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  • Rival candidate wants probe of DeWine bid process Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 12:19 PM ET

    COLUMBUS, Ohio— Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's rival in the fall election said Tuesday that federal authorities should investigate DeWine's handling of lucrative collections contracts in the wake of a newspaper investigation.

  • Group says Ohio casinos, racinos employ over 7,000 Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The American Gaming Association says Ohio's commercial casinos and racinos employed more than 7,000 workers who received a total of $225 million in wages benefits and tips last year. The Washington- based trade association says the four casinos and four racinos operating in Ohio in 2013 generated $351 million in tax revenue.

  • July 22- Health insurer Centene Corp reported a 24 percent jump in quarterly profit, beating market estimates for the sixth straight quarter, as the company's premium and services revenue surged after it expanded in Florida, Ohio and California.

  • Express says Michael Weiss will retire as CEO Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 6:34 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Clothing and accessories chain Express Inc. said Monday that Michael Weiss will retire as CEO on Jan. 30. David Kornberg, the Columbus, Ohio, company's president, will replace Weiss. Weiss was the CEO of Express from 1997 to 2004, and he returned to the company in July 2007.

  • Groups sue over steel plant's air emissions permit Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 3:10 PM ET

    The Sierra Club and several other groups are challenging the May ruling by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, which changed the permit for a Dearborn plant owned by Severstal. Severstal was awarded an air permit in 2006 to increase production and to install a new blast furnace and additional air pollution control equipment.

  • NEW YORK, July 21- Major global stock markets declined and bond prices rallied on Monday as worries over the Gaza Strip and Ukraine overshadowed optimism over corporate earnings.

  • Russia's Severstal selling US plants for $2.3B Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 6:42 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Russian steel company Severstal is exiting the U.S. market, selling a pair of steel plants to AK Steel and Steel Dynamics for about $2.33 billion. Steel Dynamics Inc. said Monday that it will pay about $1.63 billion for Severstal Columbus, which is located in northeast Mississippi.

  • Ohio gas prices up slightly to start work week Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 5:19 AM ET

    COLUMBUS, Ohio— Ohio gas prices are up slightly to start the work week but remain below the national average. The average price for a gallon of regular gas was $3.49 in Monday's survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc. That's 2 cents more than a week ago— and 28 cents lower than a month ago in Ohio.

  • Activists balk at plea deal in P&G protest case Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 3:01 AM ET

    CINCINNATI— Efforts to reach a plea deal stalled Monday in the case of Greenpeace activists who staged an eye-catching protest at Procter& Gamble's headquarters in Cincinnati.

  • Ohio pushes to end sediment dumping into Lake Erie Sunday, 20 Jul 2014 | 8:32 AM ET

    TOLEDO, Ohio— There's enough sand, soil and mud scooped out of Toledo's and Cleveland's harbors each year to fill the Indians' ballpark to the top of its upper deck. All the silt dredged to keep open the shipping channel in Toledo is dumped into Lake Erie while the sediment from Cleveland goes into disposal facilities that are filling up fast.

  • US states with higher minimum wages gain more jobs Saturday, 19 Jul 2014 | 3:01 AM ET

    A Congressional Budget Office report earlier this year lent some support for that view. It found that a minimum wage of $10.10 an hour, as President Obama supports, could cost 500,000 jobs nationwide.

  • Tea party groups' suit against IRS moves forward Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 2:56 PM ET

    In her ruling Thursday, Judge Susan Dlott allowed two of the tea party groups' claims— including that the IRS discriminated and retaliated against them based on their views in violation of their free speech rights— to survive to trial.

  • Ranking US states by job creation in past 5 years Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 11:06 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Since the Great Recession officially ended in June 2009, the U.S. economy has generated 7.8 million jobs. North Dakota, benefiting from an oil and gas drilling boom, has created nearly 98,000 jobs over the past five years, a 27 percent increase-- by far the best in the country.

  • Cliffs cuts number of board nominees Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 10:03 AM ET

    At the same time, proxy advisory firms Institutional Shareholder Services and Glass Lewis& Co. recommended Cliffs' shareholders support at least most of the nominees from Casablanca. Casablanca owns about 5.2 percent of Cliffs' stock, and it has pushed the company to cut costs and spin off some of its international assets.

  • APNewsBreak: Shipwreck's gold inventory released Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 7:15 AM ET

    CINCINNATI— Deep-sea explorers recovered millions of dollars in gold and silver and a slew of personal items that are a virtual time capsule of the California Gold Rush, according to newly unsealed court documents obtained by The Associated Press that provide the first detailed inventory of a treasure trove being resurrected from an 1857 shipwreck at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.

  • Ohio unemployment rate unchanged at 5.5 percent Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 3:32 AM ET

    COLUMBUS, Ohio— The unemployment rate in Ohio remained unchanged at 5.5 percent in June, staying at the lowest level since before the Great Recession, the state reported Friday. The seasonally adjusted rate for June was the same as May and down from 5.7 percent in April and 6.1 percent in March, according to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

  • Colorado finds link between quakes and wastewater wells Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 5:52 PM ET

    NEW YORK, July 17- Colorado regulators said on Thursday that the disposal of oil and gas wastewater at a well in Weld County likely caused a series of small earthquakes this year, in another sign that a U.S. drilling boom is contributing to higher seismic activity.

  • Cliffs, a Cleveland- based iron ore and metallurgical coal producer, is locked in a proxy battle with Casablanca, which owns 5.2 percent of Cliffs' stock and accuses the company of destroying shareholder value. Casablanca wants to replace Cliffs' chief executive officer with its own nominee and six of the 11 board members, a majority, with its candidates.

  • July 17- Casablanca Capital LP said two independent proxy advisory firms have recommended shareholders of Cliffs Natural Resources Inc vote in favor of the hedge fund's bid to replace a majority of the miner's board members.

  • NEW YORK, July 17- U.S. Treasuries rose on Thursday after disappointing U.S. housing data showed the slowest pace of groundbreaking in nearly a year, driving yields lower and reinforcing a view that U.S. monetary policy will remain loose well into 2015..