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Kitchen Aid – cookware

Kitchen Aid – cookware – Buyers Guide Jane Bennett Clark HOME | Puzzled by pots? Bewildered by blenders? Here’s what some top chefs say are the ESSENTIALS in cookware. WANT A RECIPE for a great kitchen? That’s easy, says Julia Child: You need a few good knives, some serviceable pots, a decent frying pan and […]

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Chew On This

Chew On This – Brief Article Sean O’Neill FOOD | America’s first snack, BEEF JERKY, returns to the menu in all its gourmet glory. CONSIDER how far jerky has come. It used to be the foodstuff reserved for when nothing fresh was left to shoot, forage for or plunder. But in the past six years, […]

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Ethereal 1040 – tax return preparation – Brief Article

Ethereal 1040 – tax return preparation – Brief Article – Statistical Data Included Mary Beth Franklin TAXES | You have more ways than ever to prepare YOUR RETURN. WHILE YOU don’t have a choice about whether to file your income taxes, this year you have more choices than ever about how to file your forms. […]

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Balance Transfer Tricks and Traps Can Sap Savings – credit cards

Balance Transfer Tricks and Traps Can Sap Savings – credit cards – Brief Article Stephanie Gallagher That 0% credit card offer in your mailbox may cost a lot more than you expect. Credit card balance-transfer offers as low as 2.9%–or even 0%–are easy to come by: Just open your mailbox. But lately card issuers have […]

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What’s Your Beef?

What’s Your Beef? Lynda Robinson IT’S LUNCHTIME, and the lawyer- and lobbyist-packed crowd in Washington, D.C., knows exactly what it wants and it isn’t greens. These people want meat. They want outrageously huge slabs of tender, grain-fed, USDA prime beef broiled to their precise specifications. And they don’t care if their cardiologists have a heart […]

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Y2K WATCH: A liquidity crisis looms

Y2K WATCH: A liquidity crisis looms Catherine Siskos FORGET THE COMPUTER crashes and mass hysteria. The real year 2000 bug is a shortage of bubbly. The demand for sparkling wine and champagne direct from the Champagne region in France is expected to triple this year as people start celebrating early and don’t stop. Vintage champagne, […]

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Easy pension plans, etc

Easy pension plans, etc A SIMPLE REMINDER: Small-business owners and self-employed people have until October 1 to set up a SIMPLE IRA (Savings Incentive Match Plan for Employees) or a SIMPLE 401(k) for 1999. These low-cost retirement plans with minimal red tape are intended for companies that have up to 100 employees. PICTURE THIS: To […]

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Seduced By The Dark Side

Seduced By The Dark Side – techniques and trends in the chocolate industry Jane Bennett Clark FOOD | In the battle of the bars, BITTERSWEET CHOCOLATE is all the rage–but the price is rich. VALENTINE’S DAY is almost here, and the timing is perfect for something small, shiny, perfectly shaped, exquisitely packaged and pricey enough […]

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Airfares just keep on skyrocketing

Airfares just keep on skyrocketing – seller’s market makes finding airfare deals more difficult Lynn Woods Airfares have taken off over the past year or so, and it will probably be a while before they come back down to earth. Business passengers have been hit hardest because they usually can’t take advantage of discounted restricted […]

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Sweepheart Deal – cash management by brokers work both ways, yours and theirs

Sweepheart Deal – cash management by brokers work both ways, yours and theirs – Brief Article Kimberly Lankford Q&A | Is FUNNELING CASH to your broker’s bank a good idea for you? My broker Salomon Smith Barney, has begun sweeping bond interest and other cash into a Citigroup bank account instead of a money fund. […]