Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor


Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor


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In Philadelphia, some radio station executives are - well - scrambling to get off the griddle after their bright idea for a special promotion backfired. In the spirit of Easter, listeners were asked to mail raw eggs to WMMR-FM in standard business envelopes. The first contestant whose egg arrived unbroken would win a $1,000 prize. But it apparently didn't occur to anyone that the contest coincided with the income tax filing deadline. In at least one town in neighboring New Jersey, unamused postal workers had to wipe runny yolk and whites off other pieces of mail, some of them tax returns.


At the current rate of growth, a new study suggests, e-commerce in Britain could outstrip that in the US. How? The London government- backed report says three of every five online shoppers there are women, whose urge to splurge will only intensify as the Internet becomes more accessible via digital TV rather than the personal computer favored in the US.

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It came as no surprise that the US held on to the top spot in an annual survey of the world's most competitive economies. …

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