Nonprofits vie for technology services

Nonprofits vie for technology services


Data Recovery Services and PALO Creative are giving away $30,000 in technology services and solutions plus a website makeover to one local nonprofit in the Mahoning Valley.

The community is being asked to help narrow the pool of candidates by voting online. To vote, go to and click on the nonprofit tab at the top of the Web page.

The top five nonprofits receiving the most votes will move to the next round where their technology needs will be evaluated by a panel of community leaders and DRS. One winner will be picked through a combination of panel votes and the community’s vote.

Coca-Cola struggles


Coca-Cola is struggling to sell more soda in the U.S., and it can’t seem to catch a break.

The world’s largest beverage maker on Tuesday blamed a confluence of factors including unusually bad weather for its disappointing second-quarter results. It cited cold, wet conditions at home and flooding in parts of Europe for weak volume growth globally. Profit declined 4 percent.

The temporary setbacks clouded the underlying challenge the company faces in North America and other developed markets, where soda consumption has been declining for years amid criticism that sugary drinks fuel obesity rates.

Hybrid upgrades


Ford Motor Co. is offering free upgrades to U.S. and Canadian hybrid customers to improve their fuel economy.

The company plans to recalibrate the vehicle- control systems on 77,000 Ford C-Max and Fusion hybrids and Lincoln MKZ hybrids from the 2013 model-year.

Some customers have complained that the cars aren’t getting the 47-mile-per-gallon fuel economy promised in Ford’s advertising.

Ford will notify owners next month.

Vindicator staff/wire reports

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