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

Mar 27, 2012 at 2:05 pm

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