Business & Economy

Nick Evans / WOSU

In the middle of a corn field, pathways with names like "beef," "swine" and "wool" stretch off into the distance, lined with tents hocking everything from new gadgets to heavy machinery. The Farm Science Review has a county fair type atmosphere, but it emphasizes education.

Farmers usually show up with questions about best practices for pesticides or to shop around for new equipment. But this year, talk of tariffs mixes with tractors.

eBay is back in Akron.  In January the international web marketplace chose the Rubber City to roll out its “Retail Revival” internet-storefront training program.  Thursday the company returned to introduce a new service called eBay@Home.

Ohio Governor John Kasich
Carolyn Kaster / Associated Press

Gov. John Kasich talked about one of his favorite subjects – partnering with community colleges to develop workers’ high tech skills – as he opened the Midwestern Governors Association workforce summit Wednesday.

A local entrepreneur is setting out to make the city of Alliance an eccentric tourist destination.

Sherry Groom is the owner of Camelot Community Project, an ongoing effort to bring tourists to Alliance. She purchases run-down buildings downtown and transforms them into quirky, artistic shops with the help of local artists and architects.

Updated at 11:01 a.m. ET

Hours after President Trump announced tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods, China responded with its own levies on $60 billion worth of U.S. products.

Chinese state television on Tuesday reported that the government has decided to impose tariffs of 5 percent to 10 percent on $60 billion worth of U.S. products, starting on Monday. The tariffs will apply to 5,207 items.

Updated at 6:43 p.m. ET

President Trump announced Monday that he is ordering 10 percent tariffs on $200 billion worth of imports from China.

Trump also threatened to add tariffs on about $267 billion of additional imports if China retaliates against U.S. farmers or other industries.

It's the latest round of an escalating trade dispute between the two countries.

Cleveland Federal Reserve Forms Community Advisory Council

Sep 12, 2018
Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland building
Annie Wu / Ideastream

The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland is launching its first community advisory council to address economic and social issues in low income communities in Ohio, as well as parts of Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Kentucky.

Ohio Democratic Party chair David Pepper
Ohio Public Radio

In July, the Ohio Democratic Party recognized a new union that was formed to represent campaign workers. Now, a few weeks before the election, that union is taking issue with the party, which has long leaned on labor to support its candidates.

The U.S. economy added 201,000 jobs in August, the Labor Department said on Friday, continuing its nearly eight-year streak of monthly gains. The unemployment rate remained unchanged at a very low 3.9 percent.

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