BUSINESS NEWS FOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2003
Delta dangles 20% incentive
Faced with sagging ridership in August, Delta Air Lines Monday launched a major nationwide fare sale, with prices being slashed by an average of 20 percent across the system.
Delta adds perks for SkyMiles elite

Pepper to inform homeowners of loan help
Cincinnati City Councilman David Pepper wants city homeowners to know about programs meant to help residents on the verge of losing their homes to foreclosure.

UC changes curriculum for first-year study
About 400 freshmen at the University of Cincinnati's Lindner College of Business will start today studying a specific Greater Cincinnati company.
Preps in XU class on running a business

Morning memo
Hot tips & news to start your business day.

What's the buzz?
Southeast Indiana's three Ohio River casinos posted record revenues last month, bringing in a combined total of $100 million.

Business meetings & seminars this week
Announcements of meetings and seminars, and instructions for listing your event.

Making it
Promotions & new on the job.

Tipsheet improved
The Cincinnati Enquirer's free daily e-mail business briefing is even easier to receive. How do you get it? Click here to register.

MORE BUSINESS NEWS
Tristate summary
Albert E. Ferrara Jr. has been named acting chief financial officer at AK Steel, succeeding James L. Wainscott, who was named acting CEO last week.


Goodyear considers layoffs, closings to save $1.1 billion
AKRON - Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is considering closing an Alabama tire plant and laying off as many as 2,400 more workers at plants in 10 other states to meet its goal of saving $1.1 billion in the next three years, company officials said Monday.

NYSE's interim leader no stranger to board politics
NEW YORK - With an interim leader picked at the New York Stock Exchange, attention is turning to the board that approved ousted chairman Dick Grasso's lavish compensation in the first place.

Business digest
The U.S. dollar touched a 33-month low against the yen Monday, sparking Tokyo's biggest stock sell-off in two years and fueling investor worries that currency swings might put the brakes on Japan's export-driven economy.


SUNDAY SPOTLIGHT   (Index of Sunday's business stories)
Kroger growth tougher
Faced with competition from superstores, warehouse clubs and even gas station mini-marts, traditional grocery stores are losing market share at a brisk clip.

Delta tries to make customers love to fly
HEBRON - Company officials acknowledge they have taken away some attention from treating customers right and that Delta's reputation as an industry leader in customer service has lost some of its luster. Now, they're refocusing on that area.

Clear Channel clearly center of controversy
In the past 12 months, Clear Channel Communications has been accused of everything from monopolizing and homogenizing the radio industry to banning the Dixie Chicks and being a right-wing mouthpiece.
Government rethinking deregulation of radio

THE GREATER CINCINNATI 100
Top private firms saw recession
Even before the recession hit in March 2001, Greater Cincinnati's largest private businesses saw the tough times coming.

Drees Co. grabs top ranking in the 100
The Drees Co. earned the top spot in this year's Greater Cincinnati 100, but company officials say that the home builder is even bigger now.

Vehicle dealers showed the way
The tech bubble burst, the U.S. economy slumped, and consumers ducked for cover from terrorists.
These 100 show best of can-do spirit
Health care costs bite deep
Accountable to themselves
Habegger posts 50th profit in 50th year
Builder moves up - for now
Floturn flourishes as others fall
Sumerel service adds to revenue
Companies: Outlook for economy is grim
Everclear emerges as true up-and-comer

SPECIAL COVERAGE
Erpenbeck archive
A. William Erpenbeck spent years building a company that appears to be crumbling. One of the Tristate's biggest home builders, the Erpenbeck Co., is under federal investigation for a suspected bank fraud that is affecting lenders, subcontractors and home owners. Click here for links to all Enquirer reports.