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Sunday, Jan. 2, 2000 -- Volume 5, No. 2
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COMPUTER RELIANCE LESS THAN THOUGHT
Not so long ago, a Y2K computer catastrophe seemed inevitable. So what went right? Just another day at the bank
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BUSINESS YEAR IN REVIEW
As financial times go, the last year of the last century of this millennium is winding down as a prosperous end to an era.
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Business Headlines for  Saturday, Jan. 1, 2000

Stock market's driving forces likely to stay
        U.S. stocks rose to records in the last session of the century Friday, and investors can take heart: The factors that drove stock prices to record heights in 1999 are expected to continue into this year — and possibly longer.

Home sales may slip in 2000
        After two consecutive years of banner home sales, 2000 could be when consumers pull back on the race to buy the American Dream.

Markets end decade with record gains
        NEW YORK — Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange cheered and threw confetti in the air as the Nasdaq Composite Index, Dow Jones Industrial Average and Standard & Poor's 500 Index finished the '90s with record gains.

Weak Roberds may sell stores
        Dayton-based Roberds Inc., the troubled home furnishings retailer, could file for bankruptcy protection, close stores or possibly find a buyer, officials said Friday.

Some new products duds, others surprising
        One of the more puzzling facets of the consumer-product marketplace in 1999 was surely this: Why would a company create a beverage to make a dog hyperactive?

TRISTATE BUSINESS SUMMARY
        Client Server Associates, the downtown Cincinnati software consulting firm, is starting the millennium with a new name.

Cheerio to those old pennies
        Cheerios have been frosted. Pasted with honey and nuts. And shaped like Olympic icons.

GM has 80-mpg car, but it's pricey
        WARREN, Mich. — After spending six years and hundreds of millions of dollars on federal and industry research, General Motors Corp. is unmasking a five-passenger test car that can travel about 80 miles on a gallon of gasoline.

Planet Hollywood eatery closing in Beverly Hills
        BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Planet Hollywood said it will close its only Los Angeles-area restaurant, saying city alcohol and promotion restrictions hinder its business.

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