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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Hill GM in Eight-Four, Pa.

Jared Williams has been named general manager of Hill International Truck’s Eighty-Four, Pa., dealership. Williams joined the Hill International team in 2010 as a management trainee. After completing his MT program, Williams accepted a position as project manager and in 2012 was named ...

Columbiana County Property Transfers

Columbiana Deborah and Grant Williams III to Erik and Jane Buckingham, home on Royal Birkdale Drive; $380,000. Donald and Jennie Leffel to Bill and Lori Welsh, two lots on Quincy Avenue; $3,500. Edward McNee to Philip Graffy, home on North Pearl Street; $82,300. East Liverpool Richard ...

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U.S. home equity is back, so why aren’t more people borrowing? WASHINGTON— U.S. housing equity now equals 58 percent of home values, the highest such point since 2006. Yet borrowing against that equity has barely budged from post-recession lows, which helps explain why consumer spending ...

Interactive experiences a big part of casinos’ futures

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Getting new customers involved in more interactive experiences is going to be a big part of the future for casinos in the United States and around the world, participants in a major gambling conference predicted Wednesday. Casino executives, digital experts and ...

United CEO assures shareholders at meeting

CHICAGO (AP) — The CEO of United Airlines assured shareholders Wednesday that the company is doing all it can to be more customer-friendly since video surfaced of a passenger being violently ejected from a plane last month. At the company’s annual meeting, Oscar Munoz mentioned the April ...

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Fox News finds itself in an unaccustomed spot — out of first NEW YORK — Fox News Channel isn’t used to losing to its cable news rivals, but was beaten last week by MSNBC. In a more youthful demographic prized by advertisers, Fox finished third to MSNBC and CNN for the first time in 17 ...