Erpenbeck: Scores of liens filed on homes
        Scores of people who bought new homes from Crestview Hills builder A. William “Bill” Erpenbeck are being dragged into legal entanglements over payment claims held by subcontractors, banks and local governments.

Owners, workers blast Broadwing
        Shareholders and employees of Broadwing Inc., who have seen the company's stock plummet more than 70 percent in the past year, vented their displeasure with the company's management at Monday's annual meeting.

Chiquita paid $4M in cash to Warshaw
        Chiquita Brands International Inc. paid former president and chief executive officer Steve Warshaw $4.025 million in cash when he resigned in March.

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The Wrights' stuff
        DAYTON, Ohio — Wilbur and Orville Wright were teetotalers and would be horrified if their names were used to endorse alcoholic products, their relatives say.

Anthem Inc. to buy Trigon for $4 billion
        RICHMOND, Va. — The managed health care provider Trigon Healthcare Inc. Monday said it has agreed to be acquired by Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc. for about $4 billion in cash and stock.

Pierre plans $20 million expansion in West Chester
        WEST CHESTER TWP. — One of the township's top five employers is about to become bigger — with an economic boost from a financial incentive program.

Consumer spending up
        WASHINGTON — Consumers didn't shop until they dropped, but they did spend modestly in March, enough to help bolster the economic recovery.

TRW again asks shareholders to reject Northrop buyout bid
        CLEVELAND — TRW Inc. executives are again urging shareholders to reject Northrop Grumman Corp.'s buyout offer at a special shareholder meeting Friday.

Rocky Shoes jobs not safe even in Puerto Rican plant
        COLUMBUS, Ohio — The forces of globalization that took the last shoemaking jobs from Ohio could one day hit the Puerto Rican community that landed them.

Business digest
        Former Sotheby's chief executive Diana Brooks was sentenced Monday to six months of home detention for her role in a price-fixing scheme with rival auction house Christie's.

Tristate summary
        Greater Cincinnati's economy expanded for the third month in a row, according to the National Association of Purchasing Management-Cincinnati.

What's the Buzz?
        A long losing streak for American Financial Group Inc. in the California workers' compensation market is over.
Convergys sets sights high
        In the midst of a recession, a 6 percent gain in revenues and 14 percent increase in operating earnings would be a pretty good year for many corporations. But not for Convergys Corp.

Brewer's days long but rewarding
        Seven years after it was born amid a renaissance of hometown-brewed beer, BarrelHouse Brewing Co. has put Cincinnati back on the beer-making map.

Federated veteran now at Penney
        NEW YORK — As retailer J.C. Penney Co. Inc. turns 100 years old this month, chairman and chief executive Allen Questrom faces an enormous challenge: keeping some of the company's culture alive while retraining an organization that has struggled to keep up with competitors.

Greater Cincinnati 100
        Manufacturing dominates the field among Greater Cincinnati's 100 biggest private companies.
11 companies break into top 100
List of Greater Cincinnati 100