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Thursday, Aug 16

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Building Blockland: Cleveland first city to partner with Blockchain Research Institute

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Cleveland is the first city where startups can access Blockchain Research Institute information for free, the organization announced.

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Microlender ECDI gets grant to continue helping minority-owned startups

On Thursday, Wells Fargo is giving ECDI a $200,000 grant to help the microlender continue its mission. The loan is geared toward helping minorities who are willing to open businesses in blighted areas.

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Spending at US restaurants surged to most on record over last 3 months

Sales at food-service and drinking establishments rose 1.3 percent in July to $61.6 billion.

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Sen. Sherrod Brown renews effort to crack down on bank overdraft fees

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Saying the charges amount to "predatory lending in disguise," Brown said constituents have told him of paying $32 overdraft penalties on a $24 check, and being charged steep overdraft fees when their utility bills were automatically…

Wednesday, Aug 15

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Cleveland City Council OKs incentives to help overhaul of downtown eyesore

The approved tax increment financing package will help support a $78-million makeover for the long empty John Hartness Brown complex on Euclid avenue.

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City Council action clears way for new life at old Midland Steel site on Cleveland's West Side

By way of two ordinances, council approved selling the city-owned property to an industrial property owner and developer who plans to put in an industrial park. Council also granted tax abatement of city real estate taxes on the…

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Is it OK to cry at work?

I have cried at work. It's happened a handful of times, and every time I walk out of the office embarrassed by my display of emotion. Do you think it's OK to cry at work?

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Cleveland Clinic London opening will coincide with system's centennial

Cleveland Clinic London will open in 2021, the Clinic's centennial year of operations.

Jill Richardson makes comfort key to unique style: Fashion Flash

Jill Richardson loves art, travel and the outdoors. With an artist's eye she incorporates color, textiles and layers in creating her comfortable and put together style.

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Are free credit scores provided by credit card companies safe?: Money Matters

Is it safe to use the "free" FICO scores that many credit card companies offer with their cards? I am hesitant to click on these because they take you to another site that is different from the credit card website, and authorize them…

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Union workers at FirstEnergy nuclear plants excluded from retention bonuses, union argues discrimination

FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Co. has targeted 991 of its 2,300 workers to receive bonuses if they agree to stay until each reactor is shutdown over the next three years. None of them is in the union.

Tuesday, Aug 14

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Goldie's Deli and Restaurant in Strongsville reopens in Westwood Commons

Goldie's Deli and Restaurant in Strongsville has reopened in Westwood Commons in Strongsville. The restaurant's former location, in Crossroads Market Plaza in Strongsville, was destroyed by fire in January.

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July home sales up 8.2 percent across Northeast Ohio, and prices climb

Sales rose in 13 of 18 counties tracked by Yes MLS, a regional real estate listing service that captures the majority of transactions.

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Opioid trials for Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Summit County pushed back to September 2019

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A federal judge on Monday pushed back the trial date for lawsuits the city of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County and Summit County filed against drug manufacturers and distributors over the opioid epidemic.

Monday, Aug 13

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55 Public Square sale falls through; K&D says deal wasn't 'workable'

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"We did decide to pass on it last week," Doug Price, the K&D Group's chief executive officer, said of a deal to buy and renovate 55 Public Square in downtown Cleveland.

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Frontier Airlines adding Cleveland flights to West Palm, Sarasota, Punta Cana

Frontier Airlines' new flights to West Palm Beach, Sarasota and Punta Cana went on sale Monday. it dropped a flight to Miami.

Sunday, Aug 12

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Opioids' most innocent victims: Lawsuit filed against over drugs' effects on children

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A lawsuit was filed in Ohio to help children born with opioids in their system.

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Theodore Sande, genial advocate of historic preservation, dies at 84

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Theodore Sande, a former president of the Cleveland Restoration Society and former executive director of the Western Reserve Historical Society, died Saturday at age 84.

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'Big, big money:' Legal loopholes help property owners avoid taxes, fees

Entity sales involving real estate are commonplace in Ohio. But there's no way to know just how often they happen - or how many millions of tax dollars are at stake every year.

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It's risky to use checking account's auto pay for utility bills: Money Matters

We want to convert several of our utility accounts (electric, gas, water, sewer, cell phones and internet) to auto pay. The question is which is safer: Auto draft from our primary checking account? Or charge to our credit card.

Saturday, Aug 11

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Despite not saving, millennials want to retire at 61

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New study shows gap between millennials' retirement desires and actual plans

Nearly half of millennials feel held back by credit score

New Experian survey underscores the credit difficulties faced by millennials

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'Overwhelmed' Put-in-Bay struggles with raucous Christmas in July crowds

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"Put-in-Bay really does not want to have Christmas in July anymore," said Put-in-Bay Police Chief Steve Riddle, a long-time island resident. But the small island community may be powerless to stop it.

Friday, Aug 10

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Should cities limit the number of ride-sharing vehicles on the roads?

NYC has passed new legislation temporarily capping the number of ride-hail cars on the roads.

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Second round of Parma church testing for Legionnaires' bacteria comes up negative

Even though no live bacteria was found, the Cuyahoga County board of health still recommends overhauls of AC unit at church to protect health of parishioners

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Cleveland Development Advisors lines up first-ever Akron investment

Cleveland Development Advisors, the real estate financing affiliate of the Greater Cleveland Partnership, is broadening its footprint beyond Cuyahoga County with a planned investment in a major downtown Akron project.

Thursday, Aug 9

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Chicago-area developer has mixed-use plan for key Ohio City corner

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A Chicago-area developer has gained control of a prominent corner in Cleveland's Ohio City neighborhood, where offices, apartments, retail and parking could rise across the street from the West Side Market.

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Crocs to outsource manufacturing of those sandals you love to hate

In a release, the company said the decision to shut down its manufacturing facilities was part of an effort to "to simplify the business and improve profitability." Crocs will instead outsource manufacturing of its sandals and other…

American Cancer Society backs Ohio bill to increase palliative care

The American Cancer Society wants more palliative care in Ohio. Palliative care used to be associated with end-of-life care, but it's broader now.

Wednesday, Aug 8

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Ohio is getting a new area code. Here's what it means

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Ohio has 12 area codes, and the 326 area code will be the 13th. It will be used in Southwest Ohio, including in Dayton.