SULZER WINS REPRIEVE: Sulzer Medica AG got a reprieve when a U.S. appeals court reversed an earlier decision and put a temporary halt on individual cases. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals had previously allowed plaintiffs to proceed with single lawsuits by lifting an injunction. After Medica asked the appeals court to reconsider, the court decided to stall individual suits until Nov. 29, when another hearing will be held. Sulzer faces about 1,800 lawsuits over faulty hip and knee implants.
STUDENTS CRACK ATM CODE: A pair of Cambridge University computer graduate students have penetrated the security software used by IBM Corp. to protect bank ATM machines and e-commerce transactions, the school says. The students, Mike Bond and Richard Clayton, developed a program that allowed them to defeat security measures on a laboratory computer equipped with the IBM security hardware and software that stores credit card numbers or cash machine PINs. While taking the announcement seriously, IBM said that the attack would not happen under a typical bank's security regimen.
JABIL CEO JOINS INDUSTRY BOARD: Timothy L. Main, chief executive and president of Jabil Circuit of St. Petersburg, has been named to a two-year term on the 180-member board of the National Association of Manufacturers. The organization, which has 14,000 members, calls itself the nation's largest industrial trade association.