Mark Urycki

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Sen. Sherrod Brown sent a letter to President Trump on Wednesday urging him to stay tough in trade talks with China. That same day, the Senate Banking Committee passed a bill co-sponsored by Brown with a similar goal. 

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin is meeting with Chinese officials this week to discuss trade tariffs. President Trump announced a tariff on Chinese steel and aluminum and the Chinese responded with tariffs on American products. It’s escalated to at least $50 billion dollars in tariffs for each country. The extra charges on Chinese steel may please Ohio steelworkers but it worries Ohio farmers. 

Tom Trout of Hickory Tree Farm in Medina County walks through his garage by several 8-wheel-drive John Deere tractors and other equipment.

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Democrats and Republican in Congress passed a short term budget last month but another spending bill may not be as easy.  The proposed Farm Bill has upset Democrats, including U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge. The Agriculture Committee member and Warrensville Heights representative says it’s not going to pass. 

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland has commissioned a study of the museum’s economic impact on Northeast Ohio. The study found that tourists came, they saw, and they spent.

Cleveland Cavaliers Trade Six Players In Move Toward Younger Talent

Feb 9, 2018
Cleveland Cavaliers

The oldest team in basketball has traded away a bunch of its players and gotten younger. The Cleveland Cavaliers made deals with several teams today to get a whole new roster as they fall to a disappointing 3rd place in the Eastern Conference.

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If it seems like there are a lot of young men with beards in Cleveland this week, you’re not imagining it. 

Yale Law School

Republicans inside and outside Ohio are pushing their favorite candidates to jump into the U.S. Senate race to challenge incumbent Democrat Sherrod Brown.

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Sports fans of Northeast Ohio know they should lower their expectations in an act of self-preservation. 2017 has been a very up and down year for Cleveland’s big three professional sports teams.

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Congressional Democrats are hoping to include a rescue in the end-of-the-year spending package for several large union-based pensions that fund managers say are running out of money.   

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The Cleveland Indians have announced they are adding more backstop netting to protect fans sitting behind the two dugouts at Progressive Field. 

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