Et Cetera...

-- Microsoft made a killing on the $285 million sale of digital animator Softimage.

-- A U.S. court lifted the FDA ban on Cholestin, a cholesterol-lowering supplement.

-- Raytheon picked AlliedSignal Vice-Chairman Daniel Burnham to be its next CEO.

-- McDonald's will cut 23% of its Oakbrook (Ill.) headquarters staff.

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