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Business & Technology
6:36 pm
Fri April 20, 2012

Ohio Jobless Rate Decreases for 8th Month in a Row

The unemployment rate in Ohio has dropped for the eighth straight month despite the non-farm payrolls decreasing by 9,500.

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Business & Technology
10:15 am
Wed April 11, 2012

NFHA Alleges Banks Use Discriminatory Practices

The National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) and four of its member organizations announced yesterday, they are filing a federal housing discrimination complaint against Wells Fargo Bank. The complaint will be filed with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. It's the result of an undercover investigation, and the Housing Alliance says major American banks like Wells Fargo are failing to maintain and market Real Estate Owned (REO) properties in African-American and Latino neighborhoods.

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Business & Technology
9:50 am
Wed April 11, 2012

Tidy Cats Catches Heat for "Litter Box" Billboard

Purina's Tidy Cats is apologizing for a tongue-in-cheek advertising campaign that compared a Cincinnati neighborhood to a litter box.

Local media outlets report the ad was part of a campaign pointing out things that stink. It was erected about a mile north of the Cincinnati’s  Over-the Rhine neighborhood, and said "You're so over Over-the-Rhine. Life stinks."

Business & Technology
8:32 am
Thu April 5, 2012

Regulators Say Nuclear Plant in Ohio Had Problems


Regulators say several minor problems found at an Ohio nuclear power plant in 2011 have been ongoing for about two years.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says the Perry Nuclear Power Plant near Cleveland must devise a plan to correct the problems.

In a March 5 letter, a regulator says plant owner First Energy Nuclear Operating Co. and federal inspectors found errors in following proper work procedures and documentation.

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Business & Technology
5:09 pm
Wed April 4, 2012

Toledo Casino Site Soon Ready For Ohio Regulators

Slot machines are almost fully installed and table games have been delivered to Ohio's second casino, which is scheduled to open in late May in Toledo. That was among updates heard by Ohio regulators Wednesday as the state prepares for the openings of four voter-approved casinos.