BUSINESS NEWS FOR TUESDAY, JULY 1, 2003
P&G will run Super Bowl ads
Procter & Gamble Co. will break with tradition and put a commercial into the 2004 Super Bowl for only the third time in five years.

Convergys wins $100M break
The state of Ohio Monday approved the bulk of a $144.2 million package of financial incentives to keep Convergys Corp. from leaving downtown Cincinnati.

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With a deal to occupy space in one of Cleveland's largest downtown buildings, Fifth Third Bank's moniker will dot the skylines of Ohio's three largest cities.

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BUSINESS HEADLINES
Ashland chemical unit sold for $300M
Covington's Ashland Inc. said Monday that it agreed to sell its Electronic Chemicals business, its largest divestiture since announcing a profit improvement program in October.


Car of future could do it all
HAWTHORNE, N.Y. - A driver of the future - the near future, IBM says - will be able to dictate and send e-mails, get spoken directions to a restaurant, even play a game of "Name That Tune" with his onboard computer.

Free credit reports proposed by Bush
WASHINGTON - Consumers should get free credit reports each year, along with information to help them ensure accuracy and prevent fraud, the Bush administration said in a proposal Monday.

Legislatures adopt taxes, anti-spam laws
Identity thieves will be pursued more aggressively in Indiana, the wrongfully convicted will get free educations in Montana and seniors can expect price breaks on prescription drugs in a smattering of other states.

Democrats, unions decry pay proposal
WASHINGTON - Business groups gave their support Monday for a Labor Department proposal to drastically change overtime pay rules, saying the current regulations are confusing and have prompted too many lawsuits.

BUSINESS BRIEFLY
Tristate summary
Members of United Auto Workers Local 647 at GE Aircraft Engines are to vote Wednesday on a four-year agreement reached Monday between company and union negotiators.


Business digest
HOUSTON - Waste Management Inc. said Monday it will reduce its work force by 600 and eliminate 200 contract positions as part of a plan to reduce its markets and streamline costs.

SUNDAY SPOTLIGHT   (Index of Sunday stories)
Ohio's place in flight lags
The future of Ohio's aerospace industry is drawing increased scrutiny as the centennial celebration of the Wright Brothers' first flight approaches.


Monmouth reborn as eclectic strip
Four blocks south of Newport on the Levee, in the heart of old Newport, a different kind of world is unfolding. It's odd. It's artsy. It's the new Monmouth Street. The challenge is persuading you to check it out.

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.