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Published: Tue, September 11, 2012 @ 12:00 a.m.

Software workshop

YOUNGSTOWN

Linda Richardson of All Clear Translations will offer a localization training workshop for software developers from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Youngstown Business Incubator in downtown Youngstown.

The workshop will cover developing software for internationalization. It will include localization tips and guidelines to create a seamless translation.

For information or to register, contact Rose Shaffer at rshaffer@ybi.org, or call 330-599-4583.

Fla. company buys shopping center

CANFIELD

A shopping center at 525 E. Main St. was sold to a Naples, Fla., company for $9 million Friday.

The shopping center houses a Giant Eagle and US Bank. According to records from the Mahoning Couunty Recorder’s office, MB Canfield Main LLC transferred the center to Apex Century Colonial Plaza LLC. The land is valued at $1.58 million.

Injection-well protest

RAVENNA

Individuals opposed to injection wells are having a rally from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday beginning at Congregational Church, 266 Chestnut St. The purpose is to protest the number of injection wells in Portage County.

Toys ‘R’ Us to launch own tablet computer

WAYNE, N.J.

Toys “R” Us said Monday that it plans to launch next month its own tablet computer aimed at children, introducing a low-priced entry into the increasingly crowded tablet business.

The news comes ahead of the holiday season, which can account for up to 40 percent of retailers’ annual sales. Toys “R” Us has focused on exclusive toys rather than discounts as it faces tough competition from online retailers such as Amazon.com and discounters including Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

The Toys “R” Us 7-inch touchscreen tablet, called “Tabeo,” will come with 50 pre-installed apps selected for children, including games such as Angry Birds and Fruit Ninja and a book app called istorybooks. The tablet will be equipped with WiFi and run on Google Inc.’s Android 4.0 operating system.

It will be launched Oct. 21 and retail for $149.99.

Americans cut credit-card use

WASHINGTON

Americans cut back on borrowing in July for the first time in nearly a year. Credit-card use fell for the second- straight month, suggesting many consumers remain cautious in the face of high unemployment and slow growth.

Total consumer borrowing dipped $3.3 billion in July from June to a seasonally adjusted $2.705 trillion, the Federal Reserve said Monday. It was the first decline since August 2011. The drop in credit-card debt offset a small rise in a measure of auto and student loans.

Consumer debt declined even though Americans boosted their spending in July by the most in five months, according to government data released last week.

Vindicator staff/wire reports


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