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Democrats see lesson from Alabama Senate win: Compete everywhere

Monday, December 18, 2017|Comments Off on 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. Democrats were bolstered in particular by the higher turnout in Alabama among African-Americans, particularly women; young voters and voters in [...]

After initial uncertainty, local BBB considers its online reviews a success

Monday, December 18, 2017|Comments Off on After initial uncertainty, local BBB considers its online reviews a success

Kip Morse recalled the day the Better Business Bureau of Central Ohio launched its reviews about five years ago. The feature became available on the website at 5 p.m. one day before Morse drove home in Worthington. When he checked online there were already four reviews. “We never announced it in any way, shape or form but that told me the consumers were expecting it,” the central Ohio BBB’s president and chief executive officer said. [...]

The value of expensive artwork continues to rise

Monday, December 18, 2017|Comments Off on 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 of fine wine prices, which was last year’s top luxury investment, increased more at 17 percent growth. The index was [...]

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

Monday, December 18, 2017|Comments Off on 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 which is intended to elucidate the troublesome language that prompted a challenge in the Williams County Court of Common Pleas. [...]

Small businesses survived the Great Recession in many different ways

Monday, December 18, 2017|Comments Off on 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 The Associated Press as the recession began say now that they are grateful but not gleeful; they have many [...]

Treading dangerously: Lax safety inside Goodyear tire plants endangers consumers

Monday, December 18, 2017|Comments Off on 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 in three fatal accidents were manufactured in Goodyear plants in Fayetteville, N.C., and Danville, Va., where intense production demands and [...]

Atlantic City casino to train minority youths how to work in construction

Monday, December 18, 2017|Comments Off on Atlantic City casino to train minority youths how to work in construction

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Dominick White has a bleak but clear-eyed view of his Atlantic City home in a public housing project known for crime and drugs. "I grew up in a bad neighborhood," he said. "I'm trying to beat the odds and get away, and not become a statistic." Today White will start training for a career as a construction worker, a move that could be a life-changer for him and 14 other [...]

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

Monday, December 18, 2017|Comments Off on 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 Century Fox, Fox Searchlight Pictures and Fox 2000, which together are the homes of Avatar, X-Men, Fantastic Four and Deadpool. [...]

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

Monday, December 18, 2017|Comments Off on 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 Chronicle reported Wednesday that the plan by Meritage Homes, one of the nation's largest homebuilders, would put new construction in [...]

Decade since recession: Thriving cities leave others behind

Friday, December 15, 2017|Comments Off on Decade since recession: Thriving cities leave others behind

WASHINGTON — As the nation’s economy was still reeling from the body blow of the Great Recession, Seattle’s was about to take off. In 2010, Amazon opened a headquarters in the little-known South Lake Union district — and then expanded eight-fold over the next seven years to fill 36 buildings. Everywhere you look, there are signs of a thriving city: Building cranes looming over streets, hotels crammed with business travelers, tony restaurants filled with diners. [...]

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Legal News

Senator signals end to broadcast industry non-compete practice

Thursday, December 14, 2017|Comments Off on Senator signals end to broadcast industry non-compete practice

A Cleveland Democrat has staked out a perennially free-market position when it comes to the broadcast industry and its long-standing use of non-compete clauses typical [...]

Proposed legislation would eliminate antiquated real estate dower law in Ohio

Wednesday, December 13, 2017|Comments Off on Proposed legislation would eliminate antiquated real estate dower law in Ohio

A new bill before House committee members targets a vestige of common law that regularly stymies modern-day real estate transactions throughout the Buckeye State. House [...]

L.A. will become largest city with recreational pot

Monday, December 11, 2017|Comments Off on L.A. will become largest city with recreational pot

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles is in line to become the nation’s largest city with legal recreational marijuana after the City Council voted Wednesday [...]

Business News

Amid limitations, coffee shop wants to be Denver’s first legal marijuana club

Thursday, December 14, 2017|Comments Off on Amid limitations, coffee shop wants to be Denver’s first legal marijuana club

DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s largest city is reviewing the first application from a business seeking to be among the nation’s first legal marijuana clubs, a [...]

Gas driller says Pa. homeowner should pay for disparaging them

Thursday, December 14, 2017|Comments Off on Gas driller says Pa. homeowner should pay for disparaging them

MONTROSE, Pa. (AP) — A gas driller argued in court Monday that it’s entitled to monetary damages from a Pennsylvania homeowner who continued bad-mouthing the [...]

Antique market continues to grow in Ohio

Wednesday, December 13, 2017|Comments Off on Antique market continues to grow in Ohio

Don Scott has loved the antiques since he found arrowheads when he was 8 years old. He still has that passion as the owner of [...]

Real Estate

Lease sale for expansive Alaskan petroleum reserve draws just seven bids

Monday, December 11, 2017|Comments Off on Lease sale for expansive Alaskan petroleum reserve draws just seven bids

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — President Donald Trump’s efforts to make the United States “energy dominant” with help from Alaska got off to modest results Wednesday. [...]

400 W. Rich St. building to host Festivus event

Thursday, December 7, 2017|Comments Off on 400 W. Rich St. building to host Festivus event

400 W. Rich St., a workplace for artists in Franklinton, will host a Festivus celebration this weekend that will feature artisan goods, crafts, live music [...]

Atlanta’s Confederate Avenue evokes Old South, but may get new name

Tuesday, November 28, 2017|Comments Off on Atlanta’s Confederate Avenue evokes Old South, but may get new name

ATLANTA (AP) — A roadway in Atlanta serves as a concrete reminder to drivers, joggers and neighbors that Georgia once took up arms against the [...]

Politics

Hyperactive Missouri governor touts his numerous physical feats

Wednesday, December 13, 2017|Comments Off on Hyperactive Missouri governor touts his numerous physical feats

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Rappelling into a bull-riding rodeo event, crawling through dirt in a SWAT obstacle course and entering a burning building with [...]

U.S. foresaw a costly victory in war with North Korea – back in 1994

Tuesday, December 12, 2017|Comments Off on U.S. foresaw a costly victory in war with North Korea – back in 1994

WASHINGTON — In a nuclear standoff with North Korea more than two decades ago — long before the reclusive government had atomic weapons that could [...]

In Franken’s fall, sudden Senate pickup chance for GOP

Tuesday, December 12, 2017|Comments Off on In Franken’s fall, sudden Senate pickup chance for GOP

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Sen. Al Franken’s departure from the Senate solves one problem for Democrats, demonstrating their will to push out one [...]

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