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Fracking foes cringe as unions back drilling boom

Fracking foes cringe as unions back drilling boom

PITTSBURGH (AP) — After early complaints that out-of-state firms got the most jobs, some local construction trade workers and union members in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia say they're now benefiting in a big way from the Marcellus and Utica Shale oil and gas boom.
That vocal support from blue-collar workers complic ... (full story)


Where Is the market going?

Dear Mr. Berko: I'm told there is a very private banking club of exactly 60 imperial Swiss financiers, none of whose members took any losses in the recent world economic downturn; they knew well ahead of time that the Dow Jones industrial average was going to crash. Two businessmen I've met have big deposits at one of their Swiss b ... (full story)


Ohio theme parks building on record revenue

MASON, Ohio (AP) — A new roller coaster at southwestern Ohio's Kings Island theme park is expected to contribute to another year of record revenue and attendance for its parent company.
Sandusky-based Cedar Fair Entertainment Co. owns the park in Mason, near Cincinnati, as well as Cedar Point in northern Ohio.
Net reven ... (full story)


Study: Snack might help avoid fight with spouse

Study: Snack might help avoid fight with spouse

WASHINGTON (AP) — A quick candy bar may stave off more than hunger. It could prevent major fights between husbands and wives, at least if a new study that used voodoo dolls is right.
That's because low blood sugar can make spouses touchy, researchers propose.
In fact, it can make them "hangry," a combination o ... (full story)


Whitefish shortage causing Passover meal problems

Whitefish shortage causing Passover meal problems

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A shortage of whitefish in the Great Lakes region resulting partly from the winter deep freeze is coming at an inconvenient time for Jewish families: the Passover holiday, when demand is high because it's a key ingredient in a traditional recipe.
Markets in Chicago and Detroit were among those s ... (full story)