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Life in the Fast and Slow Lane

<I>TSC</I> has a bead on the harrowing tech ride, plus new weekend content for your more thoughtful moments. loves to pepper readers with news, scoops and analysis during the investing week. But what about the weekends? We know that many of you like to do other things on the weekend -- spend time with the family, fix the car, mow the lawn, golf, run errands. But we also know that maybe there's a little something different we can provide when you want to take a few moments to cruise on a weekend.

Beginning this past weekend, as some astute readers have noticed, we've made changes to our coverage. We have a new

Weekender piece that has all kinds of interesting tidbits, including a recap of biggest events during the past week. There are interesting reporter tales, some question-and-answer sections and other informational areas. In addition, we continue to provide you with a peek into the future with features on the

coming week in U.S. markets, the

coming week in Europe and the

coming week in Asia. And Ben Holmes does an excellent job setting up the coming week in IPOs.

We've got the offbeat -- a

column by humorist Eugene Finerman. And we've got the informative --

Investors' Bookshelf and

technical questions answered by Chartman

Gary B. Smith

. It's a good mix of information and entertainment. If you've got comments about the new weekend coverage, or anything else, please feel free to email me at

This past week gave everyone in the Net and tech sector a bit of white-knuckle ride. It's times like these when talking with a real ace can help.

Jim Seymour

will be chatting on Yahoo! this Tuesday, Aug. 10 at 5 p.m. EDT. Seymour writes the Tech Savvy column, and his insights during the past several months have been nothing short of outstanding. The chat is free. Register at

Readers in the Seattle area will get a chance to see a


writer up close.

Dan Colarusso

, who oversees our options coverage and helps keep track of things on Wall Street, will appear at

The Money Show

at the

Washington State Convention & Trade Center

in Seattle on Thursday, Aug. 12. For more information, call 1-800-226-0323. If you see Dan, I'm sure he'll have some goodies for you!

So get ready for another exciting week on

We're chasing the volatility, seeking to give you the latest and best information and analysis. It's times like these that make you appreciate a staff that is searching for the latest clues that will help you make sense of all the mayhem in the marketplace.

L'Etoile du Nord,

Dave Kansas