Gas prices look volatile
        The only thing certain about gasoline prices as the summer driving season approaches is that pump prices will be driven by increasing uncertainty, analysts and distributors say.

Andersen auditor cuts a deal
        The Arthur Andersen auditor who oversaw Enron Corp.'s books pleaded guilty Tuesday to directing the shredding of Enron documents and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors.

Low risk works in game
        Josh Dooley proved that you don't have to be risky to do well in the Stock Market Game. Being conservative works, too.

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

Tipsheet improved
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Business Headlines for  Wednesday, April 10, 2002

Industry notes: Banking
        More U.S. consumers place greater significance on financial planning today than previously, mainly because of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, a new survey suggests.

Tristate Summary
        The former Duramed pharmaceutical plant in Pleasant Ridge will continue expanding its production of generic birth control pills after winning regulatory approval Monday to make Kariva, a generic version of the Mircette oral contraceptive made by Organon Inc.

What's the Buzz?
        It was the day before Good Friday in 1992 when the fax machine started spinning — not much e-mail back then — launching an exciting 10-week period for Greater Cincinnati business circles.

More choices in downtown parking
        Tristate commuters have many more choices of where to park in downtown Cincinnati — and can almost pick what they want to pay, a big shift from almost two years ago.
More parking relief on the way

Tariffs kick in, steel prices rise
        As less expensive foreign steel imports are being hit with new tariffs of up to 30 percent, U.S. mills are raising prices to meet increased demand, and some companies might even ration steel.

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