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BREAKING: Abbott to pay $25B for St. Jude Medical

Abbott (NYSE:ABT) said today that it offered to pay a 37% premium for St. Jude Medical (NYSE:STJ) in a $25 billion deal aimed at expanding its cardiac and neurological businesses. 120 more words

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IPL M13 – KXIP vs KKR: South African player performances

David Miller: 6 runs off 6 balls. 1 four and 0 sixes. SR 100.00

Kyle Abbott: 12 runs off 6 balls SR 200 and 3 overs 0-32 Econ 10.66

Morne Morkel: 4 overs 2-27 Econ 6.75


Abbott’s acquisition of Alere: reshaping the market for rapid medical tests

Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) announced on February 1st, 2016 the acquisition of Alere (NYSE:ALR). The deal comes just few days after Abbott reported a drop of 15% in its profits for the final quarter of 2015, mainly linked to the stronger dollar effects on its results in the Emerging Markets where it sells its products. 1,585 more words


Institute of Public Affairs: the think tank with arms everywhere

Question. When is libertarianism not liberating? Answer: When it’s the low-profile but remarkably influential Institute for Public Affairs.

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Abbott Confirms He’ll Directly Confront Putin About Money Laundering Allegations

By The Shovel on April 4, 2016

The tricky question of who will confront Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin about an alleged $2 billion tax-avoidance scheme has been answered this evening, with former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott saying he’ll look after it. 107 more words


How Trump's Potemkin delegates could wreak havoc in Cleveland

Good morning Austin:

Meet Harry Herford Jr. of Delhi, Louisiana.

Herford was a leader of the Ron Paul forces in Louisiana four years ago, and here he is falling, or being felled, at the Louisiana Republican State Convention on June 2, 2012. 6,893 more words


Passing Bull 36 - Defending your legacy

Tony Abbott says that he is entitled to defend the legacy of ‘his’ government.  So do his mates in the press.  What do they mean? 432 more words