ADAEO to present check to Rich Center
The Automobile Dealers Association of Eastern Ohio Inc. will present a check to The Rich Center for Autism at Youngstown State University for $55,139 at 10:30 a.m. today at Bob and Chuck Eddy Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, 4850 Mahoning Ave.
The funds were raised at a charity auction May as part of the ADAEO’s President’s Gala.
The Rich Center works to improve the lives of individuals with autism through educational programs.
Event topics to cover gas, oil industry
Representatives from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, Ohio Department of Commerce and JobsOhio will discuss the state of Ohio’s oil and gas industry at 10 a.m. today at Stark State College.
The event will include the release of the 2013 production data from Ohio’s horizontal wells, an update of the state’s comprehensive regulatory program and the status of the expanding midstream infrastructure across the state.
2 new dual-graduate degrees are offered
Case Western Reserve University’s School of Medicine and Weatherhead School of Management are offering two new dual graduate degrees that combine the fields of biomedical science and management.
The programs — master of business administration/master of science — in biochemistry and an MBA/MS in medical physiology start in the 2014-15 academic year.
The curriculum is designed so students can complete the required coursework in three years for the MBA/MS in biochemistry, and 21/2 years for the MBA/MS in medical physiology.
Regulators: T-Mobile did bogus billing
T-Mobile US knowingly made hundreds of millions of dollars off its customers in potentially bogus charges, federal regulators alleged Tuesday in the first lawsuit of its kind against a wireless provider.
The lawsuit by the Federal Trade Commission, which fueled a separate federal investigation, demands that T-Mobile refund the money to consumers for subscriptions to premium text services such as $10-per-month horoscopes that were never authorized by the account holder.
The FTC alleges that T-Mobile collected as much as 40 percent of the charges, even after being alerted by other customers that the subscriptions were scams.
The announcement was a blow to the popular mobile-phone provider, which had been making gains in the market by offering consumers flexible phone plans.
“It’s wrong for a company like T-Mobile to profit from scams against its customers when there were clear warning signs the charges it was imposing were fraudulent,” said FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez. “The FTC’s goal is to ensure that T-Mobile repays all its customers for these crammed charges.”
Vindicator staff/wire reports
Selected local stocks
Aqua America, .61, 25.75 —.48
Clear Channel, .61 23.57 .15
Cortland Bancorp, 11.900.00
Farmers Nat., .127.80 .01
First Energy, 2.20, 34.03—.69
FirstMerit Corp., .64,19.98 .23
First Niles Financial, .32,9.000.00
FNB Corp., .48,13.03.21
General Electric, .76,26.41.13
Huntington Bank, .20, 9.64.09
JP Morgan Chase, 1.52,57.60.38
Key Corp, .22,14.40.07
LaFarge, 21.77 .41
Macy’s, 1.00, 58.69.67
Parker Hannifin, 1.80, 126.941.21
RTI Intl. Metals,26.96.37
Simon Prop. Grp.,4.60,166.89.61
Stoneridge 11.12 .39
Talmer Bank, 14.04.25
United Community Fin. 4.16.03
Selected prices at 4 p.m. Tuesday. Provided by Stifel. Not to be construed as an offer or recommendation to buy or sell any security.