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Price war hurt Lasik Vision
        Lasik Vision Corp. introduced unprecedented price competition when it entered the Cincinnati market, but those prices were too low to cover costs

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Luxury goods still selling
        If the economy is hurting, you wouldn't know it at Cincinnati's Mercedes dealerships or fine fur salons.

Business Headlines for  Sunday, March 11, 2001

At Kroner, change is constant
        The French saying about continuity through change - the more things change, the more they stay the same - might well be Kroner Dry Cleaners' motto.

        Jim Rogers is head of a utility company — gas and electric. Coal-burners like his Cinergy Corp., the Cincinnati-based energy company, are viewed as the knuckle-draggers of the New Economy.

Can 'clean coal' meet our energy needs?
        Coal-state senators are pushing the fossil fuel by offering money for research into cleaner-burning methods and tax breaks for utilities that use them.
Serving an aging population
        Retired executive Norm Kordwitz lives alone in his Montgomery home and is proud of his independence, but he's smart enough to know his limits.

        On my desk, I have a small book of quotations that I look at from time to time for inspiration. The one that's been on my mind lately that I repeat to myself as I build a new business: “Great Faith. Great Doubt. Great Effort.”

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