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Report: SEC Looking Into Big Lots CEO’s Trading

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Steve Fishman joined Big Lots in 2005 after previously working at Franks Nursery & Crafts Inc., Rhodes Inc., and Federated Department Stores Inc.
1:06PM
December 5, 2012

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.

Shopping Fell During Week After Thanksgiving

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The International Council of Shopping Centers says retail sales dropped more than three percent for the week ended December 1st.
8:30AM
December
5, 2012

The International Council of Shopping Centers says retail sales dropped more than three percent for the week ended December 1st.

Ohio Companies Banking On Exports Program

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Kimberly Ullner founded her specialty food company, 1-2-3 Gluten Free, eight years ago. She’s since seen interest in gluten-free products flourish, and now wants to move into markets including Europe, South America, and the Middle East.
7:55AM
November
13, 2012

Some Ohio businesses are pinning their hopes to a new federal program that matches companies with potential partners overseas.

Central Ohio Job Market Continues To Outpace State

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Local unemployment data from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services shows Columbus' unemployment rate fell to 5.7 percent in September.
12:40PM
October 23, 2012

According to state figures released Tuesday, the unemployment rate for central Ohio fell from 6.0 percent in August to 5.7 percent last month. That’s the lowest level in more than more than four years and more than a full percent below the current statewide average.

Glimmer Of Hope For Ohio Jobs Market

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7:32AM
September 26, 2012

A manager at a Columbus jobs center says an increasing number of employers are asking for workers, sometimes dozens at a time and requesting they be on the job as soon as the next day.

Ohio’s Jobless Rate Declines For Eleventh Straight Month

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Ohio's unemployment went down a tenth of a percent in June,and employers added more than 18,000 new workers.
8:41AM
July
20, 2012

New figures released Friday show Ohio’s unemployment rate ticked dow for an 11th straight month in June.
The latest figures from the Department of Job and Family Services show a June jobless rate of 7.2 percent, that’s down from 7.3 percent in May.

Business Filings Up In Ohio

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From January through June of last year, just under 44,000 new business filings were recorded statewide. Nearly 47,000 were filed during the same six-month period this year.
8:27AM
July
17, 2012

The Ohio Secretary of State’s office says about 47,000 new businesses opened in Ohio in the first six months of 2012. That’s an increase of about 3,000 compared to 2011.

Demand Rises At Central Ohio Food Pantries

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Demand rises at local food pantries as supplies tighten.
5:00AM
November 28, 2011

Central Ohio food banks are preparing to serve more hungry people during the holiday season.

Will President Obama’s Jobs Plan Work?

Posted: September 12, 2011

President Obama tomorrow visits Columbus, trying to sell the jobs plan he unveiled last week. It calls for a mix of tax cuts, help for the unemployed and spending on road and bridge repairs. Will it help the economy?

Report Paints Dismal Jobs Picture for Ohio

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8:32AM
September
4, 2011

A report being released Sunday says one in 10 Ohioans lost a job over the past decade and workers saw a higher drop in wages than any other state.