Business & Economy

AC Hotel is one of the cornerstones of the Bridge Park development in Dublin.
Cory Klein

An ambitious redesign of Dublin is transforming the city from suburban sprawl to urban chic. The Bridge Street District, encompassing an 1,100-acre area around the Scioto River, will boast more than 400 apartments and condominiums along with a mix of office space, retail and restaurants.

Lt. Gov. Jon Husted at the Opportunity Zones Showcase in Columbus, where he unveiled the marketing platform for opportunity zones to share details on places and projects available for investment.
Karen Kasler / Statehouse News Bureau

Ohio has launched a new portal for its 320 “Opportunity Zones,” intended to help economically distressed communities to showcase projects for potential investors.

One weekend in February, Justin Kelley, 33, made the biggest financial commitment of his life: He paid a friend to start custom-building an airboat. He had dreamed of owning one since an early age.

"That's my level playing ground. It's my freedom," Kelley says. Onshore, he uses a walker to get around and a wheelchair at work, because he has cerebral palsy. But on an airboat on a Florida lake? "To me it's the one place that, when I'm in that seat, you don't see that walker. You don't see the chair. ... It's my escape. It's my happy place."

Online retail giant Amazon is hosting employment information sessions across the Miami Valley this week. The first was held Monday morning in Wilmington, where Amazon officials say they’re looking to hire hundreds of new workers at the company's new facility at Wilmington Air Park.

The jobs sorting packages and moving cargo are expected to start at $15 an hour -- a prospect that had attracted more than two dozen job seekers by 8 a.m. 

The GM plant in Lordstown, Ohio, closed in 2019 as part of a massive company restructuring.
Tony Dejak / Associated Press

A month after the last Chevy Cruze rolled off the line at GM’s Lordstown plant, some laid off workers are moving away and businesses in the Mahoning Valley are feeling the effects.

During his campaign for governor, Mike DeWine said he supports JobsOhio as a non-profit job creating entity, but he wants it to be more transparent. Now he’s deciding how to make that happen.

The Prospects Of Going Cashless

Apr 12, 2019
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China, Sweden and now England lead the global push towards a cashless society. The United States, on the other hand, is putting on the brakes. 

A law requiring most businesses to accept cash payments, signed into action by Philadelphia mayor Jim Kenney late last February, will make the city the first to largely ban cashless stores in the United States.  

Today on All Sides, where the nation stands when it comes to going cashless.  

Updated at 2:23 p.m. ET

The heads of some of the nation's biggest banks faced tough questions from Democrats on Wednesday about overdraft fees, the stability of the banking system and their own multimillion-dollar compensation.

The House Financial Services Committee hearing was titled, "Holding Megabanks Accountable: A Review of Global Systemically Important Banks 10 years after the Financial Crisis."

U.S. Attorney Benjamin C. Glassman speaks during a news conference, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, in Cincinnati.
John Minchillo / Associated Press

A Jackson, Ohio, man pleaded guilty Monday to charges relating to a $50 million Ponzi scheme.

Updated at 8:45 a.m. ET

The U.S. labor market bounced back strongly in March after a lackluster showing in February.

U.S. employers added 196,000 jobs last month, the Labor Department reported Friday. That's a big improvement from February, when revised figures show just 33,000 jobs were added. But it's a slowdown from the last three months of 2018, when monthly job growth averaged 233,000.

Nationwide Children's Hospital announced it will raise its minimum wage to $15 per hour in July. The change will be fully implemented by 2020.

Updated at 3:08 p.m ET

Frustrated by the large number of Central Americans who have been entering the country from Mexico, President Trump doubled down on his threat to close the Southern U.S. border.

"I'm ready to close it," Trump said Tuesday. "If we don't make a deal with Congress, the border is going to be closed, 100 percent."

President Trump is threatening to close the U.S.-Mexico border in response to a recent surge of people crossing illegally. In speaking to reporters about the proposal this past weekend, he said a shutdown could include “all trade.” 

Such a move would have a significant impact on Ohio, which has Mexico as its second-largest trading partner after Canada. 

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