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USA TODAY: Reports: Regulators deferred to Goldman Sachs

Secret tapes made by a banking investigator examining Goldman Sachs show a culture of deference and risk aversion in which regulators were afraid to anger the very financial institutions they were supposed to be overseeing. The 46 hours of recordings of meetings and conversations come from Carmen Segarra, a Harvard-trained lawyer who was hired in…

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The Columbus Dispatch: State to appeal latest early voting ruling

Ohioans can start voting on Tuesday — for now. Yesterday, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower-court ruling that expanded the state’s early-voting period by a week and added weekend and evening hours leading up to the Nov. 4 election.

WFMJ: Senator Brown trying to pass proposal that would make drug treatment more accessible

The number of people dying from drug overdoses in the United States continues to climb. In Ohio alone 1,914 people lost their lives in 2012 to a drug overdose. These latest numbers reveal that more people are dying from drugs than traffic accidents. U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, who represents the Valley, says, “We know we’ve…

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The Hill: Dem senators want exit tax for inversions

Two top Democratic senators want companies seeking to shift their legal address abroad to pay an exit tax as they go. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) have introduced a bill that would force companies seeking to reincorporate abroad to first pay taxes on cash stashed offshore.

Columbus Dispatch: Brown manufacturing bill passes House

A bill sponsored by Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio and Roy Blunt, R-Mo., passed the House Monday. The bill would create a National Network of Manufacturing Innovation and bring together industry, higher education institutions, federal agencies and other levels of government to push manufacturing innovation.

The Hill: Senate passes bill to buy American-made flags

The Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would require the federal government to buy only U.S. flags entirely made in America. Sen. Sherrod Brown introduced S. 1214, the All-American Flag Act. The Senate passed the measure through a unanimous consent agreement. It now heads to the House for further action.

Vindicator: Sen. Brown tours steel plant

Wearing a yellow helmet, green safety jacket and protective eyewear, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, visited Warren Steel Holdings LLC to tour the steel plant and meet with workers. “This is another example of the [Mahoning] Valley coming back,” Brown said. During Monday’s tour, Brown inquired about the process at the plant and how trade…

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