The Cincinnati Enquirer
Friday, Oct. 8, 1999 -- Volume 4, No. 282
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$4.83B FEN-PHEN DEAL PROPOSED
        American Home Products Corp. agreed Thursday to pay up to $4.83 billion to settle a national class-action suit blaming its fen-phen diet drug for heart valve damage.
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Business Headlines for  Friday, Oct. 8, 1999

Gas prices start to settle down
        Gasoline prices that have been on the rise since summer may finally be leveling out.

Brothers celebrate Skyline Chili's 50th year
        The days of peeling garlic, shredding cheese and cutting onions are long over. But the spirit of the work done by Skyline Chili's Lambrinides brothers endures with every ladle of chili nuzzled against a plate of spaghetti.

Kroger, union resume talks today
        Negotiators for Kroger Co. and the union representing workers at 66 Tristate stores will return to the bargaining table today in an attempt to work out a labor agreement replacing the contract expiring at midnight Saturday.

Symposium focuses on innovation
        COVINGTON — Strategies for infusing an entrepreneurial spirit into the heart of corporate culture was the focus of a symposium Thursday at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center.

Next: E-mail that self-destructs
        SAN FRANCISCO — Sending nasty e-mail messages about the boss? Using your computer to maintain an interoffice affair? How about those sensitive electronic business negotiations?

Retailers' joy: September
        Computers, backpacks and little wool skirts are proving it again: It's a great time to be an American retailer.

UPS stops delivering handguns by ground
        ATLANTA — United Parcel Service said Thursday it will stop delivering handguns through its regular ground service because the weapons are too easily stolen from the company's trucks.

TRISTATE BUSINESS SUMMARY
        Operating profit at Evendale's GE Aircraft Engines jumped 28 percent to $535 million in the third quarter from $417 million a year ago, parent General Electric Co. reported Thursday.

INDUSTRY NOTES: MANUFACTURING
        A tiny Edgewood company has teamed with some defense industry giants to develop a lightweight device for the Army to distinguish friend from foe during war games and actual battles.

TRISTATE MARKET SPOTLIGHT
        Shares of Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. fell $3, or about 9.5 percent, to $28.75 Thursday.

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