The Cincinnati Enquirer
Thursday, September 21, 2000 -- Volume 5, No. 264
L O C A L
S P O R T S
B U S I N E S S
W E A T H E R
T R A F F I C
Today's Business
NET FIRM TO SWAP LEASES
Thousands of individuals in Greater Cincinnati who lease their cars are target customers of Swapalease.com, the region's newest Internet startup.
New company is not without risk

EXPERTS: LEAVE ENERGY ALONE
Call it a crisis, or an energy shock, or a “short-term critical situation” as Ohio Gov. Bob Taft did Wednesday, but consumers will be facing sharply higher natural gas bills this heating season.

TALK BACK CINCINNATI
Cincinnati.Com is proud to offer our readers interactive forums for free and open communication. We hope you enjoy this new service.
Headlines
For past stories, please see BackIssues or use our Search Engine.
National headlines from the AP, updated around the clock.

Business Headlines for  Thursday, September 21, 2000

Blot on sterling economy
        WASHINGTON — The U.S. trade deficit soared to a record $31.9 billion in July as oil prices climbed to a 10-year high.

More companies join in social action
        OXFORD — Don't call it charity. Don't even think of it as philanthropy. Increasingly, for-profit corporations and social action organizations are teaming up to reach mutual goals.

With Delta, time really does fly
        HEBRON — If the business of flying people from place to place doesn't work out, Delta Air Lines can fall back on something else — historic restoration.

Kroger employees vote to strike
        COLUMBUS, Ohio — Thousands of Kroger employees overwhelmingly rejected a contract offer Wednesday and voted to authorize a strike after negotiations between their union and the company fell apart.

Realtor retools with demand
        Paul Wesselkamper is gambling that there's more gold — in the form of home sales — to be found in the booming northern Cincinnati area.

Riverboat casinos take in $42 million
        Greater Cincinnati's two riverboat casinos “won” almost $42 million in August, the Indiana Gaming Commission said Wednesday.

Business Digest

Industry notes: Commercial real estate

What's the Buzz?

NEWSMAKERS OF THE FUTURE
Want to know the future? Check out this list. We call it “21 to watch” — 21 rising stars in the fields of news, politics, business, arts and entertainment, food and sports for the 21st century.
21 to watch

TECHNOLOGY TODAY
TUESDAY'S BUSINESS STORIES
Business News at the Wire
Today's news
Firestone tires
Tire labor pact
Markets
Economy
Interest rates
Internet
Microsoft
Oil prices

Click here for CINCINNATI.COM



. ADVERTISING INFORMATION FOR ENQUIRER WEB SITES

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR FREE NEWSLETTER