The Economy & Business

The Economy & Business
7:04 am
Thu January 3, 2013

Allstate Adding 136 New Jobs In Ohio

Allstate says it's planning to add 136 new jobs in Ohio.

The insurance company said Wednesday that it plans to appoint 12 new insurance-agency owners in Columbus and hire 36 licensed sales representatives for new and existing agencies in the region.

The Columbus Dispatch reports that remaining jobs will be throughout Ohio, including Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dayton and Akron.

State figures show Allstate was No. 3 in total auto-insurance premiums in Ohio 2011 and No. 2 in homeowners' insurance premiums.

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The Economy & Business
8:05 am
Wed December 19, 2012

Ohio to Notify Businesses of Tax Overpayments

Ohio's tax department says it will start alerting businesses when they've overpaid taxes and help them reclaim their money.

Previously, if businesses failed to discover the error in paying their commercial activities tax within a certain time frame, they lost the right to reclaim it.

Gov. John Kasich and tax Commissioner Joe Testa announced the policy change Tuesday.

They said the Ohio Department of Taxation will begin notifying about 3,500 taxpayers who may have overpaid by a total of up to $13.7 million.

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The Economy & Business
8:35 am
Thu December 6, 2012

Kasich Blasts Out of State Oil and Gas Workers, But Drillers Fight Back

The oil and gas boom has brought in lots of activity to eastern Ohio, and perhaps lots of out of state workers. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports says that’s a problem for the governor.

Gov. John Kasich has joked several times about the people he wants to see working with the oil and gas industry in Ohio, including in his State of the State speech in February.

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The Economy & Business
7:04 am
Fri November 30, 2012

Ohio Senator Wants Tax Reform For "Fiscal Cliff"

Ohio's Republican senator sees tax reforms, not letting taxes go up, as the way to ease the nation's fiscal crunch.

Rob Portman says he thinks higher tax rates now for any group would be a mistake. But he says tax changes could be part of a plan that adds revenue while reducing federal spending.

Portman talked with reporters Thursday as Congress and the Barack Obama administration are trying to avoid a year-end "fiscal cliff" that would see tax cuts expire while spending cuts kick in.

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The Economy & Business
9:22 am
Mon November 26, 2012

Jobless Benefits Could End For 55k Ohioans

About 55,000 Ohioans among the long-term unemployed are expected to lose jobless benefits soon because of the end of federally funded aid initiated several years ago.

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