Goodbye to P&G, hello HP
The biggest career change for hundreds of Procter & Gamble Co. employees will start with a thud Friday, as they report for their first day doing the same jobs at the same desks.

Cheap money fuels sale of used cars
Now might be the best time in almost a decade to shop for a used car, auto experts say.

Business reform beginning to have impact
NEW YORK - The scandals thundered across the headlines like a noisy storm, failures so spectacular their names now seem synonymous with corporate ruin: Enron, WorldCom, Tyco, Adelphia.
First prosecution under new accounting law looms
Reform's authors see a good beginning
Off-books activity restricted

What's the Buzz?
Escort Inc., the West Chester maker of radar detectors and other automotive consumer electronics, has new ownership.

Tipsheet improved
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Survival through addition
The decision, in 1983, to purchase a foundering Camp Washington foundry proved the start of an entrepreneurial adventure for two engineers. Their two decades of achievement were recognized last month when Pride Cast Metals Inc. won the "Client of the Year" award from the Senior Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE).

Business notes
One family's favorite sweets are featured at a new bakery in Montgomery.
Tristate business notebook

Self-publishing proves better route for some writers
LOUISVILLE - For aspiring poet Andrea Vance, making her book a reality became a matter of doing it herself.

Success often equals less cash
I've got a problem: The better my business does, the less money I have. And I'm not alone. Virtually all growing companies have problems with cash flow.

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.