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  • 5/20/03 2:00 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Whether your family is hitting the hiking trail, barbecuing in the backyard or camping out in the great outdoors, you'll want to protect against insect bites. Not only will your outdoor experiences be more pleasant without itchy red welts on the arms and legs, but it's also important to protect against possible insect-borne illnesses, such as West Nile virus and Lyme disease. Therefore, as the weather gets warmer and you head outdoors, make suremore...
  • 5/19/03 8:29 am CDT
    METHUEN, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M has terminated a previously announced agreement between 3M Touch Systems Inc. and Zytronic PLC to distribute worldwide a private-label version of projected capacitive touch screens produced by Zytronic. The agreement was terminated on April 4 and contains confidentiality provisions that preclude disclosing details of the termination. About 3M Touch Systems Inc. 3M Touch Systems Inc., a subsidiary of 3M, operates globally andmore...
  • 5/13/03 5:01 pm CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M Co. today announced a quarterly dividend of 66 cents per share, payable June 12 to shareholders of record on May 23. This is the 347th consecutive quarterly dividend on 3M stock. As of March 31, the company had 390,833,851 common shares outstanding and 123,943 shareholders of record. Forward-Looking Statements This news release contains forward-looking statements that reflect current views and estimates of 3Mmore...
  • 5/13/03 11:59 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--W. James McNerney, Jr., 3M Chairman and CEO, told more than 3,300 shareholders at the 3M annual meeting today at RiverCentre, St. Paul, that the company continues to build momentum after delivering solid 2002 results. "By focusing on the fundamentals of operating excellence, new product growth, international strength and leadership development, we were able to deliver solid financial 2002 results," McNerney said. "We achievedmore...
  • 5/7/03 8:00 pm CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M and Nitto Denko today announced a new polarization film for liquid crystal displays (LCDs) developed jointly by the two companies that offers significant improvement in brightness, viewing angle and thickness characteristics over current products. The film is expected to be commercially available in July 2003. The new product is a two-in-one combination of polarizing film with polarization conversion film for LCDs that selectivelymore...
  • 5/5/03 8:30 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M announced today that the company has submitted a supplemental new drug application (sNDA) with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market Aldara cream, an immune response modifier (IRM), for the treatment of actinic keratosis (AK). AK is a common, potentially serious skin condition affecting as many as 10 million Americans each year. Aldara, currently the leading prescription treatment for external genital and perianal warts, ismore...
  • 5/2/03 9:01 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Affecting millions of American women every day, bacterial vaginosis (BV) is more common than yeast infections, but often remains unrecognized and significantly under-diagnosed. In fact, a recent national survey, conducted just in time for Women's Health Week (May 11-17) by Harris Interactive, shows that nearly two-thirds of respondents did not know the most common type of vaginal infection. The treatment of vaginal infections is the No. 1 reasonmore...
  • 4/29/03 7:09 am CDT
    AUSTIN, Texas & LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The 3M Telecom Enterprise Department has joined Extreme Networks Inc.'s (Nasdaq:EXTR) "Go Purple" Extreme Solution Partners Program. 3M will provide fiber and copper connectors, cables and unmanaged switches for local area and campus networks that complement Extreme Networks' family of high-performance Ethernet switching solutions. The "Go Purple" Extreme Solution Partners Program allows member companies to offer solutions with anmore...
  • 4/21/03 6:30 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M (NYSE:MMM) today announced its sales and earnings results for first quarter 2003. The company reported net income of $502 million, or $1.27 per share, versus $452 million, or $1.14 per share, in the first quarter of 2002. Excluding special items(a), 3M earned $1.42 per share, up 15.4 percent from $1.23 per share in last year's first quarter. Net income, excluding special items(a), was $560 million versus $487 million in themore...
  • 4/10/03 1:35 pm CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--More than 24 million Americans are infected with the human papillomavirus (HPV)(1), the virus that can cause one of the most common, yet least recognized, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) known as external genital warts (EGWs), according to United States health experts. In fact, nearly three out of four Americans will be infected with HPV in their lifetime.(2) According to a recent nationwide survey of adults ages 18-40, conducted by Harrismore...