Stocks and Bond(s), James Bond.

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Never Say Never Again. I don't want to say, "I told you so", but, didn't I tell you so? The

Boston Globe

reports on local

UAWs'

rejection of

Caterpillar's

(CAT) - Get Report

latest compromise.

Live and Let Die. The

Minneapolis Star Tribune

takes a look at

Bio-Vascular

(BVAS)

, which manufactures "tissue-based implantable patches used to reinforce or repair tissue or to prevent leakage of air, blood or other bodily fluids around a surgical wound."

For Your Eyes Only. Anyone else know the amusing trick involving a

Land O'Lakes

butter box? The

Minneapolis Star Tribune

reports that Land O'Lakes is becoming more of a national player in the dairy food and agricultural supply sectors by pursuing a strategy of leveraging its branded products.

Boeing

(BA) - Get Report

and rival

Airbus Industrie

will gather in Singapore this week for the Asian Aerospace Show, which is second only to the Paris Air Show in size and importance. In the

Seattle Times

.

Dr. No. Independent Counselor or Energizer Bunny? Kenneth W. Starr has turned up as the "counsel of record" representing

Hughes Electronics

, whose parent company is

GM

(GM) - Get Report

, in a possible Supreme Court battle over employee pension fund benefits. Too bad he isn't as cuddly as the bunny. In the

Los Angeles Times

.

It may be "crunchy," but it sure feels good. The

Albuquerque Journal

reports that

Wild Oats Markets

(OATS)

, the No. 2 national natural-foods grocer, has announced plans for three nonprofit centers that will offer alternative health care services including acupuncture and massage therapy.

Michael "Goldfinger" Eisner's mouse ears may be out of wack after this year's

Disney

(DIS) - Get Report

annual meeting. In the

Financial Times

.

Business Abroad

On Her Majesty's Secret Service. The

Telegraph

reports that

Sony Pictures

(

(SNE) - Get Report

SNE ADR) is suing

MGM's United Artists

claiming ownership rights to

James Bond

.

Meanwhile,

Sean Connery

is not considered worthy of a knighthood because of his political activities. Connery is an active supporter of the Scottish Nationalist Party, which advocates independence for Scotland. In the

South China Morning Post

.

Check out the

Discovery Channel's

The Real 007

tonight at 8 p.m.

The

South China Morning Post

reports that

Merrill Lynch's

Asia strategy team was all smiles on Friday as Taiwan's Weighted Index moved to a five-month high.

However, things were in the red for the red. The

San Francisco Chronicle

reports that China, although spared the currency panics that spread last year from Thailand to South Korea, "faces the collapse of its real estate boom, the specter of widespread bank failures, rampant deflation and a sharp slowdown in its growth rate."

Licence to Kill. The

Financial Post

reports that Canadian oil and gas producers and service firms are hoping that their Libyan contracts do not become casualties if Canada participates in military action against Iraq.

Call me old-fashioned, but I just don't trust milk in a box. The

Financial Times

reports that

Parmalat

, "one of Italy's leading food producers, launched the first equity-linked contract denominated in euros."

Life In America: Ain't It Wacky?

And from the "I thought Robert Downey Jr. was still in jail" file... A New Jersey man has been arrested for sneaking into houses and joining strangers in bed. In the

South China Morning Post

.

"A computer foul-up at a Texas jail gave six months of freedom to a man serving four life sentences for a series of robberies, according to the San Antonio Express-News." In the

Washington Post

.