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News on Merck (Ticker: MRK) continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

24 min ago | BioSpace

Merck & Co., Inc. Second Quarter Profit More Than Doubles As Newer Drugs Offset Generics

Merck Announces Second-Quarter 2014 Financial Results * Second-Quarter 2014 Non-GAAP EPS of $0.85, Excluding Certain Items, and GAAP EPS of $0.68 * 2014 Full-Year Non-GAAP EPS Target of $3.43 to $3.53, Excluding Potential Venezuelan Bolivar Devaluation and Certain Other Items; 2014 Full-Year GAAP EPS Target of $4.44 to $4.77 * 2014 Full-Year ... (more)

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Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, Healthcare Industry

4 hrs ago | Barron's

Merck Pops On Good Profits, Tax Deal?

Even though Merck doesn't plan an international marriage to cut its tax bill, its shares are rallying today on solid results in the latest quarter.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Oncology, Financial Markets

6 hrs ago | WKXW-FM Trenton

Merck's 2nd Quarter profit more than doubles

A big one-time gain and a tax benefit helped drugmaker Merck & Co. more than double second-quarter profit, improve its profit forecast and top analysts' expectations.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Whitehouse Station, NJ

9 hrs ago | Newsday

Earnings: UPS profit slides; Pfizer tops estimates; Merck doubles; Aetna inches higher

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Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Pfizer, Transportation, Trucking, United Parcel Service, Air Courier, Expedited Group, Cumming, GA, Forsyth County, GA

11 hrs ago | Ledger-Enquirer.com

Merck 2Q profit more than doubles

The Whitehouse Station, New Jersey-based company said net income increased to $2 billion, or 68 cents per share, from $906 million, or 30 cents per share, in the same quarter a year earlier.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Whitehouse Station, NJ

11 hrs ago | WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Merck 2Q profit more than doubles

Most of the 1,200 people driven to evacuate by a Northern California wildfire that destroyed 13 homes have been told they can safely return after a series of steady gains in the firefight.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, US News, US Supreme Court

11 hrs ago | Castanet.net

Merck second-quarter profit more than doubles, tops forecast

The Whitehouse Station, New Jersey-based company said net income increased to $2 billion, or 68 cents per share, from $906 million, or 30 cents per share, in the same quarter a year earlier.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Whitehouse Station, NJ

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Forbes.com

Interesting September Stock Options for Merck

Consistently, one of the more popular stocks people enter into their stock options watchlist at Stock Options Channel is Merck & Co ., Inc .

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Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Financial Markets

Seeking Alpha

Why Merck Is Heading To $65

Management has not lost focus. Merck has a plan to attack and grow its share in immuno-oncologyand entering/dominating the hepatitis C and vaccines market.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Hepatitis, Johnson and Johnson, Gilead Sciences

Business Journal

Merck cutting 600 jobs

Merck & Co . Inc. is laying off 600 workers in Pennsylvania by the end of August, according to a notice the pharmaceutical company filed with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, West-Point, PA

Sun Jul 27, 2014

West Australian

Pfizer's need for deal looms larger with earnings report

While many industry watchers expect Pfizer to re-engage with Britain's AstraZeneca in coming months, some say the U.S. drugmaker should consider targets more focussed on biotechnology, a strategy that has paid off for Merck & Co Although Pfizer is conducting trials of promising products - including breast cancer drug palbociclib and vaccines ... (more)

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Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Health, Breast Cancer, Cancer

Kenya Broadcasting Corporation

Merck introduces e-learning courses for medical students, professionals

Merck has kicked off its second year of its five year project to provide European Accredited Clinical Diabetes Management course for medical and pharmacy students in African Universities by introducing E-Learning.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, Healthcare Industry

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Philly.com

Merck to cut 600 jobs in Montco

Merck & Co., which is reorganizing to slash $2.5 billion in costs and 8,500 workers, has informed Pennsylvania officials that it will cut 600 jobs at facilities in North Wales and Lansdale.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Merck & Co., Pennsylvania, Law, Employment / Labor Law

BioSpace

Merck & Co., Inc. Cuts Another 600 Sales Reps

Merck is axing jobs but others are hiring too! Check it out! As part of its ongoing bid to reorganize and cut costs, Merck is eliminating 600 jobs by the end of next month, according to a recent filing made with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Sales

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Seeking Alpha

Merck Looks Overpriced Compared To This Sector Peer

We pitch two companies from the pharmaceutical sector, Merck and AbbVie, against one another in the latest installment of our Head-To-Head series.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Startups, Merck & Co., Bain & Company, Vaccine Company, Women's Health

MarketNewsVideo

Daily Dividend Report: INTC, MRK, V, BLK, AAL

This morning, Intel declared its quarterly dividend of 22.5 cents per share, maintaining the amount paid to shareholders the prior quarter.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Business News, Video

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Seeking Alpha

Merck & Co. Inc.: I'm Long, But It Screams Overvalued Today

MRK is the single most expensive company in the DJIA by price to earnings, nearly double the DJIA's median of 18.4. I discussed the most undervalued companies currently in the Dow Jones Industrial Average in Chevron: The Most Undervalued DJIA Component , which featured a slight focus at the end of the article on Chevron, the most undervalued ... (more)

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Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, Healthcare Industry

Seeking Alpha

Is Inovio Undervalued After Positive HPV Therapy Results?

Inovio Pharmaceuticals is the key developer of DNA-based vaccines. This relatively new method of inducing the immune system to destroy a bacteria, virus or cancer has been controversial among investors.

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Related Topix: HPV, Health, Healthcare Law, Law, Biotech, Medicine, Healthcare Industry

Freshnews

Merck Announces Fourth-Quarter 2014 Dividend

Merck , known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced that the Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.44 per share of the company's common stock for the fourth quarter of 2014.

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Business Journal

Biopharma industry at highest risk for employee turnover

A new survey reveals it might be easier for companies in the biopharma industry to poach employees from one another, especially among employees who view themselves as underpaid.

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Related Topix: Research Triangle Park, NC, Biotech, Medicine, GlaxoSmithKline, Healthcare Industry, Merck & Co.

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