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How A $440,000 Drug Is Turning Alexion Into Biotech's New Innovation Powerhouse

How A $440,000 Drug Is Turning Alexion Into Biotech's New Innovation Powerhouse | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it

The pharmaceutical business is not kind to entrepreneurs. It takes more than a decade and hundreds of millions of dollars in venture capital to get from cool idea to marketed drug, which is why the founders of Amgen, Genentech and Gilead were gone by the time those companies became big successes.

But nestled near a pastoral local farm 40 minutes outside of New Haven, Conn., amid ears of corn and rows of beets, is the exception to that rule. There, an unassuming, self-deprecating doctor named Leonard Bell still serves as chief executive of Alexion Pharmaceuticals, the company he founded after he quit his medical professorship at Yale 20 years ago.

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Inquiry of Silk Road Website Spurred Agents’ Own Illegal Acts, Officials Say

Inquiry of Silk Road Website Spurred Agents’ Own Illegal Acts, Officials Say | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
The agents, one with the Drug Enforcement Administration and one with the Secret Service, have been charged with money laundering and wire fraud.
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From Casinos To Cannabis: Indian Tribes Eye Pot Profits

From Casinos To Cannabis: Indian Tribes Eye Pot Profits | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Last December the Justice Department gave a yellow light to marijuana legalization on tribal land, saying it would treat reservations like states in deciding how to enforce the Controlled Substances Act. Two months later, the very first Tribal Marijuana Conference, held at the Tulalip Resort Casino in Washington, attracted about [...]
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Fla. lawmakers work to abolish 'living-in-sin' law

Fla. lawmakers work to abolish 'living-in-sin' law | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Believe it or not, in spite of all the shacking up going on, an unmarried couple living together is still against the law in Florida. But don't break the lease quite yet. Two legislative
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Georgia Bill Helps Wife Beaters

Georgia Bill Helps Wife Beaters | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Georgia’s “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” is among the worst in the nation. So why are pro-gay companies doing nothing about it?
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Government Plans Platinum Welfare Card To Stop Rich People Purchasing Cocaine

Government Plans Platinum Welfare Card To Stop Rich People Purchasing Cocaine | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
The Federal government has announced plans to quarantine the assets and income of people over a certain net worth using state-issued debit cards.
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Why Home Owners Need to Get Moving

Why Home Owners Need to Get Moving | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Do potential sellers in your market need convincing? CNNMoney highlights several reasons why they should consider selling their home this spring.
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Manhattan building collapse near Second Avenue and Seventh Street - Newsday

Manhattan building collapse near Second Avenue and Seventh Street - Newsday | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
The New York City fire department says it's at the scene of a Manhattan building
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The 'most powerful woman on Wall Street' just became Google's new CFO

The 'most powerful woman on Wall Street' just became Google's new CFO | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Google just poached one of Wall Street's most powerful women
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Kraft and Heinz merger to create food giant

Kraft and Heinz merger to create food giant | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Kraft is merging with Heinz to create the world's fifth-largest food and beverage company.
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Amazon Goes After Dropbox, Google, Microsoft With Unlimited Cloud Drive Storage

Amazon Goes After Dropbox, Google, Microsoft With Unlimited Cloud Drive Storage | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Last year, Amazon gave a boost to its Prime members when it launched a free, unlimited photo storage for them on Cloud Drive. Today, the company is expanding..
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City of Miami, Mayor Regalado: Pass Funding for Tri-Rail Coastal Link

City of Miami, Mayor Regalado: Pass Funding for Tri-Rail Coastal Link | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Undoubtedly, Miami is currently undergoing a transformative period.
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Celebrate Diversity Miami | Naomi Ross' Fundraiser on CrowdRise

Celebrate Diversity Miami | Naomi Ross' Fundraiser on CrowdRise | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
In summer 2014 I became inspired to begin the journey of following my personal mission statement: To creatively develop spaces that spark conversations on diversity, encourage collaboration, and inspire action to address social change. I was taking a course for my masters in Community & Social Change program, and happened to learn about an organization based on the west coast of Florida called Embracing Our Differences (EOD). The EOD mission is to promote diversity and inclusion throughout their community, and for over 10 years it has collaborated with schools in Sarasota County to produce a free large-scale, outdoor art exhibit thats been seen by 1.5 million visitors. So I thought, Why not bring a similar exhibit to greater Miami? and the idea for Celebrate Diversity Miami (CDM) was born!

