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"The Big Picture" (Up Front, Dec. 5, 2005)


"The big picture" (Up Front, Dec. 5) incorrectly states that emerging-market international equity investments by U.S. pension funds, foundations, and other traditionally conservative investors rose to $1.035 trillion in 2004, or 16.2% of total investments. That should have referred to all international equity investment. The total for emerging markets alone was $93 billion, or 1.5% of the total.

In "Krispy Kreme (KKD) has that glazed look" (News: Analysis & Commentary, Dec. 5), the decline in Krispy Kreme's store count was incorrect. The number of stores, including satellite locations, has declined since January from 440 to about 420.

"The ground war at FedEx (FDX)" (News: Analysis & Commentary, Nov. 28) erred in stating that FedEx Ground division drivers asked for the consolidation of class actions pending in 23 states into a single case in an Indiana Federal Court. It was FedEx that requested the consolidation.

The table accompanying "Cars that brake when you don't" (Global Business, Nov. 14) should have clarified that Honda's (HMC) air bag for motorcycles takes just 0.15 seconds after a collision to absorb the force of the rider. The air bag inflates in 0.06 seconds.


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