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Johnson & Johnson tops Street view as 3Q drug sales surge

Many analysts didn't expect that competition until 2018 because Pfizer and J&J are still fighting in the courts over whether the US patent protecting Remicade's monopoly is still valid, said Edward Jones analyst Ashtyn Evans. Shares of Johnson & Johnson have dropped 2.1% to $115.97 at 11:38 a.m. today, while Pfizer has risen 0.9% to $32.79. Sales of autoimmune drug Remicade, J&J's biggest product, rose 10.5 percent to $1.78 billion.

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2 more N Carolina deaths raise Matthew's US death toll to 43

Governor Pat McCrory shared that thousands of the animals had already drowned and that more deaths were expected in the coming days. Deadlines were extended in other coastal states after Matthew roared up the Southeast coast from Florida, causing several deaths in the USA before weakening and heading out to sea.

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NHC downgrades Matthew to Category 1 hurricane

After passing near or over the coast of Georgia it was on a track that would put it near or over SC on Saturday. Five people died in hurricane-related incidents in Florida. Half a million children live in the worst-hit departments in southern Haiti, according to UNICEF, which said it needed at least $5 million to meet the children's immediate needs.

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Salesforce Abandons Twitter Bid — Financial Times

The shares were bought at an average cost of $73.71 per share, for a total transaction of $99,950.76. The impact is evident as Twitter's stock went down again on Friday. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.19 earnings per share. Several brokerages recently commented on CRM. Salesforce.com, the enterprise software maker that had been the most likely bidder for the embattled social media company, has declined to pursue a takeover.

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Adult social care is approaching "tipping point", warns CQC

Health trust responsible for community services across county told it requires improvement . The annual State of Care report provides the most comprehensive view yet of CQC's inspection findings from its new regulatory approach, which it rolled out two years ago.

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Hull under no illusions, survival is priority - Phelan

Phelan had been in temporary charge for 12 weeks since Steve Bruce's departure in the summer, with the club now 15th in the Premier League table. They play an open style of football and Jack Wilshere looked very sharp against Watford - I know he missed a sitter but he's getting back to where he was at Arsenal.