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Scam casts doubt on anti-fraud software PayPal Accused of Violating Patriot Act  A federal prosecutor has alleged eBay unit provided payment services to online gambling companies Options Cost Would Cut 2002 Profit 75% eBay Ends Advertising Deal with AOL First-quarter profit exceeds expectations  Driven by the surging popularity of online auctions, eBay posted a quarter profit of $104.2 million eBay to keep HQ, expand in San Jose
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Dividends if Tax Repealed eBay pulls listings of shuttle debris Founders, CEO are Top Philanthropists Problems with dollar-to-sterling conversion Items Seized at Airports Sell on eBay eBay plans to shut down Half.com
Strap-on aircraft to be sold on eBay Island Goes Up for Sale on eBay  At the minimum bid of $3 million, a sale of the Caribbean island would be the largest ever real-estate deal on eBay 4th-quarter profits triple

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  Online auction earned $87 million, or 28 cents per share, up from $25.9 million, or 9 cents per share

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  EBay would shut down its fixed-price subsidiary for used books, CDs, videos and other items, in late 2004

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  eBay would keep current 1,500 workers at its headquarters and purchase 511,000 sq. feet in North San Jose

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May.7 PayPal stops payments for sex products  Subsidiary of eBay will phases out payments for most adult-themed merchandise over the next 5 weeks May.13   eBay to pay janitors' health insurance
  Janitors threatening to strike over soaring health care costs. eBay agreed to pay 95% of the health care costs May.16 CEO salary boosted to $990,000  Online auction giant boosted Meg Whitman's pay to $990,000, up from $250,000 the previous year May.19 'Anything Points' program May.28 $35 million patent verdict against eBay  The verdict hasn't dented stock price, but might force the online auction giant to tweak its sales format

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Jun.11 eBay buys Chinese e-commerce company
Jun.25 PayPal, eBay sued by Stamps.com Jun.26 Increase in Stock Option Pool Approved  Shareholders approved a plan to increase the employee stock option pool by more than 50% Jun.27 Buyer Safeguards, Advertising Expanded  Online auctioneer will protect purchases on its Web site and expand an ad program to help sellers promote their wares

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Jul.8 Employees warned about bird danger
  In the staff parking lot a vast Hawk nest measuring 3 feet across sits perched atop a tree Jul.11 Lunch with Buffett fetches $250,100
  141 bids were submitted during the auction's duration of a 2 days Jul.24 Record profit and revenue  EBay Inc. announced a 2-for-1 stock split and boosted its outlook for the rest of the year

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Aug.11 eBay Takes a $30 Million Charge  eBay took a charge in the second quarter due to a court judgment. Earnings were reduced by 3 cents per share Aug.21 Power outage takes eBay down for hours
  Web site shut down for 3 hours late due to a power outage at 'hosting facility'

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Sep.19 Pierre Omidyar is world 29th richest  EBay Inc. founder has a net worth of $6.9 billion according to Forbes magazine Sep.30 eBay, Dell executives named to board  Clothing retailer named eBay CEO Whitman and Dell CFO James Schneider, to its board of directors

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Oct.29 Analysts Told Growth Can Be Sustained  Online auctioneer told analysts it can wring much more growth from its oldest and largest market in the United States

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Nov.3 eBay's Whitman: Google Is Not a Threat  CEO of online auctioneer downplayed speculation that its chief business partner was poised to become its biggest rival Nov.20 AT&T claims eBay infringes on its patents
  AT&T Corp. is claiming the telecommunications giant developed the payment system more than a decade ago

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Dec.8 eBay Makes a Business of Its Online Data  eBay has begun selling the price data generated by its popular auction site to set a benchmark for the value of goods

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