BUSINESS NEWS FOR SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2002
City's hosts looking up
        An economic recession, civil unrest and terrorist attacks - blame them for $36.4 million in convention business that disappeared from Cincinnati in 2001.

Passenger screeners to become federal
        A major shift in airline and airport security begins nationwide and locally Sunday, although passengers flying in and out of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport probably won't notice a difference initially.

Decline slows in factory output
        Industrial production dipped in January by just 0.1 percent, the smallest decline in six months, raising hopes that the nation's beleaguered manufacturing sector may be edging toward a recovery.

Morning Memo
        Hot tips and news to start your business day.

Business Digest
        Revlon Inc. chief executive officer Jeffrey Nugent resigned after failing to stem 12 straight quarterly losses and a stock-price decline. He may be replaced by Jack Stahl, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

Princess cruise merger on hold
        LONDON — With its planned marriage to a U.S. rival now on hold, P&O Princess Cruises PLC is expected to come under intense pressure to talk with Carnival Corp., the No. 1 cruise operator whose $5.4 billion bid for Princess sparked a shareholder revolt.

Tristate Summary
        Cintech Solutions Inc., the Norwood supplier of contact center software, reported a loss for the fiscal second quarter on lower sales.

What's the Buzz?
        This week's Olympic medal sweep by U.S. snowboarders in the halfpipe competition was particularly sweet news to the folks at Crown Plastics in Harrison.

PERSONAL FINANCE
HIGGINS: Personal Finance
        This might sound cold. And it might read unfeeling. And it might incur a flurry of disagreeable phone calls.

Questions reflect bear-market qualms
        Greater Cincinnatians are full of questions: Questions about retirement, college savings, safe places for investments.

Rate report

Savvy Strategies
        Problem: Even though the contribution limit to my 401(k) has increased, I want to save more. Any ideas?

Tax chat today
        The upside of the 2002 tax cuts: Less to pay. The downside: More confusing paperwork.

SPECIAL
Greater Cincinnati 100
        Manufacturing dominates the field among Greater Cincinnati's 100 biggest private companies.
11 companies break into top 100
List of Greater Cincinnati 100


 
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