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High Court Agrees to Set Bounds For Awards of Punitive Damages

The Supreme Court yesterday agreed to set the constitutional bounds that lower courts may use to settle fights over the size of punitive damages awarded in civil lawsuits.<@SM><@SM><TAB>The case will provide a framework for appeals courts to follow in deciding whether a damage claim is excessive. Federal appeals courts around the country have applied differing standards for settling that question.

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TECHNOCATION: A Niche for Public Sector Incubators

<TAB>There is a lot of talk these days about private-sector business incubators and widespread private-sector investment in start-up and early-stage technology companies. Is it all just a lot of hype? Probably some. But more likely it is a reflection of a U.S. economy that increasingly depends on smaller businesses, many of which are formed around technological innovations.

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Virginia, Kentucky Test Less Toxic Cigarette

<@SM><@SM><@SM><@SM>A small tobacco company is test-marketing in Virginia and Kentucky a new type of cigarette that it says has lower levels of one type of cancer-causing substance than regular brands.<@SM><@SM><TAB>Star Scientific Inc. said it plans to expand the tests of its Advance brand to other states in a couple of months.

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Company Finds 101 Other Uses For Typical Coffin

<TAB>An online company is digging for Halloween business with a line of furniture that would make the Addams Family envious.<@SM><@SM><TAB>Your Coffin Company, based in Terre Haute, Ind., builds and sells coffins to consumers eager to give their home decor a distinctive flair. The company has devised 101 uses for the average wooden coffin

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NEWS SUMMARY- Updated 12:00 p.m.

Updated items in italics HealthExtras Inc. Marketing AgreementHealthExtras Inc., a Rockville-based online provider of health and disability benefits, announced today that it has entered into a reciprocal marketing agreement with the UnumProvident Corp., a world leader in providing group and ...

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Maryland Farmers Expect Smashing Pumpkin Season Despite Rain

<TAB>This year's pumpkin crop looks to be something even Charlie Brown would be proud of. <@SM><@SM><TAB>Despite an unusually cool and rainy growing season that could have hurt Maryland's pumpkin crop, farmers and state officials say that not only is there a good supply of pumpkins this year, but those that survived the summer should be just as orange, plump, and well-shaped as always.

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CALENDAR – October 10, 2000

Wednesday, October 11Seminar“Fundamentals of Business Insurance” sponsored by the Maryland Small Business Development Center at 2 p.m. at Harford Community College, Edgewood Hall, Room 219, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. Cost is $19. For information, call 410-836-4376.Seminar“The First Step ...

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