Stocks opened on the upside on Wall Street, with the
Nasdaq Composite Index
, led by
(see below), faring best.
Major European bourses were mixed at midday, while Asian markets were flat. Japan's
gained 13.09 to 14,183.45, and Hong Kong's
lost 9.64 to 9912.76.
yesterday approved the nomination of
as head of that country's central bank.
weighed in yesterday on the new chief's prospects.
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is shaking up its management team. The company announced the resignations of President and COO Bruce Stein and Gary Baughman, president of the company's
have told Iran they are interested in developing its oil and gas reserves. The move comes just days after France's
risked penalties under the U.S. government's Iran-Libya Sanctions Act by inking a $540 million oil development deal with Iran.
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today is announcing its acquisition of Austin, Texas-based
, whose instant-messaging technology will compete with
the story early this morning.
and Dell announced a broad, $16 billion technology pact.
German software firm
said that Jeremy Coote, president of its U.S. operations, has left for rival Siebel Systems.
broke the story on
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has named his prime minister:
, a longstanding supporter of the late
and Jordan's 1994 peace accord with Israel.
U.S. expansion continues. The French telecom equipment firm is acquiring remote-access Internet technology company
Assured Access Technology
in a $350 million deal.
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Clearing the way for the expected release of
have signed quarterback
a month after he was cut by the
. Frerotte follows in the hallowed footsteps of such past Lions QBs as
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