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As Ohio struggles, candidates offer ideas
Issues cited as most important by Ohio voters were - in order - the economy, foreign policy and health care. Of the economic issues, jobs and unemployment were at the top of the list.

No deal reported with pilots
There was little news from the bargaining table Monday as talks continued into the night between Delta Air Lines and its pilot union on $1 billion in annual concessions. The apparent lack of a deal increased the possibility of a bankruptcy filing later this week.
Pilots' chief says salaries not main woe

Agreement can't stop drop in Kroger stock
Kroger Co.'s shares closed down 12 cents Monday at $14.85, the first day of trading since the company reached a tentative contract agreement with the union representing 8,500 clerks and meat cutters in Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky 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.
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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

Home sales dip slightly
Local sales of existing homes declined slightly in September, the third consecutive month of flat or declining sales.
Record earnings at Ashland Inc.
Covington-based Ashland Inc. reported record fourth-quarter earnings Monday driven by the performance at its highway construction and chemical distribution businesses.
Forest Park honors firms
Seven companies were honored recently by the Forest Park Economic Development Commission for their contributions to the climate for business development in the Hamilton County community.
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Bigg's to open
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Ohio bar association offers local seminars

File under eCabinet
For small businesses, it might seem easier to hang onto that steel filing cabinet full of manila folders than to figure out how to create a paperless office.

Tips for buying digital camcorders
If a picture is worth a thousand words, there's no telling the value of video. The problem is selecting the camcorder. With so many models, you need to focus on the right features.
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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