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America Online goes to the majors

The online giant gets its due as its stock is named a Standard & Poor's 500 component.

The online giant gets its due as its stock is named a Standard & Poor's 500 component. At the same time, Oracle chief Larry Ellison uses the firm's $4.3 billion buyout of Netscape as proof that Microsoft has seriously hurt its competitors.

AOL soars on S&P 500 addition
update Shares in America Online soar in pre-opening trading following news that the company is being added to the Standard & Poor's 500 Index.

Steve Case joins billionaires club
The AOL chief executive's holdings in the online giant eclipse $1 billion in value as the company's stock skyrockets.

AOL surpasses Disney in market value
Shares of the No. 1 online service jump 55 percent in a week, valuing the company at more than Walt Disney and other major U.S. companies.

Ellison: AOL deal shows Microsoft's clout
Oracle's chief executive says America Online's $4.3 billion takeover of Netscape proves Microsoft has caused serious damage to its competitors.

AOL throws the book at spammers
In the latest chapter of its crusade against unsolicited bulk email, the online giant wins lawsuits against three spammers and files nine more.

Dell to feature AOL on consumer PCs
The deal will bring a cobranded version of AOL's online service to customers of Dell's Dimension line of home PCs and its Inspiron line of consumer notebooks.