NEW YORK (AP) ¿ Shares of some top health care equipment companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Becton Dickinson rose $.23 or .3 percent, to $73.69. Covidien fell $.12 or .3 percent, to $45.01. Millipore fell $.34 or .5 percent, to $67.61. Patterson fell $.32 or 1.2 percent, to $25.90. PerkinElmer fell $.31 or 1.6 percent, to $19.05. Thermo Fisher fell $.19 or .4 percent, to $46.23. Varian Medical fell $.08 or .2 percent, to $45.68. Waters fell $.80 or 1.3 percent, to $58.57.
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