Health-care benefit costs accelerating
        Employers are bracing for another round of double-digit increases in health-benefit costs for 2002.

Health costs stagger employers
        When Dan Glier factors the rising cost of medical insurance for his 18 employees into his company's annual budget, he usually ends the exercise with a grimace and a question: When will the inflationary spiral end?

S U N D A Y   S P O T L I G H T
Stakes huge in vote by pilots
        Comair pilots are now at the controls; after six weeks on strike, they can put the airline back in the air, or keep it grounded.
A look at the issues

Business Headlines for  Monday, May 07, 2001

Dealers told to be ready for $3 gas
        Shell and Chevron dealers in California and Chicago say they have been told by regional company representatives to get ready for the possibility of $3-a-gallon gasoline this summer.

ECKBERG: E-mail means less phone time
        “You cannot have a discussion about time spent on e-mail without a comparison of time spent on the phone,” Judi Cline-Kadetz, vice president client services, A. M. Kinney Inc., wrote after a column on e-mail.

Boomers and Xers on the job
        Claire Raines, a national business consultant and author, speaks May 15 at the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce's Innovative Conference and Job Fair at Receptions in Erlanger. She spoke recently with Enquirer business reporter John Eckberg about workplace generational issues.

Women gain influence in unions
        WASHINGTON — With more women than men joining labor unions and more women in leadership roles, the face of labor in America is changing and so are the issues labor cares about.

Develop strategy to prepare for impending layoff
        I am absolutely terrified of the future. I've been a secretary for the regional office of a large manufacturing company for more than 10 years, and I just found out that the office will be closing in three months.

Promotions & new on the job
        Dr. Charles Miller, an orthopedic surgeon who has served Greater Cincinnati's eastern communities for more than 12 years, has joined Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine.
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