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Just buy it

Dear Mr. Berko: My 19-year-old daughter is a saver and wants to buy 47 shares of Nike. I don't know enough about stocks to advise her. What can you tell me about Nike? Would she be making a wise decision? -- FS, Kankakee, Ill.
Dear FS: Nike, the Greek goddess of victory, was born in January 1964 as Blue Ribbon Sports. BRS initial ... (full story)


Automation continues to grow at local manufacturers

If robots are indeed taking over the workplace, they've apparently found a home in Ohio.
Ohio had the second largest amount of industrial robots in 2015, according to the Brookings Metropolitan Policy program. The state had 20,415 robots, about 8.7 percent of the nation's total of 244,305.
"While industrial robots are by ... (full story)


Yellen sounds upbeat on economy, signaling likely rate hike

Yellen sounds upbeat on economy, signaling likely rate hike

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Sunday sketched a bright outlook for the U.S. economy and for inflation prospects in coming months, saying the impact of the recent hurricanes will likely slow economic growth slightly but only temporarily and should be followed by a rebound by year's end.
Her comments ... (full story)


National legal network formed to combat sex discrimination

NEW YORK (AP) — A prominent women's rights advocacy group has recruited more than 70 attorneys from 15 states to form a national legal network intended to assist women and girls who are victims of sex discrimination.
Fatima Goss Graves, president of the Washington-based National Women's Law Center, announced the formation o ... (full story)


Redesign, move, declutter _ businesses fix workspace issues

Redesign, move, declutter _ businesses fix workspace issues

NEW YORK (AP) — Triangle Pest Control's original workspace was a 2,000-square-foot garage housing 25 people — the technicians who did the bug control work, as well as all the sales and support staffers. It was hard for employees to handle phone calls when everyone sat so close together.
"We were all crammed in,&q ... (full story)