BUSINESS NEWS FOR THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2002
Erpenbeck has Fla. advantage
        Home builder A. William “Bill” Erpenbeck had a simple reason for moving his family to Florida, one of his lawyers says: Lenient bankruptcy laws.
Erpenbeck fall batters small banks

Decision could cost Cinergy
        A group of Clermont County taxing authorities has prevailed over Cinergy Corp. in the first case tried by the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals over the real-estate value for an electric generating plant.

Fingerhut stops taking orders
        Fingerhut Cos. Inc. will stop taking orders today and will close its St. Cloud distribution center in late summer, a spokesman said.
Federated first-quarter net income rises 53%

What's the Buzz?
        Comair president Randy Rademacher Tuesday was named Regional Airline Executive of the Year by Commuter/Regional Airline News,

Morning Memo
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Auditor suspected own crime in January
        HOUSTON — A few weeks after David B. Duncan was fired from Arthur Andersen LLP in January, he said he learned he was a target in the probe of mass shredding of Enron-related documents at the firm last year.

One stop offers two options
        LOUISVILLE — What in the name of Colonel Harland Sanders is going on at KFC, the nation's leading chicken restaurant chain?

Business Digest
        Consumer prices shot up in April by the largest percentage in almost a year. The Consumer Price Index jumped 0.5 percent last month, following a 0.3 percent advance, the Labor Department reported Wednesday. Gasoline, air fares, hospital services and tobacco led the rise.

Tristate Summary
        A federal appeals court in Cincinnati on Wednesday upheld a ruling that the nation's No. 1 snuff manufacturer broke antitrust laws in trying to stifle competition in the smokeless tobacco market.

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