Comair pilots reject deal
        Comair's pilots resoundingly defeated a proposed settlement crafted by federal mediators, sending the seven-week strike and the company's future into uncertain territory.

Delta examines painful options
        As pilots prepared last week to vote on a mediator's contract proposal, Comair and its parent, Delta Air Lines, repeatedly warned that the Erlanger-based regional carrier's future was in danger if the proposal was rejected.

Pilots' houses, wheels on block
        One is preparing to put his house on the market. Another is looking for a buyer for his truck. A third is ready to lose his job if it means a better life for someone else in the future. And yet another has already contacted three companies about other employment.

Business Headlines for  Sunday, May 13, 2001

Business suffers after riots
        Losses from Cincinnati's civil unrest are continuing to climb.

On-site day care keeps working moms happy
        Nobody does this, Alma Cochran says. In her years in the work force and as a mother, she's never seen anything like it.

BYCZKOWSKI: Seeking a boost for tech group
        The Black Data Processing Associates has 30-plus chapters nationwide, and the Cincinnati chapter is the second-largest.

Steel performance causes chills at the mills
        The workers toiling around the huge furnaces at Allegheny Ludlum's steel mill in Brackenridge, Pa., always take notice of strangers in business suits. A few months ago, there were visitors from Germany. The next group was Japanese.

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Tristate Business Notes
        Employers Resource Association has relocated its Cincinnati office from 2495 Langdon Farm Road to 1200 Edison Drive in the TechSolve Business Park. The new building was dedicated April 26.

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Commercial real estate
        The area's most expensive commercial property transfers recorded recently:

Ford thinks electric car's time has arrived
        As gasoline prices soar nationwide, Ford Motor Co. is hoping consumers might give serious thought to its latest line of electric vehicles, the TH!NK.

Fiat takes new incentive as an insult
        Customers at one of Germany's most venerable grocery store chains have been lining up for an offer to buy a shiny Italian compact car along with their weekly staples.

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        Everyone has embarrassing moments. Think you've messed up more than the next guy? Find out by entering Rhonda's Most Embarrassing Business Moment contest.