The Cincinnati Enquirer
Monday, Dec. 14, 1998 -- Volume 3, No. 348
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EASE PAIN OF SPOUSE'S DEATH
How was she to make it through another minute, much less the rest of her life, without him? Betty Martin didn't know the answer after her husband of 27 years, Desmond Martin, died unexpectedly in 1990. Quickly, that question was overtaken by others, such as how would her family survive financially?
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New computer would bypass Microsoft
NEW YORK - Oracle Corp. and Sun Microsystems Inc., escalating their challenge to Microsoft Corp., plan to announce a pact to sell new business computers that try to blunt the dominance of Microsoft's operating software.


INVESTMENT PRIMER
In business, seasonality is a variation in economic activity that recurs with regularity as the result of changes in climate, holidays and vacations.
MONEY BRIEFING
A growing number of individuals is seeking help from the burden of "payday loans," the Debt Counselors of America (DCA) reports.
ASK THE MONEY PANEL
Question: In January 1998, I sold some stock that had a capital gain of $27,600. When I mentioned this to my tax person in February, he said I would have to pay 28 percent capital gains tax, plus income tax.
PEOPLE ON THE MOVE
Richard M. Stone has been named of counsel with the law firm of Cohen, Todd, Kite & Stanford, LLC.
GoCINCINNATI GETS NEW NAME
For new Internet surfers boggled by the variety of the World Wide Web, the Cincinnati junction of the information network has come into sharp focus.
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