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Saturday, August 5, 2000 -- Volume 5, No. 217
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GEAE WINS LOCKHEED ORDER
Lockheed Martin Corp. said Friday it selected GE Aircraft Engines to provide engines for an updated version of its C-5 Galaxy transport aircraft for the Air Force, a contract that could be valued at up to $2.6 billion.

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Business Headlines for  Saturday, August 05, 2000

Aircraft fabricator here sold
        Kratz-Wilde Machine Co., a Greater Cincinnati manufacturer of aircraft and jet engine parts, is being sold to Barnes Group Inc., a diversified Connecticut-based company.

Spousal benefits questioned
        On one side are seniors, who want to collect benefits their spouses earned. On the other side are 65 years of Social Security regulations. Both sides say it's a matter of fairness.

India focuses on phone business
        Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee likes to say IT stands for India Tomorrow. India hopes to ride the information technology revolution into the 21st century.

Personal finance
        There likely are folks just lining up to give you money. Don't get too excited yet. Remember that rule about things being too good to be true.

Savvy strategies
        Problem: Concerned the federal estate tax will not be revoked, you want to find a way to shelter your sizable estate from taxes.

The Sophisticated Investor
        If scientists ever solve the mystery of spontaneous brain explosions, they will probably trace the source to contrary investing. True contrarian thinking can be more convoluted than a singles bar for pythons.

Cracker's sales booming thanks to Civil War re-enactors
        MILTON, Mass. — Hardtack crackers, once a staple for hungry Union soldiers in the Civil War, are dry as a bone, hard as a brick — and all of a sudden selling like hot cakes over the Internet.

Dot-com suffix ideas welcome
        NEW YORK — The Internet's oversight body will begin accepting proposals next month to expand the pool of addresses used to find Web sites.

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