• Business Highlights Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 6:10 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A bottleneck is building in the global market for bonds. GM looks to new vehicles, China to boost profit. MILFORD, Mich.— General Motors CEO Mary Barra told investors Wednesday that GM plans a raft of new models and a big push to sell more cars in China to drive profits in coming years, as the biggest U.S. automaker tries to shift the spotlight from a mishandled...

  • Small businesses scramble to keep top staffers Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 1:27 PM ET

    Love inspires students to keep coming back for more lessons and brings in more than a quarter of the studio's revenue, says Bisconti, owner of a Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Willoughby, Ohio.

  • Ohio city defaults on traffic camera bill Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 12:57 PM ET

    EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio— One of Ohio's poorest cities was dealt another financial blow Wednesday when a federal judge stuck it with a $638,000 judgment in favor of a Rhode Island company that supplied the traffic cameras the cash-strapped city hoped would boost its revenue.

  • 911 caller: Cop told man to drop gun at Wal-Mart Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 12:24 PM ET

    COLUMBUS, Ohio— A 911 caller who reported a man carrying a gun in Wal-Mart told state investigators he heard an officer repeatedly say "put it down" about two seconds before police shot the man, killing him, according to a summary of the interview released by the state. The 24- year-old caller, Ronald Ritchie, was interviewed the day after the Aug. 5 shooting at the...

  • Oct 1- A federal appeals court rejected Ford Motor Co's bid to recoup about $450 million of interest from the U.S. government on taxes overpaid by the automaker.

  • Marathon Petroleum's Speedway closes on Hess deal Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 8:41 AM ET

    FINDLAY, Ohio— Marathon Petroleum's Speedway has completed its $2.82 billion purchase of Hess' retail operations and other assets. The transaction was orchestrated under Speedway LLC and will expand Marathon Petroleum's retail operations from nine states to 23 states along the coast and in the Southeast.

  • No layoffs planned for Ohio Air Force base Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 6:37 AM ET

    DAYTON, Ohio— Officials say no layoffs are planned at Ohio's largest military base, though every one of the 372 mostly vacant positions targeted at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton will still be eliminated. Base spokesman Daryl Mayer tells the Dayton Daily News that 103 of those positions still have people working in them.

  • Ohio Wal-Mart where cops shot man pulls air rifles Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 1:12 PM ET

    CINCINNATI— Pellet guns have been pulled from shelves at the Ohio store where a 22- year-old man holding an air rifle was fatally shot by police, a Wal-Mart Stores Inc. spokesman said Tuesday. Spokesman Brian Nick said the move last week at the Beavercreek location near Dayton was store-specific, not a change in national policy for the world's largest retailer.

  • 2 children's sweatshirts recalled for choking risk Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 12:37 PM ET

    One recall is for 7,800 hooded sweatshirts that were sold at Kroger and Fred Meyer supermarkets nationwide between June and August for about $18. Both stores are owned by The Kroger Co., which is based in Cincinnati. The recalled sweatshirts have a front zipper and were made in Pakistan by Mira Loma, California- based Active Apparel.

  • Expansion planned at Ohio Airstream plant Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 6:18 AM ET

    JACKSON CENTER, Ohio— The company that makes the iconic silver Airstream travel-trailers at a western Ohio factory is announcing a $5.9 million expansion. The Dayton Daily News reports that Thor Industries announced the expansion on Monday for its Airstream subsidiary in Jackson Center, about 55 miles north of Dayton.

  • Answers about lingering delays at Chicago airports Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 5:50 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Traffic at Chicago's two busiest airports was slowly returning to more normal levels Monday, three days after a fire at a regional air traffic control center disrupted much of the nation's air-travel system.

  • Auto parts maker to pay fine in price-fixing case Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 4:07 PM ET

    CLEVELAND— The U.S. Justice Department says a Japanese auto parts manufacturer has agreed to pay a $26 million fine and plead guilty to fixing prices and rigging bids for various parts sold to automakers in the U.S.

  • Examples of 2014 videos showing police using force Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 12:14 PM ET

    Dramatic cellphone video recorded by stopped motorists and obtained by a newspaper shows federal land management rangers and a Nevada Highway Patrol trooper scuffling with a 20- year-old man before he was fatally shot on a road outside Las Vegas. MARCH 16: Albuquerque, New Mexico.

  • Caught in the act? Videos of police can mislead Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 12:07 PM ET

    BEAVERCREEK, Ohio— A man walks through Wal-Mart, holding something to his ear as he passes a gun case. He leans toward a shelf and steps back into view, now holding a long, dark object— a gun? In the Wal-Mart case and others, cameras meant to help catch bad guys or document police actions are drawing attention for capturing officers using force.

  • Sept 29- A federal judge rejected a settlement of a lawsuit challenging longtime Abercrombie& Fitch Co Chief Executive Michael Jeffries' pay, saying it offered little benefit to shareholders despite "serious" allegations of wrongdoing.

  • Marijuana industry makes political donations Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 10:56 AM ET

    If we don't contribute politically and get out there with the candidates, we can't help shape what happens, "said Patrick McManamon, head of Cleveland- based Cannasure Insurance Services, which offers insurance to marijuana growers and dispensaries.

  • Macy's joins others in a big holiday hiring spree Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 8:46 AM ET

    The department store chain, which also operates Bloomingdale's, said Monday that the growth is being fueled by its expanding online business.

  • Ohio gas prices higher to start work week Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 5:29 AM ET

    COLUMBUS, Ohio— Gas prices are moving back up again in Ohio. A gallon of regular gas was averaging $3.29 in Monday's survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc. That's a dime more than a week ago, but 7 cents lower than last month at this time.

  • Politics meets energy at New Hampshire summit Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 4:31 AM ET

    Jeb Bradley— who made the quip about prices— and also from candidates for governor and U.S. Senate: Democrats Gov. Jeanne Shaheen and their respective Republican challengers Walt Havenstein and Scott Brown.

  • ATM fees keep climbing, survey says Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES— The penalty for using an ATM that is not affiliated with your bank rose 5 percent over the past year. The average fee for using an out-of-network ATM climbed to a new high of $4.35 per transaction, according to a survey released Monday by Bankrate.com.