You don't need no stinkin' 10K rally to celebrate tonight. The beer's green and the shakes have been shamrocked. Happy St. Patrick's Day.
Stocks, however, are still feeling bloated from yesterday's fun. The
Dow Jones Industrial Average
dumped 51.06 to 9879.41; the
lost 8.81 to 8.56; the
Nasdaq Composite Index
fell 10.28 to 2428.99; the small-cap
dropped 0.75 to 398.42; but
TheStreet.com Internet Sector
index managed to pick up 4.28 to close at 608.93.
European bourses closed lower, while Asian markets continued to surge. Japan's
soared a further 195.29 to close at a 7 1/2-month high of 16,268.11, and Hong Kong's
kept inching toward its next millennial mark, gaining 28.82 to 10,940.07.
TheStreet.com Internet Sector
index after the close of trading today, the
Philadelphia Stock Exchange
said. Inktomi is replacing
, whose acquisition by
is expected to be completed today.
In other index-reconfiguration news,
TheStreet.com E-Commerce Index
after today's close, the
American Stock Exchange
said. Beyond.com is replacing
, whose merger with fellow E-Commerce Index component
is expected to be completed today. The merged CDnow/N2K will remain in the index under its new symbol, CDNWD.
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Bermuda-based fiber optic provider
agreed to buy local and long distance carrier
for about $11.2 billion in stock.
the story yesterday.
Auto parts manufacturer
will be expanding its product line. The company agreed to buy the automotive unit of
for $2.3 billion.
is buying privately held Canadian jewelry store
for about $75 million in cash.
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may sell $2 billion to $3 billion of stock in an IPO. The company is a subsidiary of Allen's umbrella firm
today announced plans to sell key parts of its office-imaging business to German printing company
. Kodak will sell its digital printer, copier and roller assembly operations.
will invest $1.4 billion in its broadband
has signed a memorandum with consortium
-- a joint venture of
-- to use
operating system, which Symbian is promoting as a platform for advanced mobile communications technology.
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today approved by a vote of 97 to 3 a bill that would commit the military to deploy a ballistic missile-defense system as soon as it is "technologically possible."
House of Lords
said today that it will decide next Wednesday whether former Chilean dictator Gen.
will be granted immunity and returned to Chile.
A Finnish forensic team found that 40 of the Kosovo Albanians killed by Serb forces in January were civilians executed en masse, according to
The Washington Post
The British government today released figures showing that country's unemployment rate at 4.6% for the seventh month in a row.
may pay about $5.3 billion for a 35% stake in debt-ridden Japanese automaker
according to French officials. The French government owns a little over 40% of Renault.
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The balloon navigated by a Swiss-English team today finished its six-day trip across the Pacific Ocean. The team needs to reach North Africa to complete the first-ever nonstop circumnavigation of the globe by a balloon.
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