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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - December 2, 1999, Darmstadt, HessePage 10 s t a r s a $ d St. H s thursday december 2, -1999 experts warn of Inge mail virus by Molly Wood the associated press san Francisco expert scrambled to warn thousands of computer users that a familiar and damaging virus has struck scores of companies and could be slumbering in their email boxes. The mini zip virus Tor through computers on tuesday devouring files and crippling email systems anti virus analysts said. It was expected to renew its assault wednesday a unsuspecting users logged on. Dan Schrader vice president of new technology at trend Micro in Cupertino calif., said he fielded complaints from four Fortune 500 companies and scores of smaller companies. Sal Viveros a marketing Man Ager for Santa Clara based net work associates which makes tuesday s Market summary 52 High week Low name last net chg % Ltd chg % chg 52-wk%chg 11,365.93 8,676.03 Dow Jones industrials 10,877.81 -70.11 -.64 18.48 19.10 3,797.05 2,778.56 Dow Jones transportation 2,909.72 9.53 .33 -7.61 -4.53 336.03 274.60 Dow Jones utilities 281.53 4.59 1.66 -9.85 -7.75 663.50 552.83 nose composite 631.18 -5.32 -.84 5.94 10.09 832.13 643.70 amex Index 832.81 .69 .08 20.87 25.61 3,469.35 1,924.15 Nash a composite 3,336.16 -85.21 -2.49 52.15 66.50 1,425.31 1,136.89 s&p500 1,388.91 -18.92 -1.34 12.99 18.18 434.86 343.46 up Midcap 420.11 1.48 .35 7.09 19.34 465.80 381.96 Russell 2000 454.08 -2.87 -.63 7.61 13.88 13,148.30 10,423.37 Wilshire 5000 12,851.93 .-166.33 -1.28 13.56 19.76 most Active $1 or More name vol 00 last chg Amon lne sat to s s tycoon to Pfizer s Alberts Philmor Disney Lucent s 407784224828 144365112160 108654106495 9382486617 8517883782 73.2555.94 24.5053.81 40.1936.25 32.0026.25 27.8873.06 -6.753.94 -.56 .06-1.06 -1.193.81 -.56 -2.88 most Active $1 or More name vol 00 last chg inns loot n Spur n Ampe Nabors 11848276819 2029717426 14983 121459297 89027825 z806 147.94139.39 5.44135.25 4.5626.56 79.3010.13 14.389.00 -4.75 1.55 -10.13 -.50 .38 .33 -.88 .50 most name vol 00 Epif last chg Vonepp Microsoft s Dell ctr score lip i Sconci world Intel Sam Runci n Oracle swe Van n 536834276006 255802189290 187716171543 144636138017 135541134585 13.19 9.6390.69 43.25 18.0688.63 82.5076.88 12.56 68.1925.44 .56 -.38-2.81 -4.00-4.63 -2.06 -4.44 .75 1 key defense stocks 1 name Alllan signal Armor holding Boeing computer sciences mordant technologies engineered sup sys general dynamics general electric Halliburton Harris corp.l-3 communications Litton industries Lockheed Martin Newport news Shipel Northrop Grumman prime Raythelon Rockwell corp. Simula inc. Texas instruments Extron inc. United technologies div .68.56 .40 .04 .96 1.40 .50 .20.88 .16 1.60 .30 .80 1.02 it 1.32 .17 1.30 .80 be 8 23 20 18 29 7 9 11 42 59 48 27 17 13 13 11 12 14 16 10 19 69 18 16 last 54.94 60.00 11.81 40.63 65.50 29.13 11.69 51.56 130.13 38.63 21.00 41.25 44.81 19.88 33.00 56.19 20.50 29.13 49.63 55.63 5.69 52.19 96.06 71.50 56.50 chg 1.00 1.31 -.06 -.25 -.13 .50 .06 .44 -3.00 .06-.63 1.88 -.50 3.13 2.94 -.38 .50 -.31 .63 -.19 1.06 3.94 .13 2.19 Ltd chg -33.4 35.4 3.3 24.5 1.9 -22.3 -21.4 12.6 27.6 30.4 -33.1 -11.4 -31.4 -53.1 -1.3 -23.2 3.5 43.7 23.5 -7.1 21.6 6.9 124.1 5.8 3.9 key Mutual funds name Nav it chg. Ret. Fidelity invest Granc 45.73 -.48 5.8amer Century inv Ultra 40.96 -1.05 22.6 Fidelity advisor t Groppo 50.96 -.22 1.5putnam funds a Erlna p 20.69 -.01 2.5 Fidelity spartan eel do 49.51 -.68 13.9fidelity invest Greco 74.58 -1.94 47.4 aim funds a const p 37.70 -.82 23.5fidelity invest a mgr 18.31 -.16 7.9 aim funds a Cinga p 30.26 -.67 21.9scudder funds or win 26.68 -.21 3.3 Franklin class a Scapa p 35.74 -.95 58.4aim funds a Charta p 17.88 -.38 20.1 Fidelity invest Oversea 45.99 -.69 27,8putnam funds a gig a p 16.88 -.34 35.6 Scudder funds into cd 63.45 -.67 37.1merrill Lynch a Capra 33.96 -.12 2.9 Fidelity advisor t Seq let 27.95 -.01 -.3fidelity invest us i 10.29 .02 -.6 Fidelity advisor t Ovresat 22.36 -.34 27.0hotchkis & Wiley into 27.32 -.19 17.4 lord Abbott a Devota p 18.02 -.17 21.1scudder funds income 12,48 .03 -1.2 Scudder funds devel 44.63 -.83 18.5merrill Lynch a feds a 9.39 .0 1.2 Putnam