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Top News & Analysis Ohio

  • States are collaborating to create hubs of excellence in a myriad of industries—from food to water tech—to develop homegrown business.

  • These states have made the biggest gains since the Great Recession by reforming regulations and offering incentives to attract investment.

  • Downtown Detroit

    If you call one of these 10 states home, your home has plenty of room for improvement, from crime to health care and the environment.

  • The Buckeye State has shaken off some of its rust belt past, offering a strong infrastructure and lower than average costs.

  • Change-of-address.us website

    People who paid much more than they expected to change their mailing addresses have some money coming back.

  • Cincinnati's Renaissance plan

    Johnna Reeder, REDI Cincinnati president & CEO, and John Cranley, Mayor of Cincinnati (D), discuss Cincinnati's economic initiative to spur growth in the region.

  • A high pressure gas line crosses over a canal in an oil field over the Monterey Shale formation where gas and oil extraction using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is on the verge of a boom on March 23, 2014 near Lost Hills, Calif.

    State regulators have linked earthquake activity in Ohio to fracking, confirming the suspicions of activists pushing for a ban.

  • Thieves have claimed billions of dollars in bogus tax refunds from the IRS by swiping the Social Security numbers and identities of ordinary people.

  • Ford's plan to boost jobs

    Joe Hinrichs, Ford Motor Company president of the Americas, discusses the automaker's plans to invest $500 million in a plant in Lima, Ohio which will create 300 jobs. At Ford we've been hiring over 10,000 workers in the last couple years and growing our investments here, says Hinrichs.

  • Hospitals and medical practices are preparing for confusion and hassles as new insurance plans under President Obama's healthcare law take effect.

  • Protesters at a rally against low wages for fast-food workers, in front of a McDonald's, Dec. 5, 2013, in Phoenix.

    As many as 11 other states and Washington, D.C., are expected to consider increases in 2014. USA Today reports.

  • Tesla Model S cars are displayed at a Tesla showroom in Palo Alto, Calif.

    A group of Ohio car dealerships has become the latest group to sue Tesla over its direct-to-consumer business model.

  • Mary Barra

    On the heels of appointing its first female CEO, General Motors said its $1.3 billion investment at five plants will create or retain 1,000 jobs.

  • Workers at a shop selling paintings made from precious stone in Yen Bai, about 300 kms north of Hanoi.

    Mirroring Cleveland, not Mountain View, Calif., may be a more realistic way for developing economies to encourage entrepreneurship.

  • In crisis: Trenton police on patrol in the Garden State's capitol

    Wider efforts to rebuild America's deeply depressed cities can't succeed until public safety is restored.

  • Ford Motor Co. said it will invest $200 million to make four-cylinder engines at the Ford Motor Co. Cleveland Engine Plant in Brook Park, Ohio.

    Even struggling metros are having success in attracting investment. In the process, they are creating a virtuous cycle of creativity.

  • Orlando, Florida

    These sunshine cities have focused their efforts on developing new industry niches to strengthen their local economies and promote future growth.

  • Miami at night

    The ebbing economic tide from the Great Recession revealed some of the worst swindles in municipal finance in decades.

  • Detroit city grate is missing a cover. With cut backs to city services, Detroit's infrastructure has fallen into disrepair.

    Detroit's bankruptcy, and rumblings about tax overhaul, have fueled a big sell off in the municipal bond market. What's next?

  • Home of Charles Lang Freer, Detroit railroad car manufacturer.

    Visit any American city and it doesn't take a whole lot of imagination to see where its greatness came from—however faded it may seem to be.