The Cincinnati Enquirer
Monday, March 29, 1999 -- Volume 4, No. 88
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BEWARE: E-MAIL VIRUS SPREADING
        Computer experts hope a weekend of warnings will prevent workers returning to their office terminals today from spreading a new virus that launches documents into cyberspace and clogs e-mail servers.
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Business Headlines for  Monday, March 29, 1999

Home sale season's here
        Home sellers can lose thousands of dollars in profits if they don't get their homes in tip-top condition before they stake a “For Sale” sign in their yards.

Guidelines may dictate IRA choice
        Whether to contribute to an individual retirement account is a question that millions more taxpayers are likely to ask this tax season.

Chiquita stock drops back after recent surge
        The stock of Chiquita Brands International has given back some recent gains after spiking 33 percent in price earlier this month.

MONEY BRIEFING
        If you're sending a rejection letter, it's better to deliver the bad news right at the start rather than trying to soften the blow with a buffer, a neutral or positive sentence that delays the negative information.

ASK THE MONEY PANEL
Question: I'm married and found my federal taxes come out lower when I file jointly. However, if I use that same filing status for state, I pay more, offsetting the federal savings... Am I missing something, or is it just a penalty for living in Ohio?
INVESTMENT PRIMER
        What is meant by common stock ratio?

U.S. trade official makes impromptu trip to China
        WASHINGTON — U.S. Trade Representative Charlene Barshefsky left on short notice Sunday to join negotiations under way in Beijing on China's bid to enter the World Trade Organization (WTO).

UAW: Trouble with GM persists
        DETROIT — Despite months of labor peace since last summer's devastating strikes, United Auto Workers (UAW) President Stephen Yokich said Sunday that problems persist with General Motors Corp. and hinted at another showdown when national contract talks begin later this year.

E-FILE YOUR TAX RETURN
        Whether you're filing a 1040EZ or a 1040 with a dozen schedules attached, inexpensive online federal income tax filing is available at the click of a mouse.
The IRS & You
Things you always wondered about but didn't know whom to ask.

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