Cincinnati vs. The World 3.28.12

Bids from energy providers proposing new energy utility plans were due to City Hall Tuesday. If City Council chooses a new green provider, Cincinnati could use an energy aggregation program that would source the city’s energy supplies from 100 percent re

Bids from energy providers proposing new energy utility plans were due to City Hall Tuesday. If City Council chooses a new green provider, Cincinnati could use an energy aggregation program that would source the city’s energy supplies from 100 percent renewable resources. CINCINNATI +1

McDonald’s is listening to its shareholders, many of whom have indicated an interest in stronger environmental policies for the fast food chain. McDonald’s will issue a replacement test in 2,000 of its U.S. stores, swapping its foam cups with paper containers, which are easier to recycle and decompose much more quickly in landfills. WORLD +1

Cincinnati is ranked the lowest-cost business location among large U.S. cities, thanks to low leasing rates and modest transportation and property taxes, according to a study by audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG LLP. Now let’s see some jobs get created or they’re all getting raised! CINCINNATI +1

An undercover survey revealed that many pharmacy employees often wrongly refuse sale of the so-called “morning after pill” to 17-year-old girls. Almost one in five girls seeking the medication were told they were too young to purchase the medication at all. WORLD -2

In preparation for the influx of international visitors for this summer’s World Choir Games, Cincinnati-based Globili is launching a text and mobile translation application that is capable of translating menus, ads and signs into approximately 50 different languages.  CINCINNATI +1

A new Tennessee bill offers legal protection to public school teachers who don’t believe in teaching the “theories” of evolution and climate change. WORLD -1

THIS WEEK: CINCINNATI +3, WORLD -2

TO DATE: CINCINNATI +4, WORLD -18

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