"Global Crossing tossed more cash around town than Enron" (Washington Outlook, Feb. 11, 2002)

"Global Crossing tossed more cash around town than Enron" (Washington Outlook, Feb. 11) should have read: "Of its total $3.6 million in contributions since 1997, Republicans pocketed 45%, and Democrats got 55%." These figures reflect amended data from the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics. In "War of the whirls" (News: Analysis & Commentary, Feb. 25), the maker of Beyblade fighting tops should have been Japan's Takara Co., not Takara Shuzo Co., a major distiller. In "The best mutual funds" (Special Report, Jan. 28), the Mutual Fund Scoreboard was incorrect in indicating that the management team for the Vanguard U.S. Growth Fund had a 10-year tenure. The subadviser, in fact, was changed in June, 2001. Also, the largest holding of the Vanguard Star Fund is Vanguard Windsor II, not the Vanguard International Growth fund. "How to break up with your brokerage" (BusinessWeek Investor, Feb. 18) should have clarified that Merrill Lynch & Co. has several portability agreements, allowing investors to keep their Merrill Lynch funds even if they transfer to other certain or selected brokerage firms. In "All the news that fits on a handheld" (BusinessWeek Lifestyle, Feb. 11 in some editions), the modem speed of the Compaq iPaq and BlackBerry computers should have been 14.4 kilobits per second instead of 14.4 megabits per second.

Steve Ballmer, Power Forward
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