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BUSINESS NEWS FOR SATURDAY, JULY 3, 2004
Job growth slows to 112,000 in June
The economy created 112,000 jobs in June, slowing from the torrid pace of the previous three months and raising new misgivings about the strength and endurance of the rebounding jobs market.

2 unions sued over privacy
A federal privacy law inspired by the 1989 murder of an actress by a stalker is being used in a lawsuit by Cintas Corp. workers in Pennsylvania against the two unions seeking to represent them.

Careful budgeting helps couple out of a bad spot
Thursday, Darla Groves graduates from a Great Oaks program to become a licensed practical nurse.

Today's giveaway day at comic-book outlets
From Spider-Man to Disney, from Teen Titans to Archie, from CSI: Crime Scene Investigation to The Shield, get your free comic book today.

In your opinion
The Federal Reserve has raised interest rates. How will it affect you? Will you earn more on savings? Will you pay more for your credit cards or other debt? Will it change your mind on buying a house? Will it affect how you invest in your business? Please contact John Byczkowski at 513-768-8377, or email him at johnb@enquirer.com.

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MORE BUSINESS NEWS
Fired Ashland executive gets divorced
COVINGTON - Paul Chellgren, whose affair with an employee cost him his job as chairman and CEO of Ashland Inc. in 2002, is single again.
$455M lure was needed for DHL
It would have taken an investment of at least nearly a half-billion dollars from air cargo carrier DHL to expand the operation at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport and keep the hub here, area economic development officials said Friday.
Marital- deduction trust helps with taxes
For married couples worried about estate taxes, a very common planning technique is the marital-deduction trust.
Cash in that change - for a fee
Most people have a growing collection of change cluttering up the kitchen counter or gathering dust in various jars and vases, and only moving or getting into a money crunch prompts them to cash it in.
Extreme investing is often bruising
Small-company stocks reveal interesting traits when examined closely. But rather than examining them piece by piece, you're better off buying the entire universe - or staying home entirely.
Auto stocks may be in for rough ride
NEW YORK - Lower sales, higher fuel costs and rising interest rates have helped make U.S. auto stocks some of the most unloved investments on Wall Street.
Indexes lose ground
NEW YORK - Fresh questions about the strength of the economic recovery sent stocks lower Friday as a disappointing report on job creation weighed heavily on investor confidence. All three major indexes lost ground for the week.
Mutuals edge up in 2nd quarter
NEW YORK - U.S. mutual funds posted minimal returns in the second quarter, tracking the stock market's mediocre quarter overall, while international funds had negative returns as investors moved money into less risky holdings.
Rate Report
The following is a sample of the highest rates available at Greater Cincinnati banks, and savings and loans. Information was provided by each institution as of July 1, and is subject to change. Minimum deposits are $1,000, except where noted. Enquirer research by Shirley Dees.
Shell says it overstated profits by $432M
WASHINGTON - The Royal/Dutch Shell Group said Friday that the overstatement of its proven oil and gas reserves resulted in profits being exaggerated by $276 million, and that "inappropriate" accounting in other areas resulted in profits being embellished by an additional $156 million.
Gabriel arrives here with 2 stores
Discounted brand-name clothing chain Gabriel Brothers Inc. will open its first two Southwest Ohio locations next week in Cherry Grove and Sharonville.
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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.
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New economy holds instability and risk
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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.