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  • COLUMBUS, Ohio— More than 14,600 blighted properties around Ohio have been demolished in the past two years under a program aimed at benefiting areas affected by foreclosures, the state's attorney general said Friday. Ohio used $75 million from a national settlement with major mortgage servicers to create a grant program in 2012 to revitalize neighborhoods...

  • YOUR MONEY-The silent struggle of seniors with debt Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 11:06 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Feb 26- When Wanda Simpson reached retirement a couple of years ago, the Cleveland mom had an unwelcome companion: Around $25,000 in debt. New data reveal that Wanda Simpson has company- and plenty of it. Among families headed by those 55 or older, 65.4 percent are still carrying debt loads, according to the Washington, D.C.- based Employee Benefit Research...

  • A group of workers and supporters at the Faurecia SA seating plant in Cleveland plans a Tuesday march. The union has been trying to organize Nissan Motor Co.' s Canton, Mississippi, plant for years, and lost a 2008 worker vote at a Johnson Controls plant in nearby Madison that French-based Faurecia bought in 2011.. Protesters say Faurecia employees make a top wage...

  • The August event held in Cleveland and Akron raised $6.8 million in revenue, netting a small profit of nearly $150,000, said Gay Games 9 Executive Director Thomas Nobbe. Nobbe said at a forum held by the City Club of Cleveland on Thursday that $120,000 of the profits will go toward creating a fund at the Cleveland Foundation to continue to push for an inclusive and...

  • Hyster-Yale Materials posts 4Q profit Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 5:37 PM ET

    CLEVELAND _ Hyster-Yale Materials Handling Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $26.4 million. On a per-share basis, the Cleveland- based company said it had profit of $1.61. For the year, the company reported profit of $109.8 million, or $6.58 per share.

  • Lincoln Electric beats 4Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 7:45 AM ET

    CLEVELAND _ Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $75.2 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 91 cents per share. Lincoln Electric shares have increased 4.5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Heavy snowfall and ice moving from the Southern Plains eastward pounded Missouri, Arkansas, southern Illinois, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio, the National Weather Service said. With the storm headed east and sleet and freezing rain expected to also take a swipe at the South, North Carolina, Virginia, Mississippi and Georgia declared states of emergency.

  • Feb 16- Record-breaking cold gripped the Eastern United States on Monday as an icy winter storm crippled the nation's central states before it was expected to barrel toward the mid-Atlantic in time to snarl Tuesday's morning commute. Heavy snowfall and ice moving from the Southern Plains eastward pounded Missouri, Arkansas, southern Illinois, Tennessee,...

  • Icy storm encases central US, heads for DC Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | 12:45 PM ET
    The latest trend in Boston: Shoveling or raking the snow  on the roof so it doesn’t cave in.

    Record-breaking cold gripped the Eastern United States on Monday as an icy winter storm crippled the nation's central states.

  • Feb 16- Record-breaking cold gripped the Eastern United States on Monday as an icy winter storm crippled the nation's central states before it was expected to barrel toward the mid-Atlantic in time to snarl Tuesday's morning commute. Heavy snowfall and ice moving from the Southern Plains eastward pounded Missouri, Arkansas, southern Illinois, Tennessee,...

  • *Wave of inversion deals had many causes, experts say. *Earnings stripping, foreign profits seen as key. WASHINGTON, Feb 9- When a series of big U.S. companies last year moved to reincorporate abroad in inversion deals, some Republican lawmakers and tax policy critics blamed the high U.S. corporate tax rate.

  • US STOCKS-U.S. stocks give up gains after Fed statement Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 2:36 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Jan 28- U.S. stocks fell slightly in volatile trading on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve said the U.S. economy is on track and it will remain "patient" in deciding when to raise interest rates. Concluding their first policy-setting meeting of the year, Fed officials looked past the urgent moves made by other central banks this month to boost their...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 27- U.S. single-family home price appreciation slowed to its weakest level more than two years in November as lean inventories and tight lending standards limited housing market activity, according to a closely watched survey released on Tuesday. "With the spring home buying season, and spring training, still a month or two away, the housing recovery...

  • Santa Claus to deliver major Christmas present Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 12:13 PM ET
    General Manager Brandon Delaney puts letters on the marquee sign announcing that the Plaza Theatre would be showing the movie "The Interview" beginning Christmas Day in Atlanta, Georgia, December 23, 2014.

    Sony's "The Interview" will be screened in some theaters across the country starting Christmas Day.

  • Cleveland Cinemas: Wear USA colors, get free popcorn  Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 10:15 AM ET

    Cleveland Cinemas is one of the theaters that will show Sony's "The Interview." JRF Management director of marketing, discusses the security preparation that is going into preparing to show the film in both Cleveland and Pittsburgh.

  • Dec 17- U.S. stocks are expected to climb in 2015 as concerns about the prospect of a Federal Reserve interest-rate hike are being offset by hopes for strong consumer spending as oil prices fall, according to a Reuters poll. That would represent a near 12 percent rise for 2015 from a Dec. 16 close of 1,972.74. "The market's ability to withstand higher rates is the big...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 16- Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr, the late rocker Lou Reed, punk group Green Day and singer Bill Withers are among the 2015 inductees named on Tuesday to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, rockers Joan Jett& The Blackhearts, rhythm and blues band the "5" Royales and the late blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double...

  • BRUSSELS, Dec 14- The U.S. The Fed, which meets on Tuesday and Wednesday, first inserted that wording in its post-meeting statements in December 2012, promising then to maintain its highly accommodative monetary stance for a considerable time after its asset purchase program ends and the economic recovery strengthens. Since October, the more hawkish Dallas Fed...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 9- East Cleveland will wait until after the first quarter of 2015 to decide whether to seek bankruptcy protection, the city's finance director said on Tuesday, noting such a filing is only one of several options under consideration. The assessment was less dire than comments last month by Ohio's state auditor, Dave Yost, who said the small suburb of its...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 9- Fund managers are stampeding into shares of U.S. long-haul trucking company Swift Transportation Co as oil prices touch five-year lows, but some analysts say a shortage of drivers may slam the brakes on the rally. Portfolio managers from Goldman Sachs, Fidelity, and Federated Investors were among the 65 funds that added Swift shares to their...