An article Tuesday, "As Year 2000 Looms, Issuers Play Beat the Clock" (page 11), understated the number of cards expiring that year that MasterCard had issued in a test. Twenty-thousand sets of seven cards were issued, for a total of 140,000.

In addition, a Wednesday correction to the article was garbled. First Data Corp. plans to spend a total of $60 million to $80 million on the year-2000 problem this year and next.

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