OTC drugs shift cost burden
The over-the-counter launch of popular prescription medicine like the heartburn drug Prilosec is supposed to be a boon to consumers, giving them wider, cheaper access to best-selling drugs.

Women giving as well as receiving
Gender equity at St. Valentine's Day? New data suggest that the lovers' holiday, traditionally seen as a time when men give gifts to wives and sweethearts, is undergoing an overhaul as more women are buying gifts for their husbands and boyfriends.

Could Rose cash in on Hall?
Pete Rose, banned from baseball because of gambling, might boost his annual income to as much as $1 million should he be reinstated by Major League Baseball and voted into the Hall of Fame, but companies wouldn't view him as a top endorser, experts say.

Look Who's Talking
John T. Taylor takes over as chair of the Greater Cincinnati Convention and Visitors Bureau as the organization faces the task of turning around the area's sagging convention business and filling Hamilton County hotels.

Business people
Promotions & new on the job.
McHale's Catering boosts its profits by streamlining
Three generations of McHales have shared a love of the food business as well as an entrepreneurial bent.
Kentucky farmers breeding goats now
Gil Myers began raising goats nine years ago to keep wild brush in check. But word traveled quickly among Kentucky's goat meat connoisseurs, turning what began as pasture maintenance into a profitable enterprise.
Queen City rewind

Tristate business notebook

Business meetings

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.
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
Making cleaning products, two worlds meet
Q&A: Former dancer takes giant leap
Europe teaches lessons about style
Vanity products are a gamble for Procter

Erpenbeck archive
William Erpenbeck Jr. spent a decade building a company that crumbled in months. Once one of the Tristate's biggest home builders, the Erpenbeck Co. succumbed to a bank fraud that affected lenders, subcontractors and home owners. Click here for links to all Enquirer reports.