2 new retailers coming to complex
Two new retailers will join the Eastwood Mall Complex next year.
Hot Head Burrito, which serves a mix of fresh, fast-serve Mexican food, is under construction in the Great East Plaza close to U.S. Route 422 and the Panera Bread eatery there.
Five Below will make its debut next summer. The clothing store caters to the teen and preteen market.
Officials at Eastwood did not provide an opening date for Hot Head Burrito.
Groundbreaking set for credit union
Struthers Federal Credit Union will have a ceremonial groundbreaking ceremony at 5 p.m. Wednesday. The occasion will mark the beginning of construction on the credit union’s new building at Poland Avenue and Lakeshore Drive.
GM recalling pickups to fix seats
General Motors Co. is recalling nearly 22,000 full-size pickup trucks to fix problems with the seats.
The recall affects Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups from the 2014 model year that were sold in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The trucks have manual front reclining seat backs.
Canadian safety regulators say the seats could move in a rear-end crash, and the headrests may not protect passengers as designed.
GM says it doesn’t know of any crashes or injuries caused by the problem.
Dealers will inspect the seat backs and adjust them if needed.
Obama nominates Yellen to lead Fed
In a history-making selection, President Barack Obama nominated Janet Yellen to be chairman of the Federal Reserve, a critical post as the nation continues its fitful economic recovery. If confirmed, she would be the first woman to lead the powerful central bank.
Yellen, who currently holds the No. 2 spot at the Fed, would replace Ben Bernanke, whose eight-year tenure at the helm of the Fed ends Jan. 31.
Obama introduced Yellen as a “proven leader.” “And she’s tough, not just because she’s from Brooklyn,” he said. He credited her for being a consensus builder, adding: “She understands the human cost when people can’t find a job.”
Before selecting Yellen, Obama had considered nominating former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers, who had been a close Obama adviser during the first years of his presidency. But Summers withdrew in the face of opposition over his temperament and past support for bank deregulation.
Vindicator staff/wire reports