Business and industry news from around the web: April 6 – 10, 2020

In case you missed them, here are some recent interesting business and industry news items from around the web.

Ohio ranked the 10th worst state for business 

With a one-year gross domestic product increase of 1.9%, Ohio ranked 10th worst among the 50 states for its environment for business, based on 42 measures examined in a 24/7 Wall St. study released last month.

Weekly jobless claims soar to record 6.64M

Job losses amid the coronavirus pandemic amount to "a staggering, sudden blow to American workers never seen before in the U.S. economy."

Citing coronavirus, Ohio $13 minimum wage campaign sues to allow online signature gathering for ballot petitions 

Citing the coronavirus pandemic, the campaign backing a ballot issue to raise Ohio’s minimum wage to $13 has sued, asking a judge to relax the state’s rules for qualifying for the ballot.

Employers can use payroll tax credits for paid leave for coronavirus 

The Treasury Department, the IRS and the Labor Department said small and midsized employers can start taking advantage of two new refundable payroll tax credits aimed at immediately reimbursing them, dollar for dollar, for the cost of providing coronavirus-related leave to their employees.

Tech Corner - The Best Ways to Video Chat from Windows, Mac, iPhone, or Android

If you live far away from the people you care about, video chatting is the best way to feel more like you’re there with them in person. But there are so many video chat apps out there, many of which only work on certain platforms. How do you know which one to use?

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