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Deals of the day-Mergers and acquisitions

Sept 19 The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Tuesday:

UPDATE 1-Pharmacist in deadly U.S. meningitis outbreak disregarded safety -prosecutor

BOSTON, Sept 19 A Massachusetts pharmacist charged with murder for his role in a deadly 2012 U.S. meningitis outbreak showed "shocking" disregard for safety standards, a federal prosecutor said at the start of the trial on Tuesday.

2:16pm EDT

UPDATE 2-U.S. appeals court blocks San Francisco ordinance on soda health warnings

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 19 A U.S. appeals court sided with the beverage industry on Tuesday, granting its request to block a San Francisco ordinance mandating health warnings for soda and other sugary drinks.

Health workers race to contain cholera outbreak in northeast Nigeria

DAKAR, Sept 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Health workers in northeast Nigeria said on Tuesday they were striving to contain a cholera outbreak which is sweeping through camps for those uprooted by Boko Haram, amid a drive to vaccinate hundreds of thousands of people against the disease.

1:28pm EDT

New York City agency approves $9.4 million in tax breaks for Aetna

NEW YORK, Sept 19 New York City's industrial development agency on Tuesday approved a $9.4 million tax-break package for Aetna Inc, as the third-largest U.S. health insurer moves its corporate headquarters to Manhattan from Connecticut.

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Johnson & Johnson $135.29 -0.07%
Pfizer Inc $35.46 -0.25%
UnitedHealth Group Inc $194.44 -1.89%

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