August 27, 2015: J&J will open a new $23.5M North American shared services headquarters in Tampa, Florida Gov. Rick Scott's office announced Thursday. The new site is expected to bring 500 jobs to Florida’s gulf coast and is expected to be operational sometime in the middle of 2016.
August 27, 2015: Abbott will not pursue a deal to acquire St. Jude Medical, contrary to earlier reports, Reuters reported this morning. Chicago-based Abbott nixed any acquisition rumors this morning, Reuters said.
August 27, 2015: Novo Nordisk and the governor of North Carolina, Pat McCrory, announced today that the company will spend between $1.2 and $1.7B to build a new manufacturing facility in Johnston County, N.C. The new manufacturing plant is expected to create approximately 700 jobs.
August 27, 2015: Analysts are again speculating on what Gilead should buy. This time, Bidness Etc. reports on Bloomberg Intelligence analyst Asthika Goonewardene’s argument.