BUSINESS NEWS FOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2003
Cellular providers could see upheaval
One out of every three U.S. wireless-phone customers might switch carriers when portable local numbers begin this fall, new research from Cincinnati's Convergys Corp. found.

Goodbye to Mount Adams
Clear Channel Communications Cincinnati is poised to become Clear Channel Communications Kenwood by this time next summer, creating concerns for the ripple economic impact in the Mount Adams community as the company shifts about 250 employees.

Fair trade coffee has new home at P&G
Procter & Gamble Co. is launching its first line of high-end coffee certified to ensure that small coffee growers in Latin America can earn a living from their product. Beans for the new Millstone Mountain Moonlight Fair Trade Certified brand are grown by a coffee farmer cooperative in Mexico, P&G said Monday.

Site re-use discussed
A panel of nationwide development experts Monday urged state, city and private groups to do a better job of cleaning up old factories or polluted sites and returning the land to productive use.
Luken bemoans incentives

Morning memo
Hot tips & news to start your business day.

What's the buzz?
Hoping to tap into the area's growing suburban housing market, a custom home builder from the Southeast has quietly expanded into Cincinnati.

Business meetings this week
Announcements of meetings and seminars, and instructions for listing your event.

Making It
Promotions & new on the job.

Tipsheet improved
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TRISTATE BUSINESS NEWS
P&G offers Prilosec as over-the-counter
Cincinnati is better known for heartburn now, and it's got nothing to do with Skyline Chili or the Cincinnati Reds' fall into last place.


Tristate summary
GE Aircraft Engines has won a firm order valued at more than $120 million to supply engines for 30 regional jets for SkyWest Airlines.

REGIONAL / NATIONAL
Car workers continue contract talks
DETROIT - United Auto Workers representatives told their members that they were close to new labor agreements with General Motors Corp. and Ford Motor Co. but that difficult issues remained as negotiations stretched on Monday.


Elder-Beerman bid war continues
The Bon-Ton Stores Inc. increased its bid for Dayton's Elder-Beerman Stores Corp. Monday to $92.8 million, once again trumping a bid for the retailer from Wright Holdings Inc.

Business digest
WASHINGTON - Even though U.S. companies are reluctant to hire workers, the economy over the second half of this year is expected to grow at the fastest pace since 1999.


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.