The Economy & Business

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11:49 am
Wed June 4, 2014

Walmart Protests Return To Dayton

Workers march to deliver "strike papers" to Walmart officials in a November, 2013 protest.
Credit Jerry Kenney / WYSO

A protest is coming to the Dayton Walmart on York Commons Wednesday as part of a week of protests and employee walkouts at Walmart stores around the country. Walmart workers and supporters of a living wage increase by the retail giant will be joined by State Rep. Connie Pillich (D-28). She believes an across-the-board wage boost would help struggling families.

“We’re talking about a living wage,” says Pillich. “We’re making sure that people at Walmart and other places in Ohio, can earn enough money and get enough work hours to support their families.”

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The Economy & Business
9:07 am
Thu May 29, 2014

Ohio Communities Get More Time To Complete Demolition Push

Ohio counties now have extra time to demolish and clean up thousands of vacant and nuisance properties after the attorney general’s office extended a deadline to use up demolition grant funds.

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Politics
10:31 am
Fri May 23, 2014

City Leaders Go After Kasich For Lost Local Government Funds

Cincinnati City Council member P.G. Sittenfeld with Dayton city workers, speaking out against the governor's cuts to municipal funds.
Credit Lewis Wallace / WYSO

Leaders from Dayton, Cincinnati, and several other cities are calling on Republican Governor John Kasich to restore funds to local governments in a two-day tour called “Stop the Kasich Raid.” Municipalities have seen cuts in the last two state budgets totaling over $1.5 billion from several funding sources.

Speaking on the steps of Dayton City Hall, Cincinnati City Council member P.G. Sittenfeld targeted John Kasich for the rollbacks in local budgets.

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Jobs
5:52 am
Thu May 22, 2014

Cincinnati Is Dayton's Savior, Says Economist Richard Stock

View of Cincinnati from the mouth of the Licking River. Economist Richard Stock says more and more people are taking the trip down I-75 for work.
Credit Robert S. Donovan / Flickr/Creative Commons

Ohio’s unemployment rate for April came out late last week, and it’s as low as it’s been since 2008 at 5.7 percent. It’s also nearly half a percent lower than the rate reported for March, despite relatively slow job growth.

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Jobs
8:13 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Fuyao State Tax Incentive Valued At Nearly $10 Million

Kristi Tanner is with JobsOhio.
Credit Lewis Wallace / WYSO

The state of Ohio Tax Credit Authority has approved part of an incentive package for Fuyao, the Chinese auto-glass company coming to the former GM Moraine plant south of Dayton.

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