business

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OHIO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION / STATE OF OHIO

Businesses in and around Dayton are still dealing with a lack of electricity and water after Monday night's tornadoes.

Rahn's Artisan Breads stopped operations Monday night when the lights went out. Owner Rahn Keucher says his ovens run on electricity, and he hasn't been able to find a generator.

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CREATIVE COMMONS

Ohio is now the first in the country to allow payments in the digital currency bitcoin from businesses paying 23 kinds of taxes – from commercial activity taxes to gas and cigarette taxes to sales taxes to employee withholding taxes. 

Ohio Economic Growth on the Rise

Apr 9, 2018
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PNC

A new survey shows that local business leaders are optimistic about Ohio’s future.

PNC’s Ohio Economic Outlook for spring found four in 10 business owners expect to increase wages this year -- that’s up from 25 percent in the fall. A third expect to hire more full-time staff – a 20 percent jump.

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LUCAS MISERA / WKSU

Women face unique challenges when starting a business, from getting a loan to getting taken seriously in the marketplace. Women start businesses half as often as men nationwide, but studies suggest female entrepreneurs are less risky for investors than men.

In the first in an ongoing examination of entrepreneurship, Exploradio looks at the role women play in the start-up economy.

WKSU’s entrepreneurship intern Lucas Misera reports.

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ANDY CHOW / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

After more than a year of negotiations, a fix to shore up the fund that Ohio uses to pay benefits to jobless workers is no closer to reality.

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