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  • Representatives from Citigroup, JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs and Bank of America, have met to discuss ways to urge Democrats, including Warren and Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown, to soften their party's tone toward Wall Street, sources familiar with the discussions said this week. Still, political strategists say Clinton could struggle to raise money among Wall Street...

  • March 26- Personal information gathered by RadioShack Corp from shoppers is not included in its sale, the consumer privacy ombudsman in the electronics retailer's bankruptcy case said in response to concerns shared by several states that the data could be sold. Her letter came as Oregon and Pennsylvania on Wednesday joined Texas and Tennessee in objecting...

  • BUCKEYE LAKE, Ohio— J-me Braig smiles fondly as she talks about the six generations of her family that have loved Buckeye Lake. About 370 homes are built into the roughly 180- year-old central Ohio dam, which is mostly edged by a masonry wall and vertical metal plates that catch the waves in the recreational reservoir. In the few steps from Braig's porch to the...

  • CINCINNATI— A man extradited from Iraq on military contract bribery charges has pleaded guilty to three charges in an agreement with federal prosecutors, nearly seven years after he was first arrested in Las Vegas and then fled after cutting off an ankle monitor. Court documents trace the case's beginnings to May 2006 in Iraq, when Atilan met a U.S. Air Force...

  • Republic Steel announces 200 temporary Ohio layoffs Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 9:03 AM ET

    LORAIN, Ohio— Republic Steel has announced it is temporarily laying off 200 workers from its Lorain plant in northeastern Ohio. The Morning Journal reports the layoffs, affecting hourly and salaried employees, were announced Wednesday. Information from: The Morning Journal, http://www.morningjournal.com.

  • Columbus starts to see results from anti-blight program Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 7:56 AM ET

    COLUMBUS, Ohio— Officials in Columbus say they're starting to see results from a land bank program aimed at reducing neighborhood blight. Columbus Mayor Michael Colman has targeted the elimination of blight, launching a 2012 program to go after vacant and abandoned houses in Columbus neighborhoods through enforcement, demolition, and restoration.

  • WASHINGTON— In uncommon bipartisan harmony, the House approved a $214 billion bill on Thursday permanently blocking physician Medicare cuts, moving Congress closer to resolving a problem that has plagued it for years. The lopsided 392-37 vote shifted pressure onto the Senate, where its prospects have brightened as Democrats have muffled their criticism...

  • Paid to sleep: NY cracks down on napping health workers Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 1:02 AM ET

    The case has brought renewed attention in New York to the problem of fatigue among health care workers— and in particular highlights the low-paid nurses, aides and others who care for vulnerable people at night, when sleeping can all too often become part of the job. Nurse Barbara Parsons worked with Lemon at the Briarwood Lane home in DeWitt, making $34,000 a year.

  • Census: Florida city tops list of fastest-growing areas Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 12:08 AM ET

    New figures released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau showed Florida was home to six of the nation's 20 fastest-growing metro areas from July 1, 2013, to July 1, 2014. The Villages retirement community located northwest of Orlando was the nation's fastest-growing metro area last year with a 5.4 percent increase that raised the population to 114,000...

  • HOUSTON, March 25- Striking workers at Tesoro Corp's Martinez, California, refinery have ratified a new contract, ending a 52- day strike at that plant, the United Steelworkers union said on Wednesday. USW members at the Martinez refinery were the last of three Tesoro groups to approve the contract based on a tentative national agreement reached between the...

  • House Roll Call: Republicans approve conservative budget Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 7:19 PM ET

    The 228-199 roll call Wednesday by which the House passed a conservative budget that relies on nearly $5 trillion in cuts to eliminate deficits over the next decade, calls for repealing the health care law and envisions transformations of the tax code and Medicare. Republicans— Aderholt, Y; Brooks, Y; Byrne, Y; Palmer, Y; Roby, Y; Rogers, Y. Republicans— Crawford, N; Hill, Y;...

  • DETROIT, March 25- The United Auto Workers union on Wednesday said getting raises for workers at the Detroit automakers will be a top priority in contract talks this summer, but more jobs and production are shifting to U.S. plants without unions and Mexico. Earlier this week, General Motors Co said it would build a factory in Mexico to assemble a new generation of...

  • Worthington reports 3Q loss Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 5:12 PM ET

    COLUMBUS, Ohio _ Worthington Industries Inc. on Wednesday reported a fiscal third-quarter loss of $25.7 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 39 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $839.8 million.

  • TOLEDO, Ohio— The leader of a union that represents Jeep workers in Toledo said Wednesday that he's confident that the city and state have put together a package that will convince Fiat Chrysler Automobiles against moving Jeep Wrangler production. Bruce Baumhower, president of United Auto Workers Local 12 in Toledo, said he expects a decision from Fiat...

  • Obama ready to sign bill revamping Medicare doctor fees Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 1:58 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama said Wednesday he's ready to sign "good, bipartisan" legislation protecting physicians from steep cuts in Medicare reimbursements and bolstering health programs for children and the poor as Senate Democrats seemed to soften their opposition to the package. The bill is a scarce Capitol Hill commodity: a bipartisan...

  • Animal shelters let kids cozy up to pets at summer camps Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 11:25 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES— Children who love to dance, act or play sports have summer camps specialized just for them. "This is absolutely one of the fastest growing programs at the shelter," said Christen Benson, executive director of the Humane Society of Sarasota County, about 50 miles south of Tampa, Florida. "These camps aren't about getting free volunteers in to scrub cages,"...

  • REX posts 4Q profit Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 7:30 AM ET

    DAYTON, Ohio _ REX American Resources Corp. on Wednesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income of $20.3 million. The Dayton, Ohio- based company said it had net income of $2.55 per share. For the year, the company reported profit of $87.3 million, or $10.76 per share.

  • The wide-ranging bill would stop farmers in northwestern Ohio from spreading manure on frozen and rain-soaked fields. The measure would be the first passed in an effort to slow the spread of the algae since August, when a toxin contaminated the drinking water for more than 400,000 people in northwestern Ohio and southeastern Michigan. Jim Zehringer, the...

  • The narrow opinion offered a limited victory to pharmacy services provider Omnicare Inc., which was sued by two pension funds that bought stock when the company went public in 2005.. Investors claimed the Cincinnati- based Omnicare misled them when it said in registration documents that it "believed" its contracts with other companies were legal.

  • WASHINGTON— An extraordinary bipartisan accord between House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is letting both parties exhale as they move toward permanently ending the nagging annual threat of Medicare cuts to physicians. For Boehner, R- Ohio, the package announced Tuesday lets him claim a rare if modest bipartisan pact to strengthen...