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EARNINGS REPORT: 3COM AND COCA-COLA SHOW STRENGTH

     3Com, the Santa Clara-based computer networking company,
reported their first quarter earnings.  The company, which
recently purchased the naming rights to Candlestick Park, "beat
Wall Street estimates with earnings" of $59.4M, up 93% from the
year before.  Sales jumped 64% to $430.4M (SAN FRANCISCO
CHRONICLE, 9/20).
     COKE IS IT: Coca-Cola announced their worldwide third-
quarter volume will grow roughly 7%, "exceeding expectations,"
according to Chris Roush of the ATLANTA CONSTITUTION.  Marty
Romm, analyst at CS First Boston:  "The numbers were at or a
little bit better than what most people were expecting."  Stock
reached a 52-week high of $69.50 before closing at $69.12 1/2
(ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 9/21).
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