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BANKING

<b><u>In Time to Ease Holiday Shopping</u></b><@SM><@SM><i>Treasury Department Increases Limits For Online Savings Bond Purchases</i><@SM><@SM><TAB>Department of the Treasury

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HomeSeekers.com, eBay Inc. in Pact

<TAB>Online auctioneer eBay Inc. yesterday said it has entered into a marketing agreement with HomeSeekers.com Inc. to increase the number of listings on eBay Real Estate.<@SM><@SM><TAB>Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.<@SM><@SM><TAB>EBay, based in San Jose, Calif., and HomeSeekers.com are planning a new advertising mechanism to enable brokers and agents to position their home listings in the real estate section of eBay. The program is expected to be launched in the first quarter of 2001.

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Journalism’s Long Tradition of Goofs

<TAB>A close election. A confused result. And a revolutionary, wireless technology meant to bring news to people instantly.<@SM><@SM><TAB>The year was 1916 and from New York, Lee De Forest, an inventor and radio pioneer, made the first radio broadcast of presidential election results. The new president of the United States, he announced, was Charles Evans Hughes.

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REAL ESTATE

<b><u>A Green Touch</u></b> <@SM><@SM><i>Industry Association Names Bozzuto Group Environmental Developer of the Year</i><@SM><@SM><TAB>The Bozzuto Group, a Greenbelt-based developer, was honored recently as the 2000 Environmental Developer of the Year at the annual Maryland National Capital Building Industry Association Environmental Builder and Developer Awards dinner.

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NEWS SUMMARY – Updated 10:47 A.M.

Updated items in italics.Frederick Firm Offers New HIV DetectorAfter three years of research and development and substantial clinical study, Bio-Tech Imaging Inc. of Frederick has begun production and marketing of the first product using its novel cell-based approach to detect ...

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TECHNOLOGY

<b><u>Insurance Firms Turn to ATSG</u></b><@SM><@SM><i>Owings Mills-Based Firm Handles Payment-Reporting Requirements</i><@SM><@SM><TAB>Insurance companies with more than 50,000 forms to file with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) now can outsource their entire 1099/W-2 payment-reporting requirements to Advanced Technologies Support Group Inc. (ATSG), the Owings Mills-based technology management and integration firm.

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