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Chamber releases business resources as Small Business Administration loans open up

As small businesses navigate the complicated environment of the coronavirus pandemic, local agencies and national companies are providing resources to guide owners through the...

State applies for federal program to provide loans to small businesses

The state of Ohio has started the process of enlisting the U.S. Small Business Administration for monetary assistance amid the COVID-19 closures. Gov. Mike DeWine...

Lawmakers debate paid sick leave as COVID-19 closes businesses, schools

State and federal legislators are criticizing the lack of action on paid leave policy as the COVID-19 pandemic causes the closure of schools, sporting...

Census vital to rural infrastructure, services, mayors say

From a McDonald’s parking lot to a Ferris Wheel on West Union Street in Athens, mayors across the state are pushing every method of...

Federal bill seeks more sick days for workers as coronavirus cases...

A federal bill co-sponsored by Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown wants to extend the sick day policies for all workers in light of continuing reports...

Manufacturing in Midwest purple states has seen ups and downs on...

In 2016, Donald Trump ran on “bringing back” manufacturing jobs to Rust Belt states like Ohio, which was one factor in his surprise wins...

Paid family and medical leave supporters say statewide program good for...

The effect of a lack of paid family leave on small businesses and women of color were significant issues brought up in the second...

Landmark labor bill clears U.S. House

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House passed landmark pro-labor legislation Thursday that backers said could begin to reverse the country’s decades-long decline in union membership. The...

Ohio Fairness Act fills hearing room with advocates, business groups

It wasn’t the many hordes of people that crowded into a Statehouse hearing room that got people’s attention on Tuesday. It wasn’t even the...

Congressional Dems advance pro-union reforms with an eye toward Nov. elections

WASHINGTON — Buried under news about the Iowa caucuses, the president’s State of the Union address and the end of the impeachment trial is...
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