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GE's X Factor
Much of the buzz around General Electric's exhibit at this week's Farnborough International Air Show outside London will be over an engine that doesn't exist.

Look Who's Talking: Tyrone Hill
NBA veteran Tyrone Hill and Cincinnati businessman Felix Maye are no strangers to food sales at Withrow High School. As students there in 1983, Hill and Maye sold candy, snacks and $2.50 ham-and-cheese sandwiches - a slice of tomato cost extra - to classmates.

Delta 'scope' limiting growth
While it might not seem as important as compensation and hours in the cockpit, Delta Air Lines' use of regional jets at carriers such as Erlanger-based Comair is certain to be an issue when the airline and its pilots sit down to discuss concessions later this month.

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

Business reader panel
The Enquirer's Business section is seeking a dozen people to join our Readers Panel. The panel will meet four times a year to discuss consumer and economic issues affecting Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. If you're interested in being considered, please contact assistant business editor Mark Wert at 768-8526 before 3 p.m. weekdays, or e-mail him at

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

Business meetings this week
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The Week Ahead

Business People
Promotions & new on the job.
Hybrid funds dull but stable
Putting your money to work in a dull market is no easy task, but staying on the sidelines can pose a greater danger for small investors: If you wait until the market seems like a comfortable place to be, you might never jump in.
Putting it off? Maybe smart, or maybe not
For many in the world of work, procrastination is pure avoidance behavior - that is, it's much easier to avoid work than to do the work.
Roasted chicken not a hot item for KFC
LOUISVILLE - Question: Why did the KFC chicken cross the road? Answer: Unfortunately, to get roasted.
Business notes

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 wiph lower labor costs, please e-mail us.

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.
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
Making cleaning products, two worlds meet
Q&A: Former dancer takes giant leap
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.