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If Trump helps steel mills, other Ohio companies say they'll be hurt

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President Trump and lawmakers such as Sen. Sherrod Brown want to get tough on foreign steel imports. There could be consequences.

Thursday, Feb 22

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Calling all readers: Has Anthem denied paying for your ER visit?

Anthem's new policy allows the insurer to deny claims for emergency visits it considers non-emergency.

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Buildings at Cleveland VA sell for $160M to $170M, cutting ties tainted by corruption scandal

The sellers were companies tied to Patricia Lawley, the ex-wife of former contractor and developer Michael Forlani, according to public records. Forlani is in federal prison and set for release in May 2019.

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Businessman Tony George is winning bidder for historic Euclid Avenue church, at $489,500

A partnership led by businessman Tony George hopes to transform the sanctuary of the historic First Methodist Church into a banquet facility, with offices tucked into a former school building behind it.

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Former Cleveland Clinic doctor who penned column questioning vaccines launches wellness practice

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Dr. Daniel Neides, former vice chairman of the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute, who came under criticism last year for writing a column that suggested a link between vaccines and autism, has opened a wellness practice in Beachwood.

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Accelerate 2018 winner snags $5,000 in civic pitch competition

Tory Coats won $5,000 at Accelerate 2018, getting one step closer to transforming his idea of giving young entrepreneurs opportunities to sell products out of underutilized storefronts and vacant lots in the inner city. Accelerate 2018:…

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Ali & Ike opens in Rocky River with stylish clothing, accessories: Unique Boutique (photos)

Ali & Ike Boutique in Rocky River offers fashionable clothing, accessories and gifts in a variety of styles with a friendly, relaxed vibe.

Wednesday, Feb 21

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Ohio, Army Corps settle lawsuit over dredging of Cleveland Harbor

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The state of Ohio and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have settled a lawsuit filed over the dredging of the Cleveland Harbor and Cuyahoga River shipping channel in 2016

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FirstEnergy Solutions failure appears inevitable says FE CEO

The CEO of FirstEnergy told Wall Street analysts Wednesday that he would be "shocked" if the company's power plant subsidiary goes beyond the end of March without seeking protection from creditors, bankruptcy.

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Ohio home sales dipped in January, mirroring national slowdown

Home sales slowed in the Buckeye State last month, mirroring a national dip that the real estate industry attributed - at least in part - to climbing prices and sparse listings.

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FirstEnergy to spend $10 billion on upgrades, expect rate increases

FirstEnergy is planning to invest heavily in upgrades to its delivery system as it closes or sells its power plants in an effort to avoid competition. Customers can expect delivery rate increases.

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Historic Euclid Avenue church headed to auction, with minimum sale price of $250,000 (photos)

The First Methodist Church at Euclid Avenue and East 30th Street in Cleveland is up for auction Thursday, with a minimum sale price of $250,000.

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Verizon customer battles nightmare with new phones that don't work, hundreds in unexpected fees: Money Matters

I spent all night trying to get the two Samsung Galaxy phones to work. They didn't. We took both of them and the tablets back the next day but were told that there would be a $210 restocking fee. We called Victra's corporate office. They…

Tuesday, Feb 20

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Landfill-based solar farm in Brooklyn will reduce Cuyahoga County power bills (photos)

Columbus-based IGS Solar is building a 4 megawatt solar farm this spring on a portion of the former Brooklyn landfill. Cleveland Public Power will buy 100 percent of the power and deliver it to 16 Cuyahoga County buildings. The project --…

Trump's infrastructure plan could hurt Cleveland, Northeast Ohio says NOACA director

Grace Gallucci, the executive director of the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency, says President Trump's $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan could hurt aging industrial regions that include cities such as Cleveland.

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Ohio unions rally in advance of Supreme Court case related to funding

Unions from the Cleveland area will participate in a Saturday rally at the Statehouse about a Supreme Court case that could potentially cut their funding.

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Summit County's revolving loans geared for start-ups and small businesses

The Summit County Revolving Loan Fund, offered through the Community Development Block Grant, offers businesses $10,000 to $50,000 in working capital for fixed assets. As the loans are repaid, money is freed-up for additional projects.

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HealthSpan integration, community expansion help drive MetroHealth's strong 2017

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In 2017, the MetroHealth System recorded one of its strongest financial years yet.

Monday, Feb 19

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2018 Cleveland Auto Show starts Friday, to include Ryan Truex, Kevin Love, Bernie Kosar

A chance to check out the latest models and features will be offered at the Cleveland Auto Show, February 23 to March 4, at the International Expositions Center. Ryan Truex, Bernie Kosar and Kevin Love are scheduled to appear.

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Can Opportunity Corridor be a boon, not a boondoggle? Free panel discussion Wednesday at CWRU

A free public panel discussion by local leaders will focus on efforts to turn Opportunity Corridor into a boon for the City of Cleveland, not the boondoggle some critics say it will become.

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Smucker recalls canned dog food containing potentially lethal drug

Low levels of a potentially lethal drug found in canned dog food has prompted the national recall of J. M. Smucker Co. brands the company and the FDA said.

Sunday, Feb 18

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Cleveland Hopkins' new carriers to Europe: What to know before booking on Wow, Icelandair

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The bottom line: Do your homework before booking on these two new airlines coming to Cleveland, Wow and Icelandair, and see which one works better for you.

Airfare from Cleveland to Europe drops dramatically, thanks to new Iceland carriers

The average fare for travel to Europe from Cleveland dropped 36 percent, from $1,383 in June 2017 to $882 in June 2018, according to travel company Hopper.

Downsizing? Don't count on selling or even giving away your excess stuff: Living On

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Your antique dining room set, your prized collection of porcelain figurines, your Oriental rugs, your expensive wedding china: It's all worth a lot less than you think it is.

A food allergy, a harsh Yelp review, and a recipe for bad feelings: Michael K. McIntyre

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Will O'Brien says he was charged a plate fee when he brought his own food to a local restaurant due to allergies. The restaurant has threatened legal action after criticism appeared on social media. Couldn't this have been handled better?

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Balani Custom Clothiers expanding made-to-measure menswear in Cleveland

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Balani is so optimistic about Cleveland's appetite for luxury custom menswear that it is opening a spacious by-appointment-only showroom at 600 Superior Ave. in mid-April.

Huntington customer's ATM card blocked while traveling internationally: Money Matters

I just returned from a vacation in Japan. Before I left, I notified Huntington Bank so my ATM card (not a debit card) would continue to work. It did work for withdrawals two times. The next time it was blocked.

Saturday, Feb 17

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OEFFA's sustainable agriculture conference draws growing crowd (photos, video)

OEFFA's sustainable agriculture conference drew 1,100 to this year's gathering in Dayton, and focused on the future of local farms.

Friday, Feb 16

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No big FirstEnergy rate cut until 2024 says company, despite federal tax cut

The battle over utility rate cuts to reflect lower federal taxes has begun. FirstEnergy has told the PUCO that the agency is by law not allowed to reduce its "base" rates until 2024 to reflect the lower federal taxes the company is now…

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Family farmers question how they're taxed

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The Ohio Farmers Union, which represents family farmers, and the Organization for Competitive Markets think tank, say the Ohio Beef Council is too cozy to the Ohio Cattlemen's Association. The Beef Council receives tax money to promote the…