BUSINESS NEWS FOR SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2002
Tristate powers up Bombardier
It features a half-million square feet of manufacturing and testing space, some of the most technologically advanced manufacturing techniques in the world and an order book that makes companies such as Boeing or Airbus drool.

Waste charges add to car bill
The last two times Robert Borusiewicz had service on his vehicle, he was less than pleased about having to pay a “shop supply/waste disposal” fee.

What's the Buzz?
New York-based Blackstone Group is negotiating the purchase of a trio of malls for about $425 million, including Tri-County Mall in Springdale.

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.

G.I. Defense putting hackers on defensive
MASON — Scott Snodgrass has declared war on cyber-terror.

As CEO, how much do you get paid?
NEW YORK - The recent disclosures of huge pay packages for some of the nation's prominent CEOs raise a question for small businesses as well: How much should the owner or top executives of a small firm be allowed to earn?

Can Main Street revive Wall Street?
Could Wall Street's troubles derail Main Street's recovery?

Winemaker's roots extend from fields
NAPA, Calif. - Moving briskly up the sunny slopes of Shafer Vineyards' premium hillside lots, winemaker Elias Fernandez samples a handful of purple-black grapes and pronounces judgment: “You guys should try these!”

Tristate Business Notes

The Snooty Fox consignment shop opened its 12th location recently at 8122 Beechmont Ave. in Anderson Township.

SPECIAL COVERAGE
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
List of Greater Cincinnati 100