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Rob Portman
2:30 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

Roll Call: Portman helping clear the way for Cordray

Sen. Rob Portman
Official Portrait

Sen. Rob Portman, R-Terrace Park, has been working behind the scenes to clear the way for the renomination of an Ohio Democrat, Richard Cordray, as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, according to a story in Roll Call, a Capitol Hill newspaper.

Senate Republicans have thus far refused to move on President Obama's renomination of Cordray, a former Ohio treasurer and attorney general, along with a number of other presidential appointments.

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Cincinnati budget
1:22 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

Final Cincinnati budget vote Thursday

Cincinnati City Hall
Jay Hanselman

Right now eight of the nine Cincinnati Council Members are supporting a budget plan that prevents any layoffs in the police and fire departments.  The Budget and Finance Committee approved the budget motion Wednesday.  But those numbers may change some when final votes are taken Thursday.  

But about 60 other city workers will get pink slips in a few weeks and some services will be scaled back in order to close a $35 million general fund deficit.  

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University of Cincinnati
8:44 am
Wed May 29, 2013

Service for late UC president Steger set for June 5

Joseph A. Steger
Provided

A memorial service for the late Joseph A. Steger, the second-longest serving president of the University of Cincinnati, will take place on campus on June 5.

Steger died May 9 at the age of 76. He served as UC's president from July 1984 until his retirement in September 2003.

The memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 5 at the Patricia Corbett Theater at the College Conservatory of Music on the University of Cincinnati's main campus. Doors will open at 1:30 p.m.

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Protecting intellectual property
6:06 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Cincinnati businesses try to protect intellectual property

Jim Bowman (left), a Cincinnati consultant to companies doing business with Asia, and Roy Kamphausen, senior associate NBR discuss how to better protect intellectual property.
Credit Ann Thompson / WVXU

A new report released by the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) points to intellectual property theft in Asia as a major problem for U.S. businesses. The report from the Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property recommends strong measures the U.S. can take to thwart the problem.


Protecting Trade Secrets

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Cincinnati budget
5:15 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Council Committee to vote on budget motions Wednesday

Cincinnati City Council chamber
Michael Keating

A Cincinnati Council committee is expected to approve a budget plan Wednesday that now includes no layoffs for police officers and firefighters.  But about 60 other city employees will likely be out of work in a couple of weeks.  

Back in March the city manager proposed laying off 344 city workers including police officers and firefighters.

Right now there are three separate budget motions and the plan is to combine them in one large item for Wednesday vote.  

However the city's longer-term issue of spending more money than it takes in will continue.

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