African-American hair salons spur 'creative commerce'

Jul 24, 2013
Bootstrap entrepreneurs sell their goods wherever they can, including hair salons and barber shops.
Posted In: cleveland, Ohio, hair

Internet cafes in Ohio face ban

May 30, 2013
Internet cafes equipped with computer games resembling casino games have popped up across Ohio. Now there's a bill to cap winnings and ban the practice.
Posted In: Internet, Ohio, online gambling, casinos

The sequester cuts and a steelworker's job prospects

May 2, 2013
It's been nearly a year since Richard Crowe was laid off from his job as a steelworker. And because of the sequester, his unemployment check was cut 10 percent. But a new job might be in his future.
Posted In: Ohio, manufacturing, steelworker, unemployed, sequester

State budgets are doing better, but will they spend the new income?

Apr 30, 2013
State tax receipts have rebounded and are set to exceed the pre-recession peaks. After severe budget cutbacks, states are spending the new money on...what?
Posted In: state budgets, Ohio

Ohio governor proposes tax on haircuts, dating services

Feb 12, 2013
Gov. John Kasich's budget proposal cuts income taxes and it lowers the sales tax, but there's a catch. It levies sales taxes on a big list of services for the first time.
Posted In: Ohio, John Kasich, Taxes

Car country goes blue for auto bailout

Nov 7, 2012
Car country played a big role in President Obama's re-election last night. Michigan and Ohio both benefited from the auto industry bailout and both went for the President last night.
Posted In: 2012 election, Ohio, bailout, GM, Chrysler

Podcast Extra: Ohio goes blue for auto bailout

Nov 7, 2012
What does Obama's victory mean for the economy, monetary policy, and the fiscal cliff? Exit polls showed a majority of Ohioans favored the auto industry bailout which may have put Obama over the edge in the swing state.
Posted In: 2012 election, auto market, bailout, Ohio, Michigan

Election issues with a melody: An interview with The National

Nov 1, 2012
Indie rockers The National take a break from a recording session in upstate New York to talk politics and election issues, and perform a version of their economically inspired "Bloodbuzz Ohio"
Posted In: The National, Music, Ohio, 2012 election

The National, politics, and 'Bloodbuzz Ohio'

Nov 1, 2012
When Marketplace went looking for music that had something to say about this election year and the issues that affect regular Americans, The National volunteered its song, “Bloodbuzz Ohio.”
Posted In: The National, Ohio, Music

The National weighs in on politics, the election and Ohio

Nov 1, 2012
Reporter Krissy Clark sits down with the lead singer of The National to see how a 'non-political' band makes music in an election year.
Posted In: The National, Ohio, Music, 2012 election, Barack Obama