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Ellison Stirs Some Bad News Into His Color Commentary

Larry Ellison delivered an unexpectedly glum report for Oracle (ORCL--Nasdaq) investors at a press conference last week during Comdex. Earnings for the second quarter ending Nov. 30 will come in at 9 or 10 cents per share, short of last year's 11 cents per share, he said. Aside from that news, though, Ellison was his usual entertaining self, ...
Larry Ellison delivered an unexpectedly glum report for Oracle (ORCL--Nasdaq) investors at a press conference last week during Comdex. Earnings for the second quarter ending Nov. 30 will come in at 9 or 10 cents per share, short of last year's 11 cents per share, he said. Aside from that news, though, Ellison was his usual entertaining self, sharing opinions on a range of topics: the Microsoft antitrust settlement (it got off scot-free); mandatory national ID cards (he opposes them); and the latest 9i Application Server (companies should connect Microsoft Outlook E-mail clients to it so they can store mail messages in its Oracle9i data-base instead of in Microsoft Exchange).