Taxi strike in Vegas affects company
The chief operating officer of Las Vegas’ second-largest taxicab company acknowledges striking drivers are affecting his operations.
Bill Shranko says Yellow-Checker-Star Transportation was only able to fill two-thirds of its 600 cabs the first shift after the strike took effect early Sunday.
Nevada Taxicab Authority spokeswoman Teri Williams didn’t immediately respond to messages seeking comment on the strike’s overall effect on Las Vegas.
Pollution trial goes on
Round two of New Hampshire’s marathon ground-water-contamination trial will open this week with defendant ExxonMobil calling its first witness.
Jurors are to return to the courtroom today after a weeklong break from testimony by hydrologists, economists, environmentalists and industry analysts as they determine if the state is owed damages for ExxonMobil’s use of the gasoline additive MTBE.
The state filed its products liability lawsuit a decade ago against 26 oil companies and distributors.
Vindicator wire reports
Selected local stocks
Aqua America, .70, 29.08 —.05
Clear Channel, .33 32.94 .25
Cortland Bancorp, 10.75.11
Farmers Nat., .126.32 .07
First Energy, 2.20, 39.49.01
FirstMerit Corp., .64,15.07 —.05
First Niles Financial, .32,7.18.00
First Place Fin., .0046.00
FNB Corp., .48,11.49.13
General Electric, .76,23.19—.03
Motors Liquidation, .0422.00
Huntington Bank, .16, 7.07.04
JP Morgan Chase, 1.20,48.91—.01
Key Corp, .20,9.33—.01
LaFarge, 16.76 —.07
Macy’s, .80, 40.68—.42
Parker Hannifin, 1.72, 94.52.04
RTI Intl. Metals,29.59—.08
Simon Prop. Grp.,4.60,159.961.10
Stoneridge 6.38 —.07
United Community Fin. 3.35—.01
Selected prices at 4 p.m. Friday. Provided by Stifel Nicolaus. Not to be construed as an offer or recommendation to buy or sell any security.