BUSINESS NEWS FOR THURSDAY, JULY 17, 2003
Queen City dodges a job loss
American Airlines said Wednesday that it will close its 530-person reservations center in downtown St. Louis.

P&G says juice drinks may be shed
In a widely expected move, Procter & Gamble Co. said Wednesday it would consider selling its Sunny Delight and Punica juice drinks.

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Employees of Formica Corp.'s Evendale plant were told Wednesday that the company will cut 141 jobs, or 20 percent of its work force, by January to bring costs in line with competitors and other Formica plants.

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No surprise: Provident cuts bad loans, risk
As expected, a big expense to substantially cut its number of bad loans and reduce credit risk caused a drop in second-quarter profits at Provident Financial Group Inc.
Flavor maker adds city space
Givaudan SA, the flavor maker, has acquired TechSolve Inc.'s Bond Hill building, a move that gives Givaudan room to expand and allows TechSolve to move into a new building in its office park, east of Paddock Road.
Two economic signs point to better times
WASHINGTON - Consumer prices rose modestly in June and manufacturers boosted production by the largest amount since the beginning of the year, a pair of hopeful signs for the economy's revival.
Makino offering tool show
Despite tough times in the aerospace industry, Makino, the machine tool company, expects about 250 customers for two days of presentations on its latest technologies starting today at its Mason plant.
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SUNDAY SPOTLIGHT     (Index of Sunday stories)
Casinos are where action is
The flagging hotel market has a Fort Mitchell-based hotel operator looking to double the number of its casinos by the end of the year.

Teach employees how to put on an act
If companies want to retain employees - or for that matter retain clients or customers - they need to have workers who care 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

THE GREATER CINCINNATI 100
Top private firms saw recession
Even before the recession hit in March 2001, Greater Cincinnati's largest private businesses saw the tough times coming.

Drees Co. grabs top ranking in the 100
The Drees Co. earned the top spot in this year's Greater Cincinnati 100, but company officials say that the home builder is even bigger now.

Vehicle dealers showed the way
The tech bubble burst, the U.S. economy slumped, and consumers ducked for cover from terrorists.
These 100 show best of can-do spirit
Health care costs bite deep
Accountable to themselves
Habegger posts 50th profit in 50th year
Builder moves up - for now
Floturn flourishes as others fall
Sumerel service adds to revenue
Companies: Outlook for economy is grim
Everclear emerges as true up-and-comer

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