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Ohio Casualty's policy of rebirth
Checking in as CEO almost four years ago, Dan Carmichael walked into Ohio Casualty Corp. and was handed a nameplate and a box of business cards. He might as well have been given a pair of surgical gloves and a scalpel.

Look Who's Talking: Pam Shaw
Long before the first frost has time to settle on the pumpkins, many local families will be planning an outing to Shaw Farms in Milford.

Eckberg: Disabled workers can solve shortfall
Employment experts warn that a wave of baby boomer retirements will bring a shortage of workers in the years to come and force many companies to scramble to fill payrolls with productive, experienced employees.

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

'Investors' set to compete
Lakota Plains Jr. High students are already scanning S&P 500 listings, calculating the best investments for their portfolios.
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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

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

Business people
Promotions & new on the job.
The Week Ahead
Car warranty fixes soar to $12B a year
Automakers face a staggering $12 billion annual bill to fix vehicles covered by warranty, and there is growing tension with parts suppliers and repair shops over who is responsible for the skyrocketing cost and how to reduce it.
Business notes

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.

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