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Nuclear plant owners expand search for rescue to more states

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The natural gas boom that has hammered coal mines and driven down utility bills is hitting nuclear power plants, sending multi-billion-dollar energy companies in search of a financial rescue in states where competitive electricity markets have compounded the effect.
Fresh off victories in Illinois and ... (full story)


Yahoo Finance and reinvesting dividends

Dear Mr. Berko: I'm writing for our 18-member investment club, which has been active since 1994. In 2008, we discovered Yahoo Finance. It was great, and we used it to help us research stocks for our $677,000 portfolio. It was first-rate and superbly laid out, with volumes of useful information in a logical and easy-to-understand for ... (full story)


East Columbus data center honored for environment-friendly efforts

An East Columbus data center that serves clients around the world recently was named GreenSpotLight Award winner by the city of Columbus for its exemplary environmental performance.
CeraNet, founded in 1996 as an application development and hosting firm, has evolved into a leader in data center solutions, according to the company ... (full story)


New program designed to encourage more Ohioans to save for retirement

Is saving and investing a foreign concept for you? If so, you are far from alone in Ohio.
A new survey shows that more than half (59 percent) of Ohio adults don't have a financial plan for retirement.
That's prompted six Ohio and national organizations - including Westerville-based Association for Financial Counseling & Pl ... (full story)


Repaying a student loan

Dear Mr. Berko: Our 27-year-old son graduated college with a degree in sociology. He is our only child, lives with three other guys and owes $112,000 on student loans. He has asked us to pay if off and said he will give us $200 a month. We've enclosed our financials for you to review. Please tell us whether we should cash in part of ... (full story)