Banks should not own commodity businesses bc it threatens their financial health & global supply chains.

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Money News: Senators Urge Fed to Ban US Bank Ownership of Commodity Assets

U.S. banks including Goldman Sachs Group Inc. should be banned from owning commodities businesses because they could threaten the institutions and global supply chains

The Hill: Manufacturing innovation is key to boosting growth

America’s trade sector competitiveness depends on manufacturing and America’s economic vitality depends upon having a large number of enterprises that can hold their own in global competition.

The Plain Dealer: E-cigarette report details evidence of marketing that targets kids and teens, authors say

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and 10 other members of Congress have released a report that shows a sharp increase in the marketing of electronic cigarettes to children and teenagers.

Sandusky Register: Brown pitches community investment bill

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, has introduced legislation that would provide incentives for manufacturers to invest in local communities hit hard by factory closures in the recession. National service: Strengthening Ohio’s communities

Ten Thousand Ohioans work to improve their local communities by serving at one of our state’s 1500 national service locations, made possible by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).

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