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.
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