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  • Pfizer's 2Q profit sinks 79 pct but tops forecasts

    | 07/29/14 08:47 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) — Pfizer's second-quarter earnings plunged 79 percent from last year, when the world's second-largest drugmaker booked a business spinoff gain of more than $10 billion. The latest...
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  • Merck 2Q profit more than doubles

    | 07/29/14 08:41 AM

    A big one-time gain and a tax benefit helped drugmaker Merck & Co. more than double its second-quarter profit, raise the lower end of its profit forecast and easily top analysts' expectations....
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  • Mike Pence is headed in wrong direction with Medicaid expansion

    By Hadley Heath Manning | 07/29/14 06:00 AM

    Indiana's Republican Gov. Mike Pence has proposed changing the state's Medicaid program, called the “Healthy Indiana Plan.” He says his plan doesn't expand Medicaid, but others on the Left and...
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  • Pfizer's 2Q profit sinks 79 pct but tops forecasts

    | 07/29/14 08:47 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) — Pfizer's second-quarter earnings plunged 79 percent from last year, when the world's second-largest drugmaker booked a business spinoff gain of more than $10 billion. The latest...
    Read More…

  • Merck 2Q profit more than doubles

    | 07/29/14 08:41 AM

    A big one-time gain and a tax benefit helped drugmaker Merck & Co. more than double its second-quarter profit, raise the lower end of its profit forecast and easily top analysts' expectations....
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  • Europe, Asia stocks up ahead of US data

    | 07/29/14 08:07 AM

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — European and Asian stocks rose Tuesday ahead of a string of U.S. and Chinese economic reports later this week and despite the possibility of more sanctions on Russia....
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