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October 29, 2000

Robert Trigaux
Influence and bailouts a business tradition in Bush family
Once upon a time, a rich and powerful father gathered his four young sons and urged them to become rich and powerful, too. Take risks. Push yourselves. Influence others, he ordered in a bold voice.

Helen Huntley: On Money
Be careful not to overinvest in your employer's stock
Q. I work for Target and invest regularly in Target stock and an aggressive growth fund through payroll deductions. I also have $18,000 invested in seven other funds. Retail stocks are down. Would it be a good idea to put all my 401(k) contributions into company stock while the price is low to gain more stock for the future? I like the overall climate of Target's business.

New Command
Bill Habermeyer will wield enormous influence when he takes over Florida Power, whose acquisition by Carolina Power & Light will be completed this year. But the retired admiralhas faced challenges before and knows how to run a tight ship.

Loose change
GET BACK: The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is backing programs that promote an early return to work for injured employees. The group says companies save money and workers heal better if they're given alternative work until they're ready to resume their usual duties.

He says bias forced him from Microsoft
Peter Browne says that as an older black man he was denied promotions and big stock options. Now he's suing the software giant.

Ten tips
Know your rights regarding debt collection

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