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Thursday, August 24, 2006

Pre-Market Stock News (August 24, 2006)

(AAPL) Apple is paying Creative (CREAF) $100 million to settle MP3 patent case.
(ARTC) Arthrocare recived notice from the SEC over stock options inquiry.
(ARXT) Adams Respiratory $0.17 EPS vs $0.16e.
(BAC) Bank of America is selling its Honk Kong unit to China Construction Bank.
(BOT) Chicago Board of Trade filed suit against CBOE to enforce member rights in restructuring.
(BP) BP down 1% after noting that another 90,000 bpd has been interrupted because of more equipment issues in the Prudhoe Bay pipeline.
(CHS) Chicos $0.30 EPS vs $0.30e.
(CSCO) Cisco trading up 1% after Cramer noted positively again on CNBC on his MAD MONEY show.
(CWTR) Coldwater Creek $0.13 EPS vs $0.10e; traded up 8% after results.
(CWT) California Water Service filed a $150M shelf offering.
(CREAF) Creative traded up over 20% after Apple agreed to pay $100 million to Creative to settle MP3 patent disputes.
(DELL) Dell ordered by Japan to investigate the battery recall along with Sony.
(F) Ford may be considering ways to take themselves private according to articles.
(H) Realogy lowered guidance and announced it will buy back up to 48 million shares.
(HERO) Hercules Offshore to acquire Halliburton's boat operations off West Africa.
(LB) Labarge $0.18 EPS vs $0.19e.
(LINTA) Liberty Interactive registered 3.1M shares for holders.
(MCD) McDonalds COO is resigning.
(ORCL) Oracle's Chief Ac counting Officer retired.
(PDCO) Patterson Cos $0.30 EPS vs $0.32e.
(PVH) Philips Van Heusen $0.53 EPS vs $0.47e.
(RAD) Rite-Aid confirmed it will buy Eckerd and Brooks for $2.55 Billion.
(SWHC) Smith & Wesson filed to sell 15M shares and entered line of credit to be used for acquisitions.
(WSM) William Sonoma down over 1% after earnings were up but on lowered guidance; announced 5M share buyback plan.
(YHOO) Yahoo! co-founder Yang transferred 3M shares to blind trust and will start share sale program.

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