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Features by Brian Bull

U.S. steelmakers battle against cheap imports, again

China and South Korea are dumping cheap steel into the market
Posted In: steel, China, South Korea

Why movie crews are headed to Ohio

Ohio's film tax credits have drawn movie crews back to Cleveland, but there's debate as to whether the tax breaks truly deliver.
Posted In: movies, film, hollywood, tax credit

Far-flung relatives now watch funerals online

Turns out online funerals aren’t just for celebrities. More and more families across the U.S. are looking at them as a way to cut costs, and include more friends and relatives.
Posted In: online funeral, funerals, death

What's a boon for manufacturing? One word: Plastics

Rust Belt manufacturing isn't just about steel -- an uptick in business is boosting plastics, aluminum, and other products as well.
Posted In: manufacturing, midwest, Rust Belt

Mild winter helps some businesses, hurts others

For some businesses that shut down during the winter, the mild weather this winter has been an economic shot in the arm. For others, not so much.
Posted In: weather, Ohio, winter

Manufacturing jobs up in Ohio

Most of the growth comes from an unexpected source. Politicians jockey to take credit.
Posted In: Ohio, manufacturing, Food

Rust Belt rolls dice and builds new casinos

Pennsylvania, Michigan and Illinois are on board with casinos, hoping to drive tourism to down-on-their-luck communities. Now Ohio is getting into the game.
Posted In: Ohio, casinos, tourism, gambling

Homegrown alcohol industry a bright spot for Ohio

Liquor sales have risen even as the state's economy has slumped. In turn, Ohio is embracing its homegrown booze industry.
Posted In: beer, wine, Ohio, liquor sales

Minimal snow in Midwest means big savings, headaches

A mild winter means cash-strapped governments save money. But lack of snow can be costly for others.
Posted In: weather, midwest, snow

U.S. steel industry shows signs of a turnaround

Natural gas and automotive industries are giving a boost to U.S. steel.
Posted In: Economy
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