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Big Movers in the Stock Market

July 17, 2000

NEW YORK (AP) _ Stocks that were moving substantially or trading heavily Monday on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Stock Market.

NYSE:

General Mills, fell $2.438 to $33.875

General Mills purchased Pillsbury from British food and drinks conglomerate Diageo PLC for $5.4 billion in stock and the assumption of $5.1 billion in debt.

General Electric, rose $2.25 to $53.75

General Electric signed a definitive agreement to buy railroad parts supplier Harmon Industries for about $425 million.

Corning Inc., rose $12.188 to $279.188

Corning beat Wall Street estimates for second quarter earnings by reporting profits of 94 cents a share as compared to 80 cents a share predicted by analysts.

NASDAQ

CareerBuilder Inc., rose $3.625 to $7.75

Media companies Knight-Ridder and Tribune Co. agreed to buy the online employment agency for $200 million. CareerBuilder shareholders will receive $8 a share for each share held.

Mercator Software Inc. fell $37.188 to $25.438

The maker of software for linking computer systems said it earned about 4 cents a share on a pro forma basis in the second quarter. Wall Street analysts had predicted the company would earn 8 cents a share.

Anesta Corp. rose $7.688 to $29.813

Cephalon Inc. agreed to buy Anesta, a maker of drug-delivery systems, for $444 million. Anesta holders will receive 0.4765 share of Cephalon stock, valued at about $31.45, for each share held.

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