The Obama administration is expected soon to decide whether to increase the number of salaried workers eligible for overtime pay. The move could mean more money in workers’ pockets. But some policy experts say the change will have negative effects on businesses.
The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is forcing Columbus area restaurants serving seafood to spend more money to get their supply of fish. This could be just the start of higher prices for customers who like to eat fresh oysters and shrimp.
A wetlands expert at Ohio State University says cleaning up the Gulf may best be accomplished by nature and time. William Mitsch says microbes have been doing the job for millions of years.