some analysts as an attempt to go after rival Walmart’s ...

Uber dismisses over 20 employees after law firm’s probe

DETROIT (AP) — Uber has fired more than 20 employees after a law firm investigated complaints of sexual harassment, bullying, discrimination and other violations of company policies. The recent firings included both managers and lower-level workers, some of whom retaliated against employees ...

First Choice America employees honored, awards announced

WEIRTON — First Choice America Credit Union’s annual Employee Appreciation event took place earlier this spring as 15 employees were honored with service awards at the Williams Golf and Country Club in Weirton. “As chairman of the Board, I wish to thank and congratulate each employee of ...

Google’s Chrome browser to block some ads starting in ’18

NEW YORK (AP) — Websites that run annoying ads such as pop-ups may find all ads blocked by Google’s Chrome browser starting next year. The digital-ad giant’s announcement comes as hundreds of millions of internet users have already installed ad blockers on their desktop computers and ...

US auto sales fall for fifth straight month in May

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. auto sales fell for the fifth straight month in May, bolstering expectations for the first annual sales decline since 2009. Some industry analysts lowered predictions for the year as General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, Hyundai and Toyota all reported May decreases compared ...

Pepperberry Suites’ Howell receives statewide honor

CHESTER — Lisa Howell, a care aide at The Orchards Pepperberry Suites assisted living facility, received the Outstanding Assisted Living Professional Award this month during the West Virginia Health Care Association’s annual convention in Morgantown. The WVHCA presents the award annually ...

Carter named ‘rising star’ by Super Lawyers

WELLSVILLE — Gregory Q. Carter of Wellsville has been named a Rising Star by the Super Lawyers Organization in 2017 and one of the Top 40 Lawyers under 40 by the National Black Lawyers Association. Carter is the son of Quenton Carter and Paula Barz of Wellsville and grandson of the late ...