Tough times ahead for Comair
        Now that that they're flying again, Company officials and pilots vowed to put the strike behind them. Both sides also said the last three months of turmoil was worth it — if the airline can remake itself better than before.

Pilots cope with hardships
        Two Comair pilots lost a combined $18,000 in wages while on strike. Gus Kakalow's wife and three children left him for a week because the stress was too great. Ted Tracy couldn't visit his daughter in Chicago because finances were too tight. But what they want isn't pity — it's respect.

Milacron sales drop 20 percent
        Citing one of the worst markets for plastic-making machinery in more than a quarter-century, Milacron Inc. lowered expectations for the just-completed second quarter saying its expects “to approach break-even” on a 20 percent decline in sales.
Business Headlines for  Tuesday, July 03, 2001

Comet is next out at P&G
        Comet, another brand that Procter & Gamble Co. made into a household name, is on the selling block.

Holiday makes big impact on some companies
        July is the most popular month for Americans to go on vacation, according to the Travel Industry Association of America. And when you toss a midweek July Fourth holiday into the equation, you can create all kinds of scheduling challenges for businesses.

EU panel votes today on GE deal
        The European Union's 20-member executive commission plans to vote today on General Electric Co.'s $41 billion purchase of Honeywell International Inc., barring last-minute proposals or withdrawal of the merger, EU officials said Monday.

Bigg's says employees are happy without union
        Bigg's employees aren't unionized because they don't want to be, says the supermarket chain's president and chief executive.

Consumer spending rises 0.5 percent
        WASHINGTON — Consumers shopped up a storm in May despite the choppy economy and a rash of layoffs.

Marriage licenses come with product samples
        MILWAUKEE — The wedding gifts come early for couples applying for marriage licenses in some counties across the country.

Morning Memo
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Tristate Summary
        Cincinnati's Chemed Corp. said its second-quarter sales and earnings will be lower than previously expected mainly because of lower sales from its Roto-Rooter Inc. unit.

What's the Buzz?
        The old is new again for Greater Cincinnati's largest landlord, Duke Realty Corp.

S U N D A Y   S P O T L I G H T
Area economy weathers storm
        A still-strong job market in Greater Cincinnati means the unemployed and laid-off keep finding jobs — and that's keeping unemployment lower than the national average.