Your Money: Nov. 9, 1998

Web Stock Scams Busted

Here's a really hot online stock tip: ignore most unsolicited advice. The SEC delivered that warning last week when it charged more than 40 promoters with fraud for touting and lying about microcap stocks on Web message boards, in junk e-mail and in online newsletters, in exchange for $6 million. Before buying any shares, do your own research at sites like

Students Make Loans Pay

When it comes to repaying college loans, students are getting better grades. In 1996 the national default rate on loans fell below 10% for the first time ever, the...

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