Melissa Merson is an Olympics hopeful. The 49-year-old triathlete cheered on the athletes in both Atlanta and Sydney, and hopes to do the same at the Athens Games in 2004. "I'd do anything I can to go to the Olympics," she says. "It is an incredible international celebration of sport."If you also dream of being an Olympics spectator, you'd better get busy.
Just in case you weren't steamed enough about the losses in your stock portfolio, securities regulators served up a fresh helping of outrage last week. In announcing their record settlement with 10 Wall Street firms accused of misleading investors with bogus recommendations, they also released new e-mail records showing stock experts chortling about how they were making out like bandits at the expense of the average investor.
The wrist PDA, due in June, will synchronize wirelessly with Palms. The SPOT (Smart Personal Objects Technology) watch, coming in October, will receive continual wireless reports that wearers preselect at a Microsoft Web site, such as portfolio prices, scores, headlines and traffic reports.The watches are part of the move toward wearable technology, says Fossil's Donald Brewer, who adds that the stylish add-ons can be profitable. "If someone is already spending $200 or $300 for a cell phone or...
You want to do something. But last week the Pentagon said overstuffed supply planes can't deliver care packages to the front right now. Here's how you can still show your support: The United Service Organization is preparing boxes of sunscreen, lip balm, writing paper and snacks for soldiers --shipping out.
Just say no to the easy-money offers from tax-preparation firms. You can't afford them. These so-called refund-anticipation loans advance your tax return for a week or two at fees that are beyond usurious: costs of $34.95 to $89.95 on the average $1,980 loan work out to an annual interest rate of 222.5 percent, according to the Consumer Federation of America and the National Consumer Law Center.
It's like butting in line, but you get to do it in the privacy of your home, and without all the nasty looks. US Airways now allows e-ticket passengers to check in for flights online at usairways.com and print their own boarding passes before they pack up and head to the airport.