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  • *Action may deter Pfizer from returning to bid for AstraZeneca. WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Sept 23- Tough new U.S. rules on corporate "inversions" on Tuesday sent a chill through the market for the tax-avoidance deals, both pending and potential, with share prices falling sharply in nearly a dozen companies on both sides of the Atlantic.

  • Midday Glance: Health Care Equipment companies Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 1:20 PM ET

    Becton, Dickinson& Co. fell$. 20 or. 2 percent, to $112.55. Covidien plc fell $2.76 or 3.1 percent, to $87.64. PerkinElmer fell$. 34 or. 8 percent, to $43.90.

  • The United States and Arab allies bombed Syria for the first time on Tuesday, killing scores of Islamic State fighters and members of a separate al Qaeda- linked group, opening a new front against militants by joining Syria's three-year-old civil war. AbbVie has agreed to a deal to acquire Shire, which fell 1.9 percent to $251.38 in New York.

  • *Action may deter Pfizer from returning to bid for AstraZeneca. Burger King, which is in the process of an inversion deal with Canada's Tim Horton's, said Tuesday it would proceed with its $11.5 billion deal despite the Treasury actions, saying the transaction was not about the tax benefits.

  • US clampdown on tax maneuver leaves its mark Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    The pharmaceutical company AbbVie, based in Chicago, reached an agreement to buy Dublin- based Shire in July for $54 billion. AbbVie Inc. lost 2 percent in New York trading, while Shire sank 2 percent in London. said Jan Wald, an analyst at Benchmark Co., a financial advisory firm.

  • *May deter Pfizer from returning to bid for AstraZeneca. LONDON, Sept 23- Shares in drugmakers AstraZeneca and Shire fell sharply on Tuesday after the U.S. The move could jeopardize an agreed deal for AbbVie to buy Shire for $55 billion and deter Pfizer from making another attempt to acquire AstraZeneca, after a $118 billion takeover attempt failed in May.

  • Final Glance: Health Care Equipment companies Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 6:03 PM ET

    Becton, Dickinson& Co. fell$. 95 or. 8 percent, to $112.75. Covidien fell$. 45 or. 5 percent, to $90.40. PerkinElmer rose$. 20 or. 5 percent, to $44.24.

  • Midday Glance: Health Care Equipment companies Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 2:12 PM ET

    Becton, Dickinson& Co. fell $1.19 or 1.0 percent, to $112.51. Covidien plc fell$. 83 or. 9 percent, to $90.02. PerkinElmer rose$. 10 or. 2 percent, to $44.14.

  • Early Glance: Health Care Equipment companies Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 11:05 AM ET

    Becton, Dickinson& Co. fell$. 94 or. 8 percent, to $112.76. Covidien plc fell$. 30 or. 3 percent, to $90.55. PerkinElmer rose$. 14 or. 3 percent, to $44.18.

  • Final Glance: Health Care Equipment companies Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Becton, Dickinson& Co. fell $1.31 or 1.1 percent, to $113.70. Covidien fell$. 75 or. 8 percent, to $90.85. PerkinElmer fell$. 31 or. 7 percent, to $44.04.

  • Midday Glance: Health Care Equipment companies Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 1:33 PM ET

    Becton, Dickinson& Co. fell$. 96 or. 8 percent, to $114.05. Covidien plc fell$. 30 or. 3 percent, to $91.30. PerkinElmer fell$. 06 or. 1 percent, to $44.29.

  • Early Glance: Health Care Equipment companies Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 10:16 AM ET

    Covidien plc rose$. 11 or. 1 percent, to $91.71. PerkinElmer rose$. 20 or. 5 percent, to $44.55. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. rose$. 11 or. 1 percent, to $124.24.

  • Final Glance: Health Care Equipment companies Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 6:04 PM ET

    Becton, Dickinson& Co. rose$. 49 or. 4 percent, to $115.01. Covidien rose$. 45 or. 5 percent, to $91.60. PerkinElmer rose$. 05 or. 1 percent, to $44.35.

  • Midday Glance: Health Care Equipment companies Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 1:18 PM ET

    Becton, Dickinson& Co. rose$. 56 or. 5 percent, to $115.08. Covidien plc rose$. 65 or. 7 percent, to $91.80. PerkinElmer rose$. 32 or. 7 percent, to $44.62.

  • Final Glance: Health Care Equipment companies Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 6:04 PM ET

    Becton, Dickinson& Co. rose$. 23 or. 2 percent, to $114.52. Covidien fell$. 51 or. 6 percent, to $91.15. PerkinElmer rose$. 55 or 1.3 percent, to $44.30.

  • Midday Glance: Health Care Equipment companies Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    Becton, Dickinson& Co. rose$. 21 or. 2 percent, to $114.50. Covidien plc fell$. 77 or. 8 percent, to $90.89. PerkinElmer rose$. 47 or 1.1 percent, to $44.22.

  • Early Glance: Health Care Equipment companies Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 10:29 AM ET

    Becton, Dickinson& Co. rose$. 10 or. 1 percent, to $114.39. Covidien plc fell$. 20 or. 2 percent, to $91.46. PerkinElmer rose$. 42 or 1.0 percent, to $44.17.

  • Final Glance: Health Care Equipment companies Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 7:46 PM ET

    Becton, Dickinson& Co. rose$. 23 or. 2 percent, to $114.29. Covidien rose $1.19 or 1.3 percent, to $91.66. PerkinElmer fell$. 40 or. 9 percent, to $43.75.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 16- Some of the top 20 investors at Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd are threatening to vote down a proposed deal to buy a unit of Cosmo Pharmaceuticals SpA, and are pressing Salix to consider selling itself instead, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

  • Midday Glance: Health Care Equipment companies Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    Becton, Dickinson& Co. rose$. 05 or percent, to $114.11. Covidien plc rose$. 93 or 1.0 percent, to $91.40. PerkinElmer fell$. 34 or. 8 percent, to $43.81.