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Tuesday, February 15, 2005

News in brief

The owner of an Arizona business-supply firm has signed a contract to by the National Football League’s Minnesota Vikings. Reggie Fowler would become the league’s first black owner.

Qwest Corp. has reached a wholesale pricing agreement with AT&T for routing AT&T long distance calls across Qwest’s network.  Details of the contract, which runs through 2007, were not disclosed.

Shell Exploration has extended the drilling contract for two of Transocean Inc.’s ocean drilling vessels, an award that could reach $228 million.

The University of Nebraska is negotiating with Iowa State University to send its veterinary students to the Ames school, instead of Kansas State University, where they have been going for 20 years.

Try, try again, say officials of a New Hampshire town which will doggedly put the city’s waste-hauling contract out for bids a fifth time.

A Canadian donut chain gets a no-bid contract under which the Royal Mint gives it exclusive rights to distribute popular new coins—without getting anything in return.

The nation’s second-biggest Giant Really Evil Conspiracy to Dominate the World is looking to cut legal expenses.  Microsoft Corp. is paring down the list of firms who do business for it, and warning that firms will have to agree to renegotiate their billing structures.

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