The Economy & Business

The Economy & Business
3:20 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

The Markdown Lowdown: What Can Your Employee Discount Do For You?

Annie Chapman has worked at Foy's in Fairborn for ten years.
Credit Lewis Wallace / WYSO

What if everything in your favorite store was 30 percent off, or even 10 percent...every single day? Well, in theory, that’s what the employee discount is about. You work somewhere, you love the stuff, you buy the stuff. Apple, J-Crew and Barnes and Noble are just a few of the retailers known for offering good deals to their workers. And almost all stores offer some kind of discount.

Annie Chapman has worked at Foy’s Halloween and Variety in Fairborn for ten years.

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The Economy & Business
11:17 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Think Tank: New Ohio Tax Cuts Benefit The Wealthy

Credit Chris Potter / Flickr Creative Commons

Ohio’s looking at an $800 million surplus at the end of its fiscal year, and Republican Governor John Kasich has been touting $400 million in tax cuts in the latest mid-term budget, known as the mid-biennium review.

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WYSO Curious
6:13 am
Fri June 27, 2014

What Is The Economic Impact Of Street Fairs? WYSO Curious Hits The Pavement

Yellow Springs resident Joseph Minde-Berman (right) plays music at street fairs for spare cash. He has made as much as $300 in a day playing music. He's pictured with his friend Corbin Rogers, also of Yellow Springs.
Credit Lewis Wallace / WYSO

Strawberries, sauerkraut, asparagus, popcorn, beans, bacon and moonshine—aside from usually being edible, what do they all have in common?

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The Economy & Business
11:12 am
Thu June 26, 2014

North Dayton Racino Says It Will Encourage “Responsible Gaming”

Gary DeWitt, the general manager of the new Hollywood Gaming racino in north Dayton, points out features of the main gaming room.
Credit Lewis Wallace / WYSO

The Hollywood Gaming racino in north Dayton is getting closer to its opening day. Parent company Penn National spent around $6 million on cleanup of the old Delphi plant site, and now a new building, a racetrack, and almost 2000 parking spots are going in at the corner of Needmore and Wagner Ford roads.

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The Economy & Business
7:52 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

New Jobs Coming To Tipp City

Officials prepare to cut the ribbon on the new Abbott facility in Tipp City, Ohio.
Credit Jerry Kenney

A state-of-the-art nutrition manufacturing facility officially opened in Tipp City on Wednesday. Abbott, which makes products like Pedialite and Ensure, says the facility will help it meet a growing demand from an aging population.

Ensure is the popular adult nutrition drink. Abbott Supply Chain Vice President  John Ginascol says an aging population is causing demand to grow.

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