New rules likely to slow sales calls
A national registry of consumers who don't want to receive telemarketing calls will be established in July under new Federal Trade Commission rules.
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ECKBERG: Seminar explores fund raising
It will have a break-neck pace, but a two-hour seminar this month is sure to explore the many degrees of diversity in the Greater Cincinnati fund-raising community.

Making It
Promotions & new on the job.

Morning memo
Hot tips & news to start your business day.

Firms let employees dip into time-off 'pool'
A growing number of companies are switching to a single pool of paid time off, as they face higher costs for sick leave, greater demand for unscheduled time off for a wider range of reasons and concerns that workers are abusing sick leave policies.
Satellite offices can boost productivity, slash costs
Scott McNealy, chairman and chief executive of Sun Microsystems Inc., believes companies should eliminate regular desktop computers and give workers access to centralized machines.

SUNDAY SPOTLIGHT   (Index of Sunday stories)
Region banking on tourism rebound
Greater Cincinnati, queen city of the regional attraction, should take heart at the polls and predictions that say 2003 will be a year of short, low-budget road trips.
'Extreme' week should pack downtown

Risks seen in ethics laws
New corporate-governance laws enacted this year could improve investor confidence. But they could also create new regulatory burdens for business, increase costs and make executives think twice about bold mergers or business plans.

Bank of Kentucky dangles 2.5% CD rate
The Bank of Kentucky is offering one of the nation's most aggressive rates on a certificate of deposit promotion.

Business Meetings This Week

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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.