Business & Economy

Ohioans Expected To Increase Holiday Shopping Spending

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A shopper browses sales in a store at the Cincinnati Premium Outlets in Monroe, Ohio In this Nov. 27, 2015 file photo, a shopper browses sales in a store at the Cincinnati Premium Outlets in Monroe, Ohio in this Nov. 27, 2015 file photo.
John Minchillo / AP

With Ohio consumer confidence continuing to soar, economic forecasters said Monday they expect Ohio shoppers to increase holiday spending by 3.2 percent over last year.

Jay LaPrete / Associated Press

News that Amazon will build its new headquarters in the suburbs of New York City and Washington, D.C. came as no surprise to political and business leaders in Columbus. Though they're disappointed in the results, Columbus leaders hope to capitalize on the fact the city even qualified as a finalist.


Amazon will split its second North American headquarters between New York City and a Washington D.C. suburb in Northern Virginia, following a year-long contest that pitted Columbus against cities across the U.S. and Canada.

Updated at 2:07 p.m. ET on Wednesday

Amazon's HQ2 is getting divided by two.

Amazon has announced it will open a new air gateway at Wilmington Air Park in Wilmington, Ohio. The announcement comes as the company continues to build out its air hub operation at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.

Debbie Holmes

Central Ohio's Kroger employees have agreed to a new labor deal.

Buckeye Lake Construction Finishes Ahead Of Schedule

Nov 9, 2018

The replacement for the Buckeye Lake dam, which had deteriorated to the point where authorities said it was at risk of failure, has officially opened.


The handbag and accessory company Thirty-One Gifts has announced a big move: While its headquarters will stay nearby, moving from Easton to New Albany, its distribution center will relocate to Texas, shedding 800 Central Ohio warehouse jobs in the process.

Updated at 8:56 a.m. ET

Employers added 250,000 jobs in October, more than analysts expected, as the jobless rate remained at 3.7 percent, a nearly 50-year low, the Labor Department said Friday.

The report also showed that the pace of wage growth picked up last month. Average earnings climbed to $27.30 an hour — 3.1 percent above a year earlier.

The 12-month wage increase was the largest since 2009 and topped September's 2.8 percent gain.

It may be the end of the road for The Longaberger Company.

Democratic candidate for Ohio governor Richard Cordray speaks at the Talk Job's With Ohio's Next Governor forum in Cleveland on Thursday.
Stuart Pearl

In almost every election, the economy is considered the top issue. Both Republican Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray say they have plans to spark Ohio’s economy, which has come back from the Great Recession but has been lagging the nation in job and wage growth.

Adora Namigadde / WOSU

Renick’s Family Market has been open since 1959, but Wednesday marks the final time the Pickaway County farm will close its doors.

In this week's Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast, Mike Thompson and Steve Brown are joined by special guest Ann Fisher to discuss how the gubernatorial candidates are pushing an economic message in the final days of the campaign. This episode was recorded live at the John Glenn College of Public Affairs Leadership Forum.

Jo Ingles / Statehouse News Bureau

Gov. John Kasich says it’s not right for immigrants to be blamed for taking jobs away from Ohioans.