No end in sight
        As the Comair pilots' strike heads toward its second week, neither side appears willing to budge on anything.
The strike's effect so far

AK Steel at crossroads
        MIDDLETOWN - The iron core of this Butler County city is still shaking over the suggestion that AK Steel, its largest employer, might someday stop making its own steel here because of rising environmental costs and a slumping steel market. optimistic despite cuts
        Complaining won't fix the economy or restore investors' confidence in Internet companies, so the people at the 15-month-old startup are doing what one of their investors calls “heavy lifting.”

Business Headlines for  Sunday, April 01, 2001

Final chapter written on storybook retailer
        He's 76 and retired, and sits relaxed in black-checked pants, a purple shirt and navy blue sports coat — an eccentric-looking ensemble, but somehow he pulls it off with style.

What's the Buzz?
        The days of waking up and logging on to your computer to create your own special blend of Millstone coffee are over.

Time on their hands turned into business
        Even though owner Aleta Crist will be setting her clocks ahead today, Waynesville's Classic Clock Shoppe has a timeless quality about it. Despite all the ticking and chiming, the business is more about stability and tradition than about clock watching.

Small retailers at home on the Net
        While high-flying dot-com firms have been crashing and burning lately in spectacular fashion, thousands of small e-tailers are working from small offices and spare bedrooms, quietly taking a share of what has become a $45 billion-a-year online shopping industry.

Tax cut? First pay down the debt
        President Bush's tax proposals are moving through Congress. So it's important to ask: Are they good for small business?

Industry notes: Commercial real estate
        Corporex Cos. has added another tenant to its Covington riverfront office towers.

Tristate business notes
        MASON — People who want to enjoy backyard birds can find the right supplies and equipment at a shop that opened March 12.

Business meetings, seminars