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Sunday, June 11, 2000
NaviSite Drops After Reporting Strong Results
Shares in NaviSite (NAVI) were suffering from a sell on the news mentality after the application hosting provider posted a much smaller-than-expected quarterly loss.

Sunday, June 11, 2000
SmartServ and HP Board Wireless Trading Bandwagon
Web and wireless application service provider SmartServ Online and computer giant Hewlett-Packard are linking up to develop a wireless stock trading system with direct access to all of the world's major exchanges.

Wednesday, June 07, 2000
DLJ Names Top Internet Finance Picks
Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities started coverage of the Internet financial services industry Wednesday, naming E*Trade Group its "Top Pick" with a 12-month price target of $31.

Thursday, June 01, 2000
Kohl's Rises on Same Store Sales Gain
Shares in Kohl's Corp. gained as much as 6 percent Thursday after the Wisconsin-based department store chain reported same-store sales advanced 9.8 percent in May.

Tuesday, May 30, 2000
Consumer Confidence Surprises the Street
Consumer confidence spiked sharply in May, showing a series of interest rate hikes hasn't halted consumer spending.

Sunday, May 28, 2000
Knight Ridder Guides Estimates Higher
Knight-Ridder, the nation's No. 2 newspaper publisher, told analysts Thursday that earnings would be slightly better than expected in 2000 thanks to strong gains in advertising revenues from technology companies.

Thursday, May 25, 2000
Priceline Teams with American Express on B2B Alliance
Investors bid up shares of more than 10 percent during intraday trading Thursday, after the name-your-own-price Web site announced an alliance with American Express and a new Internet long distance subsidiary.

Tuesday, May 23, 2000
Nortel Acquires Australian Optical Component Maker
Nortel Networks, the world's No. 2 telecommunications supplier, came closer Tuesday to delivering an all-optical Internet by purchasing the remaining two-thirds stake in Photonic Technologies for $35 million in cash.

Sunday, May 21, 2000
Portal Software Posts Unexpected Profit
Shares in Portal Software bucked a broad market downtrend Friday, popping nearly 21 percent after reporting an unexpected first quarter profit on Thursday.

Wednesday, May 17, 2000
Chinadotcom First-Quarter Revenues Nearly Double
Internet company Chinadotcom Corp. reported an 84 percent rise in first quarter revenues Wednesday, buoyed by strong growth in online advertising and electronic business services.

Sunday, May 14, 2000
Sanmina Rises on Strong Sector Outlook
Shares of Sanmina rose Friday after Chase H&Q upgraded the electronics contract manufacturer to a "strong buy" and Robertson Stephens upped its earnings estimates for merger partner Hadco Corp.

Wednesday, May 10, 2000
Vertex Signs $800 Million Deal with Novartis
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. has signed a pact with Swiss drug giant Novartis Pharma AG worth up to $800 million to develop drugs targeting cancer and other disorders including cardiovascular, inflammatory and neurological diseases.

Monday, May 08, 2000
QLogic Acquires Ancor Communications for $1.7 Billion
Shares in QLogic took a dive Monday after the computer device maker said it would acquire Ancor Communications in a $1.7 billion stock deal to buoy its position in the booming market for high-speed storage networks.

Sunday, May 07, 2000
Aether Systems and Reuters Launch European Data Service
Wireless technology provider Aether Systems and Reuters Group PLC, the world's largest international news agency, unveiled a new venture Friday offering mobile Internet and data services in Europe.

Sunday, May 07, 2000
STMicroelectronics Buys Nortel Chip Facility
French-Italian semiconductor maker STMicroelectronics said Friday it would acquire Nortel Networks

Tuesday, May 02, 2000
AT&T Plunges on Reduced Earnings and Revenue Outlook
Telecommunications and cable TV provider AT&T Corp. warned Tuesday its revenues and earnings would be lower than expected due to slowing growth in its residential long distance service and a shift to wireless phones and the Internet.

Monday, May 1, 2000
ING Group Acquires ReliaStar for $6.1 Billion
Dutch financial conglomerate ING Group said Monday it would acquire ReliaStar, the eighth largest U.S. publicly held life insurer, in a deal valued at $6.1 billion.

Tuesday, April 25, 2000
Corning's Q1 Earnings Crush Estimates
Shares in Corning Inc. (GLW) surged more than 18 percent Tuesday after the fiber optic gear maker posted earnings that jumped 78 percent, beating Wall Street's heightened estimates by 9 cents a share.

