BUSINESS NEWS FOR MONDAY, JULY 8, 2002
Judge takes on Erpenbeck scandal
        BURLINGTON — Boone County Circuit Court Judge Joseph “Jay” Bamberger is the busiest judge in Kentucky, handling almost 1,600 cases a year.
Erpenbeck archive

ECKBERG: More kids get health insurance
        Enquirer business writer John Eckberg writes: One trend of health care availability in the late 1990s is pretty clear — significantly more children had insurance coverage in 1999 than four years before and that is due in large measure to the expansion of Children's Health Insurance Programs (CHIP) nationally.

Time for new career; now what?
        Question: I recently resigned from my accounting career that I began right out of college. I have finally accepted that I wasn't happy in that field, and I was no longer working to my fullest potential. I'm now looking into fields that have always interested me, but I never had the time to pursue...

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REGIONAL / NATIONAL HEADLINES
Accounting lobbyists working overtime
        WASHINGTON — Two years ago, the accounting industry successfully headed off a Securities and Exchange Commission effort to bar accounting firms from doing consulting work for their clients. Fifty-two members of Congress backed the industry in letters to the SEC.

Banking bill could overhaul business
        WASHINGTON — The Senate is poised this week to pass what could be the biggest changes in accounting rules since the Great Depression as President Bush and Congress seek to crack down on growing corporate misconduct.

Half empty?
        WASHINGTON — On Wall Street, investors are suffering through another round of corporate accounting scandals and stock market blues. On Main Street, things may be looking up.

Bush readies proposal to help business
        WASHINGTON — Jailing crooked executives and strengthening laws against corporate wrongdoing are needed to restore Americans' confidence in big business, lawmakers said Sunday as they surveyed the wreckage of companies such as Enron Corp. and WorldCom Inc.

Chrysler offers seven-year-70,000 mile warranty
        BURN HILLS, Mich. — DaimlerChrysler AG said Sunday it will offer a seven-year/70,000-mile limited powertrain warranty on Chrysler Group vehicles.

Everette Webb, co-designer of Boeing 747, dead at 80
        SEATTLE — Everette Webb, one of the four aeronautical engineers who designed and created the world's first jumbo jet, the Boeing 747, has died. He was 80.

Enron board ignored 'red flags'
        Enron's board of directors contributed to the energy trader's collapse because they were aware of the accounting gimmicks, risky business practices and conflicts of interest but did nothing to stop it, says a highly critical report released Sunday by a Senate panel.

Key WorldCom players to appear before House panel
        JACKSON, Miss. — The key figures in WorldCom's nearly $4 billion accounting scandal saga have remained out of the limelight following the company's disclosure two weeks ago that expenses were improperly accounted.
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.

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