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The Green Sheet Online Edition

February 11, 2008 • Issue 08:02:01

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Shortstack

Can't drive your kids to grandma's house because she lives 1,000 miles away? Not to worry, MyGrandchild.com has you covered. With this Web site, your kids can visit Grandma, and you won't have to pack a picnic basket or worry about wolf encounters.

The site combines real-time audio, video, interactive books and games for virtual visits. Grandparents register their information and create profiles for each grandchild. Credit cards are not required for the first three meetings. After that, one session costs $4.95; yearly subscriptions (50 meetings) are $95.50. Gift cards are also available.

ISQ-Q test

Which of the following statements is true?

1. A Juniper Research study revealed 67% of consumers carry expired credit cards because they forget to replace them with new ones.

2. Merchants would rather sell black gift cards because they think they "are sophisticated and appeal to high-end consumers," stated Big Research LLC.

3. According to a Datamonitor report, bank-issued cards will start to focus on fuel management services, forcing oil companies to reconsider their proprietary fuel cards.

Point here for the answer.

MLScapes

An elderly fisherman wrote the following to a mail order house: "Please send me one of those gasoline engines shown on page 438 for my boat, and if it's any good, I'll send you a check."

In a short time he received a following reply: "Please send check. If it's any good, we'll send the engine."

Biz bytes

A bull market is a market in which prices are on an upward trend.

A bear market is any market in which prices are trending downward.

Loopy laws

Hey guys - cover up the next time you're in Hawaii, where it's illegal to wear only swimming trunks in public.

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