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Combatting the Termite Epidemic

Formosan subterranean termites are spreading and leaving a trail of damage across the country. Now homeowners have their first line of defense with the SmartGuard(tm) line, a new product category of Protected Building Products that incorporate borates into the treatment process. Video available shortly

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Bell Atlantic, Vodafone Airtouch Launch Verizon Wireless

With the launch today of Verizon Wireless, Bell Atlantic Corp. (NYSE:BEL) and Vodafone AirTouch Plc (NYSE and LSE: VOD) also announced they are planning an initial public offering of part of their wireless business. Monday marked the formal combination of Bell Atlantic's and Vodafone AirTouch's U.S. cellular, paging and PCS businesses to form Verizon Wireless, a new nationwide wireless competitor.

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PMC-Sierra Introduces Industry's Highest Capacity Switching Fabric

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The new Tiny Tera One (TT1) chip set is the first to enable 320 Gigabits per second true aggregate bandwidth, offering almost twenty times the switching capacity over currently available solutions. See photo and graphics here.

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Life and Times of Howard Hughes

Get free historic video of the life and times of eccentric billionaire aviator Howard Hughes, who died April 5, 1976. Use the free video of one of America's most famous enigmas on your site.

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ABFS Reports Record-Breaking Quarter

American Business Financial Services, Inc. ("ABFS", Nasdaq: ABFI), a Philadelphia-based retail provider of diversified financial services, announces that its third fiscal quarter, ending March 31, 2000, was its best quarter of production ever, with total loan originations exceeding $275 million.

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Wireless Gets Easier: One Phone, One Number Worldwide

The world of wireless technology just got easier. Nextel Worldwide customers can now use the same phone number no matter where they are, whether it's across town, in another country, or half way around the world.

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Bringing Entertainment Home Globally

Blockbuster Inc.'s (NYSE:BBI) new global advertising campaign communicates the brand's international commitment to have the most popular movie titles, as well as the company's future direction to deliver home entertainment to consumers directly via a variety of media, such as bringing movies directly to people's home for digital streaming.

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The Tax Implications of Inherited Money

You've heard the old saying, 'diamonds are forever,' but try telling that to the IRS. As this Merrill Lynch report shows, whoever inherits what you leave behind might be in for a nasty surprise if you don't do some estate planning.

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