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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Drug company Pfizer (PFE) ended Monday's trading session up 0.8% to $20.54 after agreeing to sell its Capsugel business for $2.375 billion in cash to an affiliate of investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR). KKR added 1.4% at $17.14.
>> Pfizer Selling Capsugel for $2.4B to KKR

BP (BP - Get Report), the British oil company, rose 0.5% to $45.89, after saying Monday it agreed to sell its Arco Aluminum subsidiary to a consortium of Japanese companies for $680 million.
>> BP to Sell Arco Aluminum for $680 Million

Airline carrier Southwest (LUV - Get Report) fell 1.7% to $12.46 after grounding about 80 planes for inspection and cancelling about 300 flights Saturday when a 15-year-old Boeing (BA) 737-300 was forced into an emergency landing at a military base in Yuma, Ariz., with a hole a few feet long in the roof of the passenger cabin, The Associated Press reported.
>> Southwest Grounds Planes After Mishap

Windstar Cruises parent Ambassadors International (AMIE) tanked 76.8% to 65 cents after filing for bankruptcy protection and announcing plans to sell all its assets to stakeholder Whippoorwill Associates.

Electronics manufacturing services supplier LaBarge (LB - Get Report) surged 9.2% to $19.04 after aerospace and defense services company Ducommun (DCO - Get Report) said Monday it would acquire LaBarge for about $340 million. Ducommun was popped 4.5% to $25.14.

Communications and Entertainment company Vivendi ( VIVEF ) rose 0.9% to $29.30 after agreeing to buy mobile company Vodafone's (VOD) 44% stake in French mobile operator SFR for €7.95 billion ($11.3 billion). Vodafone ended flat at $29.07.

The Securities and Exchange Commission is preparing to bring civil charges against Wachovia, a unit of financial services company Wells Fargo, (WFC - Get Report) for allegedly overpricing mortgage-bond deals, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Wells Fargo fell 0.8% to $31.80.
>> SEC Targets Wachovia Over CDOs: Report

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