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9 years after recession began, some states still unrecovered MERIDIAN, Miss.— Nine years after the recession began, some states still haven’t fully recovered. That’s true in Mississippi, where job numbers and the overall size of the economy remain below 2008 levels. It’s also true in ...

Target locked in game of shipping tag with Wal-Mart, Amazon

NEW YORK (AP) — Target, Wal-Mart and Amazon are engaged in a game of shipping tag, each trying to adjust their free threshold and other shipping strategies to a level that can lure shoppers away from one of the other. Minneapolis-based Target has the furthest to go as it tries to put itself ...

US stock indexes end mostly lower; Nasdaq notches new high

A subdued day of trading on Wall Street ended Tuesday with stocks closing mostly lower even as the Nasdaq composite notched another record high. Utilities, phone companies and other high-dividend paying stocks were among the biggest decliners. Energy stocks also fell along with a drop in the ...

The blame game, ransomware edition: Who’s at fault?

NEW YORK (AP) — From governments to individuals, there’s plenty of finger-pointing going on following the latest global cyberattack. Who’s being targeted for blame? There’s Microsoft, whose ubiquitous Windows operating systems were compromised after attackers exploited a security ...

Dr. Ted Hill

Hill completes advanced medical course

EAST LIVERPOOL — Dr. Ted Hill has completed the advanced Clinical Mastery training program in clinical nutrition. Nutrition Response Testing is used by thousands of health practitioners of all types and specialties across the United States, including Osteopaths, MDs and Nutritionists. ...

Columbiana County Property Transfers

Butler Township Norman and Naomi Seely to Jason Smith Jr., 1 acre on U.S. Route 62; $12,000. Center Township U.S. Bank to Greg and Lori Neel, home and 2.3 acres on Eagleton Road; $29,000. Columbiana James and Robert Couchenour to Raymond and Sandra Sell, home on Edgewood Drive; ...

Business Highlights

Aetna drops last 2 state markets under Affordable Care Act While Republicans rewrite the Affordable Care Act in Washington, the future of the current law has grown hazier with the nation’s third-largest health insurer completely divorcing itself from state-based insurance markets. Aetna ...

Business Briefs

Calcutta JCPenney receives company honor PLANO, Texas — J.C. Penney Company Inc. recently honored its top performing stores with the Founder’s Award at a special ceremony March 28 at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas. With more than 1,000 JCPenney ...

Microsoft aims to create a more versatile Windows 10

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft will try to make Windows 10 more versatile with a wave of new features for creating memories, exploring virtual scenery and hopscotching from personal computers to mobile devices. The added bells and whistles will roll out later this year as part of “Fall ...

Pictured is the therapy staff of the Salem Area Visiting Nurse Association. Together the staff represents nearly 110 years of experience in their fields. (Submitted photo)

SVNA nears a century of service

SALEM — Salem Area Visiting Nurse Association (SVNA) is approaching 100 years of service to the region. Originally started in 1919 under the National Red Cross, the SVNA was abandoned by the Red Cross in 1950 and Salem Home Nursing became incorporated as a non-profit agency in 1950. A ...