LOCALLY Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc.

September 03, 2004

LOCALLY

Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc.

Shares of the Hampstead-based men's clothier surged 4.4 percent yesterday, closing up $1.19 to $28, after the company reported a 25.3 percent increase in total sales, to $21.8 million, for August, and a 35.1 percent increase in combined catalog and Internet sales for the month.

NATIONALLY

CoolBrands International Inc.

The frozen-dessert maker locked in a licensing dispute with Weight Watchers International Inc. said yesterday that its fiscal 2004 per-share profit rose 64 percent, short of analysts' forecasts. The company's Class A shares fell C$1.43, or 14 percent, to close at C$8.77 in Toronto trading.

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