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Maximize your benefits to offset inflation

Employee benefits are one of the most attractive things about a prospective job and can determine whether you take an opportunity or leave it. When you do decide to take the job, do you maximize the benefits?
If not, you may be leaving money on the table. And in this time of high inflation, you need all the cash you can get to o ... (full story)

EPA orders Ohio power plant to stop dumping toxic coal ash

EPA orders Ohio power plant to stop dumping toxic coal ash

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major action to address toxic wastewater from coal-fired power plants, the Environmental Protection Agency ordered an Ohio utility to stop dumping dangerous coal ash into unlined storage ponds and speed cleanup of the site.
The order to the Gen. James Gavin Power Plant in southern Ohio marks the firs ... (full story)

Sports construction rolls right through economic uncertainty

Sports construction rolls right through economic uncertainty

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) — The hulking grandstand at the shuttered Arlington International Racecourse casts an eerie shadow as the sun sets on a weekday evening. It sits dormant on a tract of land that could be transformed in a major way.
With the galloping horses long gone, the Chicago Bears see 326 acres of opportuni ... (full story)

Secure securities

Q. What are "government securities"? -- Q.R., Las Cruces, New Mexico
A. They're investments offered by a government, bringing in money that can be spent on anything from military operations to infrastructure renewal. Issuing these securities is often preferable to raising taxes or cutting spending somewhere.
In the ... (full story)

OSU research: Tomatoes may improve stomach health

New Ohio State University research on the benefits a tomato-rich diet has on the gut microbes of young pigs has suggested scientists take a deeper look at the diet’s effect on humans.
Researchers found that two weeks of eating a diet heavy in tomatoes increased the diversity of gut microbes and altered gut bacteria toward ... (full story)