For the past ten months CDM has evolved from a simple (albeit initially super ambitious) concept written on paper, into a more feasible project that it is well on its way to becoming a full-fledged reality in less than a month. On Saturday, April 11, 2015 the very first CDM Photo-voice Exhibit will premiere at Museum Park, thanks to a wonderful partnership with South Floridas annual civic engagement festival, PhilanthroFest. The exhibit features a vibrant selection of 60+ images submitted by local residents, schools, and community-based organizations from across Miami-Dade County. Afterwards, it will commence a countywide tour and travel to various neighborhood venues throughout the year, starting with Pinecrest Gardens on April 29th. In addition, thanks to another great partnership with MCCJ, it will be accompanied by ...
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Welcome to the 'Double El Niño' — and more extreme weather

Welcome to the 'Double El Niño' — and more extreme weather | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
A second helping of El Niño could help usher in the next phase of global warming. When it comes, the consequences could be devastating.
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DEA agent arrested for stealing Silk Road bitcoins also orchestrated murder-for-hire scheme

DEA agent arrested for stealing Silk Road bitcoins also orchestrated murder-for-hire scheme | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Carl Mark Force IV was arrested last week.
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Shooting at NSA headquarters leaves one dead

Shooting at NSA headquarters leaves one dead | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Shots were fired Monday morning after two people in a vehicle tried to ram a gate at Fort Meade, a military installation in Anne Arundel County, according to officials.
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Germanwings plane crash: Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz persuaded captain to leave cockpit, according to transcript

Germanwings plane crash: Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz persuaded captain to leave cockpit, according to transcript | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
The co-pilot of the doomed Germanwings flight repeatedly suggested that the captain leave the cockpit, then locked him out and stymied his desperate efforts to return, according to data recorder transcripts reported Sunday.
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Canada's Largest Food Retailer To Sell Ugly Produce At Low Prices To Cut Food Waste

Canada's Largest Food Retailer To Sell Ugly Produce At Low Prices To Cut Food Waste | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
" Canada's Largest Food Retailer To Sell Ugly Produce At Low Prices To Cut Food Waste" Share: CREDIT: Niloo / Shutterstock.com Shoppers in Canada will have to look beyond appearance if they want to help reduce food waste - and save some money along...
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Road from Europe to U.S.? Russia proposes superhighway - CNN.com

Road from Europe to U.S.? Russia proposes superhighway - CNN.com | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
London to New York City by car? It could happen if the head of Russian Railways has his way.
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I think I would like to drive to Moscow.  Yes?

 

#LAtoMoscow #Superhighway #WatchoutforBears 

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Up to 30 injured in NYC building collapse

Up to 30 injured in NYC building collapse | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
As many as 30 people were hurt in the partial collapse of an East Village building Thursday afternoon, law-enforcement sources told The Post. The destruction near the corner of Second Avenue and Ea...
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All eyes on courtroom in wait for Ellen Pao verdict

All eyes on courtroom in wait for Ellen Pao verdict | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Now, the waiting begins. The jury in a Silicon Valley sex discrimination lawsuit that could cost as much as $160 million has begun deliberations.
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EBay bows to pressure with two women directors

EBay bows to pressure with two women directors | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
EBay appointed two female board members this year in response to mounting public pressure
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People and jobs are growing farther apart

People and jobs are growing farther apart | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
There’s a growing distance between people and jobs, a new study finds.
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Microsoft will require suppliers to give workers 15 days of paid leave - GeekWire

Microsoft will require suppliers to give workers 15 days of paid leave - GeekWire | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Microsoft will require its suppliers to give their employees who do work for the Redmond company at least 15 days of paid leave each year — a new policy that could… Read More
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Simon Property Group Is One Scary Mall-Owning Monopolist

Better start paying attention to Simon Property Group's hot pursuit of Macerich because this combination would have several major ramifications.
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Google Starts Developing Its Own Quantum Computer Chips : The Future of Computing

Google Starts Developing Its Own Quantum Computer Chips : The Future of Computing | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Now Google has announced that it will design and build its own quantum computer chips. Google will be doing this at its Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab. The Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab, was launched in 2013 and is a collaboration between Google, NASA's Ames Research Center, and the Universities Space Research Association.
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