U.S. BRIEFS

ASEA BROWN BOVERI INC., Stamford, Conn., acquired Combustion Engineering Inc. after CE shareholders approved the merger. ABB bought more than 90% of CE's common stock Dec. 15, 1989, for about $1.6 billion. ABB also purchased Westinghouse Electric Co.'s transmission and distribution operations for about $800 million. SONAT INC. completed acquisition of the common stock of Carlile & Howell Inc., owner of Marshall Exploration Inc., Marshall, Tex. Sonat estimates the acquisition added

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