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Tariffs force businesses to strategize to preserve profits

Tariffs force businesses to strategize to preserve profits

NEW YORK (AP) — Faced with the Trump administration's 25% tariff on imports from China, Ruth Rau is looking to other countries to manufacture baby and toddler toys.
"No one domestically can produce the quality we want, and with the cost of shipping and the proposed new regulations, it's not going to be cost-effective t ... (full story)


Macy's customers could start to feel impact of trade war

Macy's customers could start to feel impact of  trade war

NEW YORK (AP) — Macy's customers may finally start to feel the impact of President Donald Trump's trade war with China.
Like many department stores and general merchandise retailers, Macy's had been left largely unscathed by the first several rounds of tariffs since they focused more on industrial and agricultural products. ... (full story)


Illinois municipals are loaded with risk

Dear Mr. Berko: I'm thinking of buying $50,000 of high-yield Illinois municipals where I can get 8% to 10%. How could Illinois' deficit become so large? I also want to buy 100 shares of Apple. What do you think? -- B.V., Port Richey, Fla.
Dear B.V.: Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet traipsed the Mississippi and Illinois rivers ... (full story)


Local


9th District reverses Wayne County capital murder case

A Wayne County trial court abused its discretion by finding a capital murder defendant accused of killing his parents remained incompetent to stand trial, the 9th District Court of Appeals ruled recently.
Rodney Stutzman was apprehended in West Virginia several days after police conducted a welfare check at his parents’ hom ... (full story)


New Gates-funded commission aims to put a value on a college education

THE CONVERSATION) The Gates Foundation is poised to disrupt American higher education with a new Postsecondary Value Commission. As its name suggests, the commission aims to define the value of a college degree.
Among other things, the commission plans to “aid policymakers in gauging what the public gets for its investment ... (full story)


Why are there so many candidates for president?

(THE CONVERSATION) Seven Democratic presidential candidates gathered on national television early in the 1988 campaign to debate each other.
The field of candidates, derided by Republicans as the “Seven Dwarfs,” pales in comparison to the 24 Democratic candidates who have – at last count – declared their ... (full story)


State


Mayor: City doesn't want to be identified with Klan group

Mayor: City doesn't want to be identified with Klan group

CINCINNATI (AP) — The mayor of an Indiana city is distancing his community from a local Ku Klux Klan group that is planning a rally in Ohio this month, saying the city doesn't "stand for any kind of hate."
The Facebook page for the Honorable Sacred Knights lists a post office box in Madison, Indiana — popula ... (full story)


Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association marks 40th anniversary

The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association celebrates 40 years of engagement with farmers, homesteaders, gardeners, activists and food lovers, according to a press release announcing the organization's anniversary.
The organization has planned a year's worth of special events to commemorate the milestone.
The organization f ... (full story)


Schools turn to apps, other tech to guard against shootings

Schools turn to apps, other tech to guard against shootings

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Schools trying to protect kids from mass shootings are turning to gunshot detection systems, cellphone apps and artificial intelligence — a high-tech approach designed to reduce the number of victims.
Technology that speeds up law enforcement's response and quickly alerts teachers and students to da ... (full story)