BUSINESS NEWS FOR TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2003
Bell CEO's contract extended
Cincinnati Bell Inc. has extended the contract of CEO Kevin Mooney through the end of August as it weighs its management structure after divesting its money-losing broadband business.

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BUSINESS HEADLINES
Tristate summary
Shares of LSI drop 11 percent: Shares of Blue Ash-based LSI Industries Inc. slipped almost 11 percent Monday, closing at $10.66, down $1.28.


What's the buzz?
When it comes to heartburn, Cincinnatians can be grateful. They could live in Charlotte, N.C.

Ford hopes SUV craze hits Brazil
CAMACARI, Brazil - Just beyond the palm trees lining Avenida Henry Ford, almost 5,000 Brazilian workers at a new plant assemble one pint-sized SUV after another.

Business digest
BOSTON - Biogen and IDEC Pharmaceuticals, two rivals racing to develop drugs for cancer and other diseases, announced plans Monday to merge and create the No. 3 biotechnology company, the latest of a string of consolidations in the industry.
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.