J&J Talc Claimants Seek to Pre-Empt Company's Bankruptcy Strategy 

A committee of injury claimants is seeking a bankruptcy-court order prohibiting J&J from minimizing certain talc liabilities through bankruptcy.

Google's Costs Have Catching Up to Do 

Surge in operating profit comes as R&D, capex and sales expenditures track below normal.

Pfizer Stock Doesn't Need a Booster Shot 

Covid-19 vaccine sales are still brisk, but the rest of Pfizer's business is in fine health.

Baxter in Early Talks to Buy Medical-Device Maker Hill-Rom 

Baxter International is in talks to buy medical-equipment maker Hill-Rom Holdings, according to people familiar with the matter. Hill-Rom has already rebuffed a $144-per-share bid from Baxter, some of the people said.

McDonald's Sales Surpass Pre-Pandemic Levels 

The burger giant said price increases and larger to-go orders helped boost U.S. sales as more of its dining rooms reopen and U.S. customers try new chicken offerings.

Citizens Financial to Buy Investors Bancorp in $3.5 Billion Deal 

Citizens, based in Providence, R.I., said it would pay 0.297 share and $1.46 in cash for each share of New Jersey-based Investors.

Boeing Swings to Profit on Defense and Jet Sales 

The company shelved plans to shed another 10,000 workers by the end of the year as it starts to boost production of the 737 MAX jetliner amid the airline industry's recovery.

Bristol Myers Squibb Stock Rises After Modest Earnings Beat 

Shares of Bristol Myers Squibb rose early Wednesday, after the company reported earnings that just beat Wall Street expectations.

Ford's Second-Quarter Bottom Line Seen Dented by Chip Shortage 

Strong pricing likely helped offset supply disruptions that have crimped the auto giant's production.

Facebook's Ad Business Poised to Post Another Strong Quarter 

Facebook is expected to post sharp growth in quarterly revenue and profit, fueled by robust digital ad spending, as it continues to face regulatory scrutiny over the size and influence of its platforms.


(END) Dow Jones Newswires

July 28, 2021 13:15 ET (17:15 GMT)

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