P&G directors keep jobs in perspective
        As the board members travel to Cincinnati this week for the annual shareholders meeting Tuesday, they are under increasing pressure to become watchdogs for the shareholders and supervisors - not observers of senior management.
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P&G auditors keep tabs on firm's finances
        Even before Enron Corp. sprang into the nation's consciousness late last year, Procter & Gamble Co. had tightened its internal audit controls with a program called “Financial Stewardship.”

Latest P&G innovation is, well, innovation
        The latest innovation from Procter & Gamble Co.'s board should increase the company's innovations. P&G's directors this year formed an innovation and technology committee, headed by Duke University Health System president Ralph Snyderman.

What's the Buzz?
        Target Corp. is building a new Tristate store at 9040 Colerain Ave. in Colerain Township, continuing its expansion in an intensely competitive market for discount retailers.

Tipsheet improved
        The Cincinnati Enquirer's free daily e-mail business briefing is even easier to receive. How do you get it? Click here to register.

Hard-charging workaholics put their lives at risk
        So many middle-aged people are experiencing heart attacks and potentially fatal circulatory problems that cardiologists are accustomed to seeing arteries clogging early. Many, like UC basketball coach Bob Huggins, are hard-charging workaholics who simply don't leave much time for nonsense, such as exercise and play.

October market surprise in store?
        October is when stocks historically have begun to climb, so much so that they've pulled investors out of bear markets nine times over the last half-century. That said, no one knows what will happen on Wall Street this October.

Retailers chase elusive teen market
        Know what's hot in teen fashion? Retailers wish they did.

Vet offers latest in high-tech pampering
        Ultrasound and laser technology. A pond with a waterfall. An adoption center. A television tuned to Animal Planet. Not what you'd expect at a veterinary hospital, perhaps, but they're standard features at the three Animal Care Centers owned by Dr. Dave Haeussler.

Tristate Business Notes
        Female business owners and professionals who want to promote their businesses and enlarge their circle are invited to attend an “Accelerated Networking” event Oct. 24.

Business Meetings & Seminars This Week
Commercial Real Estate Projects

Erpenbeck archive
        A. William Erpenbeck spent years building a company that appears to be crumbling. One of the Tristate's biggest home builders, the Erpenbeck Co., is under federal investigation for a suspected bank fraud that is affecting lenders, subcontractors and home owners. Click here for links to all Enquirer reports.

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