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Japan’s declutter queen Marie Kondo expands her empire

NEW YORK — People often ask Japanese tidying queen Marie Kondo what containers they need to achieve her brand of organizational success. They expect her to “reveal some hitherto secret storage weapon, “ she explains in her popular book. Instead, she advised when “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” was first published in Japanese in [...]

By | 2018-08-01T07:50:51+00:00 Tuesday, July 31, 2018|

ICE quest for detention sites puts Trump county on tightrope

GOSHEN, Ind. — The sermon had been preached, the last prayers offered. Now, Mike Yoder decided, the time had come to share unsettling news. As congregants at Silverwood Mennonite Church chatted around a potluck spread, Yoder, a Republican county commissioner, huddled with Pastor Jeremy Shue. There was a good chance, Yoder confided, that a 1,200-bed [...]

By | 2018-08-01T07:51:33+00:00 Tuesday, July 31, 2018|

Event on Japanese investment in U.S. set for Easton

Central Ohio will host an event that focuses on the importance of Japan’s investment in the United States and its significance to the two countries’ relationship. Chicago-based Japan External Trade Organization, or JETRO, will partner with JobsOhio, Columbus 2020 and the Japan America Society of Central Ohio, or JASCO, to host the “Strengthening the Japan-US [...]

By | 2018-08-01T07:51:57+00:00 Tuesday, July 31, 2018|

Always emotional, new risks lurk when an auto must go dark

LORDSTOWN — With too many factories making slow-selling cars, General Motors can’t afford to keep them all operating without making some tough decisions. But the political atmosphere might be limiting its options. A possible scenario, analysts say, is to close its sprawling Lordstown plant in northeastern Ohio because the compact car it makes also is [...]

By | 2018-08-01T07:52:24+00:00 Tuesday, July 31, 2018|