The Cincinnati Enquirer
Friday, September 15, 2000 -- Volume 5, No. 258
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SIZZLING ECONOMY COOLS
Wholesale prices fell for the first time in four months and Americans spent more cautiously in August, increasing the odds the Federal Reserve won't raise interest rates for the rest of the year.

INCENTIVES KEEP RESTAURANT WORKERS
In the restaurant industry, where employee turnover is among the highest in business and loyalty often the lowest, P.F. Chang's has found a clear route to its workers' hearts: through the pocketbook.

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Business Headlines for  Friday, September 15, 2000

Meridian acquires company for $9M
        Meridian Diagnostics Inc., a Cincinnati-based medical test-kit maker, said Thursday that it has acquired Memphis, Tenn.-based Viral Antigens Inc. for $9 million cash and other financial consideration over the next six years.

Bank action boosts euro
        FRANKFURT, Germany — Rejecting an interest rate increase to boost the sagging euro, the European Central Bank instead dabbled with market intervention for the first time Thursday in a move that immediately lifted the beleaguered common currency.

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