Tax chat transcript
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Firestone bounces back in Tristate
        Nearly nine months after a recall of certain Firestone tires began, business is brisk at Brogan-Folz Inc. - which prominently features the Firestone brand at its three western Hamilton County stores.

Partners make welding look easy
        Sometimes, success stems from a few simple basics: Find something you like to do, identify a need, and do your job well.

Business Headlines for  Sunday, March 04, 2001

BYCZKOWSKI: Baby steps for firms in incubator
        It's something that makes Carol Frankenstein go hmmmmmmmm. Pick a winner, she's asked. She is president of 4-year-old Bio/Start, a biotech business incubator on the University of Cincinnati campus.

What's the Buzz?
        A two-week window allowing executives at Omnicare Inc. to sell stock produced more than 410,000 shares sold since mid-February.

Industry notes: Commercial real estate
        The Greater Cincinnati office market has shrugged off a lackluster quarter with a number of large transactions in recent weeks.
Commercial real estate projects
Commercial real estate transfers

Tristate Business Notes
        FLORENCE — Kentucky's first Goodwrench Service Center opened in early February at 5980 Merchants St.Owned and operated by local Chevrolet dealer Tom Gill, the center is a stand-alone service facility offering several types of light repair and maintenance for GM as well as non-GM vehicles.
Business meetings this week
Business seminars this week

Backyard gas wells can become money pits
        YAWKEY, W.Va. — If this winter's heating bills leave you gasping, consider the costs here in the Eastern oil patch, where energy sometimes seems too cheap to be possible.

Global markets beckon small companies
        Sales flat? Sitting there, in winter, with an excess inventory of beach balls? Fantasizing about traveling to exotic places on business? I have one word for you: export!