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BUSINESS NEWS FOR MONDAY, APRIL 19, 2004
Virginia firm buys Praxis Solutions
Praxis Solutions, a Blue Ash information technology consulting firm founded in 1997, soon will be a division of a larger company in northern Virginia.

Outdoor retail world's little guys embrace
All around Ron Stolz's modest little ski shop near Castleton, Ind., the big guys are sliding in. Dick's Sporting Goods. Gander Mountain. And Galyans Sports & Outdoor's second area store.

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:
TeamsSchoolsMiddle teamsMiddle SchoolsAdults

Business People
Promotions & new on the job.
MORE BUSINESS NEWS
Many happy returns on Tax Freedom Day
Besides Easter, April 11 also marked another notable date: Tax Freedom Day.

Tax pro can help you deal with IRS
Question: We have an income tax debt from five years ago that continues to grow despite making monthly payments to the IRS. Is there anything we could do to at least get out of the interest and penalties - the total debt is now $14,000.00 and we are paying $320.00 a month, but at this rate, we will never be able to pay it off. We have considered a home equity loan to pay it off.

Consider investing overseas
If you're expecting a tax refund, maybe it would be a good idea to invest the money overseas.


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.