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  • May 03, 2010

    — by Jonathan Riskind
    WASHINGTON - To the average school nurse, teacher or security officer, they might well pass as innocent packages of breath mints. That's a big reason "dissolvable tobacco" products such as Camel Orbs are so attractive to youths trying to pull a fast one on adults while still getting a significant hit of nicotine, says Kate King, a school nurse in... Read More
  • May 01, 2010

    — by Catherine Dodge and Peter Cook
    May 1 (Bloomberg) -- Senator Sherrod Brown said support is growing for his proposal to reduce the size of U.S. banks as part of broader legislation that would revamp rules governing Wall Street. The Ohio senator said his amendment, introduced April 29 with fellow Democratic Senator Ted Kaufman of Delaware, would probably force five banks to divest... Read More
  • April 29, 2010

    — by Alison Grant
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Ohio political leaders plan to examine any merger of Continental Airlines and United Airlines to see if consolidating the carriers into the world's largest airline would lead to higher ticket prices and fewer flight choices. Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson said Thursday he's retained a law firm with expertise in antitrust issues... Read More
  • April 29, 2010

    — by John Nolan
    The Department of Defense lacks a policy or specific processes for detecting and preventing counterfeit parts that are sold to the military, congressional investigators concluded in a study. That puts American military personnel at risk, said U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, who with U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh, D-Ind., requested the Government... Read More
  • April 28, 2010

    — by Jonathan Riskind
    Federal legislation aiming to crack down on the bureaucratic-sounding problem of "worker misclassification" is a real-world, practical need that would benefit taxpayers, employees and honest businesses, say Sen. Sherrod Brown and Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray. To read the rest of this article, please click the source link above. Read More
  • April 27, 2010

    — by William Hershey
    COLUMBUS - It took six-and-a-half years, but Persian Gulf War veteran James Fackey of Butler County, with help from U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, finally qualified for the benefits due him because of a combat-related lower back injury and post-traumatic stress disorder. "It's a comedy of errors that's not funny," Brown said Monday, April 26. To... Read More
  • April 27, 2010

    — by AP
    DAYTON, Ohio - Ohio's U.S. senators are urging NASA to send one of the space shuttles to the Air Force's museum after the fleet is retired later this year. A letter signed by Sens. Sherrod Brown and George Voinovich says the museum is in position to share an important chapter in space history. To read the full article, please click the source link... Read More
  • April 27, 2010

    Senator Sherrod Brown sent us a statement saying, "this new investment will help to continue to revitalize our domestic auto industry, which helped build our nation's middle class. This is great news for workers who receive good-paying manufacturing jobs right here in Ohio." To read the full article, please click the link above. Read More
  • April 25, 2010

    — by Jake Tapper
    Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown told me that the financial regulation bill being proposed in the Senate does not go far enough to bring an end to so-called "too big to fail" institutions and "can do it better". Brown added, "I think we need to do more to prevent too big .... Too-big-to-fail is too big, and my amendment that Senator Kaufman from... Read More
  • April 25, 2010

    — by Michael Douglas
    Sherrod Brown and Mitch McConnell agree: Both want to avoid taxpayer bailouts of big banks. The difference between the two senators? Listen to McConnell, and he appears content let big banks fail, the country then coping with the immense wreckage. Brown has a more practical and promising approach. To read the rest of the article, please click the... Read More
  • April 24, 2010

    Ohio Senator, Sherrod Brown, who is also a member of the Senate Banking Committee, says the bill needs to keep moving or risks failure. "There's all kinds of conflict of interest on Wall Street. Wall Street's working for its clients and against its clients in the same bundle of toxic securities and that's why we need strong reform that will... Read More
  • April 23, 2010

    Production of the Chevy Cruze will mean thousands of new manufacturing and supply jobs across the state. Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown took one for a test drive, and said Ohio's investments in clean energy are paying off. To read the rest of the article, please click the source link above. Read More
  • April 23, 2010

    Officials chose the 40th anniversary of Earth Day to show off the car that's expected to drive General Motors into the future: the Chevy Cruze. Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown was one of the first to test drive the new ride, right outside the Capitol Building. "When I'm driving it, I'm thinking all the time that three months from now, 1100 more people will... Read More
  • April 22, 2010

    — by Vicki Needham
    A bill that would limit the size of the nation's financial institutions, ensure firms have money on hand to back up liabilities, boost lending to small businesses and prevent another economic collapse was introduced in the Senate on Wednesday. Democratic Sens. Ted Kaufman (D-Del.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Bob Casey (D-Pa.) and Sheldon Whitehouse... Read More
  • April 20, 2010

    A grant of $400,000 will help clean a brownfield site in Lorain, according to an announcement from Sen. Sherrod Brown. The money comes as part of $5.31 million awarded by the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Brownfields Assessment, Cleanup, and Revolving Loan Fund Grants. To read the rest of the article, please click the source link above. Read More
  • April 20, 2010

    — by Jack Torry
    WASHINGTON - Sens. Sherrod Brown and George V. Voinovich are pressing the Obama administration to adopt new clean air regulations that would be more favorable to industries than those championed by environmentalists. To read the rest of the article, please click the source link above. Read More
  • April 19, 2010

    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown says Ross County could see as much as $1.434 million in federal subsidies through a Home Star Energy Retrofits Program introduced in Congress. Brown announced his support last week for the new legislation he said would boost Ohio manufacturing by providing rebates to consumers who buy energy-efficient products or retrofit... Read More
  • April 18, 2010

    — by Ben Geman
    Trade groups representing steel and chemical companies are applauding efforts by Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and several other Democrats from manufacturing-heavy states to win industry protections in the upcoming Senate climate bill. To read the rest of the article, please click the source link above. Read More
  • April 16, 2010

    On April 15, Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and ten other Senators sent a letter to fellow Senators Kerry (D-MA), Graham (R-SC) and Lieberman (I-CT), urging them to include specific measures in their bipartisan climate and clean energy bill that will strengthen American manufacturers' competitiveness in the global clean energy economy. These Senators... Read More
  • April 16, 2010

    Northwest Ohio residents would be eligible to receive an estimated $26.3 million in rebates under proposed legislation that supporters say would boost Ohio manufacturing by providing rebates on energy-saving products such as windows and insulation.U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) yesterday outlined how the proposed Home Star Energy Retrofits... Read More