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BUSINESS STORIES FOR SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2004
No frost is on these pumpkin crops
This year's crop of pumpkins is phat, and growers are happy.

Reality TV on Cleves Warsaw
Reality TV heads in a new direction this morning, with a home-renovation show set in the Western Hills - and a Southeast Indiana casino.

Airline coping with 71 retiring
After Delta Air Lines scrambled to reach a side agreement with its pilots this week to address the larger-than-normal number of pilots retiring early, 71 pilots took early retirement at the end of September.

Square planning rejiggered
The final plan for renewing Fountain Square has been delayed until early next year.

Some Realtors balk at Web site deletion
A group of Realtors said Friday it will fight a decision to erase listings of homes for sale on CincyMLS.com.
Real estate trust's IPO appears

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 mwert@enquirer.com.

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
MORE BUSINESS NEWS
CB Wireless sued over roaming fees
Thousands of Cincinnati Bell Wireless customers have been charged illegal "roaming" fees on their monthly bills for years, according to a lawsuit in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court.

Business recruiter leaving
Danny Fore, president of the agency that recruits companies to Northern Kentucky, will leave this month for a job in his native Virginia.

Tristate summary
Covington-based Omnicare's $30-a-share offer has drawn the interest of more than half of rival NeighborCare's shareholders, but Omnicare said Friday that it has extended its tender offer for another month.

Energy stocks run low on options
NEW YORK - With oil prices soaring, investors may be wondering what options there are among renewable energy stocks. The answer is, not many. Fuel cell companies are floundering, solar startups are far from solid bets and only a handful of companies are turning a profit in wind power.

Insurance: Tax breaks for the long term
When a social problem arises, the federal government sometimes takes the bull by the horns - even if one step at a time.


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.

 
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