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Walgreens and Microsoft partner to develop digital healthcare services

(Reuters) – Drugstore chain Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc and Microsoft Corp said on Tuesday they have entered a seven-year agreement to research and develop new methods of delivering healthcare services through digital devices. As a part of the deal, the companies will focus on virtually connecting people with Walgreens stores and provide services on therapeutic […]

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UnitedHealth says performing better than first-quarter consensus estimate suggests

NEW YORK (Reuters) – UnitedHealth Group Inc (UNH.N) is performing better in 2019 than suggested by the Wall Street analyst consensus for first-quarter adjusted earnings, Chief Financial Officer John Rex said on Tuesday during a conference call with investors. The average analyst estimate for first-quarter earnings is $3.48 per share. For 2019, analysts expect full-year […]

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Factbox: Corporate investments in EV startups

(Reuters) – Corporations across a variety of industries – auto, energy, electronics, aerospace, telecom – have invested in startup companies engaged in various aspects of automotive electrification, including batteries, charging devices and complete vehicles. Here is a short list of prominent non-automotive corporate investors and the electrification startups they have funded: Intel Corp (technology): Prieto, […]

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U.S. Fed may be open to changes to balance sheet plan, minutes show

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Federal Reserve policymakers have indicated they may be open to tweaking a longstanding plan to shrink the central bank’s balance sheet, including by shedding housing-backed bonds earlier than anticipated or keeping a bigger-than-expected portfolio of assets. Those were among a range of options discussed at the Fed’s December meeting, minutes released […]

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