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Cancer Drug Development

Currently there are close to 800 new drugs and vaccines in development to fight cancer, according to the pharmaceutical company trade organization. At the 2014 Cleveland Clinic Medical Innovation Summit, Kay Colby sat down with Dr. Bob Abraham from Pfizer and Dr. David Reese from Amgen to better understand the process of cancer drug development.

Cleveland Clinic Charity Care Spending Drops 40%

The Clinic reduced its expenses by nearly half a billion last year with cuts in energy usage, employee health insurance costs and staff. It now employees about 45,000 in Northeast Ohio and Florida.

The health system's operating income increased 60 percent to $466 million in 2014 compared with 2013. The Clinic reported of $6.7 billion in revenues for last year.

The Numbers Behind East Cleveland's Financial Predicament

In the next part of our series on East Cleveland, ideastream's Nick Castele explains trends in the city's income and spending.

Boost from Shale Gas Biz Proving Short-lived for Many Northeast Ohio Steel Workers

It’s a tough time for Lorain’s steel workers. US Steel has started a wave of 600 layoffs, while Republic Steel this week announced a second round of its own, following about 100 in the fall. Up to 200 more workers could be unemployed by this Sunday. ideastream’s Joanna Richards looks at what’s driving the dramatic job losses.

ACE Report Released

Published Friday (3/27) morning is the latest edition of a compilation of information that comes from several local sources -
Brecksville-based Ahola; the payroll and HR Service company; and Crain's Cleveland Business.
ideastream's Rick Jackson talked about the newest numbers - with Crain's Editor Elizabeth McIntyre...

Head of the American Society for Clinical Oncology Talks About What's on the Horizon for Cancer Care

The U.S is bracing for an onslaught of new cancer cases and experts are worried about a shortage of experts to care for the growing number of patients. Other pressing issues include changes brought on by the Affordable Care Act. To better understand what’s on the horizon, Kay Colby sat down with Dr. Julie Vose, the President-Elect of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

New Film Explores the Tough Art of Derek Hess

When the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame opened its doors 20 years ago, a Northeast Ohio artist was chosen to illustrate the event. Since then, Derek Hess’s artwork has impacted a global audience of Gen-X music fans. Hess is the subject of the documentary, "Forced Perspective", that gets its world premiere this weekend at the Cleveland International Film Festival. ideastream’s David C. Barnett gives us a look at the man behind the movie.

Budish Says County Needs to Rein in Spending After Many Big Investments

Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish says it’s time to rein in spending. After three months in office, he laid out his views on county finances today, and explained his plan to improve them, as ideastream’s Joanna Richards reports.