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Investing in consumer satisfaction

Dear Mr. Berko: One of the men I admire is Claes Fornell, whom I met at Duke University. He developed the American Customer Satisfaction Index, or ASCI, and also manages an exchange-traded fund by that name. He purchases companies for his ETF that have the highest customer satisfaction rate, using his patented algorithm to identify ... (full story)


Youngstown’s Kitchen Incubator gives chefs a chance

“It always smells good” at the Youngstown Common Wealth Kitchen Incubator, said Thomas Phibbs, the incubator’s manager and sole employee.
The kitchen incubator (https://www.cwkitchenincubator.org), one of only three in Ohio, is a full-scale commercial kitchen set up to take a food business from idea to success, ... (full story)


Nuclear plant owners expand search for rescue to more states

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The natural gas boom that has hammered coal mines and driven down utility bills is hitting nuclear power plants, sending multi-billion-dollar energy companies in search of a financial rescue in states where competitive electricity markets have compounded the effect.
Fresh off victories in Illinois and ... (full story)


Yahoo Finance and reinvesting dividends

Dear Mr. Berko: I'm writing for our 18-member investment club, which has been active since 1994. In 2008, we discovered Yahoo Finance. It was great, and we used it to help us research stocks for our $677,000 portfolio. It was first-rate and superbly laid out, with volumes of useful information in a logical and easy-to-understand for ... (full story)


East Columbus data center honored for environment-friendly efforts

An East Columbus data center that serves clients around the world recently was named GreenSpotLight Award winner by the city of Columbus for its exemplary environmental performance.
CeraNet, founded in 1996 as an application development and hosting firm, has evolved into a leader in data center solutions, according to the company ... (full story)