October 15, 2002 |
After three years and an $100-million investment, the Nasdaq Stock Market on Monday began trading stocks in an upgraded system that it hopes will increase its trading volumes and win back market share from alternative share-trading networks. The No. 2 U.S. stock market started trading five low-volume stocks in the system, which is called SuperMontage. "It's good to have this day.... It went just the way it was supposed to," said Dean Furbush, Nasdaq vice president.
December 23, 1997 |
It's a ritual for anniversaries, birthdays and gatherings of good friends: The waiter comes to your table, presents the bottle of wine, then removes the cork and places it on the table for inspection. But what if the cork isn't cork? About 50 million bottles of wine now on the market contain plastic corks, which come in different colors and are pulled out with a corkscrew.
October 31, 1996 |
To visit the dozens of wineries in Oregon's Willamette Valley, one of the nation's lushest agricultural preserves, is like touring an asylum devoted to the treatment of one peculiar obsessive disorder: a fixation on Pinot Noir. Oregon grows other grape varieties, producing pretty good Riesling, Gewurztraminer and, especially, Pinot Gris. In fact, Pinot Noir occupies only about one-third of the state's 7,100 acres of vines. No matter.