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  • NHL All-Star Game is big for city, too

    Columbus will be deluged in a few days with ice-hockey fans from Ohio, neighboring states and beyond. An estimated 140,000 people, including 8,000 to 10,000 out-of-towners, are expected to partake in the myriad events that make up NHL All-Star Weekend. The economic impact of the event is expected to extend well beyond the obvious crowds, as Sunday’s game will be seen in 150 countries, providing rare and valuable media exposure for the city.

  • Online sales of Ohio State merchandise through the roof

    Buckeyes fans are so eager to buy national champion-themed merchandise that they have sent online sales through the roof. Fanatics.com reports that it sold more Ohio State merchandise in the first two days after the game than in the first week after Florida State won the national championship last year and in the first week after Alabama won two years ago.

  • Obama to renew push for paid leave for working parents

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Renewing a push for paid leave for workers, President Barack Obama on Thursday will call on Congress, states and cities to pass measures to allow millions of workers to earn up to a week of paid sick time a year, the White House said.