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US companies look more to overseas combinations for tax relief back home

...it will become part of a new company organized in the Netherlands in a $5.3 billion deal to acquire some of Abbott Laboratories' generic-drugs business. The deal is expected to lower Mylan's tax rate to about 20 percent to 21 percent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-14/us-companies-look-more-ove
Schwab offers all-ETF 401(k) plans in latest industry move toward low-cost index investing

...of the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY), for example, is like owning the entire Standard & Poor's 500 index, from Abbott Laboratories to Zoetis. The Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (BND) tracks an index that covers thousands of bonds from Treasurys...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-02-07/schwab-offers-all-etf-401k
Business news

...employs about 35 full-time staffers, Matfess said.Manufacturer pulling diet pill off marketWASHINGTON --- Abbott Laboratories said Friday it will withdraw its diet pill Meridia in the U.S. and Canada, after coming under pressure from...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2010-10-08/business-news
Business
Drug maker announces Solvay deal

NEW YORK - Abbott Laboratories on Monday said it would pay $6.6 billion for the pharmaceutical business of Belgian chemicals maker Solvay in a move to further...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/09/29/bus_549850.shtml
Business
Biz bits

...special committee of independent directors to consider the offer. Drug maker plans to acquire rival CHICAGO - Abbott Laboratories Inc. has set its sights on treating cardiovascular ailments and announced on Monday its second major acquisition...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/11/07/bus_103499.shtml
Business
Push made to better safeguard blood supply

...parasite despite years with no symptoms, something only a test could uncover, he adds. One U.S. manufacturer, Abbott Laboratories, is in the initial stages of designing a malaria test for donated blood. Britain and parts of Europe already...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/07/05/liv_87761.shtml
Life & style
Mini clip safer than heart-valve surgery, study says

...nearly as effective as surgery, doctors reported today.The device is already on sale in Europe, and its maker, Abbott Laboratories, hopes to win approval to sell it in the United States next year. Elizabeth Taylor reportedly got one last fall...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2010-03-14/mini-clip-safer-heart-valve-
Health | Health Care
Foundations, corporations pledge Haiti relief

...the effort, split among various relief organizations, including the American Red Cross and UNICEF. Drugmaker Abbott Laboratories and its philanthropic foundation are providing $1 million in grant funding and donations of pharmaceutical and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2010/01/14/bus_563191.shtml
Business
Stocks fall as investors await major earnings reports

...lower despite earnings that met expectations. The stock dropped 24 cents to $24.30. Also Tuesday, drug maker Abbott Laboratories Inc.'s plan to purchase TheraSense Inc. in a $1.2 billion cash deal to bolster Abbott's diabetes portfolio...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/01/14/fin_400940.shtml
Finance
Stocks retreat on Yahoo! earnings, rise in jobless claims

...second-quarter earnings season. "At this point I don't think you'll see a huge trend reversal," Keenan said. Abbott Laboratories fell 13 cents to $43.55 after the company posted operating profits that were in line with previous estimates...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/07/11/fin_380834.shtml
Finance