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
11:12 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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3:52 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Dayton To Hold First Startup Weekend At Tech Town

Dayton’s first Startup Weekend is taking place at the Entrepreneurs Center in Tech Town beginning Friday. At startup weekends around the country and the world, people with business concepts come in on a Friday, pitch an idea, and form a plan by the end of the weekend.

Organizer Dave Best says the goal is mainly to get people motivated.

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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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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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