The Cincinnati Enquirer
Friday, Sept. 24, 1999 -- Volume 4, No. 268
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GEAE: EXPECTED SLOWDOWN SPURS HOURLY WORKER JOB CUTS
An expected slowdown in new orders coupled with billion-dollar demands for engine development programs has triggered a new round of hourly worker job cuts at GE Aircraft Engines in Evendale, including elimination of 44 today.
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Business Headlines for  Friday, September 24, 1999

Gibson wins Burger King promotion
        Hold the pickle, hold the lettuce, drop the Silly Slammer.

Kroll ponders selling
        Kroll-O'Gara Co., which has grown from a Fairfield-based armored vehicle manufacturer into a global provider of security products and services, is considering putting itself up for sale.

Price drop in Europe costs Chiquita 200 positions
        Chiquita Brands International is cutting 200 jobs, or about 15 percent of its work force, to offset earnings shortfalls resulting from lower banana prices in Europe.

25 richest Americans
        The 25 richest Americans as compiled by Forbes magazine. Following the name is the age, place of residence and estimated net worth in billions of dollars.

Selling-giant Amway makes leap online
        ADA, Mich. — The soaps, cosmetics, vitamins and friendly neighborhood sales force that made Amway Corp. into a billion-dollar success story are now just a few computer keystrokes away.

Vending machine business evolving
        ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Egyptians used them to dispense holy water in 215 B.C., and the Chinese sold pencils from them in 1076 A.D.

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        Monarch Marking Systems in Miamisburg, Ohio, is introducing the first palm-size printer to operate with the 3Com Palm III Series and Symbol SPT 1500 computers.

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