BUSINESS NEWS FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 30, 2003
Duke Realty towers over the Tristate
As most Greater Cincinnati developers struggle to fill empty office buildings, Duke Realty Corp. has carved a lucrative path through the economic downturn.

Samuels Products shares Rx for success
When people turn 100, they are often asked what factors led to their longevity. Frequent answers include staying fit, thinking young, focusing on others, keeping busy and avoiding complacency.

What's the Buzz?
Stung by hundreds of millions of dollars in stock losses, some investors in Cincinnati's two largest banks are biting back in court.

Execs' pay often has iffy basis
It's not just the excessive executive paychecks that are raising eyebrows. It's how those salaries got so big in the first place.
Hartzell Propeller still building on historic past
PIQUA, Ohio - Eighty-six years after Orville Wright approached a local hardwood lumber company about making propellers for his aircraft company, Hartzell Propeller Inc. is still spinning.
How smart is it to be trusting?
My theory of business, and life, has been "expect the best, and you're likely to get it."
Tristate business notebook

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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.