New realty office
The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber will have a ribbon-cutting for the newest office of Northwood Realty at 2 p.m. Thursday. The new Northwood Realty is at 5 W. McKinley Way. The company has more than 190 agents and five neighborhood offices in the tri-county area.
The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber will have a ribbon-cutting for Texas Big Dog at 10 a.m. today.
Texas Big Dog, at 3937 Youngstown Road, is home to the foot-long chili dog. Other items offered include a chicken roll and wraps with either pork or chicken.
Hours at the restaurant are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Sunday.
VW to manufacture new SUV in Tenn.
Volkswagen plans to build a new seven-passenger SUV at its factory in Chattanooga, Tenn., adding about 2,000 factory jobs as it tries to reverse U.S. sales that have fallen for the past two years.
The German automaker announced Monday that it will invest $600 million to expand the factory and set up a new research center that will employ about 200 engineers. The research facility will coordinate products for North America to quickly include customer feedback into planned and existing models, the company said.
Atlantic City casino revenue increases
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.
Like a ship struggling to right itself in a roiling sea, Atlantic City’s casinos are trying mightily to find balance amid a rapidly contracting and constantly changing gambling market.
On Monday, they got some unexpected good news, even if it might not last long.
Not counting the Atlantic Club, which closed in January, the 11 casinos that operated in both 2014 and 2013 increased their revenue by nearly 4 percent in June. Most of that improvement was due to the $9.5 million in Internet gambling winnings that did not exist a year ago.
The numbers come as Atlantic City’s casino market is experiencing a rapid contraction. Trump Plaza sent out closing notices to 1,153 workers Monday, the Showboat is closing Aug. 31, and Revel says it also will shut down if a buyer can’t be found at a bankruptcy-court auction next month.
Vindicator staff/wire reportst