The Cincinnati Enquirer
Thursday, Dec. 2, 1999 -- Volume 4, No. 337
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GERMAN BREWERY COMING
        Supporters of a new Hofbrauhaus brewery and restaurant on the Cincinnati riverfront have nearly completed private fund-raising for the project but have not secured a site, they said Wednesday.
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Business Headlines for  Thursday, Dec. 2, 1999

Cinergy slapped for hogging power in July
        Cinergy Corp. is being rebuked by an industry organization that monitors regional electricity supplies for drawing down more power from the power grid than it should have during July's heat wave.

P&G lends Noxzema name to razor-maker
        Procter & Gamble has agreed to license its Noxzema Skin Fitness brand name to a Los Angeles-based razor and blade maker who has introduced a new line of women's shavers under the brand.

Cincinnati firm expands coal-to-gas power
        A Cincinnati company now has $1 billion in coal gasification projects on the drawing boards with the announcement of a $500 million power plant at the former Lima, Ohio, Locomotive Works.

McDonald's buying Boston Market chain
        CHICAGO — Fast-food giant McDonald's Corp. plans to buy the Boston Market restaurants for $173.5 million in cash, promising to revitalize the struggling chain even as it expands its own new food-related endeavors.

TRISTATE BUSINESS SUMMARY
        Its complete merger into Delta Air Lines is still weeks away, but the passing of power has started at Comair Holdings Inc.

INDUSTRY NOTES: REAL ESTATE
        OneNet Communications Inc. has signed a lease that will kick off a planned 550,000-square-foot office development in Blue Ash.

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
        Shares of General Electric Co. rose $4.43 3/4, or more than 3.4 percent, to close Wednesday at $134.56 1/4 after trading as high as $134.93 3/4.

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