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  • GRANGER, Ind.— A section of the Indiana Toll Road, the 157- mile highway that stretches across the northern portion of the state between Ohio and Illinois, will undergo $200 million in improvements including new asphalt and bridge work, the company that leases it announced Tuesday. Work will begin next month on a 70- mile stretch of the road from mile marker 20 in...

  • President Barack Obama will push for $1.1 billion in new funding to expand treatment for the fast-growing number of people addicted to heroin and prescription pain killers, the White House said on Tuesday. In 2014, a record number of Americans died from drug overdoses, with the highest rates seen in West Virginia, New Mexico, New Hampshire, Kentucky and Ohio.

  • House GOP fails anew to repeal Obama's health care law Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 12:50 PM ET

    "What we're proving today is if we have a Republican president next year, we will repeal Obamacare," Ryan, R- Wis., told reporters, using a nickname for a law that GOP lawmakers have despised since it was pushed through Congress six years ago. Ryan said the GOP will offer its own proposal this year for replacing the law, saying it would lower costs and "restore the...

  • Scotts reports 1Q loss Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 8:31 AM ET

    MARYSVILLE, Ohio _ Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. on Tuesday reported a loss of $81.3 million in its fiscal first quarter. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of $1.14 per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $229.6 million.

  • UPDATE 3-BP reports biggest ever annual loss Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 7:02 AM ET

    *2016 spending seen at lower end of $17- 19 bln range. The British oil and gas company, which is still grappling with about $55 billion of costs from the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, said it would cut 7,000 jobs by the end of 2017, or nearly 9 percent of its workforce. BP said it lost $6.5 billion in 2015 and its fourth-quarter underlying replacement cost...

  • The energy company reported an annual loss of $6.5 billion for 2015, even worse than its 2010 results when it counted the costs of the deadly Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Fourth-quarter impairments reached $2.6 billion as its oil and gas production division was hit by weak energy prices, including fields in the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. Utica shale acreage in Ohio and...

  • Feb 1- CVS Health Corp said it would make the opioid overdose antidote, naloxone, available without a prescription at all its pharmacies across Ohio, a state with one of the highest rates of overdose-related deaths. Naloxone quickly reverses the effects of an overdose of heroin or other opioid drugs and U.S. law enforcement officials have embraced its use in the...

  • Feb 1- CVS Health Corp said it would make the opioid overdose reversal medicine, naloxone, available without a prescription at all its pharmacies across Ohio beginning in late March. Ohio is among the U.S. states that have the highest rates of opioid overdose-related deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Naloxone has been used to...

  • CLEVELAND— A jury in Ohio has awarded $27 million to a man who was badly injured in a Greyhound bus accident on a Pennsylvania interstate. Cleveland.com reports 45- year-old Mark Soberay, of Cleveland, was awarded $23 million in compensatory damages and $4 million in punitive damages on Jan. 22. The bus was traveling from New York City to Cleveland.

  • WASHINGTON— Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, John Kasich and Chris Christie, the four Republican candidates in a showdown for their party's traditional supporters, closed last year with roughly as much money in the bank combined as Ted Cruz, the conservative insurgent they hope to topple. With voting beginning Monday in the state of Iowa, and continuing next week in New...

  • Cardinal tops Street 2Q forecasts Monday, 1 Feb 2016 | 7:11 AM ET

    DUBLIN, Ohio _ Cardinal Health Inc. on Monday reported fiscal second-quarter profit of $326 million. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.25 per share. Seven analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $29.2 billion.

  • WASHINGTON— Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, John Kasich and Chris Christie, the four Republican candidates in a showdown for their party's traditional supporters, closed last year with roughly as much money in the bank combined as Ted Cruz, the conservative insurgent they hope to topple. With voting beginning Monday in Iowa, and continuing next week in New Hampshire, Rubio,...

  • Trump holds Iowa lead as caucus vote nears Sunday, 31 Jan 2016 | 10:13 AM ET
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    Donald Trump has widened his edge against rival Ted Cruz in Iowa, according to poll that shows the billionaire gaining momentum.

  • CONCORD, N.H.— In the market for a crate of Boston and Harvard hoodies and baby onesies? Airports in Boston, Connecticut, Rhode Island and New Hampshire send everything from box loads of pocket knives and scissors to unclaimed luggage to New Hampshire's state surplus division. The $700,000 the state grosses from surplus sales is barely a fraction of the business...

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio— Just as former Ohio Treasurer Kevin Boyce thought a bribery scheme that sent his ex-deputy to federal prison was behind him, federal securities regulators released a report that placed Boyce in the room at a meeting where contributions were demanded for state business. "This is a very, very serious allegation and all along it seemed to me that...

  • Facebook moves to ban gun sales on social network Saturday, 30 Jan 2016 | 11:03 AM ET
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    Facebook is banning private gun sales on its network and Instagram, moving to clamp down on unlicensed gun transactions, The NY Times reports.

  • Cheviot posts 4Q profit Friday, 29 Jan 2016 | 5:15 PM ET

    CINCINNATI _ Cheviot Financial Corp. on Friday reported net income of $42,000 in its fourth quarter. The bank, based in Cincinnati, said it had earnings of 1 cent per share. Keywords: Cheviot Financial, Earnings Report.

  • Sifco reports 4Q loss Friday, 29 Jan 2016 | 4:35 PM ET

    CLEVELAND _ Sifco Industries Inc. on Friday reported a fiscal fourth-quarter loss of $393,000, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the Cleveland- based company said it had a loss of 7 cents. For the year, the company reported a loss of $2.9 million, or 53 cents per share, swinging to a loss in the period.

  • DES MOINES, Iowa— A Minnesota businessman whose construction company has built many of the nation's ethanol plants received state sales tax incentives Friday to complete construction on a previously idled project in southwest Iowa. Iowa leads the way with nearly 3.8 billion, followed by Nebraska's 1.8 billion gallons and Illinois' 1.5 billion gallons.

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio— The director of Ohio's funeral board alleges in a federal lawsuit that a board member appointed by Gov. The civil-rights lawsuit, filed Thursday, seeks monetary damages and is the latest turn in a feud between director Vanessa Niekamp and Tommy Taneff, a member of the Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors that licenses and regulates funeral...