Aquarium bent on hooking more
When operators of the Newport Aquarium recently announced a $4.5 million expansion of the $40 million riverfront venue, they followed the path of similar attractions around the country. After an initial splash of business, an aquarium needs to be ready to grow - or prepare to be sunk.

The dot-com revolution
After bombing in the stock market three years ago, the Internet revolution is alive and well in the nation's biggest companies.
Procter & Gamble stays in touch with customers with its Web site

Rug firm has it all covered
Rug cleaning company Security Amirkhanian has achieved success and steady growth weaving a few modern methods into a fabric of time-honored practices.

What's the buzz?
Picture Fifth Third Bancorp gobbling up one of Tennessee's largest banks and an industry pioneer at opening grocery-store branches.

Tipsheet improved
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Rescues can use eatery leftovers
Every day restaurants, bakeries, grocers, food producers and many other businesses trash perfectly good food while millions of Americans go hungry. It's not decent, and it's not necessary.
As prices fall, small businesses scramble
NEW YORK - Small businesses didn't need Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan to tell them about the danger of deflation, a general decline in prices in the economy.
Britain likely to again reject switch to euro
LONDON - From Athens to Amsterdam, or Barcelona to Berlin, travelers in Europe need not change money until they cross the English Channel to Britain. Here, the euros in their pockets must be exchanged for those time-honored pounds and pence.
Business notes

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.