Walmart associates in Ohio to receive millions of dollars in bonuses today

“These dollars will not go to employees and not go towards investing in more jobs.” - Sherrod Brown Fox 8 Cleveland and Associated Press Read More

Another Ohio Company Says Bonuses, Higher Pay Because of Tax Cuts

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio-based payments-processing giant said Friday it's giving bonuses, upping pay and improving benefits while crediting the GOP tax cuts. Read More

America's jobs market just did something it hadn't done since 1969

Business Insider Akin Oyedele, March 1, 2018 Initial jobless claims— first-time filings for unemployment benefits — fell to a 48-year low of 210,000 last week. Claims offer the most real-time look into the labor market, since many people file for benefits soon after they lose their jobs. The data shows that the jobs market remains tight, especially for highly skilled workers. Read More

Crumbs? Bonuses tied to Trump tax cuts said to boost U.S. incomes by $30 billion

MarketWatch By Jeffrey Bartash, March 1, 2018 Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said ordinary Americans would only get “crumbs” from the Trump cuts. The federal agency that does the math says those crumbs amounted to as much as $30 billion in January.   Read More

Manufacturing in U.S. Expands at Fastest Pace Since May 2004

Bloomberg By Katia Dmitrieva, March 1, 2018   U.S. factories expanded in February at the fastest rate since May 2004, indicating sustained strength in manufacturing as demand remains solid, figures from the Institute for Supply Management showed Thursday. Read More

DeWine hails Sessions’ targeting of opioid makers, distributors

Columbus Dispatch Jack Torry, Feb 27, 2018  WASHINGTON — The federal government’s decision Tuesday to join lawsuits against opioid manufacturers and distributors is a “game changer,” said Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine. Read More

Ohio Craft Brewers putting tax savings toward expansions and new jobs

By Dan Eaton  – Staff reporter, Columbus Business First Feb 27, 2018 While craft brewers will have lighter tax bills this year, that savings won’t be hoarded away – it’s being put to work. Read More

US Consumer Confidence Rises to Highest Level Since November 2000

The Associated Press Paul Wiseman, February 27, 2018 American consumers are the most confident they've been since 2000. Read More

DeWine on CBS - The war on opioids moves to the courtroom

WHO'S TO BLAME for this nation's opioid crisis? If anyone is qualified to point an accusing finger, it may be the man who led the fight against another scourge years ago. Our Cover Story is reported by Lee Cowan:  Read More

Ohio Republican Party Chair Campaigns for Trumbull County Candidates