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(AA) Alcoa $0.69 vs $0.52e; R$7.24B vs $7.21B(e); positive broker comments from Bear Stearns, Lehman, Prudential, and others.
(AAPL) Apple is reportedly offering iTunes credit now on Coinstar change machines.
(ABT) Abbott Lab enters into broad discovery collaboration with Myriad.
(AU) AngloGold priced a 27.9M share sale at $51.25.
(BBY) Best Buy is reportedly removing 65% of mail-in rebates for in-store rebates.
(BCF) Burlington Coat Factory merger is closer to finalized in vote.
(BOL) Bausch & Lomb halted US shipments of its controversial contact lens solution; stock appears down $7 pre-market.
(BYI) Bally Tech signs deal with Boyd Gaming-BYD for casino management.
(CSTR) Coinstar added no-fee iTunes option.
(CTSH) Cognizant gets pact from Dow Corning.
(DHI) DRHorton said Q2 sales rose 10% to $4.4B.
(ECR) ECC Capital cuts 17% of workers (117 layoffs).
(ENMD) Entremed filed to sell 9.96M shares for holders.
(ESPD) eSpeed CFO will leave in May.
(ETP) Energy Transfer Partners registered $1B mixed securities shelf.
(GIVN) Given Imaging lowered guidance by 5%.
(GME) Gamestop was selling 6.5M shares.
(GOOG) Google won rights to new search technology according to Financial Times.
(LEA) Lear guides 2006 revenue $17.7B vs. $17.85B(e); guides 2006 EBITDA $400M-$440M ahead of presentation today.
(MU) Micron $0.27 EPS AFTER $230M gain vs $0.06e; Revenues fell short at $1.23B vs $1.34B(e).
(MYGN) Myriad gets pact from Abbott Labs.
(NFLD) Northfield Labs -$0.24 EPS vs -$0.25e; non-revenue company.
(PJC) Piper Jaffray is selling private client branch network for $500 million in cash to Swiss bank UBS.
(PLUG) Plug Power is reporting a $217M investment from a Russian investment group.
(PRSC) Providence Service 1.8M share secondary prices at $32.00.
(SCUR) Secure Computing sees Q1 EPS $0.12-0.13 vs $0.12e, but Revenues will be $42-42.5M vs $43.75(e).
(SLNK) Spectralink CFO will leave the company in September.
(SLXP) Salix was issued an “approvable