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Women CEOs earned more money last year, but few were in top job

Friday, May 26, 2017|Comments Off on Women CEOs earned more money last year, but few were in top job

NEW YORK — Women CEOs earned big bucks last year, but there’s still very few of them running the world’s largest companies. The median pay for a female CEO was $13.1 million last year, up 9 percent from 2015, according to an analysis by executive data firm Equilar and The Associated Press. By comparison, male CEOs earned $11.4 million, also up 9 percent. But the number of women in CEO roles has barely budged. Just [...]

‘Living memorial’: Putting Kennedy back into Kennedy Center for 100th anniversary

Friday, May 26, 2017|Comments Off on ‘Living memorial’: Putting Kennedy back into Kennedy Center for 100th anniversary

WASHINGTON — Trivia question: Where is the memorial to President John F. Kennedy in Washington? If you said the Kennedy Center — not just the bronze bust of Kennedy inside but the entire building and all that happens there — you’d be correct. You’d also be better-informed than most Washingtonians. This year, in honor of the 100th anniversary of JFK’s birth, leaders of the performing arts behemoth are trying to put the Kennedy back into [...]

Tight housing market in central Ohio showing no signs of loosening up

Friday, May 26, 2017|Comments Off on Tight housing market in central Ohio showing no signs of loosening up

A tight housing market in central Ohio is showing no signs of loosening up, according to new figures released by Columbus Realtors. Last month there was a 1.6 month supply of homes for sale. That’s compared to 4.9 months of inventory in 2013. The supply of homes for sale is the time it would take to sell all homes currently for sale in the Columbus region, assuming no new homes came up for sale. There [...]

Ready to serve: Businesses find vets are dedicated, capable

Friday, May 26, 2017|Comments Off on Ready to serve: Businesses find vets are dedicated, capable

NEW YORK (AP) — Clinton Smith hires veterans because he knows military service has helped them become dedicated and hard-working staffers. “When you say, ‘I need you to do this right now,’ they get it done and get it done well,” says Smith, a former Marine who is CEO of Government & Civil Employee Services, a financial planning company in the western Pennsylvania borough of Indiana. Smith also finds that veterans are ideal for his [...]

Certified pre-owned cars cost more, but come with perks

Friday, May 26, 2017|Comments Off on Certified pre-owned cars cost more, but come with perks

DETROIT (AP) — A certified pre-owned vehicle costs more than a regular used car, but it can give buyers some peace of mind in an often murky market. Certified pre-owned vehicles are used cars that are backed by an automaker’s guarantee. They’re usually newer cars, coming off two- or three-year leases. Certified pre-owned programs limit the miles the cars can have on them — under 60,000, in many cases — and put the cars through [...]

Fisher family’s gardening business roots go back nearly seven decades

Friday, May 26, 2017|Comments Off on Fisher family’s gardening business roots go back nearly seven decades

A central Ohio family that has gardening roots reaching back nearly seven decades provides its customers with plenty of fresh produce, plants and other services. The Fisher family opened its first retail greenhouse in 1980 and in 1989 opened Fisher’s Gardens, which stands on State Route 256 in Reynoldsburg. Before that, the Fisher family had been in the gardening business for over 65 years. Raymond and Marie Fisher built their first greenhouse in Franklin County [...]

Losing their kicks? Funds for Route 66 towns may be at risk without designation

Friday, May 26, 2017|Comments Off on Losing their kicks? Funds for Route 66 towns may be at risk without designation

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Route 66, the historic American roadway that linked Chicago to the West Coast, soon may be dropped from a National Park Service preservation program, which would end years of efforts aimed at reviving old tourist spots in struggling towns. A federal law authorizing the Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program is set to expire in two years, and some lawmakers are working to save the program or get Congress to designate Route 66 [...]

A third of older Latinos have tapped into retirement savings

Friday, May 26, 2017|Comments Off on A third of older Latinos have tapped into retirement savings

CHICAGO (AP) — Suddenly jobless and with small children to support, Jose Victor Camargo without hesitation cashed out a retirement account he had with his former employer. That was more than a decade ago, and the father of three used the money to pay for rent and stay afloat until he found another job. “We are always in need, so I used the money,” he said in Spanish. “We were struggling. We tried to make [...]

