May 16, 2000
|[Times photo: John Pendygraft]
AGRA Baymont graphics operator Aaron Darby, right, confers with supervisor Anna Ortiz about a project for US West on Monday. The Clearwater headquarters will gain 124 former Geonex workers.
AGRA Baymont, Geonex will merge mapmaking
United, the bay area rivals will become one of the leading players in the computerized mapping industry.
10-year Treasury note new standard
The government's buyback of 30-year bonds has reduced the issues' effectiveness as a gauge of interest rates.
HSN Internet makeover includes infomercials
ST. PETERSBURG -- After a decadelong hiatus, Home Shopping Network is leaping back into the infomercial business with plans to spend up to $100-million a year on TV time for taped pitches on other networks.
Colleagues in business, if not profit, to meet
Since 1997, Barb Sherman has worked out of her Homosassa home, earning meager wages while putting in long hours to help build a Web site that lets shoppers print out coupons to take to the supermarket.
Law grads add up cost of higher pay
Concerns about stress, bitterness and its effect on clients follows a trend toward more pay that has reached the bay area.