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Auto show: SUVs of all sizes; Sonata aims for a comeback

NEW YORK (AP) — From high-performance muscle cars to hot-selling SUVs to cars hitting the U.S. market for the first time, the 2017 New York International Auto Show features a diverse lineup of new vehicles. The show officially opens to the public on Friday. Here are some of the buzz-worthy ...

Small business workshop scheduled for May 1

WHEELING — In observance of National Small Business Week, the West Virginia Small Business Development Center will waive the usual $35 fee for its workshop for aspiring and new small business owners. The agency is offering the workshop throughout the state, with the nearest to be held from ...

Danos adds new facility in Martins Ferry

MARTINS FERRY — Danos, a family-owned and managed oilfield service provider, is opening a new facility at 305 N. First St. and includes 2,500 square feet of office space and 6,000 square feet of shop space. Danos officials said the company is consolidating its Canonsburg office into the new ...

Quick takes

DONATION: Tish Dezordo-Menefee and Modern Woodmen of America Fraternal Financial Agency donated $2,500 to the Edison High School baseball program. Through its matching funds program, the agency was able to match the funds generated by the team’s fan cloth clothing fundraiser. The money ...

Real estate transfers

The following real estate transactions were recorded in Jefferson County: Pamela Martin to Nicholas and Cynthia Voytella, 6,123.4 square feet, Steubenville Township (survivorship). Frances Martin to Tessa Westbrook, lot 14, Original Shanghai. Taylor Cain to Kimberly Long, 2.16 acres, ...

Prodigy tries to re-route self-driving cars

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Austin Russell, now 22, was barely old enough to drive when he set out to create a safer navigation system for robot-controlled cars. His ambitions are about to be tested. Five years ago, Russell co-founded Luminar Technologies, a Silicon Valley startup trying to steer ...

N.J.’s internet gambling lifts casinos

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — There’s no longer much of a debate about it: Internet gambling is helping to save Atlantic City’s casinos. New Jersey’s online gambling market had its best month ever in March, registering an increase of more than 40 percent from a year ago as it helped ...

Wal-Mart to discount online-only items delivered to stores

NEW YORK (AP) — Starting this week, Wal-Mart will offer discounts on thousands of online-only items when customers elect to have them shipped to one of the company’s stores for pickup. The move is part of the retailer’s efforts to better compete with online leader Amazon. Initially, ...

Auto tech students visit CCAC

BLOOMINGDALE — Twenty-seven juniors and seniors in the automotive service tech program at the Jefferson County Joint Vocational School toured a local trade school to gear up for their future. Instructor Ron Reasoner and his students visited the Community College of Allegheny County on March ...

Report: Car insurance rates much higher in minority areas

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new report suggests that people living in urban minority neighborhoods could be paying as much as 30 percent more for car insurance, but an industry group says the report’s findings are flawed. Nonprofit investigative news organization ProPublica and Consumer Reports ...