Abbott will pay $560M to acquire 2 med tech firms

WASHINGTON (AP) — Abbott Laboratories announced Monday it would pay a combined $560 million to acquire two privately-held companies focused on coronary implants and laser-assisted eye surgery. The acquisitions of Idev Technologies and OptiMedica Corp will help the health care company expand its medical device offerings, a half-year after it spun off its main pharmaceutical […]

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Online shopping hurts part sales at Wisconsin car show

IOLA, Wis. (AP) — Auto buffs say they are finding fewer antique parts at shows because of a growing scarcity and more people shopping online. Hundreds of thousands gathered over the weekend for the 41st annual Iola Old Car Show and Swap Meet in Wisconsin, but vendors and others said part sales weren’t what they […]

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GE CEO Immelt to address UW regents

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — General Electric Co. chairman and CEO Jeffrey Immelt will be speaking to the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents at its Friday meeting. The university says Immelt will talk to the board about “Leading the Productivity Revolution.” Immelt joined GE in 1982 and since then has held several roles in […]

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