BUSINESS NEWS FOR SUNDAY, JANUARY 4, 2004
Happy days here again
The last shall be first. Greater Cincinnati's star performers in 2003 were by and large the very same stocks that did terribly during the 2000-02 bear market - stocks in small companies, in companies that had gotten beaten up during the dot.bomb crash.
• Winners: LCA-Vision, Humana see boom in '03
• Losers: 4th quarter gentler for the year's underperformers

Business Meetings This Week
Announcements of meetings and seminars, and instructions for listing your event.
Business rewind

Business People
Promotions & new on the job.
MORE BUSINESS NEWS
Look Who's Talking: Douglass McDonald
With the blockbuster Vatican exhibit and a critical tax levy on the ballot, it seems somehow fitting that a minister will lead the Cincinnati Museum Center through its next few, critical months.

Price mystery baffles analysts
NEW YORK - No sooner did the Federal Reserve seemingly back away from its worries over deflation than new economic data revealed that core consumer prices fell this fall for the first time in 21 years.


SPECIAL COVERAGE
Special Report: P&G's Russian Frontier
In a three-day series, The Enquirer's Cliff Peale reports from Russia on Procter & Gamble's manufucturing and marketing drive there and the implications for Greater Cincinnati.
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
MONDAY STORIES:
Making cleaning products, two worlds meet
Q&A: Former dancer takes giant leap
TUESDAY STORIES:
Europe teaches lessons about style
Vanity products are a gamble for Procter

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.