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The addicts hadn't had enough. Despite the Nasdaq's finishing above 5000, investors flocked to the screens to trade after hours.

Those guys that bite the heads off chickens,

Internet America


, said today it received orders for over 6,000 digital subscriber line accounts in its Texas markets. The Internet service provider, which sports over 147,000 subscribers, closed up 17/16, or 16%, to 10 1/4 today. In after-hours trading, the GEEKs have added on a further 1 13/16 to 12 1/16 on 1.3 million



Nevertheless, no other self-respecting company has taken advantage of the availability of the symbols "DORK" or "NERD," precluding the Nasdaq from starting a

Dweeb 100



I want candy.



entered into a handbag license agreement with

Trebbianno LLC

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, which will be responsible for design, sourcing and distribution of the company's wholesale handbag business. The agreement is for three and a half years.

Trebbianno sells its products under the brand names

Frankie and Johnnie


Hush Puppies


The stock was up 1/4 to 1 1/2 on 1.2 million Island shares.



, which reported results after the close, continued its daytime performance with a steady rise in after-hours trading. The stock was up 2 3/8 to 147 3/4 on 851,000 Island shares, after rising 5% during the day.

The Internet services company reported a loss of 74 cents a share, on revenues of $153.5 million, for its fiscal second quarter, ended January 2000, compared with a loss of 54 cents a share for the same time period a year ago.

The problem with kids today. Nobody reads anymore. Otherwise, they could have started their own company.

Calypte Biomedical


said it established a new company, named

Chronix Biomedical

, which will focus on ways to detect aberrant genes in individuals with chronic diseases.

The scientific basis for the new company is featured in two chapters of a book released today,

The Virus Within

, written by Nicholas Regush, science reporter for

ABC News

. The stock rose 1 15/64 to 6 21/64 on 663,000 Island shares.

Another biotech company,



, said during the session that an intravesical immunotherapy treatment developed by

BioChem Pharma


has received federal clearance today.

UroCor has exclusive rights to market this product in the U.S., for use of carcinoma-in-situ of the urinary bladder. No, that's not pleasant, but that's what biotech companies do, people. The stock rose 1/8 to 7 1/2 on 105,000 shares, after closing up 33% to 7 5/16 on the Nasdaq today.

Island ECN, owned by Datek Online, offers trading, mainly in Nasdaq-listed stocks, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST.


MarketXT, formerly Eclipse Trading, offers after-hours trading to retail clients of Morgan Stanley Dean Witter'sundefinedMorgan Stanley Dean Witter Online, Mellon Bank'sundefinedDreyfus Brokerage Services and clients of Salomon Smith Barney. It is also available to clients of, CyBerCorp and Interactive Brokers. Clients can trade 200 of the most actively traded New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Stock Market issues, 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. EST Monday through Thursday.


explains how the rules change when the sun goes down in Investing Basics: Night Owl, a section devoted to after-hours trading.

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