Thursday, September 11, 2003

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News and tips to start your business day

Today's number: More than $5 billion

How much the estimated 27 million people who have been victims of identity theft in the last five years have lost, with businesses and financial institutions losing almost $48 billion, the Federal Trade Commission said.

The Associated Press

Today's career talk

It's true that most people exaggerate on their resumes, Frederick S. Lane III says in his book The Naked Employee: How Technology is Compromising Workplace Privacy, but where are the exaggerations? One in five resumes lists fraudulent degrees, one in three contains inaccurate dates for previous employment, two in five give overblown salary histories, one in three has hyperbole in the job descriptions and one in four gives false references.

John Eckberg

Today's mover

Dr. Philip Theodosopoulos, is the newest neurosurgeon to join the Mayfield Clinic & Spine Institute in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Dr. Theodosopoulos recently completed cerebrovascular and skull base surgery fellowships at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard University. A 2002 graduate of the University of California San Francisco neurosurgery residency program, he received his medical degree from the Stanford University School of Medicine in 1996. He will serve as director, division of skull base surgery, and assistant professor at the University of Cincinnati Department of Neurosurgery.

Shirley Dees

Today's money tip

In a hot real estate market, it's important to know how the home buying system works and the terminology that goes with it.

The World Wide Web has become a great resource where homebuyers and sellers can learn the ins and out of real estate. One site that offers tips on real estate topics is Real Estate It features several topic areas, including home buying and selling, and a real estate Q&A.

Knight Ridder News Service

Today's Company: Libby's Gourmet Desserts

Sweet Treats: Established in 1986, this Forest Park company creates specialty pies, cakes and cheesecakes in its 10,000-square-foot factory. David Zennie bought the business three years ago. Libby's 22 employees produce more than 50 different palate-pleasers.

Served In Six Cities: Libby's desserts are served many places locally, including in downtown hotels, Great American Ballpark and Paul Brown Stadium. The company has customers also in Louisville, Lexington, Dayton, Columbus and Indianapolis and operates a retail store at its plant.

Send To A Friend: Customers can also order online ( for shipment anywhere in the U.S. Libby's even offers a Dessert of the Month Club.

From Creamy To Crunchy: Libby's lays claim to being the largest cream cheese user in the city, folding about 14,000 pounds of it each month into its cheesecakes. Cheesecake is the company's largest-selling product category, and its Deep Dish Granny Apple Crunch Pie is the most popular non-cheesecake dessert.

Jenny Callison

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TechSolve awarded $6M research grant
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