BUSINESS NEWS FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 9, 2003
P&G gives networking new meaning
The biggest-ever reunion of Procter & Gamble Co. alumni this spring will feature some of the nation's most prominent CEOs.

Federated seeks a makeover of stores
Federated officials say naming four new vice chairmen is more than symbolic. The move underscores the need for cohesiveness among managers as the company struggles out of a slump.

Cheaper college texts online
Atomic Dog Publishing in Over-the-Rhine is taking on the big global monoliths that monopolize university classrooms and bookstores.

Future of music industry where it began
People want to choose and organize music their way, and if the future of music is indeed a singles world, smart businesses will find a way to accommodate it and capitalize on it.

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SMALL BUSINESS NEWS
How to get your name out on Web
Can your business get a piece of the ever-growing Internet market? Last year, Internet sales reached $79 billion, according to Forrester Research, or 3 percent of all retail sales.


Personal development can transform stale companies
FLORENCE - After years of helping companies develop their workers, Paul Coulter is focusing on developing people who can transform companies.
Business Notes
A Northern Kentucky company has developed a product that reduces spills from baby bottles and sippy cups.
Business Meetings & Seminars
Commercial Real Estate Projects & Transfers
Bankruptcies

NATIONAL BUSINESS NEWS
Lawmakers consider raising federal gas tax
WASHINGTON - House Transportation Committee leaders are thinking about increasing the federal gas tax to sustain the nation's deteriorating highways, but others in the House say that's unlikely with gas prices at near-record highs.


Timber helps prop up Iowa
BLOOMFIELD, Iowa - Iowa has long reigned as the king of corn. Now comes another opportunity for bragging rights: Barrel staves.
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

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.