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BUSINESS NEWS FOR SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2004
Precious metals find their groove
The trade deficit is ballooning, the budget deficit is expanding, the dollar is falling, the rich get richer and the poor can't find jobs. What do you do? Buy gold.

Diversitech is diverse
When the two Mars Rovers landed and began their reconnaissance work on the red planet last month, a local firm had reason to rejoice. Its intensive testing of the Rover's airbag landing gear helped ensure that the robotic explorers touched down undamaged.

Look Who's Talking
Lisa Carrere is the new general manager of the Millennium Hotel and Four Points Sheraton complex in downtown Cincinnati.

Queen City Rewind
The week in business news in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky

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

Stock market game
The Enquirer presents its winter-spring stock market game. Here are this week's results:
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Business People
Promotions & new on the job.
MORE BUSINESS NEWS
Crossover threatens market for trucks
DETROIT - One of the hottest vehicles on the road today is the crossover, a car that looks like a truck.
Fed's Pianalto plays regional role
CLEVELAND - What Sandra Pianalto says and does can shake the financial world, from the stock markets to the amount of a mortgage payment.
Bush plan unfair to little guy
When it comes to pronouncements about small business, President Bush stands tall.
Anti-wrinkle strips get big lift from Hollywood, baby boomers
MORAINE, Ohio - A company that counts on old age has been energized by a plug from Hollywood and demand from baby boomers.
Tristate business notes

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.