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BAE shareholders urge top executives to leave: FT

LONDON (Reuters) - A group of BAE Systems <BAES.L> shareholders has demanded the resignation of leading figures at the company, following the collapse of its proposed $45 billion merger with EADS <EAD.PA>, the Financial Times reported on Tuesday. Full story

Analysis: After BAE-EADS - small deals, not mega-mergers

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The collapse of the proposed merger between BAE Systems Plc and EADS will shift the focus to smaller deals among global weapons makers as companies strive to keep revenue rising in the face of cuts in military spending by the United States and Europe. Full story

BAE's U.S. unit to keep looking for M&A opportunities

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. unit of Britain's BAE Systems Plc on Wednesday said it will continue to pursue future merger and acquisition opportunities after the collapse of the company's merger talks with Europe's EADS. Full story

EADS CEO says to review strategy after BAE merger talks ended

PARIS (Reuters) - EADS Chief Executive Tom Enders said in a letter to employees that the aerospace group wished to review its strategy and defense activities in particular after the end of its merger talks with BAE Systems. Full story

How Close Is It? Olympic Timing Tech

Olympic timing has come a long way from the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics when Ralph Metcalfe won the 100-meter race, according to news accounts, but was placed second after judges reviewed film that showed the trailing edge of the second-place runner’s torso crossed the finish line before Metcalfe. Full story

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