Among the stock activity stories for Thursday, March 19, from AP Financial News:

CHICAGO (AP) ¿ Shares of Herman Miller Inc. slumped Thursday, a day after the furniture maker said sales fell during the fiscal third quarter, causing it to lose money during the period.

NEW YORK (AP) ¿ Specialty glass and ceramics maker Corning Inc. said Thursday it expects to turn a first-quarter profit, excluding special items, thanks to an increase in glass orders over the past several weeks.

NEW YORK (AP) ¿ Shares of Beckman Coulter Inc. rose Thursday after a Barclays analyst upgraded the stock, pointing to its dependable supply revenue, and its recent buyout of Olympus Corp.'s lab-based diagnostics business.

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