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  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to Sept 30 Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    DALLAS- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher moderates panel, "Perspectives on the Fed's Role in International Crises" before a conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas- 2100 GMT.

  • Business Highlights Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 5:40 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that it plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low because a broad range of U.S. economic measures remain subpar. Walgreen provided enough flu shots last season to protect a population roughly twice the size of Los Angeles.

  • Steel Dynamics gives solid 3Q forecast Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 5:27 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Steel Dynamics forecast a strong third-quarter profit on Wednesday, citing increased shipments and solid demand from key markets. Steel Dynamics bought the Ohio mini-mill from Russian steelmaker OAO Severstal for $1.63 billion.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 17- PBF Energy plans to begin an over month-long, refinery-wide maintenance shutdown of its 160,000 barrel-a-day facility in Toledo, Ohio, on Oct. 10, according to a person familiar with the refinery's operations.

  • Mexican charged in Ohio in $9.6M investment scheme Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 2:32 PM ET

    CLEVELAND— Federal authorities say a Mexican citizen who lived in the Cleveland area defrauded investors in four states in a $9.6 million scheme over six years and used the money for a lavish lifestyle. They say the former Gates Mills resident is believed to be in Mexico.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 17- PBF Energy plans to begin an over month-long, refinery-wide maintenance shutdown of its 160,000 barrel-a-day facility in Toledo, Ohio, on Oct. 10, according to a person familiar with the refinery's operations.

  • Pizza Hut testing 'skinny slice' Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 12:29 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Pizza Hut is testing out a lighter pizza in two U.S. markets as it seeks to freshen up its menu and regain its footing against competitors. The pies simply use less of the same dough used for regular pies and are lighter on the toppings, said Doug Terfehr, a Pizza Hut spokesman. The test by Pizza Hut comes as the chain fights to win back market share.

  • Ohio faces high prices for road salt this winter Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 11:44 AM ET

    CLEVELAND— A harsh winter and low inventory have driven up prices for road salt so much that the Ohio Department of Transportation will use an Indiana supplier to meet the needs of the state and communities that had problems obtaining salt at affordable prices.

  • Only 4 states will see cuts to food stamps Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 3:17 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Cuts to the nation's food stamp program enacted this year are only affecting four states, far from the sweeping overhaul that Republicans had pushed, an Associated Press review has found. As a result, it's unclear whether the law will realize the estimated $8.6 billion in savings over 10 years that the GOP had advertised.

  • Penn. editor, Conn. newspaper get diversity award Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 8:49 PM ET

    CHICAGO— Philadelphia Daily News Editor Michael Days and the New Haven Register received the 13th annual Robert G. McGruder Award for Diversity Leadership at the Associated Press Media Editors-American Society of News Editors conference on Tuesday.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Sept 29 Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    STOCKHOLM- Sveriges Riksbank will release the minutes of September monetary policy meeting- 0730 GMT. STOCKHOLM- Sweden Central Bank Deputy Governor Martin Floden speaks on the topic "The economic situation and my views on monetary policy"- 0900 GMT.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 16- State and local officials in Ohio are courting Amazon.com Inc with tax breaks and other perks to convince the No. 1 U.S. online retailer to build a $1.1 billion data center in central Ohio and create 120 jobs, according to public records.

  • Mall mashup: Washington Prime to buy Glimcher Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 10:12 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Washington Prime Group Inc., which spun off from mall operator Simon Property Group earlier this year, said Tuesday that it is buying rival Glimcher Realty Trust. Washington Prime that it will pay $14.20 in cash and stock for each share of Glimcher, a 34 percent premium from its closing price of $10.59 Monday.

  • Toledo law school cuts tuition to stay competitive Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 8:27 AM ET

    TOLEDO, Ohio— The University of Toledo's law school says it's cutting in-state tuition to try to remain competitive. Law School Dean Daniel Steinbock says the move was necessary for the school to compete. Current law school tuition is $20,579, but the price will roll back to $17,900 in the fall of 2015 for in-state and Michigan students.

  • Greater chance of Ohio drivers hitting a deer Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 6:16 AM ET

    That's according to State Farm, the state's largest insurer, which says motorists in the Buckeye State have a 1- in-127 chance of hitting a deer in the one-year period that began Aug. 1. State Farm says it will also cost more to fix a car that has hit a deer.

  • Airbus officials meet with Ohio businesses Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 7:24 AM ET

    DAYTON, Ohio— Officials of the aircraft manufacturer Airbus planned to meet Monday with representatives of nearly 100 Ohio companies to talk about doing more business with them.

  • Ohio gas prices lower to start work week Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 5:27 AM ET

    COLUMBUS, Ohio— Prices at the gas pump in Ohio are down again. A gallon of regular gas was averaging $3.31 in Monday's survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc. That's 12 cents lower than a week ago, and it's down 14 cents from a month ago. The Ohio average is lower than the national average, which was $3.39 on Monday.

  • DIARY -Top Economic Events to Sept 25 Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    MILAN- EU finance ministers and central bankers meet in Milan. ECB President Mario Draghi, Vice President Vitor Constancio and ECB Supervisory Board Chair Daniele Nouy to attend. PARIS- Chinese Vice Premier Ma Kai to chair the second China-France High-Level Economic and Financial dialogue in France with French Finance Minister Michel Sapin.

  • US rig count up 6 to 1,931 Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 1:36 PM ET

    HOUSTON— Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by six this week to 1,931.. Of the major oil- and gas-producing states, Alaska gained three rigs; Kansas, New Mexico and North Dakota each increased by two; and Colorado, Ohio and Pennsylvania were up one apiece.

  • Salmonella-tainted peanuts case in hands of jury Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 4:36 AM ET

    ALBANY, Ga.— Jurors started deciding Friday whether the owner of a Georgia peanut plant linked to a deadly salmonella outbreak recklessly sent known tainted products with the motto "just ship it" or was simply a scapegoat for large food companies that authorities didn't want to prosecute and subordinate managers who weren't prominent enough to shoulder the blame.