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  • CHICAGO, July 2- An experimental Johnson& Johnson vaccine completely prevented HIV infection in half of monkeys that got the shot and then were exposed to high doses of an aggressive virus, results that spurred the company to test the vaccine in people, academic and company researchers said on Thursday. The international trial is underway in 400 healthy...

  • SALT LAKE CITY— Contact-lens manufacturers say a hotly contested Utah law banning minimum prices for their product takes direct aim at their business model, and they will lose money if it stays on the books. Alcon Laboratories, Johnson& Johnson and Bausch& Lomb say in new court documents that the law violates interstate commerce rules because it allows discount...

  • ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 26- From renaming an ice cream flavor to flying the gay movement's rainbow flag, many American corporations celebrated Friday's U.S. Supreme Court decision to legalize same-sex marriage and said it made good sense for their businesses. "We applaud today's U.S. Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality, which will help families across the...

  • Congress this week gave Obama "fast-track" power to speed the agreement through Congress. Microsoft Corp, International Business Machines Corp, AT&T Inc and Intel Corp see exports of digital services, such as software and technology consulting, rising in Asian markets. The deal would eliminate a 25 percent tariff on pickup trucks made in Japan and southeast...

  • June 24- AbbVie Inc said on Wednesday that its hepatitis C cocktail Viekira Pak was effective whether or not it was used in combination with the compound ribavirin against the most common form of the disease, according to data from a late-stage study. All the patients in the study showed a sustained response to Viekira Pak as a standalone treatment after 12 weeks...

  • WASHINGTON, June 18- The U.S. current account deficit widened in the first quarter to its highest level since 2012 likely due to the negative impact of a strong dollar on overseas profits and exports. The Commerce Department said on Thursday the current account deficit, which measures the flow of goods, services and investments into and out of the country,...

  • *Guinea trial last chance to show vaccine efficacy. LONDON, June 17- Drugmakers' plans to conduct vast clinical trials to test and hopefully validate the first Ebola vaccines have been thwarted by success in beating back the deadly epidemic in West Africa. The haemorrhagic Ebola virus has killed more than 11,000 people in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia in an...

  • *New York state factory activity gauge falls in June. WASHINGTON, June 15- U.S. industrial production unexpectedly fell in May as manufacturing and mining activity remained weak, a sign that a strong dollar and spending cuts in the energy sector continued to constrain economic growth. The challenges of the stronger dollar and drop in energy prices linger, "said...

  • *New York state factory activity gauge falls in June. WASHINGTON, June 15- U.S. industrial production unexpectedly fell in May as manufacturing and mining activity remained weak, a sign that a strong dollar and spending cuts in the energy sector continued to constrain economic growth. Looking ahead, production is likely to stabilize when the oil industry...

  • U.S. multinationals from a range of industries such as General Electric Co, Boeing Co, Johnson& Johnson expect to benefit from a new trade agreement with Japan and 10 other Asia-Pacific nations, which aims to lower tariffs and open up new markets for exports. Tech companies such as Microsoft Corp, Intel Corp, International Business Machines Corp and AT&T Inc also...

  • For those aged 34 or younger, their No. 2 favorite stock- behind only mighty Apple Inc- is none other than Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc.. This is according to new data from the brokerage TD Ameritrade, which took a snapshot in May of the individual equity holdings of every one of its retail clients. Among the top picks for young adults aged 34 and younger:...

  • *Deal gives Cardinal Health more generic volume. June 5- Cardinal Health Inc said it would buy privately held drug distributor Harvard Drug Group for $1.12 billion to boost volumes of its generic distribution business. The Livonia, Michigan- based Harvard Drug Group, a distributor of generic and over-the-counter drugs, had revenue of about $450 million in 2014,...

  • June 5- Cardinal Health Inc said it would buy privately held drug distributor Harvard Drug Group for $1.12 billion to expand its customer base and bolster its generics business. The Harvard Drug Group is a distributor of generic and over-the-counter drugs. The Harvard Drug Group had revenues of about $450 million in 2014, Cardinal health said in a statement.

  • After BMY's drop, cancer drug stocks set to move? Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 5:00 AM ET
    Attendees walk through the lobby at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting in Chicago. (File Photo).

    The stock-moving news flow started early out of the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting in Chicago.

  • Birinyi sees 6% gain from here Friday, 29 May 2015 | 2:05 PM ET
    Laszlo Birinyi, president of Birinyi Associates

    Legendary trader Laszlo Birinyi sees all the bearish talk from his peers and the media and takes the opposite view.

  • *First-quarter GDP revised down to show contraction. *GDP shrinks at a 0.7 percent annual rate. WASHINGTON, May 29- The U.S. economy contracted in the first quarter as it buckled under the weight of unusually heavy snowfalls, a resurgent dollar and disruptions at West Coast ports, but activity already has rebounded modestly.

  • This stock is no longer in the Top 20 most held Friday, 29 May 2015 | 11:51 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    New data provided to CNBC from eVestment shows the most popular stocks held by institutional funds.

  • US contracts in Q1; dollar hits corporate profits Friday, 29 May 2015 | 8:35 AM ET
    Electronics assembly

    The U.S. economy contracted in the first quarter as it buckled under the weight of heavy snowfalls and a resurgent dollar, but activity has rebounded.

  • *First-quarter GDP revised down to show contraction. *GDP shrinks at a 0.7 percent annual rate. WASHINGTON, May 29- The U.S. economy contracted in the first quarter as it buckled under the weight of unusually heavy snowfalls and a resurgent dollar, but activity has rebounded modestly.

  • NEW YORK, May 28- Visa Inc's public warning to FIFA that it may end its sponsorship if world soccer's governing body does not quickly clean up its act will likely prompt other sponsors to take a tough stance as a major corruption scandal involving FIFA unfolds, brand experts said. After U.S. prosecutors indicted nine FIFA officials and five sports media and...