WOSU News Archives For: November 24, 2008

Ohio Requests $550 Million in Federal Help for Jobless Fund

12:00AM
November
24, 2008

Ohio has asked the federal government for $550 million to help shore up a state unemployment compensation fund hit hard by the shrinking economy.

Corn Growers Question High Food Costs

12:00AM
November
24, 2008

Ohio Corn Growers say their commodity is not getting a fair deal.

Violence Should Not Be The Norm for Children

12:00AM
November
24, 2008

The holiday movie season has arrived. The television networks are launching new seasons of their series. Videogame makers have updated popular games for the holidays. Too often, says WOSU Commentator Elizabeth Martinez, the images from this entertainment are violent.

Charitable Foundation Fights Appalachian Stereotypes.

12:00AM
November
24, 2008

A third of the state is categorized as Appalachian Ohio. These 29 counties are home to some of the highest unemployment rates and lowest income earnings in the state. For ten years, a charitable foundation has been working within the region to try to change that.

Layaway Makes a Comeback in Sagging Economy

Some retailers this holiday season, like Burlington Coat Factory and Sears, offer pay-as-you-go plans for customers.
12:00AM
November 24, 2008

The holiday shopping season is almost in full swing. But this year consumers may not be spending as much on gifts as the economy continues to slide south. In an effort to help customers and secure sales, retailers are pushing an old tradition – the layaway. Some retailers are aggressively pushing their plans, and at least one which had discontinued layaways, is bringing them back.