BUSINESS NEWS FOR MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: P&G'S RUSSIAN FRONTIER
Making cleaning products, two worlds meet
Cliff Peale reports from Russia: Like each of Procter & Gamble's 117 plants around the world, this one has a vision statement.
Q&A: Former dancer takes giant leap
SUNDAY STORIES:
Booming market bears potential and challenge
It's not like Kroger: 'Stores' make selling a challenge
New economy holds instability and risk
Overseas sales have big impact back home

Carmakers accelerate incentives
It's October, so rebates on the remaining 2003 models at car lots are hardly a surprise. But dealers also are offering deals on new 2004 arrivals, even as they're still trying to dispose of the 2003s.

Don't look now, but you're fired
Career management these days apparently includes sand. And lots of heads buried in it.

Eckberg: Daily Grind
With clippers in one hand, a comb in the other and a counter full of hair products nearby, the owner of the corner hair salon and its NASCAR cousin, the barbershop, are not usually seen as mainstream examples of American entrepreneurs.

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

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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SUNDAY SPOTLIGHT   (Index of Sunday's business stories)
Pumpkins good, but not bountiful
Wet weather hasn't been kind to the Tristate's pumpkin growers, leaving them fighting diseases spurred by a soggy summer after fighting soggy fields when planting in the spring.
Tips for buying and using pumpkins

Humvees press keeps armor firm all abuzz
FAIRFIELD - Military demand for armored Humvees has business at O'Gara-Hess & Eisenhardt armoring company humming.

Stock Market Game offers real fun, fake funds
Hundreds of students will try their hand at investing a mock $100,000. Non-students can, too, through the Enquirer-sponsored adult division.

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.