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      Source Lunch with ... John Sankovic

      For years, NASA Glenn Research Center would do maybe one or two licensing deals per year — deals that let companies use space technology to create products for use here on Earth. Then, in 2015, the center did eight deals. In 2016, it did 23 deals, and last year it did 12 more. So what happened? Four years ago, when John Sankovic was put in charge of NASA Glenn's tech transfer office, then-center director Jim Free wanted the center to do more tech transfer deals. So NASA Glenn...

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      Ohio's wealthiest members of Congress are a senator and a man who wants to be one

      Rep. Jim Renacci, a Republican who hopes to challenge Sen. Sherrod Brown this fall, is the 16th-wealthiest member of Congress, with a net worth of $34.4 million, according to Roll Call. Sen. Rob Portman, a Republican from Cincinnati, is the other Ohioan among the top 50, with a net worth of $8.6 million. Plus, MarketWatch pays some attention to Cleveland tech company Votem, which is developing a blockchain-based voting platform, and a Cleveland Metroparks Zoo official talks with The Wall Street...