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Herald Star Online
SFD receives federal grant
The city fire department has received $1,185,794 from the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response program that will allow the department to retain three firefighters and hire six additional firefighters for the next two years.
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Thu Apr 17, 2014
The Daily Herald
$18M released to expand access to credit for small businesses, manufacturers
Thursday, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown , chair of the Senate Banking Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection, announced the availability of more than $18 million in new federal funding to help Ohio small business and manufacturers grow operations and create jobs by increasing access to available credit.
Ohio offers more money for small business loans, using once-controversial funds
Ohio just got more than $18 million to loan to small businesses, which officials say should seed $180 million in private loans from banks.
Fed pressed on commodities rule - Yellen fears low inflation - Bush run depends on family
The National Association of Corporate Treasurers, which represents commodity end users, wrote a letter to the Fed strongly opposing a controversial proposed rule-making that could limit the ability of big banks to own physical commodities businesses.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
Mortgage News Daily
Fed's Fisher Reiterates Support for Winding Down of Bond-Buying Stimulus
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The Washington Post
Senators Urge Fed to Ban Bank Ownership of Commodity Assets
U.S. banks including Goldman Sachs Group Inc. should be banned from owning commodities businesses because they could threaten the institutions and global supply chains, Senators Sherrod Brown and Elizabeth Warren told the Federal Reserve.
Brown, Warren Ask Regulators to Ban Banks from Owning Physical Assets
Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., urged regulators on Wednesday to tighten restrictions on banks involved in physical commodities markets.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
E-cigarette report details evidence of marketing that targets kids and teens, authors say
Reynolds American Inc., the maker of Vuse electronic cigarettes, is one of eight companies whose answers form the basis of a report issued this week by several members of Congress.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
Legislation to help Delphi, steelworker retirees
The Senate Finance Committee has passed an amendment sponsored by Sens. Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman that would extend the Health Coverage Tax Credit for retirees who lost their health care coverage - in addition to their pensions and other benefits - when the companies for which they worked either entered into bankruptcy or moved operations ... (more)
Ohio EPA says Cuyahoga River sediment must go in disposal facility this year, not Lake Erie
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is still concerned enough about pollution in the Cuyahoga River that it decided against allowing dredged sediments from the river and Cleveland Harbor to be dumped in Lake Erie.
Report: E-cigarette campaigns target children, teens
Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and 10 of his Congressional colleagues released a report that shows a dramatic increase in the marketing of electronic cigarettes - or e-cigarettes - to youth through candy and fruit flavored products, social media, and sponsorship of youth-oriented events.
OH-Gov: Sen. Sherrod Brown (D) Calls On John Kasich (R) To Restore Funding To Planned Parenthood
There are 21 Planned Parenthood locations in Ohio, providing family planning, STI testing, and cancer screening services to hundreds of thousands of people.
Triumph of the Drill: How Big Oil Clings to Billions in Government Giveaways
Over the past century, the federal government has pumped more than $470 billion into the oil and gas industry in the form of generous, never-expiring tax breaks.
The Columbus Dispatch
Undocumented immigrants no longer deferring college dreams
Growing up, Paola Benefo thought of herself as a proud adopted American, benefiting because the U.S. is a melting pot of people from different countries, races and religions.
Sun Apr 13, 2014
Crain's Cleveland Business
Board will advise Crain's on minority-based issues
Crain's Cleveland Business has formed a minority advisory board to provide objective, constructive input on minority-based issues - a historic weakness in Crain's coverage and a recent flashpoint due to the lack of minority representation in a high-profile January feature in the newspaper.
Sat Apr 12, 2014
Brown pitches community investment bill
U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, has introduced legislation that would provide incentives for manufacturers to invest in local communities hit hard by factory closures in the recession.
Film industry credited with contributing $1 billion to Ohio's economy
With the cinema and television industries contributing nearly 33,000 jobs and more than $1.1 billion to Ohio's economy, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown helped include a provision to the Expiring Provisions Improvement Reform and Efficiency Act, legislation passed this week by the Senate Finance Committee.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
New Bill Would Mandate a Free Annual Credit Score
Americans would gain free access to their credit scores and new rights to challenge errors that keep scores low under a bill introduced in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday.
The Columbus Dispatch
Sebelius resigns; successor already set
Kathleen Sebelius, the health and human services secretary, is resigning, ending a stormy five-year tenure marred by the disastrous rollout of President Barack Obama's signature legislative achievement, the Affordable Care Act.
The Medina Gazette
Breakfast highlights stories of foster care
"The group of kids who age out of the foster system do absolutely horribly," Medina County Job and Family Services Director Mead Wilkins said.