Business & Economy

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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.

Manufacturers Seek Young Workers

Mar 25, 2015
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…

Home Remodeling: What You Get Back In Columbus

Mar 9, 2015
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
J. Stephen Conn (Flickr)

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.

Heroin Antidote Maker To Give Rebates To Ohio Agencies

Mar 4, 2015

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says the manufacturer of a drug overdose antidote will provide rebates for public agencies buying the drug over the next year.

California-based Amphastar Pharmaceuticals Inc. manufactures naloxone. DeWine had asked Amphastar for the rebates after the cost of supplies of the drug nearly doubled.

AARP Helps Seniors Find Jobs

Mar 2, 2015
Marilyn Smith / WOSU News

If you’re over 55 and having trouble finding a job, there is one place that can help. AARP’s Senior Employment Program in Whitehall served more than 16-thousand people last year.

Foreign Investment in Ohio

Jun 26, 2014

10 am

Among Ohio's metro areas, Columbus lags behind in terms of foreign-investment jobs. Without a strong manufacturing history, the region has had trouble garnering international interest. This hour we'll talk about how area groups are attracting foreign-based, higher-paying jobs, and how international investment is critical for the health of a local economy.


Gratuities: Why Tips Matter

Jun 9, 2014

11:00 Great service in a restaurant might warrant a big tip, but that money is often split among the whole staff--even management. Ohio's Tip Fairness Act would ban the practice of "tip pooling," but opponents say it would prevent wait staff from working as a team. We'll talk about the Act, and about whether tipping should be banned altogether. Guests

10 am

Senator Rob Portman recently spoke about the gap between rich and poor, and called on Republicans to embrace a "constructive conservative" stance to address it. Everyone agrees that poverty is a growing problem, but solutions are contentious. This hour we'll look at the history and possible cures to economic inequality.