BUSINESS NEWS FOR FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2002
Andersen breaks up
        Signaling the breakup of its U.S. operations, Arthur Andersen LLP Thursday said a significant number of its U.S. tax partners and professionals will join rival Deloitte & Touche.

Kings Island still a thrill
        Turning 30 is a milestone for Paramount's Kings Island, but even more significant is the Warren County attraction's local economic impact and its influence on the rest of the amusement park industry.

Biz tales inspire students
        The lingua franca was entrepreneurship, and many of those speaking it were teenagers at Thursday's “Imagine, Implement, Dream & Do” conference at Miami University.

Morning Memo
        Hot tips and news to start your business day.

Tipsheet improved
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Oil prices stabilize on hopes for peace
        LONDON — Oil prices stabilized Thursday in a fresh sign that world markets were overcoming concerns that Iraq might halt its crude oil shipments to countries that support Israel.

Business Digest
        Motorola Inc.'s disclosure that it expects 2002 to be another money-losing year caused barely a ripple Thursday on Wall Street.

Industry notes: Manufacturing
        The state of the machine tool industry will be the focus of a three-day joint meeting next week in Miami of the AMTDA, American Machine Tool Distributors' Association and the AMT — Association for Manufacturing Technology.

Tristate Summary
        With the environmental cleanup about 35 percent complete, Fluor Fernald Corp. laid off 61 salaried workers Thursday.

What's the Buzz?
        GE Aircraft Engines Thursday said it will trim 61 more hourly jobs at its Evendale plant because of the slowdown in new engine orders.

SUNDAY SPOTLIGHT
Local profits declined in 2001
        Mild recession perhaps, but Cincinnati companies' bottom line dropped again in 2001. The region's 40 locally based public companies collectively earned about 80 percent of what they did two years before.

Cinergy invests in clean
        If nothing else, Cinergy Corp. Chairman James Rogers is a realist when it comes to environmental costs.

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Greater Cincinnati 100
        Manufacturing dominates the field among Greater Cincinnati's 100 biggest private companies.
11 companies break into top 100
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