Cincinnati vs. The World 09.24.14

Forbes ranked Cincinnati No. 19 in a new list of “19 Opportunity Cities.” Cincinnati’s low housing and unemployment rates, along with its high number of Fortune 500 companies, make it easi

Forbes ranked Cincinnati No. 19 in a new list of “19 Opportunity Cities.” Cincinnati’s low housing and unemployment rates, along with its high number of Fortune 500 companies, make it easier for young professionals to “make their mark,” according to the list. Cincinnati +2

The United Nations has warned that it will be forced to severely cut back on food rations for more than 6 million Syrians in October and November unless it receives more funding. The UN needs $44 million for immediate operations in Syria, and another $56 million is needed to avoid cuts in neighboring countries. World -2

Holtman’s Donuts in Over-the-Rhine will make an appearance on the Cooking Channel’s Donut Showdown in October. The owners will compete with two other donut shops for a $10,000 prize.  Cincinnati +1

Only 36 percent of Americans can identify which political party controls the House and which controls the Senate, according to a Gallop poll released Sept. 22. World -2

A record number of public school students were homeless last year, according to new data released by the federal government. Schools reported that 1.3 million students were either living with relatives, in homeless shelters or hotels/motels, or had no shelter. World -2

THIS WEEK:

Cincinnati: 3

World: -6


TO DATE:

Cincinnati: 5

World: -4