Ohio is celebrating its 212th birthday with special events at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.
The state says Ohio’s unemployment rate dropped in November to 7.4 percent, down slightly from the October rate of 7.5 percent.
President Barack Obama admitted Thursday that his administration “fumbled” the rollout of his new health care law. Still, speaking at a Cleveland steel plant, he vowed to keep fighting attempts to scrap the whole program.
JobsOhio comes before the Ohio Supreme Court Wednesday, as a group of liberal and conservative activists make their arguments against lawyers for the job creation program and Gov. John Kasich.
Newly released statistics show Ohio’s economy grew slightly last year for the third consecutive year, but growth was below 2011 levels.
Ohio’s per-capita income rose at one of the fastest rates in the nation last year.
An annual report from the state’s semi-private job creation agency says it’s attracted $7 million in donations and millions more in public money.
Fewer Ohioans are going into business for themselves these days, with the number of self-employed in the state at its lowest level since 2001.
The National Restaurant Association says after seeing profits fizzle more than sizzle during the recession, eateries will post record sales roughly four percent higher in 2013 and add jobs at a roughly 2.5 percent rate higher than the overall U.S. job market.
The Wall Street Journal reports that the Securities and Exchange Commission has launched an inquiry into a $10 million trade by outgoing Big Lots CEO Steve Fishman.
The International Council of Shopping Centers says retail sales dropped more than three percent for the week ended December 1st.