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July 13, 2000 | STEFANIE OLSEN, CNET NEWS.COM
A flaw in Microsoft Corp.'s Hotmail program is inadvertently sending subscribers' e-mail addresses to online advertisers, the company confirmed Wednesday. The admission highlights a widespread Internet security problem known as "data spill." Security experts said similar problems have plagued Internet companies that make personal information available in URLs, or Web addresses.
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BUSINESS
June 23, 2000 | From Bloomberg News
Three men, including newsletter publisher Yale Hirsch, settled Securities and Exchange Commission charges that they schemed to artificially run up the stock price of an Orange County medical products start-up firm in the early 1990s. Without admitting or denying the allegations, Hirsch agreed to return $127,007 in profits for his alleged role in pushing stock of Davstar Industries Ltd., which he once called his "Stock of the 90s," the SEC said Thursday. Allan G.
TRAVEL
April 9, 2000 | LAURA BLY
To some information-bloated travelers, e-mailed newsletters are little more than spam: self-promotional, advertising-laced pitches that clutter electronic in-boxes without providing any real value. But "opt-in" travel newsletters (those that users sign up for rather than receive unsolicited) can offer free, timely tips and advice and fulfill their mission to spark plans for future getaways. A sampling: Smarter Living (http://www.smarterliving.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 2000 | BARBARA MURPHY
For the 15th consecutive year, Ojai Valley Bank has been named one of California's best performing banks by the financial newsletter Findley Reports. The newsletter named the bank a Premier Performing Bank for 1999 based on several criteria, including growth of assets, deposits and gross income, return on equity, low loan losses and operating income as a percentage of total assets. Bank board Chairman Alan Rains said assets last year grew 7.5% to $67.8 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 2000 | RICHARD WINTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Yang "Kelly" Yang has a way with words. To hear the 15-year-old Cal State L.A. sophomore and literacy wunderkind describe her passion for the English language is like hearing a young Mozart savor his music. Since the day she arrived on these shores from China at the age of 6, knowing nary a word of English, there has been no doubt she would become a scholar, teacher and writer in her adopted language.
BUSINESS
March 23, 2000 | Bloomberg News
Optimism about U.S. stocks among investing newsletter editors has jumped to its highest mark in two months, according to the latest poll by the Investors Intelligence newsletter. The percentage of editors who considered themselves bullish, or optimistic, on U.S. stocks climbed to 55.7% in the survey conducted Friday, from 52.3% the previous week. Optimism hasn't reached this level since the week ended Jan. 21, when it hit 55.9%.
BUSINESS
November 20, 1999 | EDMUND SANDERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Al Frank, one of the nation's top-ranked investment newsletter writers, said Friday that he has sold a 70% stake in his Laguna Beach-based company to a group of Minneapolis investors. Frank, 69, will continue to write the newsletter, the Prudent Speculator, and help run the company's small-cap mutual fund and its private investment accounts, which manage about $60 million.
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