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  • October 09, 2014

    — by Robert L. Smith
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- While exports represent big business for Ohio, it's not big companies driving the lucrative trade. Small to medium-sized firms account for nearly 90 percent of Ohio's exports, which have risen to record levels. U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman, the top U.S. trade ambassador, made that point Thursday while on a visit... Read More
  • September 24, 2014

    Following the designation of 22 Ohio counties as primary and contiguous disaster counties, small businesses in northeastern and southern Ohio will now have access to federal resources to help offset financial losses resulting from freezing weather between Jan 2, 2014, and April 17, 2014. On Friday, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) encouraged eligible... Read More
  • August 08, 2014

    WARREN, Ohio -- Warren Steel Holdings resumed operations Thursday, following approval by state utility regulators of an arrangement that will allow it to pay reduced electric rates. The company shut down in late March, explaining that high energy costs made it uncompetitive, according to documents filed in June with the Public Utilities Commission... Read More
  • July 20, 2014

    U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that Ohio has been awarded $1,277,698 in new federal resources by the Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) to promote conservation and outdoor recreation. Of the funds, $1,236,596 comes from the regular Fiscal Year 2014 apportionment awarded to the states and... Read More
  • July 20, 2014

    — by Jessica Wehrman
    WASHINGTON —  The latest skirmish in the protracted power struggle within the Republican Party is being waged over a little-known federal agency tasked with helping U.S. companies sell products to foreign customers. For 80 years, the Export-Import Bank has offered products, including loans and insurance, to U.S. companies hoping to... Read More
  • July 07, 2014

    — by Stan Bullard
    Cleveland-based Northstar Contracting Inc. will build the exterior walls of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) announced Monday, July 7. Northstar will build the exterior wall panels, called curtain walls by construction contractors and architects, at its office and shop here... Read More
  • June 09, 2014

    llegal dumping of steel pipe by South Korea into the United States has cost the jobs of hundreds of steelworkers including 40 at Warren’s Wheatland Tube mill, US Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and company representatives charged. In a news conference inside the Dietz Road Northeast facility where pipes are produced for energy drilling, Mr Brown... Read More
  • June 04, 2014

    — by USAgNet
    The U.S. Senate Monday night unanimously passed legislation introduced by U.S. Sens. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.), Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) to clarify that a provision in the 2010 Dodd-Frank law provides the Federal Reserve with the authority to take into account the significant distinctions between banking and insurance when... Read More
  • May 25, 2014

    — by Olivera Perkins
    CLEVELAND, Ohio - The United States is losing middle class jobs; but those in the fight to limit steel imports are hoping they will be able to offer an example on how to save them. At its core, the effort to limit steel imports is part of a much bigger effort to save American jobs. Not just any job, but "decent-paying" and "family supporting" jobs,... Read More
  • May 20, 2014

    — by Josephine Mason
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs (GS) has begun a formal process to sell the metals warehousing business it purchased four years ago, a spokesman said on Tuesday, disclosing the first definitive effort to shed the operation amid regulatory and political pressure. The Wall Street firm, one of the few major global banks that has not retreated from... Read More
  • November 23, 2013

    — by Melissa Topey
    A Norwalk furniture executive says he supports a new bill to simplify tax rules for workers who are in another state for a short amount of time. The measure by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown would provide common rules for all 50 states. “We want our employees to spend their time in valueadded activities. We would rather our accounting team work on... Read More
  • January 19, 2013

    — by Vince Guerrieri
    FREMONT — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown’s 88-county roundtable tour stopped at Terra Community College on Friday, and Brown was surprised by one thing: all the people who came to watch him talk with local business leaders and elected officials. “There’s a lot of interest,” said Brown, a Cleveland Democrat who was... Read More
  • January 17, 2013

    — by Matt Fredmonsky
    Sen. Sherrod Brown got the Cliffs Notes version of Kent's revival Wednesday as city and Kent State University officials gave him a brief tour of three of the downtown redevelopment projects. Brown first met with Kent Mayor Jerry Fiala, Kent City Manager Dave Ruller, Kent State President Lester Lefton and AMETEK Kent Vice President... Read More