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Chapter 11 wouldn't ground Delta
Wolfgang Jahn of Montgomery booked several flights to Europe for himself and his family Tuesday. He used his frequent-flier miles issued by Delta Air Lines out of concern that the financially struggling carrier might not survive a possible bankruptcy.

Convergys plans to cut jobs
Convergys Corp. plans to cut an undisclosed number of management jobs in its information management group, according to a memo sent to employees this week.

Keys to success
Frank Seta believes he has found the key to doing well in business while doing good for the arts community.

A female Viagra? Tests upbeat on P&G's patch
Menopausal women had more sex and were happier about it when using Procter & Gamble's experimental hormone patch hailed by some as a possible female equivalent of Viagra, doctors reported Tuesday.

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Lucky pick allows Springboro team to get rich
Two teams from Springboro High School made a killing in Ohio's Stock Market Game through Mercury Air Group's recent spike in stock price.
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The Week Ahead
4 local firms growing in stature
Demonstrating knack for both the old and the new, Greater Cincinnati has placed three high-tech firms and a meat-processing equipment maker on this year's Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing private companies in the nation.
Sides report slow progress
Negotiations between Kroger Co. and the union representing 8,500 meat cutters and clerks in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky are scheduled to continue this afternoon, building on progress made Monday.
Consumer prices edge up as interest-rate hike looms
WASHINGTON - Consumer prices picked up momentum in September, especially hitting the pockets of people paying for medical care, education costs and filling up gas tanks.
Greenspan sanguine on debt
WASHINGTON - The record level of debt being carried by American households and soaring home prices do not appear to represent serious threats to the U.S. economy, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said Tuesday.
Growing a nice crop - to make vehicle panels
FARGO, N.D. - A company that makes interior vehicle parts out of natural fibers is taking one of North Dakota's most abundant crops and putting it behind the wheel.
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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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