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BUSINESS NOTES SYNCOR BEEFS UP TIES IN AUSTRALIA.



Byline: - From staff and wire reports

WOODLAND HILLS - Syncor International Corp. announced Tuesday that its subsidiary in Australia has acquired a distributor and manufacturer of diagnostic radiopharmaceuticals used in nuclear medicine and medical imaging.

Radpharm Scientific, based in Canberra, Australia, distributes its products to more than 160 nuclear medicine practices in Australia and exports to New Zealand New Zealand (zē`lənd), island country (2005 est. pop. 4,035,000), 104,454 sq mi (270,534 sq km), in the S Pacific Ocean, over 1,000 mi (1,600 km) SE of Australia. The capital is Wellington; the largest city and leading port is Auckland. , Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Hong Kong Hong Kong (hŏng kŏng), Mandarin Xianggang, special administrative region of China, formerly a British crown colony (2005 est. pop. 6,899,000), land area 422 sq mi (1,092 sq km), adjacent to Guangdong prov. .

The acquisition gives Syncor presence in Canberra, complementing its existing Australian radiopharmacy sites in Sydney, Perth and Brisbane, company officials said.

Amwest to leave stock exchange

CALABASAS - Amwest Insurance Group has applied to the Securities and Exchange Commission to remove its stock listings from the American Stock Exchange American Stock Exchange (AMEX)

Stock exchange in the U.S. Originally known as “the Curb,” it began as an outdoor marketplace in New York City c. 1850. It moved indoors to its present location in the Wall Street area in 1921.
, the company announced Tuesday.

Amwest cited its continuing inability to trade consistently above $1 and to file periodic reports with the SEC as the principal reasons for its withdrawal.

Trading in the company's common stock has been halted since April 17, when Amwest announced it was further delaying the filing of its Form 10-K Form 10-K

A report required by the SEC from exchange-listed companies that provides for annual disclosure of certain financial information.


Form 10-K

See 10-K.
 for the 2000 fiscal year.

Merrill Lynch Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. (NYSE: MER TYO: 8675 ), through its subsidiaries and affiliates, provides capital markets services, investment banking and advisory services, wealth management, asset management, insurance, banking and related products and services on a global basis.  cuts total 3,300 so far

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New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of
 - Brokerage powerhouse A fourth-generation language from Cognos that was introduced in the late 1970s for midrange computers. It supports both character-oriented, terminal-based applications as well as Windows clients. Applications developed under PowerHouse can be imported into Cognos' Axiant client/server environment.  Merrill Lynch & Co. said Tuesday it has reduced its work force by 3,300 jobs so far this year and warned that second-quarter earnings will be significantly lower than Wall Street expected.

David H. Komansky, Merrill Lynch's chairman and chief executive, told analysts in a conference call that the cuts represent almost 5 percent of the company's work force.

The job cut figure released Tuesday includes 1,700 job eliminations that Merrill Lynch announced in April.

Merrill Lynch cited weak market conditions that have depressed its projected revenue for the current quarter below that for the first three months of the year. It said revenue from trading stocks and bonds were particularly weak.

Copper producer predicts price fall

PHOENIX - Phelps Dodge Phelps Dodge Corporation is a former United States company founded in 1834 by Anson Greene Phelps and William E. Dodge. On March 19, 2007, it was acquired by Freeport-McMoRan and now operates under the name Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.  Corp., the world's second largest producer of copper, has lowered its copper price outlook for 2001 and said Tuesday it expects to lose much more than expected in the second quarter.

The company announced Tuesday that it expects copper on the New York Commodity Exchange to average 75 cents to 80 cents per pound for the remainder of the year. That's 5 cents lower than its earlier expectations. Lower prices mean less income for the company.

As a result, Phelps Dodge said it expects to lose $1.28 to $1.38 a share before onetime items in the second quarter. Analysts surveyed by Thomson Financial/First call had expected a loss of 27 cents a share before items for the April-June quarter from Phelps Dodge.

Vitesse reduces revenue forecast

CAMARILLO - Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. reduced its third quarter revenue forecast Tuesday, attributing the projected .06 loss per share to declining orders and cancellation of some existing orders.

``Overall, business conditions continue to be weak and we have seen no improvement in visibility at a majority of our customers,'' said Lou Tomasetta, Vitesse president and chief executive officer.

Vitesse, suffering the same woes as other semiconductor makers in a technology industry meltdown meltdown

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, had already announced job cuts.
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