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From Rwanda to Wall Street, Chase CFO Works to Meld Cultures

Earlier this year, Dina Dublon did something few people would do. She cleared her busy calendar, got a slew of inoculation shots, then traveled to an African nation still reeling from one the worst genocides in history.<br /><br />There, Dublon spent 10 days talking with Rwanda’s First Lady and women refugees about rebuilding that war-torn country.

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TECHNOLOGY

<b><u>CMC, Inflightonline Team Up</u></b><@SM><@SM><i>Three-Year Service Agreement Means Mile-High E-mail for Fliers</i><@SM><@SM><TAB>Bethesda-based <b>COMSAT Mobile Communications</b> (CMC), a business unit of <b>Lockheed Martin Global Telecommunications</b>, has signed a three-year satellite service agreement with <b>inflightonline.com Inc</b>.<@SM><@SM>[IMGCAP(1)]<TAB>The agreement enables inflightonline.com to use the CMC air-to-ground communications network to offer passengers access to real-time Internet and intranet content and to send and receive e-mail using their laptop and hand-held computers while they are in flight.

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MARKETWATCH: Slowdown in Americans’ Income Growth Helps Check Barrage of Mutual Fund Cash

A slowdown in the growth of Americans’ income has helped stanch the seemingly endless flow of cash into mutual funds.<@SM><@SM><TAB>Consider that average cash inflows in the four months ending Aug. 31 fell by nearly 50 percent from the first four months of 2000. The slowdown can be attributed partially to cyclical reasons, including the fact that Americans tend to take home more money in the early part of the year.

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Indonesia’s Cheap Cement Manufacturers Attracting Global Attention

<TAB>Most foreign investors may have dropped Indonesia from their list, but in the cement world the country is attracting global players by offering some solid and cheap opportunities. <@SM><@SM><TAB>Three major world producers — Mexico’s Cemex, Germany’s Heidelberger Zement AG and Switzerland’s Holderbank — are either raising their stakes or acquiring new ones in leading Indonesian cement makers.

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Internet Changing How Couples Plan Nuptials

Never underestimate the power of a keyboard-toting bride like Shawna Snukst — able to answer a groomsman’s question about tuxedos in seconds flat from her home office.<br /><br />“Does the collar matter?” the groomsman asks via “instant message,” a real-time mode of chat via the Internet.

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