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Maryland, Del. governors concerned about Pfizer's proposed takeover of AstraZeneca
Maryland, Del. governors concerned about Pfizer's proposed takeover of AstraZeneca

Gov. Martin O'Malley and Delaware Gov. Jack Markell sent a joint letter to Pfizer Thursday expressing concerns about its proposed $106 billion acquisition of pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca, which employs thousands in both states. The governors said they earlier asked for but did not receive assurances from Pfizer that it intends to preserve those jobs, though they said the company made such promises to British leaders about jobs there. "Our concern is exacerbated by Pfizer's history of closing U.S. research facilities, including sites in Michigan and Illinois, after closing on previous corporate transactions," they wrote. AstraZeneca, which bought...

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