The Cincinnati Enquirer
Saturday, September 16, 2000 -- Volume 5, No. 259
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TRISTATE “SOFT LANDING?”
The Tristate appears to be part of the “soft landing” in the economy that the Fed has been trying to engineer — a slower, more sustainable rate of growth with stable unemployment and inflation.

CINCY MACHINE TO TRIM STAFF
Cincinnati Machine, the Oakley-based unit of Unova Inc., expects to offer a voluntary early-retirement program to about 60 employees this year as the machine tool maker seeks to trim costs in the face of slower sales.

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Business Headlines for  Saturday, September 16, 2000

Consumers' costs fell in August
        WASHINGTON — Consumer prices fell in August for the first time in 14 years, as the biggest drop in gasoline prices since 1991 overwhelmed higher costs for clothes and prescription drugs.

Comparing mortgages pays off
        Hunting for a home mortgage? In today's volatile interest-rate environment, you'd better shop around.

Delta to comply with 737 rudder design
        Delta Air Lines on Friday said it would comply with any changes Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration recommended for its fleet of 107 Boeing 737s.

Used-tire dealers may be selling recalled versions
        NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Attorney General's Office said Friday it is investigating reports that some independent used-tire dealers are selling recalled Firestone tires.

HIGGINS: Personal finance
        When you're in a crowd, look at the person to your right. Now look at the person to your left. One of those people is playing the stock market, probably through a 401(k).

Savvy strategies
        Problem: You want your children from your first marriage to ultimately inherit everything — but want to provide for your second wife during the rest of her life.

The Sophisticated Investor
        Admit it: Sometime at the start of this year, you bought a mutual fund. Not just any fund. No, you bought a fast fund. If this fund were a car, it would have come equipped with 12 cylinders, turbocharged, keyless ignition. You'd get a ticket just thinking about it.

After finance firms merge, who benefits?
        NEW YORK — The biggest players in the financial services industry have been busy recently building one-stop shops, where consumers can fill all of their banking, investing and insurance needs.

Amazon tries out 'customized pricing'
        WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — Is the day coming when Internet retailers change their prices based on how badly you want something? Amazon.com maybe be trying that already.

Blair takes battering in press over fuel crisis
        LONDON — Tabloids are calling for his head, and public opinion polls suggest that Britons blame Prime Minister Tony Blair for fuel protests that brought the country to a virtual standstill.

Class offers financial education
        If Mary Hurlburt had her way, taking a class in credit and debt management would be as necessary to getting credit cards as driver's education is to getting a driver's license.

Search engine AltaVista cutting 25 percent of work force
        PALO ALTO, Calif. — Struggling Internet search engine operator AltaVista Co. is cutting 225 jobs, or about 25 percent of its work force.

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