Ohio’s ban on recognizing same-sex marriages performed legally in other states was declared void by a federal judge who joined courts in Kentucky and Tennessee that said similar laws violate the U.S. Constitution.
At a Dowling College campus on Long Island’s south shore, a fleet of unused shuttle buses sits in an otherwise empty parking lot. A dormitory is shuttered, as are a cafeteria, bookstore and some classrooms in the main academic building.
Momentive Performance Materials Inc., a maker of silicones and quartz products, filed for bankruptcy after struggling to make payments on debt dating to its 2006 buyout by Leon Black’s Apollo Global Management LLC.
Cincinnati plans to sell $112 million of general-obligation bonds to fund road construction and other projects as Ohio’s third-largest city negotiates to stabilize a pension system that contributed to a credit-rating downgrade.
The Ohio Natural Resources Department said it’s changing permit conditions for drilling near faults in response to recent earthquakes near Youngstown that show a “probable connection” to hydraulic fracturing.
Bloomberg BNA — Research on the local impacts of shale gas development finds a host of positive and negative impacts, with the long-term consequences still to be determined, according to scholars reviewing different aspects of the activity.
President Barack Obama thanked Kathleen Sebelius for helping pass the 2010 health-care law and named Sylvia Mathews Burwell his new health secretary, calling her “a proven manager” who knows how “to deliver results.”