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BUSINESS NEWS FOR MONDAY, MAY 10, 2004
College savings - for grandchildren
Hard as it may be to believe, the baby boom generation now has its fair share of grandparents.

Eckberg: Build winning team through delegating
Michael Jordan had a ready reply when Chicago Bulls assistant coach Tex Winter pointed out that there was no "I" in "T-E-A-M." "Well," Jordan replied, "there's one in WIN."

S P E C I A L   R E P O R T :   S W E E T   I N V E S T M E N T
Home sellers find prices up in short time
Helped by mortgage rates that hit their lowest levels in four decades last summer, existing homes in the region's neighborhoods sold at record-setting levels and rose in value in most cases in 2003.
Both neighbors, houses diverse
It's affordable, on scenic river
Big new homes and top schools
Home values soar while Newport remakes itself

Look Who's Talking: Subodh Karnik
If you have a beef about high airfares in Cincinnati, Subodh Karnik is the guy to talk to. Karnik, Delta Air Lines' senior vice president for network and revenue management, sets prices and assigns planes to new routes for the Delta system.

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Business People
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MORE BUSINESS NEWS
U.S. gas prices up 10 cents in past two weeks
LOS ANGELES - U.S. gasoline prices rose by 10 cents per gallon in the past two weeks, the biggest jump since last August, an analyst said Sunday.

Former Hollinger exec disputes racketeering claims
CHICAGO - A former Hollinger International Inc. executive who is named in a $1.25 billion lawsuit that accuses him and others of improperly diverting funds is defending his actions.

Bank of America expands India outsourcing
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Bank of America Corp. may hire 1,500 people at its subsidiary after it opens in southern India this month, 50 percent more than previously disclosed, and the bank has reserved land that would allow for even more expansion.

Government set to release new side-impact safety proposal
WASHINGTON - When the sport utility vehicle she was riding in was broadsided by a Jeep Cherokee, Abigail Baglione's head was hit so hard she was in a coma for seven weeks.


NEWS TIPS
Has your job been sent off-shore?
The Enquirer would like to hear from you. If you know of any companies in the Cincinnati area that have transferred jobs or outsourced work -- at the expense of local jobs -- to nations with lower labor costs, please e-mail us.

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.