By Lorie Hailey
Two major thoroughbred organizations are taking a stand against the use of anti-bleeding drugs on race day, reports the Louisville Courier-Journal.
The Jockey Club and the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association have launched a website — cleanhorseracing.org — and a social media campaign aimed at reforming medication rules to eliminate the use of furosemide, better known as Lasix, the paper says.
Warren County added more than 7,500 private sector jobs during the past decade, placing the county first in the state for the number of new jobs created, reports Bowling Green Daily News.
Kenton County added 6,898 jobs. Bullitt County was in third with 6,875 jobs, and that county experienced one of the highest percentage growth rates with nearly 41 percent.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich favors charging tolls to help pay for a new $2.4 million Brent Spence Bridge, reports the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Kasich said he wants construction of the bridge, which carries I-75 and I-71 traffic through the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area, to be fast-tracked and tolls are the way to make that happen, the paper says.
Construction on a new bridge is set to start in 2016 and end in 2023, but funding has not been assured, the paper reports.
Agreeing to charge tolls could allow construction to start in 2014, he said.
DHL Express has partnered with the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA) to help small and mid-size businesses harness new international sales opportunities in the global marketplace. The joint effort will provide more comprehensive export assistance and stimulate job growth in the small and mid-size business sector.
Show your momma the money this Mother’s Day.
Spending for the holiday is expected to hit $18.6 million this year, according to the annual Mother’s Day spending survey from the National Retail Federation.
USA TODAY reports that almost 87 percent of consumers plan to celebrate the holiday, spending an average of about $152, up from around $140 last year, the survey of about 8,700 consumers shows. And while traditional spending on flowers, cards and brunch reigns, almost 13 percent of consumers will give electronics such as tablets and digital cameras.
Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase, admitted in a conference call with investors after the market closed Thursday that the bank has suffered a $2 billion trading loss, mostly occurring in the past six weeks, reports USA TODAY.
The unexpected loss, which will result in an estimated second-quarter loss of about $800 million for that segment of its business, resulted from what Dimon says was a “flawed” and “sloppy” derivatives trade executed by the bank’s chief investment office, whose job it is to manage or hedge the bank’s own risk, the paper reported. The division had been expected to show a profit of $200 million.