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Siemens' Healthineers in pre-IPO cost-cutting drive

Healthineers, Siemens' medical imaging and diagnostics division, will launch a cost-cutting drive to address modest earnings growth this year as it prepares for a separate listing expected to value it at around 40 billion euros ($49 billion).

Medtronic unveils restructuring plan

Medtronic Plc on Monday unveiled a restructuring plan that it expects will help it save $500 million to $700 million annually over the next five years.

Brigade Capital hedge fund criticizes Humana-Kindred deal

Hedge fund Brigade Capital Management, a top shareholder in Kindred Healthcare Inc , said on Wednesday the deal by U.S. health insurer Humana Inc and two private equity firms to buy Kindred was "disappointing and grossly inadequate."


First day of government shutdown ends in standoff

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers were locked in a standoff with Democrats on Saturday over the U.S. government shutdown, with Republicans saying they would not negotiate on immigration until the government is reopened. | Video