Mail Chauvinism: E-Mail and the Postal Service, Circa 1980

November 6, 2002 12:00 AM

The future is hard to predict and even harder to conrol. In 1980, representatives of the Postal Service saw the agency retaining control of e-mail just as it does paper mail.

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Market Turn: C Fund Zooms Up While the F Fund Goes Down

November 5, 2002 12:00 AM

The stock market rebound in October is reflected in the results of the C fund–up 8.77%. The F fund turned down slightly in response to market pressure in the bond market.

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When Does An Agency Become A Company?

November 5, 2002 12:00 AM

The Postal Service is engaging in more private enterprise ventures to the dismay of competitors.

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Is the TSP's F Fund a "Risky Investment"?

November 3, 2002 12:00 AM

Several readers have asked FedSmith.com about the risks of investing in bonds. Our advice: Investing in a bond fund is necessary to have a diversified investment portfolio.

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C Fund Skyrockets in October

October 31, 2002 12:00 AM

The TSP’s C Fund had a positive return in October of more than 8%–the best return since the height of the bull market way back in 2000.

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Surprise: Government has Budget Surplus in September

October 27, 2002 12:00 AM

There is a positive figure for the September budget but it is still down about $159 billion for the fiscal year

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TSP C Fund Down for 7 of 9 Months But October is Looking Good

October 27, 2002 12:00 AM

With the C Fund down more than 20% in the past twelve months, fund investors are looking for a respite. They may get one in October if the stock trend continues for the last several days of October.

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Will Unions Represent Employees at the Transportation Security Administration?

October 21, 2002 12:00 AM

Unions can be excluded from representing employees at TSA. Authority of the President to exclude employees from union representation is the crux of the dispute over the Homeland Security Dept. Will President exercise that authority at TSA?

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New TSP Record Keeping System to Be Delayed (Again)

October 14, 2002 12:00 AM

The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board says that problems with the new system prevent it from implementing a new record keeping system

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TSP Common Stock Continues to Lose Ground: 10.87% for September

October 4, 2002 12:00 AM

C Fund Loses about 11% in September

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