Newport Aquarium plans new exhibit
Newport Aquarium will unveil a new exhibit this spring that will provide an interactive experience for guests.
Seahorses: Unbridled Fun will open in April with 10 species of seahorses, sea dragons, trumpetfish, shrimpfish and pipefish.
“Seahorses are very difficult to experience in nature due to their ability to blend, chameleon-like, into their surroundings,” Chris Pierson, director of husbandry at Newport Aquarium, said in a statement. “The way this exhibit’s viewing tanks are designed,…
Fifth Third CEO: ‘We’re going to be successful in 2016 regardless of Fed moves’
New Fifth Third Bancorp CEO Greg Carmichael isn’t sitting around waiting for interest rates to rise in order to help his company’s profits.
Carmichael, who took over as CEO on Nov. 1 after Kevin Kabat retired, is aiming to set up the bank to become more efficient so it can boost profits even if it doesn’t get a hand from the Federal Reserve.
“We’re going to be successful in 2016 regardless of whether the Fed moves rates or not,” Carmichael told me. “We’re set up for a strong performance…
Cincinnati Children’s to help UK revive heart surgery program
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center has agreed to help the University of Kentucky rebuild its pediatric heart surgery program at Kentucky Children’s Hospital, which UK voluntarily suspended more than three years ago amid questions about mortality rates.
Each hospital will invest well above $1 million in the joint venture, which will include creating new jobs for several doctors and upgrading facilities and technology in both Cincinnati and Lexington.
“We’ll look to hire between…
Here’s how Fifth Third’s earnings compared to analysts’ expectations
Fifth Third Bancorp’s fourth-quarter earnings met analysts’ expectations even though its profits soared when one-time items were included.
Fifth Third’s profits soared 84 percent to 79 cents per share, or $634 million. That compared with $362 million, or 43 cents per share, in the year-ago quarter.
But when one-time items – mostly a $215 million after-tax gain on the sale of Vantiv Inc. shares and other adjustments related to its ownership stake in the Symmes Township-based payment processor…
Five things you need to know today, and the Enquirer’s controversial headline
Good morning, Cincinnati! Here are the five most important things you need to know to help start your busy business day.
Forbes: Here’s the richest Cincinnatian
Forbes just came out with a new feature, highlighting the richest person in each of America’s 50 largest cities. In Cincinnati, the honor goes not to a Lindner or a Farmer but to this 50-year-old CEO, who Forbes says is worth just under $1 billion.
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Allegiant already boosting flights to its latest CVG destination
Before the first flight has taken off from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, Allegiant Air has added another set of flights to its newest beach destination.
Allegiant will announce Friday that it will expand service from CVG to Fort Walton Beach Airport, which serves Destin, Fla., a popular local vacation spot.
Allegiant will fly to Fort Walton Beach three times a week instead of the originally announced twice per week. Flights will now depart and return on Fridays, Saturdays…
EXCLUSIVE: Here’s what Mortar is up to in Walnut Hills
Cincinnati’s Mortar, which helps entrepreneurs rise along with redeveloping neighborhoods, announced it was moving to Walnut Hills last month, and now it launched its first new class in the up-and-coming neighborhood.
Mortar started in Over-the-Rhine in 2014 to help entrepreneurial-minded residents learn the ropes of launching or growing their own businesses to keep up with the pace of redevelopment in the neighborhood. It began its first class in Walnut Hills on Oct. 13, and the new neighborhood…
Duke reaches $81M settlement in Ohio case
Duke Energy will pay $81 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over a subsidiary’s contracts with large industrial and business customers of Duke Energy Ohio.
Plaintiffs in the antitrust case, which was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, claimed those customers got benefits from Duke Energy Retail Sales that other customers did not receive.
Charlotte, N.C.-based Duke (NYSE: DUK) denied the claims and said the contracts were legal. It has since sold Duke Energy…
Here’s why Ohio’s fastest-growing potpreneur opposes legalizing marijuana
One of the fastest-growing companies in Ohio makes machinery that can extract oil from pot plants, but the owner opposes the Nov. 3 ballot measure that would legalize marijuana.
Andy Joseph of Apeks Supercritical, which posted three-year revenue growth of 8,249 percent to reach $9 million in sales largely as a result of legalized pot in other states, reportedly has concerns about how the industry would be regulated in Ohio.
Issue 3 would require Ohio’s governor to appoint the seven members of…