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BUSINESS NEWS FOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2004
Cinergy open to coal-gas process
Cinergy Corp. is interested in using a more environmentally friendly coal technology at one of its Indiana power plants, if a partnership with federal and state regulators can be developed.
Cinergy, church to report on environmental plans

To the retailing crowd, summer's here
Shopping for shorts and swimwear might be the last thing on your mind, even with today's warmer temperatures.

Peale: Provident sale has ad firm in a quandary
Gee Jeffery & Partners scored a coup with its early-February advertising campaign on behalf of Provident Bank.

Ex-Enron CEO to be charged
Jeffrey Skilling, the former Enron Corp. chief executive who resigned less than four months before the company imploded in scandal, was expected to surrender today on charges related to the company's collapse, sources said late Wednesday.

Stock Market Game
The Enquirer presents its winter-spring stock market game.

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MORE BUSINESS NEWS
Think3 gets another infusion, plans IPO
Think3 Inc., the engineering software supplier that moved to Cincinnati from Silicon Valley last fall, said it has obtained $11 million in new capital investment, the last step before an initial public stock offering, possibly later this year.
Cingular merger melds 2 poor reputations
ATLANTA - Cingular Wireless is on the verge of becoming the nation's largest mobile phone provider with its planned purchase of AT&T Wireless, but the company must fix service problems if it wants to become an industry leader in its own right.
DHL has nearly digested Airborne, ready for branding
Six months after a major merger that shook up the domestic air freight market, DHL Worldwide Express says integration with the former Airborne Express is all but complete.
2 local Ground Round eateries among many abruptly closed
The Ground Round restaurant chain pioneered casual dining in the 1970s and '80s. But the casual way about 60 of the chain's 130 restaurants were abruptly shut down last week - including two in Greater Cincinnati - left thousands of workers not only jobless but angry.
Kroger shops for small-business bids
Small businesses can shop for opportunities available in the coming Kroger garage project at a meeting Feb. 26.
Laser surgery firm on rebound
KENWOOD - Laser eye surgery provider LCA-Vision Inc. Wednesday reported a huge jump in profits for both the fourth quarter and the entire year, finishing 2003 with a net profit of almost $7.3 million.
Prosecutors hammer at Stewart self-interest
NEW YORK - Prosecutors tried to prove Wednesday that Martha Stewart propped up the stock price of her own company by lying to investors about why she sold ImClone Systems stock.
Tristate summary

SPECIAL COVERAGE
Special Report: P&G's Russian Frontier
In a three-day series, The Enquirer's Cliff Peale reports from Russia on Procter & Gamble's manufucturing and marketing drive there and the implications for Greater Cincinnati.
SUNDAY STORIES:
Booming market bears potential and challenge
It's not like Kroger: 'Stores' make selling a challenge
New economy holds instability and risk
Overseas sales have big impact back home
MONDAY STORIES:
Making cleaning products, two worlds meet
Q&A: Former dancer takes giant leap
TUESDAY STORIES:
Europe teaches lessons about style
Vanity products are a gamble for Procter

Erpenbeck archive
William Erpenbeck Jr. spent a decade building a company that crumbled in months. Once one of the Tristate's biggest home builders, the Erpenbeck Co. succumbed to a bank fraud that affected lenders, subcontractors and home owners. Click here for links to all Enquirer reports.