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Thursday, September 22, 2005

News in Brief

Cosmetics firm Rimmel is the fourth to announce it is "reviewing its contract" with model Kate Moss, saying it’s “shocked” -- shocked! -- that she snorts cocaine.  (The Telegraph)

The town of Brookline (Mass.) is suing cable giant Comcast for breach of contract, saying the company broke its pledge to improve reception there.  (Brookline TAB)

A Texas judge has dismissed fraud and breach of contract claims brought against bicycle racer Lance Armstrong by a former assistant.  (KGBT-TV)

Indiana officials have terminated the contract of the firm hired to link together the computer systems of the state courts because the system just doesn’t work.  (Ft. Wayne Journal-Gazette)

New York City will ink a 20-year contract with Spain’s Cemusa, Inc., to build and maintain bus stops and public toilets; Cemusa will get all advertising rights and will pay about $1 billion over the life of the contract.  (Newsday)

An Oklahoma roofing company has seen its stock more than double after it wins Army contracts to provide roofing services in storm-damaged Mississippi.  (KFOR-TV)

Boston Scientific has agreed to pay $750 million to a small Israeli company to settle a contract dispute over sales of heart stents.  (Boston Globe)

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