The Cincinnati Enquirer
Friday, September 1, 2000 -- Volume 5, No. 244
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Today's Business ELECTRIC CHOICE PLAN OK'D
State regulators Thursday approved Cincinnati Gas & Electric's plan to open its electric business to competition.

CONFERENCE ON HI-TECH CHALLENGES
Northern Kentucky's burgeoning high-tech community will hold a “coming-out party” in November.

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Business Headlines for  Friday, September 01, 2000

Six-month slump in retailing continues
        Sales at the nation's biggest retailers were lackluster in August, continuing a six-month pattern for merchants plagued by general consumer skittishness, a lack of must-have fashions and unseasonably cool weather.

Factory orders take a dive
        Orders to U.S. factories posted their biggest-ever one-month drop, further proof that the economy is cooling, economists said.

Fifth Third to buy Ottawa Financial
        Fifth Third Bancorp plans to buy Ottawa Financial Corp. of Holland, Mich., for $166.7 million in stock, expanding the Cincinnati banking company's presence in the Wolverine State.

High pay, low stress: Ideal jobs are rated
        Looking for a good job? Manage money instead of modems, according to the latest edition of Jobs Rated Almanac.

N.Ky. company tries to take over hotelier
        A Northern Kentucky company has begun soliciting shareholder support for a takeover of one of the nation's largest hotel owners and operators.

N.Ky. visitors bureau figures on millions in tax benefits
        Hotels and motels in Northern Kentucky will contribute $24.4 million in taxes to area governments from 1998 through 2001, the Northern Kentucky Convention and Visitors Bureau said Thursday.

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