International Business Machines Corp.
(IBM.N) and Novell Inc. (NOVL.O) on Monday declined to comment on
rumors that IBM was looking to take over the business software
Shares of Novell were up 1-7/16 to 10-5/8 in heavy trade on
Nasdaq. IBM shares were off 3/16 to 120-9/16 on the New York Stock
"We don't comment on rumors,'' said IBM spokeswoman Carol
"Typically we don't comment on these kinds of rumors,'' said a