Saturday, November 02, 2019

#20YearsAgoOnAOLcom: Nov. 2, 1999 -- Pick Stocks; New Music; Xerox Shooting

November 2 1999: For the morning lineup, we went green for picking stocks, finding top mutual funds, and tracking the stock market. (Remember, we were inside a still-expanding bubble and had just announced a 2-for-1 stock split, so the market was on all our minds.)
For the PM update, we went with new music, leading with Mariah Carey and the release of Rainbow; we also referenced Jewel clips and photos. In the My News headlines, we also referenced a mass shooting at a Xerox Corporation building in Hawaii:
It was also Election Day, though it was an off-year one so it wasn't a big deal.

[Series note: In the late 1990s, I programmed the content for the home page, which relaunched with a new design on July 14, 1998. I printed screencaps and saved them. 20 years later, I'm scanning them in and posting them with a little commentary under the tag #20YearsAgoOnAOLcom.]

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