ON THE MOVE

Bober Markey Federovich

promotes adviser to partner

• The Bober Markey Federovich accounting firm has promoted John Jenkins to partner.

• Family medicine practitioner Dr. Cynthia DiLaurohas joined Unity Health Network. She has been in private practice for more than 25 years.

ORGANIZATIONS

Athena Akron to present

leadership lunch Friday

The Athena Akron women's professional development organization will present the lunch forum “Youth Leadership Development: Our Role” at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Portage Country Club, 240 N. Portage Path, Akron.

Presenters include Jane Christyson, chief executive officer of Girl Scouts of North East Ohio; Deborah Farquhar Jones, president of Our Lady of the Elms School; and Brandi Davis, principal of I Promise School. Cost is $35 for members (plus $25 per member-accompanied guest) and $45 for nonmembers. Go to www.athenaakron.org for reservations and information.

UTILITIES

FirstEnergy reaches deal

to provide customer credits

FirstEnergy’s 1.9 million residential customers would receive additional credits on monthly bills this spring if state regulators approve a deal reached Friday between the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel, the Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council and the company, The Plain Dealer reported Friday.

The agreement would give residential customers a larger share of the more than $800 million FirstEnergy over-collected last year to pay its federal taxes.

If the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio approves, the average residential bill would decrease by more than $5 a month.

In exchange for the deeper reductions, the OCC has agreed to drop its opposition to FirstEnergy’s plans to upgrade its local delivery system in preparation for “smart grid” applications.

EMPLOYMENT

Online job openings dip

in Northeast Ohio market

A total of 56,784 job openings were posted online from Nov. 14 through Dec. 13 for an 18-county region that includes the Akron, Canton and Cleveland areas, Ohio Means Jobs reported this week. It was a decrease of 176 ads from the previous reporting period, according to Conference Board data.

WALL STREET

Stocks rebound from losses

to end week on a high note

Stocks closed higher on Wall Street Friday, recovering a chunk of their losses from earlier in the week. Technology and industrial companies jumped.

The S&P 500 index rose 22.43 points, or 0.8 percent to 2,664.76, but the index fell 0.2 percent for the week after big gains in the past four. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 183.96 points, or 0.7 percent, to 24,737.20.

The Nasdaq composite climbed 91.40 points, or 1.3 percent, to 7,164.86. The Russell 2000 index of smaller company stocks increased 18.45 points, or 1.3 percent, to 1,482.85.