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August 3, 2001

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The Dismal History of Excite@Home
NicoDetourn recounts the long, sad history of Excite@Home's decline. Warning: It ain't pretty.

Berkshire Hathaway on the Move
Berkshire's $590 million purchase of XTRA Corp. has some Buffett-watchers scratching their heads. What is it about this transportation equipment leasing company that makes it attractive to the Oracle of Omaha?

Of Fools and Shorts
David Gardner discusses, Research Frontiers, and Rule Breaker principles on our RB Strategies board.

Where Do You Put That Windfall?
An unexpected windfall gives a prospective home purchaser a complicated choice: Do you make a larger down payment, or take the extra money and invest it elsewhere?