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  • *Forecasts 2nd- quarter revenue $2.50 bln- $2.53 bln vs est. May 7- Technology outsourcing company Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp said growth in its North America healthcare business would remain slow this quarter due to lower spending by customers as they adjust to changes brought on by Obamacare.

  • WASHINGTON, April 30- The United States has resisted lobbying by U.S. drug and pharmaceutical companies to take tougher trade action against India for its intellectual property policies, deciding against risking ties with a likely new government in New Delhi.

  • J&J beats forecasts, helped by new medicines Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 10:06 AM ET

    Johnson & Johnson turned in a solid first quarter Tuesday, topping analysts' profit and revenue estimates and increasing its 2014 earnings forecast by 5 cents a share.

  • BlackBerry buys minority stake in healthcare IT firm Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    Waterloo, Ontario- based BlackBerry, a pioneer in the smartphone industry, has fallen on hard times as its market share has waned in recent years.

  • White House hints at wiggle room on deadline Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 6:00 PM ET
    A man enrolls in a health insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act in Miami.

    People who already started the process of signing up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act may get a little more time to finish enrolling.

  • March 14- Shares of healthcare information provider Castlight Health Inc rose more than 160 percent in their debut, making the listing the strongest by a technology company so far this year. Castlight's shares opened at $37.50 and touched a high of $41.95 on the New York Stock Exchange, valuing the company at about $3.63 billion.

  • Got migraines? The FDA has a headband for you Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 4:41 PM ET

    The Cefaly device uses a mild electric current to prevent migraines.

  • Venture funds see growth in health care start-ups Sunday, 9 Mar 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    As healthcare reform begins to take shape, venture capitalists see emerging opportunities in digital health start-ups.

  • Why Obamacare is here to stay     Tuesday, 28 Jan 2014 | 10:53 PM ET

    Jason Husser, assistant professor of political science at Elon University, tells CNBC's "Cash Flow" that congressional Republicans are too fractious to repeal Obamacare.

  • The pulse of digital health     Sunday, 19 Jan 2014 | 8:21 PM ET

    Halle Tecco, Founder and CEO of Rock Health, discusses emerging trends in health care in the wake of the Affordable Care Act.

  • Obamacare Inc: Allies urge White House to tap CEO Monday, 30 Dec 2013 | 7:28 AM ET

    The White House is coming under pressure from some of its closest allies to name a CEO to run its health insurance marketplace.

  • Latest Obamacare 'fix': Turn it over to porn guys Friday, 22 Nov 2013 | 1:24 PM ET

    The vice president of Pornhub.com has offered to help fix glitches plaguing the Obamacare website.

  • Icahn reports large stake in medical device maker Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 10:25 AM ET
    Carl Icahn, billionaire investor and chairman of Icahn Enterprises Holdings LP

    Activist investor Carl Icahn reported a 12.63 stake in medical device maker Hologic, prompting the company to seek protection from a hostile takeover

  • JNJ to pay $2.2 billion in US probe: Feds Monday, 4 Nov 2013 | 1:53 PM ET

    Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries were accused of promoting powerful psychiatric drugs for unapproved uses in children, seniors and disabled patients.

  • Why Jamie Dimon and Bill Gates have teamed up Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 9:42 AM ET
    Bill Gates

    JPMorgan Chase, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and others have launched an investment fund focused on late-stage healthcare technology trials.

  • Revolutionizing skin care with technology     Tuesday, 17 Sep 2013 | 8:46 PM ET

    Jean Michel Karam, CEO of high tech beauty and skin care company, IOMA, talks about how the brand personalizes skin care with a technology also used for airplanes and smartphones.

  • Weird science: Stem cells make tiny human 'brain' Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 2:12 PM ET

    Scientists have turned human stem cells into pea-sized organs with a neural structure similar to that of a developing embryo.

  • Forget smartwatches, consider crowdfunding this Sunday, 18 Aug 2013 | 7:00 AM ET
    Daniel Yachia, left, and Sedat Barokas

    A new Web company is offering to connect inventors of smaller medical devices with people who can give them the cash they need to get off the ground.

  • Lacks family wins victory to claim woman's cells Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | 8:12 AM ET
    Multiphoton fluorescence image of cultured HeLa cells with a fluorescent protein targeted to the Golgi apparatus (orange), microtubules (green) and counterstained for DNA (cyan).

    The family of Henrietta lacks, whose immortal cells made billions in medical research, won an ethical victory when they were given some power over HeLa cell information.

  • Bank on it? A $60,000 bet on stem-cell cures Sunday, 28 Jul 2013 | 7:00 AM ET
    Lab technician at Cellectis

    Using a technology that echoes science fiction, a company is offering people a place to store their stem cells in a bet that they may one day be used to grow replacement organs.