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BUSINESS NEWS FOR SUNDAY, APRIL 18, 2004
Delta's Hot Seat
New CEO Gerald Grinstein replaced Leo Mullin and faces unfriendly skies as losses mount, stock sags and no end is in sight.

Congress will be hearing from us
When he started lobbying in Columbus for a law to help Cincinnati's high-tech community, technology consultant Rich Kiley had to get used to people looking at him as though he had two heads.

Eckberg: Make dough, pay dough - it's only fair
Pay inequity is the focus of an upcoming bake sale sponsored by the Cincinnati arm of the American Association of University Women.

Look Who's Talking: Angie Hicks Bowman
Angie Hicks Bowman, 31, describes her Angie's List referral service as a homeowner's grapevine.

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

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
Business demand boosts global PC shipments
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Worldwide PC shipments continued double-digit growth in the year's first quarter as more businesses replaced their older machines, two market-research firms said last week.
Reverse mortgages on the increase
More seniors wishing to boost their income are spurring an increasing number of reverse mortgages across the nation.
Want deep-discount trips? Bountiful on Web
CHICAGO - Marquita Hynes turned to online travel after a co-worker kept raving about the benefits of going it alone in trip planning. Now she can reel off her own list of Internet travel coups.
Starbucks' growth strains bean supply
SEATTLE - The coffee urns at Starbucks Corp. aren't likely to run dry anytime soon, but the company is worried that its brisk growth could create a big problem: finding enough high-quality beans to satisfy increasing demand for its lattes and macchiatos.
Cash-only physicians increase as managed-care woes mount
RENTON, Wash. - When Chuck O'Brien visits his doctor, they talk about his aches and pains, but never about his health insurance.
Tristate business notebook

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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.