Specialty Strip to take part in expo
Specialty Strip & Oscillating Inc. in Masury will participate at the 2012 MetalForm Expo Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas from Monday through Wednesday.
Specialty Strip & Oscillating Inc. is a supplier of conventional slit and oscillate coils in cold-rolled low carbon, high carbon, alloy and stainless steel.
The Youngstown & Warren Inventors Association will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Austintown Public Library, 600 S. Racoon Road.
The speaker will be Bob Jadloski, an inventor and entrepreneur from Niles. Jadloski is a representative for a new green-energy GeoTricity Technology product, the GeoVolt device.
He will discuss how this device uses natural gas to generate electricity with zero emissions and low cost for use at gas and oil shale well sites as well as by large gas users such as industrial, commercial and other users.
The meeting is open and free to the public.
Gorant plans ribbon-cutting
A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the new location of Gorant Chocolatier at 4259 Boardman-Canfield Road.
The Canfield store was opened to serve area customers and to introduce the company’s line of products to new customers.
The Canfield location carries candy, cards and gifts.
Apple shares fall 20% from peak
Apple’s stock fell Wednesday along with a sell-off in the broader market.
The stock of the world’s most-valuable company has fallen more than 20 percent from its all-time high of $705.07, hit Sept. 21.
That was the day the latest iPhone went on sale.
The sell-off comes as Apple readies other new products for sale, including the iPad Mini.
The Cupertino, Calif., company warned late last month that the costs of making new gadgets would cut into profit in its holiday quarter.
Apple Inc. still has the world’s heftiest market capitalization at $548 billion.
Oil giant Exxon Mobil Corp. is next, at nearly $418 billion.
Apple shares fell 3.8 percent to close at $558 Wednesday.
The tech-heavy Nasdaq composite index fell 2.5 percent.
Vindicator staff/wire reports