National surveys show consumers’ mood is brightening, and it’s not just holiday cheer. The more positive outlook has a lot to do with the steep drop in gasoline prices since last summer. 2015 holds the promise of more price relief not only at the gas pump but also at grocery stores.
Columbus looks to both suffer and gain from new plans announced this morning by retail giant JC Penney. As WOSU’s Steve Brown reports, the corporate shift means less employees in stores but more in a Columbus call center.