Store closings ahead for many after shaky holiday season.
S&P, Nasdaq on course for records also
Experts not worried by rise, say levels are holding steady.
Firms use it to ‘offset cash flow.’
Threat tax Mexican-made cars sold in the U.S. could force some uncomfortable choices.
Toledo’s rate at 5.3%, Lucas County’s was 4.9%.
Rate dropped below 3 percent for second time in a year.
The move is basically a formality, as deal had yet to receive required Senate ratification.
State added over 10,000 jobs in December.
Financial crisis hurt reputations.