WOSU News Archives For: December 8, 2008

A “Free Culture” Would Be Priceless

12:00AM
December
8, 2008

Tis the season of commercialism – stores trying to attract shoppers with the lowest prices, consumers looking to get the most for their money. Central Ohio blogger and WOSU Commentator Andrew Miller envisions a culture that has an even lower price tag.

Columbus Somalis Decry Loss Of Money Transfer Accounts.

12:00AM
December
8, 2008

Huntington Bancshares says it will close what’s called “remittance agency accounts” at the end of the year. It is the last bank in the region to keep such accounts but it says they’re too costly. The bank’s action has drawn the ire of the city’s Somali-American community. Many Somalis use the accounts to transfer money to relatives in Somalia and in refugee camps in Kenya and Ethiopia.