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CELGENE CORPORATION: Bristol-Myers Squibb to Acquire Celgene to Create a Premier Innovative Biopharma Company

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) and Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG) today announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Bristol-Myers Squibb will acquire Celgene in a cash and stock transaction with an equity value of approximately $74 billion.

OCEAN COUNTY: New App Puts Ocean County Parks and Recreation Information at Your Fingertips

Ocean County park sites and recreational activities can now be right at your fingertips thanks to a new app.

STOCKTON UNIVERSITY: Stockton and Ocean County College Sign Transfer Agreement

The presidents of Stockton University in Galloway Township and Ocean County College in Toms River today announced a new dual admission and transfer partnership that will help students make a smooth transition from the two-year college to Stockton’s bachelor’s degree programs.

ALKU: Dan Sangeorge Promoted to Senior Cost Accountant

Please join ALKU in congratulating Dan Sangeorge on his promotion to Senior Cost Accountant.

Analysis: Which college golf program grossed the most in New Jersey

Seton Hall University, Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Princeton University top the list of highest grossing men's college golf programs in New Jersey in 2016

New Jersey ranked No. 48 in average charitable giving

New Jersey residents who took itemized deductions for charitable deductions on their federal income tax forms in 2016 donated $4,326 on average, according to an analysis released this month by the Washington-based Tax Foundation.

New Jersey gets ‘F’ grade in analysis of states’ fiscal health

New Jersey ranked No. 50 in a study of the state’s ability to pay all of its bills, including public employers’ pension benefits, according to a new ranking of the states’ fiscal health by Truth in Accounting (TIA).

Analysis: Which college golf program grossed the most in New Jersey

Rutgers University-New Brunswick, Seton Hall University and Monmouth University top the list of highest grossing women's college golf programs in New Jersey in 2016

New Jersey building permits: October 2018

New Jersey issued 2,376 building permits for privately owned housing during October, according to data obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Analysis: New Jersey posted 6th highest individual income tax rate in 2018

New Jersey ranked No. 6 for its top individual income tax rate, according to a Tax Foundation analysis of 2018 tax numbers that tracked the District of Columbia and the 43 states that levy such taxes.

New Jersey posted 6th highest corporate income tax in 2018

Among the District of Columbia and the 44 states that levy corporate income taxes, New Jersey ranked No. 6 for the top tax rate on business revenues, according to a Tax Foundation analysis of 2018 tax numbers.

MERCK: Merck’s KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab) Receives Five New Approvals in Japan, Including in Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC), as Adjuvant Therapy for Melanoma, and in Advanced Microsatellite Instability-High (MSI-H) Tumors

Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, announced today that KEYTRUDA, Merck’s anti-PD-1 therapy, has simultaneously received five new approvals from the Japan Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA), including three expanded uses in advanced non-small lung cancer (NSCLC), one in melanoma, as well as a new indication in advanced microsatellite instability-high (MSI-H) tumors.

MERCK: Merck Exercises Option for NGM Bio’s Investigational Insulin Sensitizer, NGM313, for the Treatment of NASH and Type 2 Diabetes

Merck (NYSE:MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, and NGM Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (NGM) today announced that Merck has exercised its option to license NGM313, an investigational monoclonal antibody agonist of the β-Klotho/FGFR1c receptor complex that is currently being evaluated for the treatment of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and type 2 diabetes.

NEW JERSEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Op-Ed: It’s Time to Stop Ignoring the Needs of NJ’s Business Community

The governor wants a fairer economy in New Jersey but companies are bearing the heaviest burden of delivering it.

OCEAN COUNTY: Contracts for Senior Services Approved by Freeholders

With 173,000 senior citizens calling Ocean County home, the Board of Chosen Freeholders is making certain programs and services tailored to their ever-changing needs are available and easily accessible.

State institution: These 2-year New Jersey schools attract the fewest in-state students

Assumption College for Sisters, Paul Mitchell the School-Jersey Shore and Divers Academy International enrolled the fewest in-state students of all two-year New Jersey schools, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of fall 2017 data.

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