John J. Edwards III
The frenzy of excitement and dread spurred Friday morning by
gave way by the close to a certain calm. Just the way to ease into the weekend. Enjoy it, and enjoy these post-close morsels:
said a Mississippi suit seeking Medicaid reimbursement for smoking-related costs won't be tried before a jury. The cigarette merchant said it was "disappointed" with the court decision.
said it would close a Toronto facility as part of a plan to generate $10 million in annual savings.
said it ended its talks with
, which was considering buying Echlin's
heavy-duty brake operations.
A group of 144 physicians at
Palmetto General Hospital
in Hialeah, Fla., said they are suing
for breach of contract and other alleged offenses.
said it approved the buyback of an additional 2 million shares. The company also said it finished the previously announced disposal of its German manufacturing operations.
In other buyback news,
said it plans to repurchase 108,523 shares. That's about 10% of its outstanding stock.