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Ohio to suspend doing business with Wells Fargo

Ohio to suspend doing business with Wells Fargo

Ohio's Republican Gov. John Kasich announced Friday that he was suspending Wells Fargo from doing business with state agencies, and excluding the bank from participating in any state bond offerings.

Kasich's announcement follows similar moves by the state treasurers of California and Illinois and the cities of Seattle and Chicago, which said earlier this month they were banning Wells Fargo from doing business. The bank has been under fire after allegations came to light that Wells employees may have opened up to 2 million customer accounts fraudulently in order to meet sales goals.

While the scandal has drawn bipartisan outrage, particularly from members of Congress, Kasich is...