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Experts: Leave politics at home
Office politics - which typically takes the form of backstabbing by ambition-driven employees - has taken a partisan twist during the hotly contested presidential campaign of 2004.

Kroger contract reached
An overnight breakthrough capped a 16-hour marathon of talks as Kroger Co. and the union representing 8,500 local workers reached agreement Saturday on a proposed three-year contract that might avert a strike at the company's 70 area grocery stores.

Look Who's Talking: Louise Kursmark
Some experts predict that at the next uptick in the economy, disgruntled workers will waste no time leaving one job for another. To guide hiring professionals on how to make the right choice, Blue Ash resident Louise Kursmark co-authored with Lori Davila How to Choose the Right Person for the Right Job Every Time (McGraw-Hill; $14.94).

Why end Web house listings?
For eight years, has been one of the basic tools for house hunters in Southwest Ohio and Southeast Indiana.

Grade-school investors put professionals to shame
Stock Market Game teams - like investors everywhere - struggled this week with a weak market that played havoc with many stocks and mutual funds.
Here are this week's results:

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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

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The week in business news in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky
Those urns at the megaplex kiosk are not what you think
INDIANAPOLIS - In the middle of a bustling, glitzy shopping mall, you'd expect to see diamonds and exotic vases.
Work force age gaps now in play
Generational competition has silently crept into the offices and factories of America.
Game nation meets ad nation
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Roar down city streets in the upcoming "Need for Speed Underground 2" racing game and you'll see a Best Buy store amid the skyscrapers along with bright billboards hawking Cingular Wireless, Old Spice, and Burger King.
Rapid technology changes make job training tricky
Adaobi Obi thought she had it all figured out when she enrolled at Georgian Court University in Lakewood, N.J., four years ago and planned to major in accounting. A job, no doubt, would be waiting for her when she graduated.
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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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