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Former NFLer Chris Borland helps other players adjust to retirement

Tuesday, April 24, 2018|Comments Off on Former NFLer Chris Borland helps other players adjust to retirement

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans largely fear the country’s relationship with Russia and China will get worse in the coming year, and despite signs of diplomatic progress with Kim Jong Un on nuclear weapons, nearly half say the same about North Korea. That’s according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research that provides insight into the public’s view on the direction of U.S. ties with those key strategic rivals, 15 [...]

Even as markets shake, investors seek the riskiest corners

Tuesday, April 24, 2018|Comments Off on Even as markets shake, investors seek the riskiest corners

NEW YORK — Even the suddenly shaky stock market hasn’t scared people away from investments that are supposed to be some of the world’s riskiest. In a surprising twist, investors have continued to pump money into funds that own Chinese technology giants, Thai energy companies and other stocks from developing countries. At the same time, investors have become more hesitant about U.S. stock funds, even though both have turned in losses since the market started [...]

Woman who lost pink house, court case seeks box office win

Tuesday, April 24, 2018|Comments Off on Woman who lost pink house, court case seeks box office win

WASHINGTON — Susette Kelo’s Supreme Court case now has a Hollywood ending, just not the one she hoped for. What Kelo wanted when she took her case to the high court more than a decade ago was to get to stay in her little pink house in New London, Conn. The city was trying to force her out to make way for development, and Kelo didn’t want to go. The high court ruled against her. [...]

Budtenders to be in high demand in Michigan

Tuesday, April 24, 2018|Comments Off on Budtenders to be in high demand in Michigan

DETROIT — With medical marijuana on the cusp of becoming a bona fide industry in Michigan, the people who educate customers and sell the product in dispensaries — budtenders in marijuana lingo — will be in high demand. Across the state, as dispensaries prepare to open, owners will be seeking hundreds of workers to be the sales force and consultants for medical marijuana patients. And this won’t be your typical retail job. While a doctor [...]

Senate committee takes up proposed legislation that could help ailing retailers

Tuesday, April 24, 2018|Comments Off on Senate committee takes up proposed legislation that could help ailing retailers

Having cleared the Ohio House of Representatives by unanimous vote late last year, a measure meant to modernize state tax code and return overpaid sales taxes to retailers is moving through a Senate committee. House Bill 104 would allow vendors to deduct or receive a sales tax refund for bad debts on private label credit accounts in instances in which the debt is charged off as uncollectible by the credit account lender or by a [...]

‘This is my family’: Where the travel ban debate hits home

Tuesday, April 24, 2018|Comments Off on ‘This is my family’: Where the travel ban debate hits home

NEW YORK — At the New York City convenience store where he works the overnight shift, Radad Alborati takes a sip of coffee and surveys his life. His wife is stuck in war-torn Yemen after his yearslong effort to bring her to the U.S. ended last month with a few phrases on a letter from an embassy. “Ineligible for a visa” due to President Donald Trump’s restrictions on immigration and travel from certain countries. “A [...]

Central Ohio workforce groups selected for financial insecurity program

Tuesday, April 24, 2018|Comments Off on Central Ohio workforce groups selected for financial insecurity program

Three workforce development organizations in central Ohio are participating in the launch of a three-year initiative to combat financial insecurity. The Financial Clinic has selected seven “high-performing” workforce development organizations, including three in Columbus: Goodwill, Jewish Family Services and Per Scholas. Another organization selected is based in Cleveland while the others are in North Carolina. The Financial Clinic will integrate its financial security building strategies with its partners’ existing services. The MetLife Foundation issued $2.5 [...]

State auditor: California doing a poor job on homelessness

Tuesday, April 24, 2018|Comments Off on State auditor: California doing a poor job on homelessness

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California is doing a poor job of sheltering the nation’s largest homeless population and needs to provide statewide leadership to address the problem, the state auditor said Thursday in a report that also singled out problems with homeless services in Los Angeles County. California has about 134,000 homeless people, roughly 24 percent of the nation’s total homeless population, and Los Angeles County has the most within the state — at least [...]

Democrats see Wisconsin as proving ground for party revival

Monday, April 23, 2018|Comments Off on Democrats see Wisconsin as proving ground for party revival

PARDEEVILLE, Wis. — Margo Miller thanked her hosts, covered herself in a blue poncho and headed back into the driving sleet, with more doors to knock in this rural subdivision but with another new volunteer’s name on her clipboard. Miller and about 50 other Democratic activists who braved a recent spring storm returned with 160 petition signatures for a special state Assembly campaign, a local sleeper election that Democrats hope will be anything but. Since [...]

