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Plain Dealer: Ohio’s small businesses drive record exports and Washington notices

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 to…

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New York Times: Six Senators Urge Stronger Warnings on E-Cigarettes

Six United States senators urged federal regulators Thursday to require stronger warning labels on e-cigarettes. In a letter to the Food and Drug Administration, the senators said labels should warn consumers of “the known dangers of nicotine use,” including risks to adolescent brain development.

Marion Star: RAMTEC hosts Sen. Sherrod Brown

MARION – Add U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown to the list of politicians that have toured RAMTEC, Marion’s Robotics and Advanced Manufacturing Technology Education Center.

Observer-Reporter: Texas Vietnam veteran gets overdue medals in Ohio

WARREN, Ohio (AP) – A Vietnam veteran from Texas who moved to Ohio this year has received a Bronze Star and other overdue medals for his military service.

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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