BUSINESS NEWS FOR THURSDAY, MAY 29, 2003
Tax-cut cash is on the way
Rebates will be mailed, paychecks will be fatter and, if President Bush is on the mark, the U.S. economy will kick into gear.

U.S. shoppers find imports cost more
The recent fall of the dollar against the euro is a twisted good news-bad news joke where the winners and losers aren't so clear-cut.

What's the Buzz?
Shareholders of Wella AG have tendered almost 3.4 million shares to Procter & Gamble Co. as part of P&G's takeover of the German hair-care giant.

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

Stockbroker awaits fate
A Cincinnati stockbroker who pleaded guilty after the embezzlement of as much as $10 million from his clients might learn today whether he will go to prison for the 12-year scheme.
Next up: 'Crossover' PlayStation
TOKYO - Sony Corp. unveiled a "crossover" PlayStation 2 video game console with a built-in DVD recorder and hard drive for storing data Wednesday, part of a strategy to combine technologies in hopes of boosting the company's brand and restoring its profitability.
79-cent song downloads offered
SEATTLE - Listen.com, which offers Internet radio broadcasts and other programming for $9.95 a month, is lowering the price for burning digital music onto compact discs to 79 cents per song.
Durables orders down 2.4% in April
WASHINGTON - America's manufacturers saw demand for their products fall in April by the largest amount in seven months, a fresh blow to an industry that is a big drag on the plodding economy.
Industry notes: Manufacturing
KDI Precision Products Inc. in Clermont County has received a $37.7 million contract from the Department of Defense.
Tristate summary

SUNDAY SPOTLIGHT   (Index of Sunday stories)
Innovation continues down on the farm
Bob Evans and his wife, Jewell, used to invite people to "come on down and visit us on the farm'' in early television commercials for their namesake restaurants and sausage links.


Prom spending knows no recession
For teenagers, high school prom equals empty pockets. But for local businesses, the prom equals big dollars.

What's the Buzz?
Will consumers clean dishes, counters and even bathrooms with a paper towel?

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.