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Democrats see lesson from Alabama Senate win: Compete everywhere

MONTGOMERY, Alabama (AP) — To Democrats, Senate candidate Doug Jones’ stunning victory in reliably Republican Alabama is more than a quirky one-off. Instead, party leaders cast the upset as a sign of growing nationwide momentum among voters opposed to President Donald Trump and an indication that Democrats shouldn’t shy away from competing in Republican territory. [...]

By | 2017-12-14T16:40:25+00:00 Monday, December 18, 2017|

The value of expensive artwork continues to rise

Art is on course to be the top performing luxury investment at the end of 2017.  The value of art sold at auction increased by 16 percent over the past 12 months up to the third quarter, according to London-based high estate agent Knight Frank's Luxury Investment Index. During the same period, only the value [...]

By | 2017-12-14T16:41:00+00:00 Monday, December 18, 2017|

Health cost transparency bill designed to bypass predecessor bill’s current court hang-up

A Republican lawmaker has proposed a fix to the hamstrung provision of the 2015 Bureau of Workers’ Compensation budget that was to have implemented cost transparency for scheduled health care services and those requiring insurance pre-authorization. Last week, Rep. Stephen Huffman of Tipp City pitched House Bill 416 to members of the House Insurance Committee [...]

By | 2017-12-14T16:45:00+00:00 Monday, December 18, 2017|

Small businesses survived the Great Recession in many different ways

NEW YORK (AP) — They are business survivors — owners whose small companies withstood the Great Recession that forced thousands of others out of business. Along the way, many had to lay off workers, forgo salaries or find new ways to earn money. Ten years after the official start of the downturn, some entrepreneurs profiled [...]

By | 2017-12-14T16:44:15+00:00 Monday, December 18, 2017|

Treading dangerously: Lax safety inside Goodyear tire plants endangers consumers

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is among the deadliest manufacturers in the nation for workers — resulting in deaths of five workers since 2015 — and the company’s safety lapses have also contributed to deaths of motorists on the road, a six-month investigation by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting has found. Tires involved [...]

By | 2017-12-14T16:43:29+00:00 Monday, December 18, 2017|

Disney buying large part of 21st Century Fox in $52.4 billion deal

NEW YORK (AP) — Disney is buying a large part of the Murdoch family’s 21st Century Fox for about $52.4 billion in stock, including film and television studios and cable and international TV businesses, as it tries to meet competition from technology companies in the entertainment business. The deal gives Disney film businesses including Twentieth [...]

By | 2017-12-14T16:42:03+00:00 Monday, December 18, 2017|

Houston considering new housing project in on former golf course in flood plain

HOUSTON (AP) — A housing developer is hoping to win approval from Houston officials to put a 151-acre project on a former golf course where the city and Harris County have spent millions of dollars to buy out homeowners whose properties were damaged by flooding because they were living in a flood plain. The Houston [...]

By | 2017-12-14T16:44:32+00:00 Monday, December 18, 2017|