Et Cetera...

-- Applied Materials will cut 1,000 workers due to Asian weakness and slow orders.

-- Entergy CEO Edwin Lupberger is leaving in the wake of poor earnings.

-- Former Studio 54 owner Ian Schrager bought two big Manhattan hotels May 26.

-- May Department Stores hired former Caldor CEO Don Clarke to run Lord & Taylor.

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