funds a gig a p 11.63-4.5 anti virus software said 20 Large corporations had been affected by tuesday experts said the Bug gets Loose from an infected sys tem As a seemingly Friendly reply to a clean email sent via the Microsoft Outlook Outlook express or Exchange browsers. The virus intercepts the Origi Nal message and automatically sends itself As a response eve changing the subject line the Exchange rates military rates German Mark 1.8896 dutch Guilder 2.1290 euro 0.966137 British Pound 1.64 japanese yen 100.00 s. Korean won 1,136.00 commercial rates Austria Schilling 13.09 Belgium franc 38.19 Denmark Krone 6.97france franc 6.18 Greece drachma 276.96 Italy lira 1,814.53 Norway Krone 7.62 Portugal escudo 186.91 saudi Arabia Riyal 3.59 Spain peseta 155.13 Switzerland franc 1.52 Bahrain Dinar 0.377 Canada Dollar 1.4736 Egypt Pound 3.4215 Germany Mark 1.9359 Hong Kong Dollar 7.7695 Hungary forint 251.17 Israel shekel 4.2259 Philippines peso 40.84 Singapore Dollar 1.6808 Turkey lira 518,025 rates above the line Are available at military banking facilities in Germany the Netherlands the . And Iceland and at facilities1 in Japan and South Korea. Rates below the line Are inter Bank rates for reference when buying currency on the Economy. All figures Are foreign currencies to one Dollar except for the British Pound which is dollars to Al precious metals London closing fix Gold $288.50 Silver $5.28 interest rates prime rate 8.50 discount rate 5.00 Federal funds Market rate 5.50 3-month Bill 5.20 1-year Bill 5.170 30-year Bond i 6.29 sources Bank of America associated press body of the message reads i recipient s name i received your email and i shall Send Youan email asap. Till then take a look at the attached zipped docs,bye." the email contains an attachment called "zippedfiles,exe." if a user double Clicks on the attachment the virus is set Loose in the new victim s system. It then destroys a series of file sin a computer s hard drive by re placing them with empty files. Microsoft talks continue Chicago Justice depart ment officials and attorneys for Microsoft corp. Plan to continue talks aimed at settling the govern ment s antitrust Case against the software giant but say secrecy is vital to the this is going to work it s going to work confidentially jus Tice department lawyer David Boies told reporters on tuesday after a two hour talk with a court appointed mediator Federal appeals judge Richard Posner. We re going to have no com ment at All about anything to do with the mediation Boies said after leaving the session near the Federal declined to characterize the tone of the talks or say whether any Progress was made. Microsoft chairman Bill Gates did not attend. Aides said he wanted to remain in Seattle for the world Trade organization meet ing. . District judge Thoma Penfield Jackson in Washington found on nov. 5 that Microsoft Isa monopoly and has Hurt consume then Jackson has tried to push the parties to settlement on the issues chief of which is whether Microsoft s internet browse Rand other features should remain a part of its windows operating system package. From the associated press Dow Corning plan of d Bay City Mich. A Federal judge on tuesday approved Dow Corning corp s $4.5 billion planto emerge from bankruptcy including $3.2 billion to Settle claims the company s silicone breast implants made thousands of women sick. More than 170,000 women Al lege they suffered a wide Range of health problems after receiving silicone gel breast implants made by Dow Corning. Facing thou Sands of lawsuits the company declared bankruptcy in 1995.the plan approved tuesday also contains $1.3 billion to Settle other claims including those by creditors and health care organizations. At least one attorney and on implant recipient said they would file appeals seeking to Block the settlement. The settlement does not allow further lawsuits against Dow Corning or its corporate parents Dow chemical co. And Corning corp., Over alleged health prob lems related to implants Dow Corning spokesman t. Michael Jackson said. It does create a $400 million re serve to pay claims to women who sign the agreement approved tuesday but still wish to pursue Legal action Jackson said. 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