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Mexican family gives Brooklyn mole poblano flavor

Wednesday, August 8, 2018|Comments Off on Mexican family gives Brooklyn mole poblano flavor

NEW YORK — The aroma of toasted almonds and sesame seeds, chiles and spices emerges from this small Brooklyn store where about 1,600 pounds of mole poblano is made every day. Three generations of Mexican women work inside, wearing white hairnets while they peel, cut and grind ingredients, standing next to enormous two-handled pots with onions and garlic boiling in oil. “There is so much to do,” says Damiana Bravo, a petite woman of nearly [...]

Companies may be new lifeline for workers who face hardship between paychecks

Wednesday, August 8, 2018|Comments Off on Companies may be new lifeline for workers who face hardship between paychecks

Luis Vazquez and his girlfriend were down to their last $50 after she got sick and had to miss work for a month. He already paid his rent and bills for the month, but without her income the couple couldn’t cover groceries and other essentials. His next paycheck was more than a week away. Faced with a similar cash crunch years ago, Vazquez had resorted to a payday loan, a high-interest, short term loan meant [...]

Jobs boom favors Democratic counties, not Trump strongholds in America’s interior

Wednesday, August 8, 2018|Comments Off on Jobs boom favors Democratic counties, not Trump strongholds in America’s interior

MONACA, Pennsylvania (AP) — The United States is on pace to add about 2.6 million jobs this year under President Donald Trump’s watch. Yet the bulk of the hiring has occurred in bastions of Democratic voters rather than in the Republican counties that put Trump in the White House. On average for the year-ended this May, 58.5 percent of the job gains were in counties that backed Democrat Hillary Clinton in 2016, according to an [...]

Is justice blind at a courthouse with a Confederate statue?

Wednesday, August 8, 2018|Comments Off on Is justice blind at a courthouse with a Confederate statue?

CLINTON, La. (AP) — The statue of the unnamed Confederate soldier has stood since 1909 in front of the courthouse in Louisiana’s East Feliciana Parish, hands resting on his rifle looking down on the flow of lawyers, jurors and defendants going into the white columned building. Ronnie Anderson, an African-American man charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, illegal possession of a stolen firearm, and speeding, was one such defendant and the [...]

Insurance companies approach Trump health plans cautiously

Wednesday, August 8, 2018|Comments Off on Insurance companies approach Trump health plans cautiously

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says insurers are “going wild” about his new health care options and “millions and millions” of people will be signing up. But insurance companies say it will take time to design new plans and get approval from state regulators, and two major industry groups have actually expressed concern about potential downsides for consumers. For people who need an individual policy and are anticipating cheaper plans this fall, the advice seems [...]

Top 2020 Democrats missing in Iowa but working backchannel

Wednesday, August 8, 2018|Comments Off on Top 2020 Democrats missing in Iowa but working backchannel

DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa State Fair opens this week, complete with its signature deep-fried Oreos and prize hog judging. Country star Reba McEntire will be on the grandstand, but another type of celebrity will be missing: marquee names eyeing the White House. The fair’s time-honored mix of late-summer family fun and high-wattage political pageantry will instead feature the Democratic backbench of presidential hopefuls, including Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, former Housing and Urban Development [...]

Report shows that stricter land regulations contribute to higher home prices

Wednesday, August 8, 2018|Comments Off on Report shows that stricter land regulations contribute to higher home prices

With stricter land-use regulations, homeowners can expect higher home values and strong job growth, according to a new report. And in Columbus, where regulations are moderate, the region’s values have increased nearly 43 percent with employment increasing nearly 30 percent from 2010 to 2017, according to Zillow, an online real estate and rental marketplace company. "As the housing market has recovered from the Great Recession and collapse in home values, a new challenge emerged that [...]

More change ahead for New York’s shrinking garment district

Wednesday, August 8, 2018|Comments Off on More change ahead for New York’s shrinking garment district

NEW YORK — Hundreds of thousands of garment workers once toiled in the sweaty, elbow-to-elbow workshops of midtown Manhattan before the whirring of sewing machines was mostly silenced by foreign competition. But the city’s garment district isn’t dead yet. A group of manufacturers, landlords, designers and politicians has a plan to preserve a remnant of the garment industry in a neighborhood where about 5,000 people are still employed in workshops mostly serving higher-end designers, while [...]

