Varian Medical eyes repurchase of 6 million more shares through 2014

Varian Medical Systems ($VAR) will buy back an additional 6 million shares of common stock through 2014. The Palo Alto, CA, maker of radiotherapy-, radiosurgery- and brachytherapy-related medical devices and software has already been in the midst of an 8-million-share repurchase program approved to run between Sept. 29, 2012, and Dec. 31, 2013, with 2 million shares left to go. Varian said the new share repurchase effort, scheduled for Dec. 30, 2013, through Dec. 31, 2014, can take place in the open market or in privately negotiated transactions. Item