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Vegas Gaming Board Approves ITT Plan

More might have happened after the market closed than while trading was going on. A brief sampling of the post-close excitement follows.



says it's on track to meet fourth-quarter earnings forecasts. Street analysts say the company should earn nine cents per share in the quarter, according to

First call

, which compiles analysts forecasts.




:NYSE) reported first-quarter earnings of 80 cents a share versus 69 cents a share last year. That was a penny better than the Street had seen.

The Las Vegas gaming control board approved an


restructuring plan.

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Federal Reserve Board

approved the


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Food and Drug Administration

panel backed the use of



, a cancer drug.



announced a restructuring plan that will spin off its timber operations. The stock had been halted earlier in the day. The company said it expects third-quarter profits to be well above analysts estimates of 55 cents per share.

Water treatment company

U.S. Filter


announced it would launch a bid for Australia's


. U.S. Filter, which already owns 4.9% of the Australian company, is offering US$30 per share.

MCI Systemhouse

, a subsidiary of

MCI Communications


, signed a $13.7 million services agreement with

Caliber Learning Network




said it expected third-quarter results would be affected by a non-cash charge. The company said the charge was a result of a reduction in the book value of its sulfur assets.

Voice Control


said it expects third-quarter revenues to be significantly below its 1996 results. The company reported earnings of a penny per share in the third quarter 1996 and had been projected to earn three cents per share in the third quarter 1997.

LG&E Energy


cautioned that third-quarter earnings could be lower than last year's. In the third quarter 1996, LGE earned 62 cents per share. The Street sees LGE earning 65 cents a share in the third quarter this year.