Wednesday, April 19, 2000
Investment Bank Projects B2B Burn Rates
Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, the private equity arm of Germany's Dresnder Bank, released a list Wednesday of business-to-business electronic commerce providers with the highest cash burn rates.

Tuesday, April 18, 2000
Texas Instruments Falls After Beating Estimates
A strong earnings report from Texas Instruments failed to buoy the chipmaker's stock price for most of the session Tuesday...

Sunday, April 16, 2000
Emulex Slaughtered Amid Broad Tech Sell-Off
Emulex Corp. took a beating Friday after posting record Third quarter results as investors fled technology shares en masse.

Sunday, April 16, 2000
Liberty Media Unit and ACTV Promote Interactive TV
ACTV and Liberty Livewire LLC, a unit of Liberty Media Group, unveiled a global venture Friday aimed at linking television with the Internet.

Tuesday, April 11, 2000
Ericsson, Motorola and Nokia Team Up in e-Commerce Pact
The world's three largest mobile phone makers said Tuesday they'll work together to create an open standard for secure wireless electronic commerce.

Sunday, April 09, 2000
Goldman Picks Top Six "Old Economy" Stocks
Yesterday Goldman Sachs caused a stir on Wall Street after releasing a list of "Super Seven" technology stocks best suited to withstand wild swings like investors saw this week on the Nasdaq.

Sunday, April 09, 2000
JDA Software to Beat Q1 Expectations
Shares in JDA Software Group (JDAS) forged higher Friday after the company said it expects first-quarter earnings to exceed Wall Street projections due to better-than-expected software license revenue.

Thursday, April 06, 2000
Celera Completes First-Phase of Human Gene Map
Shares in Celera Genomics Group (CRA) soared as much as 31 percent Thursday after the company said it achieved a milestone in mapping the human genome -- sequencing one person's genes.

Monday, April 03, 2000
Nokia Inks $500 Million Deal with VoiceStream
Nokia, the world's No. 1 mobile phone maker, and VoiceStream Wireless Corp. signed a $500 million deal to expand the wireless services provider's network to include Internet-ready phones.

Sunday, April 02, 2000
B2B Leaders Fall on Prudential Downgrade
Nobody stays on top forever.

Wednesday, March 29, 2000
Hewlett-Packard Invests $50 Million in Data Hosting Venture
Hewlett-Packard will invest up to $50 million in Primus Telecommunications to help the global carrier build Internet data centers around the world.

Wednesday, March 29, 2000
Ericsson Lands $630 Million Contract in China
Swedish cell phone maker Ericsson signed a contract worth more than $630 million to provide an advanced mobile phone systemin China

Monday, March 27, 2000
EchoStar Bundles Satellite TV and Internet Services
Satellite TV operator EchoStar Communications (DISH) unveiled a $50 million alliance Monday with privately held iSKY Inc. to combine high-speed, satellite-based Internet service with hundreds of TV channels from EchoStar's DISH Network.

Monday, March 27, 2000
IBM and Qwest Unveil $5 Billion Web Hosting Deal
Computer giant IBM and Qwest Communications announced a partnership Monday to build 28 new Internet data centers in a bid to gain a bigger share of the booming Web hosting market.

Thursday, March 23, 2000
FedEx Earnings Fly Above Estimates
Soaring fuel prices haven't grounded profits at Federal Express Corp. (FDX).

Sunday, March 19, 2000
Jabil Slides After 2Q Earnings Report
Sometimes, good news is no news.

Sunday, March 19, 2000
Fairchild Semiconductor Revenues Ahead of Projections
Fairchild Semiconductor International (NYSE:FCS) powered higher Friday after the chipmaker said first-quarter revenues are running 6 percent higher than the previous quarter, or about twice as fast as projected.

Wednesday, March 15, 2000
Commerce One Inks Global B2B Deals
Business-to-business service provider Commerce One unveiled plans Wednesday to launch electronic trade exchanges in China and in partnership with AT&T and British Telecom.

Sunday, March 12, 2000
Semitool Rises on Brokerage Comments
Shares in Semitool got a leg up Friday from Robertson Stephens, which raised its business outlook for the chip equipment maker and the semiconductor capital equipment market.

