• Starbucks tests latte with stout flavor Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 5:35 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Starbucks is testing a latte that it says has the "savory toasty malt" flavor of a foamy mug of stout. The "Dark Barrel Latte" is being tested in a handful of stores in Ohio and Florida, said Linda Mills, a Starbucks spokeswoman. Starbucks Corp., based in Seattle, has enjoyed strong sales growth in part by continually introducing new food and drinks.

  • Indiana Toll Road operator files for bankruptcy Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 9:41 AM ET

    INDIANAPOLIS— A judge and creditors will have to decide who runs the Indiana Toll Road after the highway's private operator filed for bankruptcy protection, formally acknowledging that it couldn't afford the debt from the multibillion deal to take over the highway. Chicago- based ITR Concession Co. submitted its federal bankruptcy court filing late Sunday.

  • Ohio utility swaps fencing to deter metal thieves Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 9:21 AM ET

    Akron- based FirstEnergy is spending $15 million this year on such efforts to strength security at substations in northeast Ohio, company spokesman Doug Colafella told the Akron Beacon Journal. Metal thieves caused over $500,000 in losses at FirstEnergy's facilities in the region last year, Colafella said.

  • 100 arrested at Wall Street climate crisis sit-in Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 8:24 AM ET

    NEW YORK— A day after over 100,000 people marched to warn that climate change is destroying the Earth, more than 1,000 activists blocked parts of Broadway in Manhattan's financial district in a sit-in to protest what they see as corporate and economic institutions' role in the climate crisis.

  • Sept 22- FMSA Holdings Inc, owned by private equity firm American Securities LLC, said it expected its initial public offering to be priced at $21- $24 per share, raising up to $1.07 billion. American Securities, through its affiliate ASP FML Holdings LLC, is selling all the 44.5 million shares in the offering.

  • Higher supply, costs cut Ohio farmers' profits Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 6:58 AM ET

    DAYTON, Ohio— Ohio corn farmers might be producing more crops, but the boom in supply and higher expenses are driving down profits this year. Western Ohio farmer Tom Tullis said he regularly saw corn prices as high as $6.50 or $7 per bushel as late as last year. "It's about half price or below what it was last year," Tullis told the Dayton Daily News.

  • Manufacturing in Ohio seeing slow, steady growth Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    While manufacturing alone no longer dominates the state's economy, its fortunes and the fate of its political leaders still rise and fall with the health of the industries that have shaped Ohio. After a decade that saw nearly four out of every 10 manufacturing jobs disappear, employment in manufacturing has grown each year in Ohio since Republican Gov.

  • A quick look at manufacturing jobs in Ohio Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    Source: Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to Oct 2 Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    KANSAS CITY- Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City President Esther George gives welcome remarks at the Shift Innovation: Community Development Conference- 1330 GMT.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 19- Holly Riggle, a 29- year-old white-collar worker from Ohio, is just the kind of everyday customer Apple Inc would love to have for its new iPhone 6, which launches Friday. But Riggle is sticking to her Android smartphone, calling Apple less "original" than it was under former Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs.

  • Layoffs postponed for Ohio uranium plant cleanup Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 1:48 PM ET

    COLUMBUS, Ohio— A funding measure approved this week by Congress would at least postpone hundreds of layoffs for workers handling decontamination and decommissioning of a Cold War-era uranium plant in southern Ohio. It included $13.7 million to continue cleanup of the former Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Piketon until December, Republican Sen.

  • Picassos among pieces going on public view in Ohio Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 12:46 PM ET

    "I find it inspiring in a way— that tangible creativity you find in painting or performance," says the philanthropist and chairman of L Brands, the company behind Victoria's Secret, Limited and Henri Bendel.

  • Ohio creator of Slush Puppies dead at age 74 Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 12:25 PM ET

    CINCINNATI— Will Radcliff, who built a multimillion-dollar global business from flavored, icy Slush Puppie drinks, has died in Cincinnati. His daughter DeeAnn Radcliff Harmon said Radcliff died Thursday in hospice care after his health declined following a recent fall.

  • Senators Sherrod Brown and Dick Durbin on Friday released details of a bill that would require foreign earnings that have not been repatriated, or brought into the United States, to be taxed as income at the point when a U.S. company inverts.

  • Broken rail blamed for 2012 Ohio train derailment Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 10:09 AM ET

    Two people were injured and about 100 residents were told to evacuate when the Norfolk Southern train slipped the rails north of downtown Columbus around 2 a.m. on July 11, 2012, The Columbus Dispatch reported. The Norfolk, Virginia- based railroad had nothing to add to the NTSB report, Norfolk Southern Corp. spokesman Dave Pidgeon said in an email Friday.

  • Some consumers say Apple is losing its "cool" factor Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 19- Holly Riggle, a 29- year-old white-collar worker from Ohio, is just the kind of everyday customer Apple Inc would love to have for its new iPhone 6, which launches Friday. But Riggle is sticking to her Android smartphone, calling Apple less "original" than it was under former chief executive Steve Jobs.

  • Ohio unemployment rate unchanged for August Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 3:02 AM ET

    COLUMBUS, Ohio— Ohio's unemployment rate for August was unchanged from the previous month, according to state statistics released Friday. That figure was up from the Ohio's seasonally adjusted rate for May and June, which was 5.5 percent.

  • Chevron meets new, voluntary shale drilling rules Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    PITTSBURGH— Chevron has become the first energy company to meet a new set of voluntary shale gas drilling standards that aim to go beyond existing state laws in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia, the Pittsburgh- based Center for Sustainable Shale announced Thursday.

  • Cleveland port adds 2nd trans-Atlantic freighter Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 6:05 AM ET

    CLEVELAND— The Port of Cleveland will soon have a second freighter traversing the Atlantic Ocean. Despite financial losses on its freighter to Europe, the Cleveland- Cuyahoga County Port Authority has reached an agreement with its Dutch partner to add a second ship to the trans-Atlantic service.

  • 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.