John J. Edwards III
Before you go out to celebrate Friday's relief rally (unless you're in bonds), take a glance at this light load of post-close news items:
reached a pact to take four newspapers off the hands of
unit for $1.65 billion. Knight-Ridder also announced plans to divest its
unit, an online information service for business and professional customers.
said it signed a definitive agreement to merge with privately held
in a tax-free reorganization. The combined company will have 2 billion tons of coal reserves and total assets of about $1.7 billion.
cable unit agreed with privately held
to swap cable systems in Wisconsin and Indiana representing about 125,000 customers.