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Rural businesses in Ohio face limited broadband access

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PLEASANT CITY, Ohio (AP) — If you walk into a retail store in southern Ohio, you might see a "cash only" sign sitting in the window. Cash, unlike credit card machines, does not rely on internet access to work. In an area with limited options for high speed internet access, some businesses struggle with credit card ma ... (full story)

Penske buys Indianapolis Motor Speedway, IndyCar Series

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Roger Penske was a car-loving, 14-year-old who regularly listened to the Indianapolis 500 on the radio when his father landed tickets to the 1951 race. They made the trek from Cleveland, and Penske fell in love when he saw the cars zipping around Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Now he owns the iconic speedway, its hallowed grounds, ... (full story)

In owners' divorces, businesses can become part of the fight

NEW YORK (AP) — When one of Zach Hendrix's three business partners said he was getting divorced, sympathy turned into shock as everyone realized that a soon-to-be ex-wife could become a co-owner.
"Because we failed to forecast this life event happening we were now scrambling for our best solution," says Hendrix, ... (full story)

Investigation: Lead in some Canadian water worse than Flint

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MONTREAL (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Canadians have been unwittingly exposed to high levels of lead in their drinking water, with contamination in several cities consistently higher than they ever were in Flint, Michigan, according to an investigation that tested drinking water in hundreds of homes and reviewed thousands m ... (full story)

Technology has changed real estate investing, too

Financial technology startups are changing the landscape of the industry and real estate investments are no exception.
Among the notable fintechs is Oakland, Calif.-based Roofstock that offers a platform to invest in single-family rental properties.
Since the company launched in early 2016, the startup now has eclipsed more ... (full story)