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CELEBRATING: Frank-ovitch, Anetakis, Simon, Decapio and Pearl LLP is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and the public is welcome to attend an event set from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Aug. 10 at the 337 Penco Road, Weirton, location.

All past, current and future clients and friends of the firm are welcome.

Live music and complimentary food and beverages will be featured.

NIKE CUTS JOBS: Nike wants to be more nimble on its feet and sell more shoes directly to customers online as part of a restructuring in which it plans to cut about 1,400 jobs and reduce the number of sneaker styles it offers by a quarter.

The company announced several changes to its business structure, saying the moves will help it offer more products to customers faster.

Nike, which is based in Beaverton, Ore., says the jobs cuts represent about 2 percent of its 70,000 employees around the world.

It also says a main focus will be the 12 key cities in 10 countries that it expects to represent more than 80 percent of its projected growth through 2020.

BOA Cuts staff: Bank of America is cutting an unspecified number of positions in the Charlotte, N.C., area.

A spokesman for the bank said that the jobs being cut are coming from Bank of America’s technology and operations unit and that all the employees affected are being offered an opportunity to apply for other open positions.

Bank of America, the nation’s third-largest bank by assets, is based in Charlotte, where it employees roughly 15,000 people. It declined to give exact figures about how many jobs were being cut.

The bank has been slowly shedding jobs as it has sold off assets and restructured itself since the mortgage bubble burst nearly a decade ago.

ct scans for bags: Airport security screeners are testing a 3-D scanner to inspect carry-on bags, a measure they hope will improve their ability to detect bombs and maybe shorten lines at the checkpoint.

The Transportation Security Administration said that it is testing computed-tomography, or CT, scanning at one checkpoint at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

The technology is already used for screening checked luggage, but the cost and larger size of the CT scanners has held back their use for carry-on bags. TSA had expected to begin testing CT scanners for carry-on luggage by the end of 2016.

CT scanners create a 3-D image that can be rotated to give screeners a better look. Suspicious bags can be pulled aside and opened by screeners.

American Airlines, which is participating in the test, said the technology could let passengers leave laptops, liquids and aerosols in their carry-on bags, speeding up the trip through the airport.

The test in Phoenix will operate at just one lane of one checkpoint. TSA said it will expand the test to Boston’s Logan Airport later this month.

At airports in Boston, Atlanta and Denver, TSA and Customs and Border Protection are also testing use of fingerprints and facial-recognition technology during the boarding process.

epipen rival: U.S. regulators have approved new competition for EpiPen, the emergency allergy medicine that made Mylan a poster child for pharmaceutical greed.

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corp.’s product, which should go on sale later this year.

Symjepi is a syringe prefilled with the hormone epinephrine, which helps stop life-threatening allergic reactions..

San Diego-based Adamis says its product is easier to use than Mylan’s EpiPen, an autoinjector that comes with a training device. ]Adamis says it will be much cheaper than EpiPens, which cost more than $600 for a two-pack.

From staff and wire reports

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