The Cincinnati Enquirer
Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999 -- Volume 4, No. 284
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KROGER EXTENDS STRIKE DEADLINE
        The Kroger Co. and the union representing 8,500 of its Greater Cincinnati workers extended a midnight strike deadline as talks inched forward Saturday.
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Business Headlines for  Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999

Zell's world: A tycoon talks
        Chicago financier and billionaire Samuel Zell has played a long-distance role in Cincinnati commerce for a decade. And that role, though changing, is not expected to end anytime soon.

River cruise industry growing fast
        The 900,000 people expected for Tall Stacks '99 this week should paint a vivid picture for local tourism officials wondering about the spending power of inland waterway cruise ship customers.

Crystal ball cloudy
        Agreement is almost universal: What we have today, we won't have next year. Economic growth will slow, weighted down by higher interest rates and lower stock prices. But so far the American consumer isn't buying it, says the Enquirer's Board of Economists.

Beanie store just for those in a hurry
        It had to come to this — a way to buy and sell Beanie Babies without ever leaving your car.

Never lose faith phone will ring
        Like many small-business owners, designer David Sheldon never knows where his next check is coming from or even if there is going to be another check.

Boat dealer floating on air
        Sonny Lodder likes to think that he's blowing his competition out of the water. The evidence he can point to?

SMALL-BUSINESS DIARY
        Small-business seminars are planned in Clermont County on topics including financing, taxes, start-up and managing growth.

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