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Would a war with Iraq result in a wreck of the more-fragile-than-usual Florida economy?

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Q. With the way real- estate prices have been going up lately, wouldn't buying rental real estate be a good alternative to the stock market for retirement savings?

Knowing when to switch
As the stock market short-circuited, bonds powered more portfolios. But now might not be the time to buy them.

Bonds 101: a primer
A bond is an IOU issued by a corporation or government. When you buy one, you lend money to the issuer.

Loose change
NO MORE TAGS: Executives at Sara Lee Corp. have determined that two out of three men consider underwear T-shirt tags annoying. So its Hanes division is doing away with them. Instead of the old standby tag that has been a part of Hanes' T-shirts for more than 100 years, the information will be heat-labeled onto the shirt.


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