Major indices continued to rally into the afternoon's home stretch, with an intraday lurch downward turning back into across-the-board outperformance. The
Dow Jones Industrial Average
remained hot, joined by a resurgent
Nasdaq Composite Index
TheStreet.com Internet Sector
Among less-than-major indices, the
Dow Jones Transportation Average
remained the standout, lately up 2.3% behind
The big European indices finished mixed, with London's
down 0.5%, the Paris
up 1.1% and Germany's
also up 1.1%.
Asian markets improved overnight, as Tokyo's
rose 174.06, or 1%, to 17,610.58. Hong Kong's
moved up 55.78, or 0.4%, to 13,840.29.
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for roughly $648 million.
today paid a $5 million fine and $20 million in restitution to settle a
Securities and Exchange Commission
investigation of its relationship with defunct and indicted correspondent firm,
, according to a filing today. Bear said the fine won't have any material effect on its business or financial condition.
is pondering a $6.3 billion bid for Anglo-American fund manager
Financial Mail on Sunday
warned that earnings for its fiscal third quarter ended May 31 will range from 42 cents to 44 cents a share. The current five-analyst
consensus estimate calls for Greenbrier to earn 49 cents.
agreed to acquire
Le Groupe Forex
of Canada for $408 million.
Citing continued soft demand for metalworking tools and plastics processing equipment in Europe and North America,
said second-quarter earnings will be down about 10% from the 45 cents a share reported in the second quarter a year ago. The current 10-analyst consensus estimate calls for earnings of 50 cents. The company added it projects results in the second half of the year to show gradual improvement.
President and COO William Baumhauer, brought in less than a year ago to turn around the theme restaurateur's flagging fortunes, abruptly resigned. The once-highflying stock was up 1/8 to 13/16 on the news.
posted fiscal third-quarter earnings of 16 cents a share, beating the 17-analyst estimate by a penny and up from the year-ago 13 cents.
agreed to acquire
for roughly $1.3 billion in cash and stock. The transaction will be accounted for as a purchase and is expected to be accretive to earnings during calendar year 2001.
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as its worldwide corporate standard for desktop and notebook personal computers, associated PC peripherals and selected services over the next three years, Dell announced.
IPO price range to $12 to $14 a share from $9 to $11. The online mortgage provider's stock is expected to be priced this evening for trading tomorrow.
set a pact to jointly develop and market software that will help customers accelerate the development and deployment of e-business applications.
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announced that the federal budget surplus for fiscal 1999 is projected to be $99 billion, with a surplus of $142 billion projected for fiscal 2000. Excluding Social Security funds, next year's surplus is seen coming in at $5 billion. Clinton said the U.S. can be completely out of debt by 2013 based on the new calculations.
Suez Lyonnaise des Eaux
agreed to acquire
of the U.S. for about $4.1 billion, or $53 a share.
CEO Roberto Colaninno was named chairman and CEO of
as Olivetti completed its takeover of the fourth-largest telecom company in Europe. Olivetti beat out
in a battle for Telecom Italia.
Over the weekend, the
Nihon Keizai Shimbun
reported that the vice finance minister for international affairs,
, will step down in July to be replaced by
, currently director general of the
Ministry of Finance's
international bureau. The move is hardly unexpected: Sakakibara was to have left the post last summer, but stayed on due to the economic crisis rocking Asia. Still, there will be something of a readjustment process for U.S. policy-makers. Because they were colleagues at
, Sakakibara and
had good rapport.
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"Hello, Senator Clinton. No, not you...."
The New Yorker
reports that President Clinton may be considering a run for the
from Arkansas in 2002.
Hillary Rodham Clinton
, of course, is close to announcing a run for the Senate from New York in 2000. Should both Clintons win and take office, the U.S. would officially move into the postsatire era. Get your snarkiness in now.
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