The Cincinnati Enquirer
Monday, Sept. 6, 1999 -- Volume 4, No. 250
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WORK HOURS EXPAND IN U.S.
        GENEVA — Americans work the longest hours in the industrialized world, overtaking the Japanese, according to a United Nations study being released today.
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Business Headlines for  Monday, Sept. 6, 1999

Jobs plentiful, but not all gain in market's flux
        WASHINGTON — With unemployment at a 29-year low, work is relatively easy to find this Labor Day, but the U.S. job market is hardly a placid place.

Investment clubs pool resources
        Mike West sees that there's big money out there — and he wants his piece of the action. So do some fellow members of Inspirational Baptist Church.

Tips for a successful investment club
        The National Association of Investors Corp. offers these steps for forming and running a successful investment club:

ASK THE MONEY PANEL
        Question: I've heard I can save both income taxes and gift taxes if I use a “Section 529 College Savings Plan” for my kids. How do these plans work? Are they a good idea?

INVESTMENT PRIMER
        Can you explain what a fiscal year is?

MONEY BRIEFING
        They were previously available only to the publication's subscribers, but now any individual investor can enroll in any of 1,000 dividend reinvestment plans (DRIPs) online through The Moneypaper's Web sites.

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