WOSU News Archives For: August 19, 2009

Consumers Continue to Watch Spending; Retailers Sales Slump

12:00AM
August
19, 2009

Despite encouraging news from some analysts that the nation’s economy is on the mend, consumers continue to watch their spending. And that’s evident in recent retail earnings reports. WOSU spoke with a local retail analyst to find out why people still are not spending.

Ohio Must Pay 6% Interest On Unclaimed Funds

12:00AM
August
19, 2009

Earlier this year, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled it was unconstitutional for the state to stop paying interest to people who were retrieving money they had forgotten about in dormant bank accounts, rent or utility deposits, and insurance policies. Now, a judge has declared what the new interest rate has to be.

Ballot Board Finalizes Issue 3 Wording

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12:00AM
August 19, 2009

The board that determines the wording for issues on the statewide ballot has finalized the language for the controversial issue that could bring casinos to four Ohio cities if it’s approved by voters this fall.

Thousands of Central Ohioans Will Lose Health Insurance

12:00AM
August
19, 2009

Thousands of Central Ohioans will lose their health insurance provider in early October. Officials at the Ohio Department of Insurance say Physicians Assurance Corporation is bankrupt.

Ohio Leads U.S. in Increase of Impaired Women Drivers Involved in Fatal Crashes

12:00AM
August
19, 2009

The government says the number of women arrested for drunken driving has increased nearly 30 percent during the past decade, representing a dangerous trend for Americans on the nation’s roads.