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Merger momentum to continue in 2015, EY says

A banner year for mergers and acquisitions will be followed by more deals next year as executives grow more confident in the strength of the U.S. economy, according to the consultancy firm EY.

Merck 2Q profit more than doubles

A big one-time gain and a tax benefit helped drugmaker Merck & Co. more than double its second-quarter profit, raise the lower end of its profit forecast and easily top analysts' expectations.

Merck KGaA books record profits in 2013

German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Merck KGaA said Thursday that its profits more than doubled on steady sales in 2013.

Germany's Merck to buy materials supplier AZ

Germany's Merck KGaA has announced plans to buy AZ Electronic Materials, which supplies high-tech materials for the electronics industry, for about 1.6 billion pounds ($2.6 billion).

Facebook sidelines contested Merck profile page

Facebook will sideline a Merck page at the social network until a pair of US and German companies work out which one gets the online address, a source familiar with the matter told AFP.

New way of synthesizing organic chemicals mimics nature

Organic chemists have found a new way of synthesizing multiple complex organic molecules that until now have needed to be synthesized using time-consuming methods. The new strategy, which mimics natural biosynthesis methods, ...