By TOM MURPHYAP Business Writer
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. has offered to pay about $13.6 billion to buy genetic testing equipment maker Life Technologies in a cash deal that will create a giant company serving research and specialty diagnostics.
The Waltham, Mass., company said Monday it has
By CHRISTINA REXRODEAP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Citigroup isn't convinced the economy is back.
The bank on Monday announced strong first-quarter results, but executives were more cautious than celebratory.
Though they didn't declare victory, they appeared to have reason to: Citigroup
WROCLAW, Poland (AP) - Barbara Piasecka Johnson, a former maid who married the American heir to the Johnson & Johnson fortune, was buried Monday in her home town in Poland after a modest funeral attended by about 200 people.
An art collector and philanthropist, Piasecka Johnson died at age of
By PETER SVENSSONAP Technology Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Dish Network Corp. is trying to snag U.S. wireless carrier Sprint Nextel Corp. away from its Japanese suitor in a recognition that satellite dishes are losing their relevance in the age of cellphones that play YouTube videos.
Dish offered $25.5
By PAOLO SANTALUCIA and NICOLE WINFIELDAssociated Press
GROSSETO, Italy (AP) - The owner of the shipwrecked Costa Concordia asked a court on Monday to consider it a victim of the disaster, saying it too wants to seek damages for the 2012 grounding off Tuscany that killed 32 people.
By TERESA CEROJANOAssociated Press
MANILA, Philippines (AP) - A Chinese boat that ran into a coral reef in the southwestern Philippines held evidence of even more environmental destruction inside: more than 10,000 kilograms (22,000 pounds) of meat from a protected species, the pangolin or scaly
By FRANK BAJAK and VIVIAN SEQUERAAssociated Press
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Venezuela's government-friendly electoral council quickly certified the razor-thin presidential victory of Hugo Chavez' hand-picked successor Monday, apparently ignoring opposition demands for a recount as anti-
By JESSE J. HOLLANDAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court seemed worried Monday about the idea of companies patenting human genes in a case that could profoundly reshape the multibillion-dollar biomedical industry and U.S. research in the fight against diseases like breast and ovarian
BANGKOK (AP) - The price of oil sank to its lowest since mid-December on Monday as a slowdown in China's growth added to doubts about the strength of the world economy.
Benchmark crude for May delivery was down $2.55 to $88.74 a barrel at midday Bangkok time in electronic trading on the New
BALI, Indonesia (AP) - Aviation authorities are struggling to remove a Lion Air passenger jet that crashed into the sea on Indonesia's resort island of Bali because it is too heavy to tow in the shallow water.
Transportation Ministry spokesman Bambang Ervan said Monday divers are also facing