Analysts like 5/3's deal with Fed
After a four-month review, Fifth Third Bancorp reached agreement with federal and state regulators, which will force the Cincinnati banking giant to hire a consultant to oversee most of its operations.

P&G makes career-path adjustments
For more than half a century, Procter & Gamble Co. marketers have followed the same path: up or out.

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More than half of the 2.6 million fans expected to attend games at Great American Ball Park in 2003 will come from outside Greater Cincinnati, according to a University of Cincinnati study to be released today.

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Broadwing takes big quarterly hit
Broadwing Inc. on Thursday reported a fourth-quarter $2.4 billion loss after noncash charges for its broadband business and announced a financial recapitalization as it exits the money-draining operation.
Corporex, NKU open conference center
For more than three years, Northern Kentucky University's METS program has brought high-tech corporate training to employers throughout Greater Cincinnati.
Slow growth fosters worries of recession
WASHINGTON - The economy that turned sluggish at the end of last year isn't doing much better now - and might well be doing worse - as war uncertainties and the stagnant job market make consumers and businesses more cautious. Some analysts worry about a slide back into recession.
Industry notes: Retailing
The owners of Forest Fair Mall, soon to be named Cincinnati Mills, are seeking a new home for a 30-foot-tall, 15-foot-wide "audio kinetic'' sculpture that has stood as a centerpiece at the cavernous shopping center since 1988.
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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

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.