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BUSINESS NEWS FOR MONDAY, MAY 24, 2004
Big switch didn't happen
The biggest mystery about local telephone number portability is why it never turned into a bigger problem.

Boomers dealing with aging parents
As their parents and other relatives age, many baby boomers are struggling to help finance their family's care at home or in institutions.

Feng shui offers peace at work
Most workplaces are thick with conversations, ringing phones, loud steps, enough stress to shatter glass and usually an imperative to do more and do it with less.

Aguirre to face shareholders
Imagine paying more for a banana that tastes like a pineapple. Or one that's twice as big as today's version.

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

Business People
Promotions & new on the job.


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.