Comair scraps more flights
        As the number of hours until a possible Comair pilots strike dwindled Saturday, the list of possible cancellations grew longer.
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Competitive edge eludes P&G
        All Procter & Gamble wants to do is provide the consistent, predictable sales and profit growth that it has promised shareholders.

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P&G profits depend on staff cuts
       Procter & Gamble picked up the pace in its race for the top of the consumer-goods industry, announcing 9,600 new job cuts — including 1,900 in Cincinnati — to lower costs and become more competitive.

Business Headlines for  Sunday, March 25, 2001

Ohio Casualty being steered for a turnaround
        Only three months into his job as Ohio Casualty Corp.'s new skipper, Dan Carmichael understands if investors are irked.

'Buyers' strike' afflicts market
        NEW YORK — When the Dow Jones Industrials Average skidded into bear-market territory this week, the message on Wall Street was clear: There are no safe havens in the stock market.

        Combine the tech wreck in the stock markets with the California energy crisis, and what you get is a lot of interesting investment opportunities.

Sinking economy may have ripple effect on houseboat industry
        SOMERSET, Ky. — Flames flicker from the holographic fireplace in the master bedroom, the Jacuzzi bubbles upstairs and a satellite dish pulls in the latest movies to the big-screen TV in the living room

Home business only option for some women
        SALT LAKE CITY — Laura Savage used to make toys for fun and for spending money, running an assembly line in her basement in her spare time. But when her husband's construction business collapsed, Mrs. Savage — pregnant with her sixth child — discovered her home business was key to the family's survival.

Partners perked up business
        It was passion for coffee that lured Greg Zmich and Erec Hartlieb-Reichardt into entrepreneurship. Through the challenges that have faced them as owners of the Blue Mountain Coffee Co., that passion has proved a sustaining force.

Save the centers
        Nobody likes taxes. So we welcome an honest discussion of ways to reduce taxes. Right now, the focus of our national debate is President Bush's $1.6 trillion tax-cut proposal.

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