Tuesday, July 1, 2003

Morning memo



Enquirer staff and wire services

Today's number: 3.8% - How much global auto production rose at Toyota Motor Corp. in May compared to the same month a year ago, to 491,166 vehicles; production was mostly down at other Japanese automakers, the companies said.

--The Associated Press

Today's mover

David Conner has been named production supervisor at Flottman Co., full-service printing company founded in 1921 and headquartered in Greater Cincinnati. Previously, Conner has worked in the printing industry as a production manager where he oversaw the production scheduling, quality of prepress and the press area He earned a bachelor's degree in graphic technology and management from Indiana State University.

-Shirley Dees

Today's career talk

The book Christy Mathewson, Baseball, and the American Century by Philip Seib details the genius of the math whiz, golfing great, baseball legend, former Cincinnati Reds manager and author of a handful of children's books, which were set in Amesville, Ohio. In one, an adult character gives timeless career advice: "It's the boy who does his best all the time that won't stay down, son."

--John Eckberg

Today's money tip

A yield curve illustrates the relationship between yield and time to maturity for Treasury securities. A normal yield curve is one in which bonds with the longest time to maturity have the highest interest rates. An inverted curve is one in which bonds with the longest time to maturity have the lowest rates.

--Amy Higgins

TODAY'S COMPANY: CLEARPOINTE COMMUNICATIONS INC.

DECADE ONE: Bill Powell founded the company in 1994 as a

specialized business to business resource. Today, the firm works with

small through Fortune 5 companies, offering a full spectrum of

strategic planning, branding, identity, collateral, database/lead

generation, direct marketing, advertising, Web and speechwriting

services.

TALKING TECHNOLOGY: From its Lockland offices, this firm provides its

marketing and communications services to high-tech, manufacturing and

service firms. Clients are mainly in the aviation/aerospace, material

handling, telecommunications, machine tools, plastics, software/IT,

health care and financial services fields.

WINNING WORDS: ClearPointe recently won a national Pro-Comm award

from the Business Marketing Association for copywriting it did for

General Electric.

--Jenny Callison




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