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AbbVie to buy Pharmacyclics for $21 billion to boost cancer drugs pipeline
(Reuters) - Drugmaker AbbVie Inc (ABBV.N) said it will buy Pharmacyclics Inc (PCYC.O), the maker of blockbuster cancer drug Imbruvica, for about $21 billion to broaden its oncology drugs pipeline.
AbbVie Makes Cancer Therapy Push With a $21 Billion Deal  Bloomberg
AbbVie to Pay $21 Billion for Pharmacyclics, Maker of a Promising Cancer Drug  New York Times
Chicago Tribune  
China stocks lead Asian markets lower after Beijing cuts annual economic ...
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang delivers the work report during the opening session of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Thursday, March 5, 2015.
China Lowers Growth Target to About 7% as Li Flags Headwinds  Bloomberg
China defense spending to grow 10.1 percent in 2015  San Francisco Chronicle
Fed's Yellen, in 2009, Urged 'Bold Action' on Growth
Janet Yellen was doubtful in 2009 that an emerging U.S. economic recovery would be at all robust and argued for the Federal Reserve to ramp up its efforts to boost growth, according to transcripts of that year's policy meetings released by the central bank ...
In Eye of Economic Storm, the Fed Blinked  New York Times
Yellen says Fed learning from mistakes of 2008 crisis  Houston Chronicle
Asia stocks slip, euro languishes at 11-year low before ECB
A man riding on a bicycle looks at an electronic board showing the Japan's Nikkei average outside a brokerage in Tokyo February 24, 2015.
Europe uncertain ahead of central bank meeting  CNBC
Euro Near 11-Year Low Before ECB Unveils Debt-Purchase Details  Bloomberg
Warren Buffett's Two Tips on Building Successful Businesses - Pass Them Along
CEO Warren Buffett's recipe for business and life success is revealed in Berkshire Hathaway Berkshire Hathaway's 2014 annual report released last weekend.
Berkshire said to plan first euro bonds in U.S. debt surge  Chicago Tribune
My $25000 Bet Against Warren Buffett Revisited  Town Hall
UPDATE 1-Brent sticks above $60; Iran news offsets bearish US stockpiles data
... * U.S. crude stockpiles up 10.3 mln barrels last week - EIA. * Libya declares force majeure on 11 oilfields. * Saudi Arabia expects oil price to stabilise (Adds quotes, updates prices).
Oil Fluctuates on China's Lower Growth Target, Libyan Supply Issues  Nasdaq
Business Viewpoint with Tom Atkinson: How low can crude go again?  Tulsa World
Online Retailer Etsy Files for IPO Valued at up to $100M
NEW YORK - Etsy, the online retailer used by hobbyists and people who make their living selling their crafts, is going public. The Brooklyn-based company filed paperwork Wednesday for an initial public offering of stock valued at up to $100 million.
Etsy wants to raise up to $300 million by going public  Engadget
Etsy, website where 20 million a year buy artsy goods, crafts IPO plan  Los Angeles Times
Local Girl Scouts selling lots of cookies
Anyone who has purchased a box of Girl Scout cookies knows that the cookies are tasty. What you might not know is that Girl Scout cookie sales are the largest girl-led business in the world and that your purchase strengthens girls and our community at the ...
Scouting selling its name but not its soul  NorthJersey.com
What's up, Girl Scout cookie? How a simple treat got so complicated  OCRegister
Fed: US growth at moderate pace
WASHINGTON - The U.S. economy was growing at a moderate pace through mid-February despite severe winter storms that had disrupted activity in some regions, the Federal Reserve reported.
Beige Book shows slow, stable growth in Pittsburgh  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
US Fed Beige Book shows economy growing at moderate pace  Sydney Morning Herald
US private sector adds jobs in February, but growth slows: ADP
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. private employers added fewer jobs than expected last month, with the gains declining as well from January's revised level as growth slowed in some sectors, a payrolls processor report showed on Wednesday.
U.S. ADP non-farm payrolls rise by 212000 in February  Nasdaq
Survey: US businesses add 212K jobs in February  Observer-Reporter