Internet search engine Ask Jeeves (ASKJ) was down 43.2% in preopen Island trading. After the close Thursday the company warned that its fourth-quarter loss would be 50 cents per share, below the Street's estimate of a 33-cent loss. The company said weakness in the online ad market would hurt revenue but it still expects to become profitable in the last quarter of 2001. Ask Jeeves also said Rob Wrubel resigned as CEO and as a member of the board.