Survey: Phishing, ransomware top list of critical threats to business

Wednesday, August 8, 2018|Comments Off on Survey: Phishing, ransomware top list of critical threats to business

As cybersecurity professionals and business leaders continue to bolster their 21st century data security plans, hackers maintain a pace just a few steps ahead of their marks. A recent survey of 900 security professionals at the Infosecurity Europe 2018 determined the top cybersecurity concerns of these individuals. Macy Bayern reported the survey’s findings for the online trade publication, Tech Republic. “Phishing is the reigning winner of internal threats, with nearly 55 percent of participants agreeing [...]

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Legal News

With scant record, Supreme Court nominee elusive on abortion

Tuesday, August 7, 2018|Comments Off on With scant record, Supreme Court nominee elusive on abortion

Twice in the past year, Brett Kavanaugh offered glimpses of his position on abortion that strongly suggest he would vote to support restrictions if confirmed [...]

Bill aimed to protect people’s due process

Tuesday, August 7, 2018|Comments Off on Bill aimed to protect people’s due process

Upon return from summer recess, lawmakers seated for a committee in the Ohio House of Representatives may consider a piece of legislation meant to correct [...]

A year after fatal State Fair ride accident, legislation still under discussion

Friday, August 3, 2018|Comments Off on A year after fatal State Fair ride accident, legislation still under discussion

As Ohio fair season continues throughout the summer and early fall, lawmakers in the Ohio House of Representatives have unfinished business relating to a bill [...]

Business News

Columbus ranks high for private business expansion

Tuesday, August 7, 2018|Comments Off on Columbus ranks high for private business expansion

Central Ohio ranks second in a report for the top 10 cities for expanding private businesses. Columbus followed only Salt Lake City in the rankings [...]

Nationwide invests in firm that helps small businesses with financing

Monday, August 6, 2018|Comments Off on Nationwide invests in firm that helps small businesses with financing

Nationwide Insurance continues its commitment of more than $100 million of venture-capital investments for startup companies. The company announced last week that it will invest [...]

Report finds that manufacturers are still behind in cybersecurity issues

Monday, August 6, 2018|Comments Off on Report finds that manufacturers are still behind in cybersecurity issues

Central Ohio manufacturers can learn more about how to stay secure, vigilant and resilient when it comes to cybersecurity through a workshop this week. The [...]

Real Estate

Portsmouth plans transformation, record-setting event

Monday, July 30, 2018|Comments Off on Portsmouth plans transformation, record-setting event

Residents of a southern Ohio city hope to trade in the municipality’s notoriety as the epicenter of the state’s opioid-abuse epidemic for a spruced-up, optimistic [...]

As focal point, front entry deserving of special attention

Friday, July 27, 2018|Comments Off on As focal point, front entry deserving of special attention

The defining feature of the facade of most homes is the front entry, specifically the door that opens to the home. Even in instances in [...]

Trends in kitchen upgrades range from basic to showstopping remodels

Wednesday, July 25, 2018|Comments Off on Trends in kitchen upgrades range from basic to showstopping remodels

Being the heart of the home and, therefore the most used, it’s no wonder that today’s kitchen is nearly always due a re-do. Earlier this [...]

Politics

Kentucky teachers mount an insurgency for fall campaign

Monday, August 6, 2018|Comments Off on Kentucky teachers mount an insurgency for fall campaign

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — As Republicans in Congress prepare for a possible backlash this fall against President Donald Trump, their counterparts in the Kentucky legislature [...]

Retired congressman’s papers donated to Ohio State

Tuesday, July 31, 2018|Comments Off on Retired congressman’s papers donated to Ohio State

Ohio State University President Michael Drake last week announced the donation of the official papers of alumnus and retired congressman Pat Tiberi to the university. [...]

ICE quest for detention sites puts Trump county on tightrope

Tuesday, July 31, 2018|Comments Off on 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 [...]

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