Bill designed to modernize addiction recovery program

Friday, May 26, 2017|Comments Off on Bill designed to modernize addiction recovery program

The state medical board’s addiction recovery program for medical practitioners was the focus of a bill lawmakers in the Ohio House of Representatives mulled earlier this week. House Bill 145 aims to modernize an outdated program, deficient of ongoing screening and recovery counseling, according to the board’s Public Policy and Government Affairs Director Jonithon LaCross. “The proposed legislation gives greater flexibility for treatment providers to custom tailor the format and length of initial treatment,” LaCross [...]

Nearly 740,000 foreigners overstayed U.S. visas last year

Thursday, May 25, 2017|Comments Off on Nearly 740,000 foreigners overstayed U.S. visas last year

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Nearly 740,000 foreigners who were supposed to leave the United States during a recent 12-month period overstayed their visas, the Homeland Security Department said Monday, detailing a crucial but often overlooked contributor to the number of people in the country illegally. President Donald Trump has proposed spending billions of dollars to erect a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico and hire more border agents, but those measures would not address [...]

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Legal News

Lawmakers seek end to fireworks license moratorium, expand sales

Thursday, May 25, 2017|Comments Off on Lawmakers seek end to fireworks license moratorium, expand sales

As the unofficial start of summer begins this weekend, members of an Ohio House of Representatives committee have taken up consideration of a bill that [...]

Proposal would require court hearing before a cause of death can be changed

Wednesday, May 24, 2017|Comments Off on Proposal would require court hearing before a cause of death can be changed

A bill currently before a committee in the Ohio House of Representatives would require any substantial editing of a death certificate to occur only after [...]

Michigan may ban hand-held phone use while driving

Tuesday, May 23, 2017|Comments Off on Michigan may ban hand-held phone use while driving

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Alarmed by the number of motorists staring at their screens instead of the road, lawmakers are proposing to make Michigan the [...]

Business News

Gahanna bakery offers large variety of succulent sweets

Thursday, May 25, 2017|Comments Off on Gahanna bakery offers large variety of succulent sweets

Equal parts pin-up culture and 1950s diner chic, Mrs. Turbo’s Cookies in Gahanna delivers some of the most tempting sweets in a fun and creative [...]

Jorgensen Farms was one of the first local organic farms

Wednesday, May 24, 2017|Comments Off on Jorgensen Farms was one of the first local organic farms

Whether you’re looking for an event location or locally grown organic produce, Jorgensen Farms offers both in a variety of ways. The Jorgensen family has [...]

Wyandotte: Columbus’s modern-day original winery

Monday, May 22, 2017|Comments Off on Wyandotte: Columbus’s modern-day original winery

Back in the late 1970s when the original owners of the Wyandotte Winery hung out their shingle, the Gould Park neighborhood which now surrounds it [...]

Real Estate

Suburban development deemed top bird-friendly neighborhood

Friday, May 19, 2017|Comments Off on Suburban development deemed top bird-friendly neighborhood

BUCKINGHAM, Pa. — Self-described cheapskate Rich Jaedicke lives by a guiding principle: Never buy it if you can get it free. So it is with [...]

Dutch architecture students turn Detroit blight into affordable green home

Friday, April 28, 2017|Comments Off on Dutch architecture students turn Detroit blight into affordable green home

DETROIT — Three architecture students from the Netherlands are on a mission to fight climate change, and they plan to do so by rehabbing a [...]

Ontario brings in foreign housing tax to cool Toronto market

Wednesday, April 26, 2017|Comments Off on Ontario brings in foreign housing tax to cool Toronto market

TORONTO — Foreign nationals who don’t live in Canada’s biggest city and its surrounding communities will pay an additional 15 percent tax on home purchases [...]

Politics

Poll shows most Americans unfamiliar with school choice

Tuesday, May 16, 2017|Comments Off on Poll shows most Americans unfamiliar with school choice

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as fierce political battles rage in Washington over school choice, most Americans know little about charter schools or private school voucher [...]

Euro dodges new crisis with Macron presidential win, but still needs fixes

Thursday, May 11, 2017|Comments Off on Euro dodges new crisis with Macron presidential win, but still needs fixes

LISBON, Portugal — Vitor Rodrigues remembers when they told him in the 1990s that the euro would bring affluence. The owner and only full-time employee [...]

New report shows education, late deciders drove problems with 2016’s polls

Tuesday, May 9, 2017|Comments Off on New report shows education, late deciders drove problems with 2016’s polls

WASHINGTON (AP) — Voters in key swing states who settled on a candidate just before Election Day, along with polls that surveyed too few voters [...]

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