Sunday, March 12, 2000
Merger Suitor Hangs Up on Qwest
Qwest Communications said late Thursday that merger talks witha "major telecommunications company" ended after US West, the Baby Bell currently being acquired by Qwest, threw a wrench in the deal.

Wednesday, March 08, 2000
Digital Revolution Drives Booming Chip Sales
Global semiconductor sales are up 33 percent year-over-year, led by booming demand for chips used in handheld devices and strong growth in Asia.

Sunday, March 05, 2000
Nokia and Ericsson Share Japan Telecom Deal
Shares in the world's No. 1 and No. 3 mobile phone companies were trading higher Friday after both landed contracts to help build Japan Telecom's next-generation communications network that will allow users to access the Internet from wireless devices.

Sunday, March 05, 2000
Merrill Lynch Urges Caution in New Institutional Strategy
With an eye toward rising interest rates, Merrill Lynch announced revisions Friday to its asset allocation model for its biggest U.S. clients.

Thursday, March 02, 2000
Psion Gets a Hand from Palm IPO
Palm Computing wasn't the only hot stock Thursday in the booming handheld computing market.

Tuesday, February 29, 2000
Applied Digital Bolts on B2B Initiative
Shares in Applied Digital Solutions (ADSX) scored again Tuesday after the electronic commerce and Internet telephony services provider rocketed...

Tuesday, February 22, 2000
SBC Jumps Into B2B with Sterling Commerce Merger
SBC Communications, the nation's No. 1 local phone carrier, is acquiring Sterling Commerce in an all-cash deal valued at...

Sunday, February 20, 2000
Global Crossing Stumbles as Losses Widen
Shares of Global Crossing Ltd. plunged as much as 16 percent Friday after the company reported steep losses amid ambitious plans to build and operate the world's most advanced Internet-based fiber optic network.

Monday, February 14, 2000
Corning Triples Efforts in Optical Networking
Corning Inc. (GLW) announced three deals Monday to strengthen its position in the optical networking market...

Sunday, February 13, 2000
Technology Confabs Highlight Investment Opportunities
For most of us, February calls up images of Valentine's Day and the end of football.

Wednesday, February 09, 2000
SanDisk: No Flash in the Pan
One of the top criteria used to pick winning stocks by professional money managers is rising earnings estimates, according to a study by Merrill Lynch.

Sunday, February 06, 2000
Viant Flies After Beating Estimates
Investors' love affair with Internet stocks has entered a new phase,

Tuesday, February 01, 2000
Flat Panel Displays Poised for Takeoff
Remember when personal computer screens were just one color?

Wednesday, January 26, 2000
Cable Modem Users Projected to Double by Year End
The number of U.S. Internet users with high-speed cable access will double to 3.6 million by the end of 2000, according to a new study by Cahners In-Stat Group.

Sunday, January 23, 2000
The Two Faces of B2B: Market Mania Masks Performance Problems
Judging from share levels of business-to-business electronic commerce stocks, investors seem willing to pay almost any price to buy into the vision of e-business.

Sunday, January 16, 2000
Mercury's Fortunes Are Rising
Investor enthusiasm for Mercury Interactive (MERQ) is near a fever pitch.

Wednesday, January 12, 2000
The Earnings Game: Whisper Numbers Beat Published Estimates
America's raging love affair with game shows like "Greed" and "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" has come to Wall Street.

Thursday, January 06, 2000
Semiconductor Makers Post Record Sales
For the first time since 1995, the worldwide semiconductor market grew at a double-digit rate, with revenues exceeding $160 billion, a 17.6 percent increase over 1998, research firm Dataquest said Thursday.

Thursday, January 06, 2000
Nortel Adds to High-Speed Net Access Gear
Canada's Nortel Networks (NT) said Thursday it was acquiring Promatory Communications, a privately held developer of Digital Subscriber Line technology, for an estimated $778 million in stock.

Monday, January 03, 2000
Time and Time Again: JDSU Announces Stock Split
Just one week after its last share split took effect, fiber-optic supplier JDS Uniphase Corp. (JDSU) said Monday its board of directors approved another 2-for-1 stock split.

Monday, December 27, 1999
Spotlight on Sony Corp. - Japan's New Rising Sun.
Driven by investor enthusiasm for the company's efforts to re-make itself into a dominant Internet and wireless player, Sony shares have been on a tear this year, rising 300 percent since January.

