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Aerospace scrutiny in Saturday's space shuttle disaster could focus on Boeing /zigman2/quotes/208579720/composite BA -6.79% and Lockheed Martin /zigman2/quotes/200691238/composite LMT -1.21% , which are part of the consortium that ran the space flight program, as well as Alliant Techsystems . See full story.

Amen Properties , a Web site with Christian information, said late Friday that its shareholders approved a 1-for-4 reverse stock split and starting Monday its stock ticker symbol will change to "AMECD" . On March 4, the symbol will revert to "AMENC."

BancFirst /zigman2/quotes/206813886/composite BANF +3.59% , Oklahoma's largest state-chartered bank, said late Friday that it bought about 4 percent of its common shares for $14.4 million from an institutional shareholder.

Standard & Poor's announced late Friday that BankUnited Financial will replace Luby's /zigman2/quotes/206507565/composite LUB +0.54% in the S&P SmallCap 600 as a result of restaurant company Luby's low market capitalization.

BellSouth Corp. confirmed Sunday that it's suing to stop its vice chairman Gary Forsee from leaving and heading Sprint Corp . Read full story.

Oil well firefighter Boots & Coots International said after Friday's bell that its lender Checkpoint Business declared it in default on a $1 million credit agreement. Boots & Coots said it is in communication with the lender and trying to resolve objections.

Have investors outsmarted themselves by knocking down oil stocks? Barron's likes the look of much of the sector's biggest players as their stock prices have fallen ahead of an Iraq conflict. BP /zigman2/quotes/207305210/composite BP -0.74% , ChevronTexaco /zigman2/quotes/205871374/composite CVX -0.53% and Royal Dutch are all near their 52-week lows as markets look for the "war premium" to disappear from present crude pricing. Barron's says the three have attractive price-to-estimated earnings ratios and dividend yields around 4 percent. ExxonMobil /zigman2/quotes/204455864/composite XOM -0.78% has a higher multiple and lower dividend. On a smaller scale, Barron's also likes ConocoPhillips /zigman2/quotes/207605056/composite COP -1.06% and Marathon Oil /zigman2/quotes/205031829/composite MRO -2.16% .

Cimarex Energy /zigman2/quotes/205517948/composite XEC -3.19% receives a glowing report in Barron's Sizing Up Small Caps column. The natural gas company has a "sparkling balance sheet" and an alluring cash-flow picture, says the column, quoting analyst Tim Curro of hedge fund Value Holdings. Cimarex has strong holdings of gas properties and Barron's says the company should thrive even if prices drop to the low end of analysts' estimated range.

On Tuesday, Cisco Systems /zigman2/quotes/209509471/composite CSCO -0.68% will report its second-quarter results, which are forecast to rise to 13 cents a share from 9 cents a share, according to a consensus of analysts surveyed by Multex Research.

Auto parts maker Decoma International said late Friday that it bid 6 million euros for factories and materials of Peguform's operations in France. Peguform, a German plastics manufacturing company with yearly sales of about 160 million euros, filed for bankruptcy last year. Decoma said it expects competing bidders for the properties.

On Tuesday, Cisco Systems /zigman2/quotes/209509471/composite CSCO -0.68% will report its second-quarter results, which are forecast to rise to 13 cents a share from 9 cents a share, according to a consensus of analysts surveyed by Multex Research.

Storage giant EMC will move on Monday to strengthen its position in the high-end storage market with the release of the latest version of its Symmetrix storage subsystem. Read full story.

Frisby Technologies , which develops ways to enhance fabrics' heating properties, said it dismissed President and Chief Operating Officer Duncan Russell. The company, now in Chapter 11 bankruptcy, said the vacant posts won't be filled.

Harken Energy said late Friday that its shareholders approved a $10 million rights offering and redemption of up to $20 million in notes due to be converted in May to common stock.

Hillenbrand Industries , which makes medical devices and sells funeral services, said late Friday that it will take a $68 million charge for its first fiscal quarter ended Dec. 31, reflecting underperforming investments. Despite that charge, the company said its portfolio has an unrealized gain exceeding $125 million.

Investors Real Estate Trust said after Friday's bell that, subject to shareholder approval, it acquired privately held T.F. James Co., assuming debt of about $37.7 million. T.F. James holders will be compensated with IRET stock according to an 8-K filing, though no total value was listed in IRET's announcement of the deal, which will take the form of a merger. IRET said the acquisition adds 52 properties to its holdings, with about $6.4 million in annual revenue. The deal includes eight properties that require either a sale or further expenditures, IRET said.

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