Business Editors 
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 16., 1998--Read the following
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"S&P Index Changes -- Who's in, Who's Out"
Standard & Poor's said it will replace Saks Holdings (NYSE:SKS)
in the S&P MidCap 400 Index with Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE:ANF) after
the close of trading on September 17. S&P said ANF will be added to
the S&P MidCap 400 Retail (Specialty-Apparel) industry group. SKS is
being acquired by S&P MidCap 400 component Proffitt's Inc. (NYSE:PFT)
in a transaction expected to close on that date. The merger is still
pending shareholder approval. 
"RF Micro Devices Sees Stronger than Expected 2nd Quarter Profit"
http://www.personalwealth.com/prn03 RF Micro Devices (Nasdaq:RFMD)
sees higher than expected second quarter earnings of $0.09-$0.10 on
revenues of $28 million to $30 million. The company cited higher than
anticipated wafer availability and demand from Korean customers. Other
stocks featured in this morning's MarketMovers include MEMC Electronic
Materials (NYSE:WFR), Arkansas Best (Nasdaq:ABFS), Building Materials
Holdings (Nasdaq:BMHC), Phoenix Technologies (Nasdaq:PTEC), Rawlings
Sporting Goods (Nasdaq:RAWL), PanAmSat Corp. (Nasdaq:SPOT), Isis
Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq:ISIP), Progress Software (Nasdaq:PRGS), and
Butler Manufacturing (NYSE:BBR). 
"Equity Markets Building Confidence, S&P's Cherney Says"
http://www.personalwealth.com/prn02 Tuesday's close in the equity
markets was much better than most of the action during the day, which
S&P Market Analyst Paul Cherney says is a positive. Other bullish
signs are a third consecutive gain for the S&P 500 and improving
breadth, he notes. All in all, Cherney says, they indicate a market
that is building confidence. MarketViews provides the thoughts of
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