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May 29, 2003

* Luxury home builder Toll Bros. Inc. said its profit in the latest quarter rose slightly from the same period last year. The Huntingdon Valley, Pa.-based company posted net income of $52.9 million, or 72 cents a share, for its fiscal second quarter, compared with $52.5 million, or 69 cents, a year earlier.

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* Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. said its fiscal first-quarter profit climbed 48%. Net income increased to $13.1 million, or 22 cents a share, from $8.86 million, or 15 cents, a year earlier.

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* Goldman, Sachs & Co. is selling 6 million shares of Visx Inc. on behalf of financier Carl Icahn, who failed in an attempt to get an associate elected to the Santa Clara, Calif., company's board.

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* Novartis said the Food and Drug Administration approved its cholesterol-lowering drugs Lescol and Lescol XL for preventing coronary events in patients with coronary heart disease.

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