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Shire ready to bow to AbbVie's increased $53 billion offer

Vitamins made by Shire are displayed at a chemist's in northwest London July 11, 2014.    REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

Vitamins made by Shire are displayed at a chemist's in northwest London July 11, 2014. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

Vitamins made by Shire are displayed at a chemist's in northwest London July 11, 2014. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett
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Vitamins made by Shire are displayed at a chemist's in northwest London July 11, 2014. Some top investors in Shire are urging it to engage with AbbVie to discuss the U.S. drugmaker's $51 billion takeover bid as a prolonged silence from the London-listed drugmaker adds to uncertainty over a possible deal. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

Vitamins made by Shire are displayed at a chemist's in northwest London July 11, 2014. Some top investors in Shire are urging it to engage with AbbVie to discuss the U.S. drugmaker's $51 billion takeover bid as a prolonged silence from the...more

Vitamins made by Shire are displayed at a chemist's in northwest London July 11, 2014. Some top investors in Shire are urging it to engage with AbbVie to discuss the U.S. drugmaker's $51 billion takeover bid as a prolonged silence from the London-listed drugmaker adds to uncertainty over a possible deal. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett
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