The Cincinnati Enquirer
Wednesday, September 20, 2000 -- Volume 5, No. 263
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CHINA TRADE WILL HELP AREA
Tuesday's vote to give China permanent access to U.S. markets will initially benefit Tristate companies already doing business there, local observers say. But those looking for new business will have to be patient.
Trading with China takes a long time
DeWine backs China deal

DEATHS DUE TO TIRES TOPS 100
Fifteen more deaths were reported Tuesday in the federal government's investigation into defective Firestone tires, bringing the total number of reported fatalities linked to accidents involving the tires to 103.
Troubled tire plant may close
Latest news on recall

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Business Headlines for  Wednesday, September 20, 2000

Natural gas choices dwindle
        Just as Cincinnatians are facing sharply higher natural gas prices this winter, they'll have fewer choices on who supplies their gas.

CG&E: Gas choice program differs from Ohio's electric selection plan
        Cincinnati Gas & Electric's gas choice program is similar, but not identical, to the electric choice program that takes effect in Ohio on Jan. 1.

Housing starts rise in August
        WASHINGTON — A big jump in single-family home projects, supported by an easing of mortgage rates, caused all housing construction in August to rise for the first time in four months.

Ice cream producer gets lean
        PHILADELPHIA — Jeremy's MicroBatch Ice Creams Inc. has taken some licks.

Orthodontists brace for method that's higher-tech
        SAN FRANCISCO — The 100-year-old orthodontics industry is getting wired.

Papa John's slogan preserved in court
        NEW ORLEANS — A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that Papa John's ran misleading ads but that the pizza maker does not have to stop using its slogan — “Better Ingredients. Better Pizza” — nor pay $468,000 in damages to Pizza Hut.

World economy outlook good
        PRAGUE, Czech Republic — Surging oil prices and the sinking euro are rattling markets, but the International Monetary Fund predicted Tuesday that the world economy could demonstrate better growth this year than it has in more than a decade.

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