There will be a networking event for local business owners in Trumbull and Mahoning counties at Cafe 422, 4422 Youngstown Road SE, Warren, on Thursday.
The event begins at noon.
McDonald’s to give away sandwiches
Select McDonald’s locations in the Mahoning Valley will give away free Bacon Clubhouse sandwiches to the first 50 customers in the store, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Thursday.
The first 50 customers will receive a certificate redeemable on the same day, and a limited number of customers will receive a buy-one-get-one-free coupon after the sandwich giveaway, while supplies last.
Quaker Steak to host charity event
Quaker Steak & Lube in Austintown, 5800 Interstate Blvd., will host the Kent State Student Nurses Association for a fundraising event to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation from 4 to 10 p.m. today.
Through the Chicken-4Charity program, Quaker Steak & Lube will donate 10 percent of all food sales during that time to the charity.
To participate, supporters must bring an official event flier and drop it into the provided box in the lobby, along with their itemized receipt.
Spring showcase for professionals
The Downtown Business Alliance of Youngstown, Ohio One Corp. and Tom James Clothing will present the Downtown’s Finer Things Spring Showcase for business professionals from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday.
Tom James will be offering discount professional clothing and apparel at 201 E. Commerce St,, in the atrium level of the Commerce Building.
Partnering vendors include EDAY, Keynote Media Group, Ohio One, Christopher’s Downtown, One Hot Cookie, Joe Maxx Coffee and Jerry Lee’s Jewelers.
Stock market receives a boost
Encouraging news on the economy gave the stock market a boost Tuesday.
Stocks also rose on expectations that the conflict between Russia and the West wouldn’t escalate further. Russia’s President Vladimir Putin is preparing to complete the annexation of the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea, but he said Tuesday that he won’t take over other areas of Ukraine.
The stock market is recovering this week after logging its biggest weekly drop in almost two months. The S&P 500 has gained 1.7 percent this week after dropping almost 2 percent last week on concerns about slowing growth in China and tensions between Russia and the West over Ukraine.
The annexation of Crimea “is a horrible thing for the world in the long term,” said Uri Landesman, president of Platinum Partners. “But the market doesn’t want unrest.”
Vindicator staff/wire reports
Selected local stocks
Aqua America, .61, 25.28 .14
Clear Channel, .61 22.15 .58
Cortland Bancorp, 10.55.00
Farmers Nat., .127.34 —.04
First Energy, 2.20, 31.97.08FirstMerit Corp., .64,21.38 .05
First Niles Financial, .32,7.00.00
FNB Corp., .48,13.13.04
General Electric, .76,25.63.20
Huntington Bank, .20, 9.74.09
JP Morgan Chase, 1.52,57.92.34
Key Corp, .22,13.95.00
LaFarge, 18.48 .15
Macy’s, 1.00, 58.93.03
Parker Hannifin, 1.80, 119.84.01
RTI Intl. Metals,26.65.01
Simon Prop. Grp.,4.60,162.99.27
Stoneridge 11.75 .25
Talmer Bank, .00.00
United Community Fin. 3.99.14
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.