Europe Stocks Finish Lower

Asia shares end with gains; Canada shares rise at close

European stock markets finished lower. London's Financial Times-Stock Exchange 100 index was off 2.90 points, or 0.07%, to 4,311. Among the gainers were Amersham Plc after General Electric announced a $9.5 billion deal to acquire the maker of laboratory equipment. Other gainers included Cambridge Antibody Technology, while Allied Domecq was lower.

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