WOSU News Archives For: November 30, 2007

Did pension funds keep vow to dump Iran stock?

12:00AM
November
30, 2007

Are officials of government pension funds in Ohio keeping their promise to work toward selling off stock with links to Iran and Sudan? That’s the question that a top legislative leader wants an answer to.

Mandated 12-week pregnancy plan is in jeopardy

12:00AM
November
30, 2007

A proposed new rule that the Ohio Civil Rights Commission approved, requiring most Ohio companies to offer 12 weeks of unpaid pregnancy and maternity leave to female workers, appears to be in trouble. Monday Dec. 3, a special government rule-review committee plans to look at the rule. And a co-chair of the panel says members could vote to invalidate it.

Iraqi journalist finds refuge in Columbus

12:00AM
November
30, 2007

Refugees International describes the displacement of Iraqis from their home country as the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis. More than 16-hundred Iraqis have come to the United States in the last year, and 14 of them are now in Ohio.

State warns seniors about life-insurance arrangements with investors

12:00AM
November
30, 2007

The state is warning seniors about risky life insurance pitches. The department of insurance alerted older Ohioans to be cautions about arrangements–called STOLI, where an investor group is likely to become the beneficiary of a life insurance policy.