In Brief: Mar. 6, 2000

YOU'VE GOT CASH Ever think spending your idle time reading e-mail could make you some extra money? Now, thanks to a new website called spare change is but a click away. Sign up and type in your personal interests; the site decides which ads you'll like and sends them to you. If you read them, you get paid. Your profits can range from 20[cents] to $2.50 per ad. The company estimates that avid readers could make up to $300 a year. Where's the money from? Advertisers, who want to know you're there.

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