Business & Economy

outside of J.C. Penney Eastland building
Debbie Holmes / WOSU

After years of turmoil, Eastland Mall remains open, but it’s under new ownership after it was auctioned last month.  And the mall’s future looks bleak as one of its anchor stores prepares to close.

Outside J.C. Penney’s Eastland store, no signs warn it will close.  Inside, shoppers see much less merchandise available. 

Wages and the Economy

Apr 21, 2015
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The economy has been seeing steady growth for some time after the recession. And yet, while some big companies raise their pay scales, overall wages remain depressed. We look at the numbers and the consequences of stagnant wages.

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As House leaders put forward a budget that they say will help people out of poverty, the directors of the state’s job and family services agencies say they have some answers as to why people need public assistance.

Money Smarts: Finding Security in a Changing World

Apr 16, 2015

By 2030, approximately 70 million Americans will be 65 or older. Most will outlive their parents' and grandparents’ generations, but many will also outlive their savings accounts. Many surveys show that most seniors don’t have enough saved up for retirement. 

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The Casino Control Commission released the monthly revenue report for Ohio’s casinos, but figures are mixed.

Three of the state’s four casinos saw revenue gains in March over February.

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Kaufman Development

A 17-story building known as Two25 Commons will be the final addition to the Columbus Commons downtown park. The tower will be a mix of retail, office and residential space says Bret Kaufman of Kaufman Development.

Honda VP
Tom Borgerding / WOSU News

Some manufacturers in Central Ohio see workforce trouble ahead. It has nothing to do with labor strife. Rather, the trouble has more to do with demographics and perceptions of factory work.

Brian Bull, WCPN

When Mr. Obama took the mic and worked the stage, dozens of hands shot up, from audience members eager to catch the president’s attention. He only had one ground rule…

Mandie Trimble / WOSU News

As styles and living circumstances change, homeowners have a key question: should we move or remodel?

Ohio Governor Touts Post-Recession Job Recovery

Mar 6, 2015
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Ohio Gov. John Kasich says the state has fully recovered the jobs lost during the national recession as of January’s unemployment report.

In a news conference Friday, the Republican governor highlighted the fact Ohio has now regained both the 350,000 jobs lost during the recession-era governorship of his predecessor and more than the 406,000 jobs lost during the entire recession.

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