VANGUARD TOUGHING OUT SLUMP
Six of 10 low-fare Vanguard Airlines seats from Cincinnati were empty in July, a substantial decrease from when the carrier started flying the route to Chicago's Midway Airport in April.
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Provident back in the game
After quietly watching its two biggest rivals grow briskly by gobbling up other banks and thrifts, Provident Financial Group Inc. is anxious to re-enter the acquisition game. Companies suit up to score at job fair
An expected crowd of 2,000 job seekers coming to Sharonville today is fostering hope among the 103 companies at the annual Greater Cincinnati Job Recruitment Day. Dow will buy Union Carbide
DETROIT Dow Chemical Co., maker of Styrofoam, is buying Union Carbide Corp., the leader in producing the chemicals used in making polyester and antifreeze. Drug rollout pulls down Duramed for quarter
Duramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. on Wednesday reported a substantial second-quarter loss, primarily resulting from costs associated with the launch of its Cenestin estrogen-replacement drug. TRISTATE BUSINESS SUMMARY
Federated Department Stores has promoted one of its vice presidents to a newly created post that will direct strategic growth at the retailer. PEOPLE ON THE MOVE
Gary S. Oppito has been named chief operating officer of Sant Corp., a provider of systems for automating the creation of sales proposals. COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE
The most expensive commercial construction projects or renovations, based on dollar values ($200,000 and up) of building permits issued recently in Cincinnati and Hamilton County: TRISTATE MARKET SPOTLIGHT
Mead Corp. rose $1.75, or 4.3 percent, on Wednesday, despite being cut to long-term neutral from long-term buy by Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.1/4. TECHNOLOGY TODAY WEDNESDAY'S BUSINESS STORIES