Business & Economy

Attorney General Mike DeWine says 848 public entities in Ohio will get a share of the state's $11.5 million settlement with rock salt producers accused of conspiring to drive up prices.

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Ohio lawmakers are continuing to work on a fix to a budget provision that imposes an unintended tax increase on some small businesses.

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Secretary of State Jon Husted is preparing to announce details of a new partnership with Google designed to benefit Ohio entrepreneurs.

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Ride-sharing giant Uber will considerably expand its Ohio workforce by adding 10,000 more drivers in the state next year, including 3,000 in Columbus alone.

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The average cost of gas for Ohio drivers has increased again from the previous week, but is still significantly cheaper than it was a year ago.

Daily Fantasy Sports Site Attract Pros, Squeeze Average Players

Sep 18, 2015

If you've been online or watched TV lately, chances are you've seen an ad for daily fantasy football. Those ads promise the possibility of riches that very rarely materialize for average players.

  September in Ohio brings not only cooler temperatures, but the ripening of a special fruit called the pawpaw.  It's North America's largest native tree fruit. 

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Local pizza makers and their fans convene on Columbus Commons tonight to raise money for Children's Hospital.

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Revenues at the state's four gambling casinos were generally down in August.

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Ohio’s economy may be improving, but in many ways the state is still struggling nearly six years after the end of the great recession. But the experts have radically different ideas on how to help the economy get stronger.

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State officials are celebrating that a company from Thailand will spend $100 million in eastern Ohio just to investigate whether they can build a facility there.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich  is scheduled to join state and local officials for a jobs-related announcement in Columbus after spending much of his time recently on the presidential campaign trail.

According a media advisory from Kasich's office, the Republican governor and presidential contender plans to appear at a Wednesday afternoon event with the head of PTT Global Chemical, a giant chemical and fuel-refining company.

Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor and JobsOhio president John Minor also are slated to attend the announcement at the Statehouse.

Two commission-based sales reps are asking the Ohio Supreme Court to decide whether a constitutional amendment, approved by voters, in 2006, requires that they be paid minimum wage. The eventual ruling could have a big effect on businesses and employees throughout Ohio.

Ohio Receives Over $18M In Funding To Help Small Businesses

Aug 31, 2015

More than $18.7 million in federal funding to help small businesses has been awarded to Ohio.

Ohio entrepreneurs interested in future business opportunities, if Issue 3 legalizing marijuana passes, will gather this weekend in Worthington for a conference.

Real Estate Trends in Columbus

Aug 28, 2015

The Columbus housing market is hot. Over fourteen thousand single family houses and condos sold since January, and the average home sold for $206,000 — the highest for any month of any year on record. This hour, a look into the recent up-swing of real estate sales in Columbus, and what it means for buyers and sellers.

BP said it has restarted a portion of a large Indiana oil refinery whose unplanned shutdown for repairs caused gasoline prices in the region to spike earlier this month.

Dayton Community College To Unveil New Drone Test Center

Aug 24, 2015
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Sinclair Community College is unveiling its new drone test center in a Monday afternoon ribbon-cutting that coincides with a first-of-its-kind conference about unmanned aerial systems (UAS).

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The revitalization of downtown Columbus has moved south in recent years.  A new courthouse, park and apartment buildings have filled vacant lots along High Street, south of the statehouse.  The plan is for a mix of residential, office and retail, but as WOSU reports, retail lags behind.

Ohio Unemployment Falls To 14-Year Low

Aug 21, 2015
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The state says Ohio's unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since 2001, dropping to an even 5 percent in July.

The Department of Job and Family Services says Ohio's jobless rate remained below the national rate, which was 5.3 percent for last month.

Ohio's unemployment had held steady at 5.2 percent for the three previous months.

Columbus Realtors described the Central Ohio housing market in July as hot. The group says houses cost more and stayed on the market a short length of time than at any other point in the year.

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The Dublin City Council meets Monday night to discuss a new downtown "walkable" neighborhood development. Plans for Bridge Park are advancing, but there's been some contention.

Real Estate Trends in Columbus

Aug 10, 2015

The Columbus housing market is hot. Over fourteen thousand single family houses and condos sold since January, and the average home sold for $206,000 — the highest for any month of any year on record. This hour, a look into the recent up-swing of real estate sales in Columbus, and what it means for buyers and sellers.

Dublin-based hamburger chain Wendy's saw revenues continue to decline in the second quarter of the year.


A new study says Ohio consumers could save several hundred dollars on their electric bills if stricter clean air standards are implemented by the Environmental Protection Agency.  

Ohio Gas Prices Down To Start Work Week

Jul 20, 2015
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Gas prices for drivers in Ohio start the week a bit lower than they have in recent weeks.

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A central Ohio lawmaker says more businesses near Buckeye Lake will have to submit proof of significant revenue losses before the state can apply for an economic disaster declaration as a step toward possible federal aid.

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Jeni's Splendid Ice creams has offered members of its kitchen staff a buyout.

Online Tax ID Quiz Survives Budget Vetoes

Jul 7, 2015
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Gov. John Kasich vetoed 44 items in the new state budget, and one of them related to the sometimes difficult online tests that taxpayers getting refunds had to fill out to prove their identities.