Alcon Laboratories, Inc. (ACL) Profit Rises as Novartis Corporation (NVS) Takeover Looms  
2/12/2010 6:58:37 AM

Reuters -- Eye care products maker Alcon Inc, which is being acquired by Swiss drugmaker Novartis AG, reported an 8 percent rise infourth-quarter profit on Thursday, helped by double-digit sales increases in the U.S. and emerging markets.