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Abbott Labs

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will pay

Johnson & Johnson

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about $1.7 billion according to a the ruling in a

patent infringement suit

regarding Abbott's Humira and J&J's Centocor, which both treat rheumatoid arthritis.

On Tuesday, Abbott closed down 78 cents, or 1.6%, at $47.04.

RHJ International

, a Belgium industrial company, is close to purchasing a stake in

General Motors'


Opel division after

revising a previous offer

. The

Financial Times

reports that the deal could be settled in a matter of days.

Apollo Group

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reported third-quarter earnings of $201.1 million, or $1.26 a share, up 45% from the same quarter last year, after an

increase in enrollment at its education programs

. Revenue also increased, by 26% to $1.05 billion.

On Tuesday, Apollo gained $5.13, or 7.8%, to close at $71.12.


analyst upgrade-downgrade news

, Barclays upgraded


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to overweight from equalweight with a $71 price target, while Merrill Lynch/Bank of America upgraded

Electronic Arts


to buy from neutral with a $26 price target.

FedEx closed down a penny at $55.62 on Tuesday, while Electronic Arts added 91 cents to $21.72.

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