The Cincinnati Enquirer
Wednesday, August 30, 2000 -- Volume 5, No. 242
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Today's Business AIRLINE DELAYS WORSEN
June was a miserable month for flight delays nationwide, but not quite as miserable at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.

BANKS GIVE TEENS CREDIT
You're 13 and short on cash, but you just have to have the latest Nike gym shoes on display at your local Foot Locker. Soon you could just say, "Charge it!"

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Business Headlines for  Wednesday, August 30, 2000

Ford pointing finger at Firestone's tires
        CARACAS, Venezuela — Ford Motor Co. said Tuesday that its first report of problems with Firestone tires on Explorer sport-utility vehicles in Venezuela came in 1998 — two years before it began replacing tires for customers there.

New-home sales take biggest leap in seven years
        WASHINGTON — Americans, feeling secure in their jobs and the economy, feverishly snapped up new homes in July, sending sales soaring by a surprising 14.7 percent, the biggest boost in seven years.

Buyers' optimism slipping
        NEW YORK — Americans were less confident about the health of the economy in August, but remain optimistic in general about its future prospects, a new report said Tuesday.

Beerman to buy back its stock
        Elder-Beerman Stores Corp., which is changing its merchandising and corporate board to improve profitability, said Tuesday it is planning to buy back up to 3,333,333 shares of common stock in a Dutch auction.

Offer: Trade miles for discounts
        MINNEAPOLIS — Frequent fliers on six major airlines will be able to exchange the miles they earn for discounts on goods and services from more than 100 online merchants under a program announced Tuesday.

Sale of restaurant in dispute
        The plot thickens like a bowl of cooling artichoke dip at Longworth's restaurant in Mount Adams, which is scheduled to go back to auction Sept. 27.

Industry notes: Retail

Tristate Business Summary

Westwood Homestead president to retire

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