Tuesday, December 21, 1999
Semis Jump on Record Book-to-Bill Report
Semiconductor shares were on the move Tuesday on news of record equipment orders for November.

Sunday, December 19, 1999
eCommerce Fuels Surge in Internet Users
The holiday shopping season could peak today, with the biggest online shopping day of the year expected Friday or Saturday.

Tuesday, December 14, 1999
GE Flies on Split Rumors and Upbeat Earnings News
General Electric Chairman and Chief Executive Jack Welch brought good news to Wall Street Tuesday.

Sunday, December 12, 1999
Free Portfolio Tracker Eases Tax Burden
A free service to be launched next month promises to end record-keeping nightmares for active and long-term traders.

Wednesday, December 8, 1999
3Com Sets Palm IPO and Steps Up China Investments
The nation's No. 2 networking firm 3Com (COMS) said Wednesday it would spin off its palm computing business in February 2000.

Sunday, December 5, 1999
Nokia Rings Up Gains on Improved Subscriber Estimates
If there's one stock you should have paid too much for today, it just might be Nokia (NOK).

Sunday, November 28, 1999
BEA Systems Tops Holiday Buy Lists
Looking for a bargain in the sizzling e-commerce software arena?

Tuesday, November 23, 1999
Electronic Manufacturing: The Trend is Your Friend
A tried-and-true strategy for profiting from stocks is buying companies ahead of a trend.

Sunday, October 24, 1999
Consolidation Wave Washes Up in Europe
Following a flurry of merger activity here in the U.S., this week marked a rash of consolidation news from Europe telecoms.

Thursday, October 21, 1999
Internet Stocks Push Afternoon Market Rally
Despite a mostly down day on Wall Street, Internet stocks gained ground as a late-afternoon rally erased earlier losses and lifted the NASDAQ 13.82, or 0.50 percent. After advancing 4.1 percent on Wednesday, the American Stock Exchange Internet Index ($IIX) gained 0.8 percent.

Tuesday, October 19, 1999
Lagging Sectors Rally on CPI
Wall Street breathed a sigh of relief today, calmed by benign inflation news.

Monday, October 18, 1999
Buyer Beware: CPI Could Unhinge Banking Gains
Financial sector stocks popped today after beating profit expectations, but investors can't bank on gains extending into the trading week.

Sunday, October 17, 1999
The Continental Shift: Managers Favor Euroland Investment
With European economies on the mend, brokerages and fund managers are shifting money across the pond.

Thursday, October 14, 1999
Going Mobile: Wireless Internet Access Offers Massive Growth
Investors looking to cash in on tremendous growth in the Internet might take a cue from some of the world’s largest technology companies, who moved en masse this week to stake an early claim in one of the sector’s most promising areas: wireless Internet access.

Tuesday, October 12, 1999
Calling Up the Internet - Oracle introduces wireless Internet software
Larry Ellison is up for the count.

Monday, October 11, 1999
Telecom Update: Bell South to Bust Qwest Merger?
After last week's announcement of the blockbuster MCI WorldCom (WCOM) and Sprint Corp. (FON) merger, rumors ran wild about who's next.

Thursday, October 07, 1999
Telecom Consolidation Speeds Up
The race to capture fast-growing wireless and Internet business at home and abroad heated up today as telecos announced a fresh wave of mergers and investors snapped up shares in the sector's most likely new targets.


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Expirations by Payable Date
Trading Split-Adjusted June 15
Krispy Kreme (KKD) splits 2:1

Expirations by Payable Date
Trading Split-Adjusted June 21
Radian Group (RDN) splits 2:1

Expirations by Payable Date
Trading Split-Adjusted June 19
FuelCell Energy (FCEL) splits 2:1

Expirations by Payable Date
Trading Split-Adjusted June 19
SunGard Data Systems (SDS) splits 2:1
Diagnostic Products (DP) splits 2:1
Shuffle Master (SHFL) splits 3:2
Fred's Inc. (FRED) splits 5:4
Cheesecake Factory (CAKE) splits 3:2

Expirations by Payable Date
Trading Split-Adjusted June 18
Genesee & Wyoming (GNWR) splits 3:2
International Bancshares (IBOC) splits 5:4
Eagle Bancorp (EGBN) splits 7:5



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