OPEC warns of oil price war
        With oil prices sagging, OPEC members Tuesday challenged oil-producing nations outside the cartel to join them in sharply cutting output — and warned of a possible price war if they failed to cooperate.

Big makers, players set to rumble
        With Microsoft's Xbox due in stores Thursday, followed by Nintendo's GameCube three days later, this holiday season is looking to become a video gamer's dream.

Cleveland Dillard's succumbs
        Dillard's Inc. will close the last of downtown Cleveland's department stores in January.

Local forums will examine discrimination
        A daylong series of forums about religious and ethnic discrimination will focus, in part, on acts of ethnic intimidation in southwest Ohio against Arabs and Muslims in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

GE engine's problems have piled up
        The type of engine that powered the jetliner that crashed Monday in New York has been hailed as one of the industry's most reliable power plants and is a major product line of Evendale's GE Aircraft Engines.

Industry notes: Banking
        The Federal Reserve Board is doing its part to ensure Americans have extra cash to spend on holiday gifts and help spur consumer spending this year.

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Broadwing's wings clipped
        Employees of Cincinnati Bell, which this summer was named the nation's best local and long-distance provider by J.D. Power & Associates, are increasingly nervous that cost-cutting by parent Broadwing Inc. will include them.

P&G's Ivorydale complex evolving
        The graying complex of low-lying buildings off Spring Grove Avenue, still a hub of many brands, is undergoing some of the biggest changes in its 115-year history.

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