Provision of power evolving
NEW YORK - The electric business used to be easy to understand - you paid the local utility for generating power and carrying it to your home.

Experts split on effect of worm
An invisible force from the Internet grabbed Steve Watts' laptop and wouldn't let go. He tried to download a software file that would help fix the problem, but the Internet worm kept rebooting his computer every two minutes.

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Making It
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Tipsheet improved
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Tristate summary
Cincinnati Bell Inc. said Monday it is searching for a new chief financial officer after Thomas L. Schilling, the company's CFO since July 2002, resigned.

Blackout worries environmentalists
TORONTO - Environmentalists in the United States and Canada fear last week's blackout will provide potent ammunition for the politicians and business groups seeking massive investments in new power plants and transmission lines.

Automakers restart after blackout
DETROIT - U.S. automakers went back to work Monday, restarting factories and plants darkened by last week's massive power outage.

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.