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Business Postings

Earliest: March 17, 2003Latest: June 10, 2017Total: 125

July 3, 2003

Federal Do Not Call List

The newly installed, but not implemented, Federal Do Not Call List will have a positive impact on the economy. It will force companies to see alternative uses to promote their product or services. This will mean more money for the struggling advertising industry which has been hurt since October 2001.

As expected there was no traffic heading down to Cape Cod at 5:33pm this evening. I suspected that most people would have taken the day off and drove down earlier. I did hear that the Sagamore bridge had a 7 mile backup earlier in the day. It took exactly two hours to get from the Fleet Center on ramp to Orleans.

May 28, 2003

Priority Mail

Priority Mail
The United States Postal Service no longer carries the Priority mail envelopes with the windows in them. I was told by a postal employee that this was because they were too small and would not standout among regular mail.

May 21, 2003

American Idol

A West Coast Radio Station (KGO) announced the winner of the American Idol 2 hours before the final show aired on TV. The Radio station was from a competing network.

May 16, 2003

T-Mobile Scam

If you sign up for the Wi-Fi access at Starbucks and you select the no-contract plan, you should be aware that it costs $20 to cancel your account. T-Mobile claims this is an administrative charge.

March 17, 2003

Stock Market

The stock market reacts to certainty and not towards possible effects of war. (ie Less Business Travel, and Leisure expenditure)

Checking for .cgi? and .pl? in the message body of an email is a great way to alert you of SPAM that might have a tracker to see if you are reading the mail