Your Money: Nov. 16, 1998

The Stakes Get Bigger

Florida Attorney General Robert A. Butterworth, below, expanded a lawsuit against American Family Publishers, the company that uses promises of huge sweepstakes winnings to round up new magazine subscribers. Alleging fraudulent business practices that target the elderly, the suit now names Time-Warner and Time Inc., part owners of AFP (and this magazine's parent companies) as co-defendants.

Whisper Numbers Tell All

Ever wonder why a firm's share price gets hammered even though its earnings surpass stock analysts' published expectations? Most likely, it failed to beat the "whisper" number that really matters on Wall Street--the one analysts apply...

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