Medical students who study abroad could help alleviate Ohio physician shortage

Thursday, April 19, 2018|Comments Off on Medical students who study abroad could help alleviate Ohio physician shortage

A committed relationship didn’t stop Kelly Long from going to medical school in the Caribbean. But the Upper Arlington native and Ohio State University alum wasn’t satisfied with the job she had in Chicago. “I felt like I was missing my calling,” Long said. With support from her family and her boyfriend (now her fiancé), she applied and was accepted in St. George's University in Grenada, which has an estimated population of 107,000 people. After [...]

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Legal News

A new wave of gun control bills progress to Ohio Senate committees

Monday, April 23, 2018|Comments Off on A new wave of gun control bills progress to Ohio Senate committees

A quartet of bills aimed at curbing gun violence and introduced in the wake of a national demonstration seeking stricter federal gun laws have been [...]

Ohio Supreme Court upholds death penalty constitutionality

Friday, April 20, 2018|Comments Off on Ohio Supreme Court upholds death penalty constitutionality

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the constitutionality of the state’s three-decades-old death penalty law, rejecting a challenge that argued [...]

Proposal would allow bystanders to sue police if an officer damages their smartphone

Friday, April 20, 2018|Comments Off on Proposal would allow bystanders to sue police if an officer damages their smartphone

A Senate committee this week heard testimony of a Columbus lawmaker who wants to bolster protection of citizens’ free-speech rights as they pertain to recording [...]

Business News

Shopping more: Retail sales rebounded a solid 0.6 pct. in March

Wednesday, April 18, 2018|Comments Off on Shopping more: Retail sales rebounded a solid 0.6 pct. in March

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers bounced back in March and bought more cars, furniture and appliances after three months of declining retail sales. The Commerce Department [...]

Hocking Hills Canopy Tours, early user of zip lines, is still going strong

Wednesday, April 18, 2018|Comments Off on Hocking Hills Canopy Tours, early user of zip lines, is still going strong

When Julieann Burroughs and her five business partners started the Midwest region’s first canopy tour, she was surprised when she’d meet someone who didn’t know [...]

Report: Ohio in top 10 for business growth

Tuesday, April 17, 2018|Comments Off on Report: Ohio in top 10 for business growth

Ohio’s year-over-year growth and new companies starting among 18 major industries last year placed it among the top 10 states for business creation. With a [...]

Real Estate

Columbus ranks 50th for highest share of cash-out borrowers

Thursday, April 5, 2018|Comments Off on Columbus ranks 50th for highest share of cash-out borrowers

Central Ohio was among the top 50 metropolitain areas where homebuyers were likely to tap into their home equity when refinancing. Columbus ranked 50th among [...]

Proposed German Village projects not likely the start of a trend, says neighborhood advocate

Tuesday, April 3, 2018|Comments Off on Proposed German Village projects not likely the start of a trend, says neighborhood advocate

Despite limited space, German Village hasn’t fully escaped the wave of residential and lodging developments in central Ohio. The German Village Commission provided conceptual reviews [...]

Love that home’s view? See how much more you’ll pay

Tuesday, March 27, 2018|Comments Off on Love that home’s view? See how much more you’ll pay

A house with a fabulous view can be hard for a homebuyer to resist. But seeing the mountains, water or city lights from the comfort [...]

Politics

Dems’ presidential hopefuls may come from city hall

Tuesday, April 17, 2018|Comments Off on Dems’ presidential hopefuls may come from city hall

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democrats searching for potential presidential candidates may find some in an unlikely place: city hall. A handful of Democratic mayors [...]

Another Trump trade war, this time with Rwanda over clothes

Monday, April 16, 2018|Comments Off on Another Trump trade war, this time with Rwanda over clothes

KAMPALA, Uganda — The sweaty mechanic tossed aside the used jeans one by one, digging deep through the pile of secondhand clothes that are at [...]

Trump says he wants skilled migrants but creates new hurdles

Wednesday, April 4, 2018|Comments Off on Trump says he wants skilled migrants but creates new hurdles

It may be a while before President Donald Trump gets another chance at creating a new, “merit-based” immigration system, a keystone of his four-part plan [...]

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