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A classroom wall at the Cleveland School of Cannabis in Columbus.
Debbie Holmes / WOSU

The Cleveland School of Cannabis has opened an educational facility in Columbus for workers in the medical marijuana industry, the second of its kind in Ohio.

Baby cows outside the Kocher farm.
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The U.S. Small Business Administration announced it will give loans to organizations impacted by excessive rain and flooding in Ohio.

Updated at 9:25 a.m. ET

Hiring rebounded strongly in June as U.S. employers added 224,000 jobs. That's well above the pace many forecasters were expecting, and a sharp pickup after a disappointing May.

A monthly snapshot from the Labor Department showed unemployment rose slightly, to 3.7%, as more workers entered the job market.

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Future Of Retail

Jul 5, 2019

Big department stores such as Macy's and Sears were once retail empires. 

Now mass closures and layoffs have some business analysts predicting the end of physical retail stores.

Other experts disagree, saying that those in retail can stay viable by shedding the dead weight of low-profit stores and focusing on innovation. 

Today on All Sides, the future of retail and where Columbus stands.

Updated at 12:08 p.m. ET

In a case with consequences for fans of wine and liquor, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 7-2 decision, has struck down a two-year residency requirement for anyone seeking an initial license to operate a liquor store in Tennessee.

There is no doubt that if a state had such a restrictive provision involving the sale of any other product, it would be deemed a violation of the Constitution's ban on erecting barriers to interstate commerce.

Future Of Retail

Jun 26, 2019
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Big department stores such as Macy's and Sears were once retail empires. 

 

Now mass closures and layoffs have some business analysts predicting the end of physical retail stores. Other experts disagree, saying that those in retail can stay viable by shedding the dead weight of low-profit stores and focusing on innovation. 

 

Today on All Sides, the future of retail and where Columbus stands. 

Financial Literacy In African American Communities

Jun 24, 2019
Saving money in a piggy bank
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Jay-Z recently became the first billionaire rapper. 

Sure, his music is profitable. But his investments were more so, and he’s just getting started. In his song, “The Story of OJ,” Jay-Z talks about financial literacy to show African American youth how it works.

For many African Americans, financial illiteracy is a function of several factors, all of which revolve around the lack of wealth, including institutionalized racism and perennial low wages. 

Today on All Sides, a look at the history of wealth and financial literacy in African American communities and what’s being done to change the trajectory.  

Visitors in the Short North will soon be able to pay for parking with an app.
Nick Evans / WOSU

Columbus officials are making changes to parking rules in the Short North just a few months after implementing them. The revisions are a result of feedback from residents and business owners.

Gov. Mike DeWine talks to farmer Kris Swartz in Perrysburg on June 19, 2019.
Nick Evans / WOSU

In Perrysburg on Wednesday, Kris Swartz hosted Gov. Mike DeWine and a couple dozen local famers to explain how badly this spring’s rain has derailed planting. Swartz says this year he’s had only one day—June 12—where he was able to plant.

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, speaks at a Culinary Union hall Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, in Las Vegas.
John Locher / Associated Press

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) is proposing a bill that would require overtime pay for any salaried worker making less than $51,064, a more than $15,000 increase to the Trump Administration's proposed threshold.

Record rainfall in Cincinnati is causing a local co-operative farm to re-adjust its harvest plan.

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A coalition of groups that advocates for low-income Ohioans says the state has made considerable progress in the effort to reduce poverty, but there is much more work to be done.

A group of more than 600 companies and trade associations have signed a letter to the president asking him to end the trade war with China and to drop tariffs.

Retail giants like Walmart, Target, Macy's and Gap wrote that they are worried tariffs will lead to job loss and will harm consumers and the U.S. economy.

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