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February 11, 2001  
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Deflated dreams

photoA Times special report
This two-part special report, After the Bubble Burst, looks at the lessons learned since April, after the Nasdaq Composite Index had lost a third of its value. It continues Monday.

Day trading temptations tempered
Day trading offices aren't nearly as crowded today as they were when tech stocks were as strong as the hopes of investors trying to make a fast buck.

Robert Trigaux
Here today, dot-gone tomorrow
At first glance, the image of a loving, older couple is rather touching. At least until you read the accompanying quote.

A tale of two venture capitalists
TAMPA -- W. Scott Miller is sitting on $110-million, and he sees plenty of good opportunities to invest it now that the dot-com bubble has deflated. Don Burton still thinks he was wise to retreat from the capital market before the tech meltdown last spring.

Different century, different bubble
In the 1600s, it was Tulip Mania in Holland. In the 1800s, it was railway hype in Britain. Lately, it has been the Internet stock craze. What do they have in common? All ended with a lot of money lost.

From bandwagon to near bust
A St. Pete Beach do-it-yourself investor gets on board with Internet stocks a bit late, and it costs him thousands.


Helen Huntley
On Money

Even if you can't pay taxes, you must file a tax return

Loose change
SUPER SHOWING: Nike scored big in Super Bowl advertising without spending a dime. Sponsors Report, which studies sponsor exposure during televised sports and special events, says Nike's "swoosh" logo appeared clearly on camera for 28 minutes on players' apparel. With 30-second commercials costing $2.3-million, Nike's exposure was worth about $129-million.

Ten tips
Keep your financial cool when buying a refrigerator

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