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October 20, 2014 – News Bytes

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Inversion rule change prompts AbbVie to halt Shire takeover

By Ronald Rosenberg
CenterWatch Staff Writer

In what could have been a major pharmaceutical acquisition and one of the biggest tax inversion deals, Chicago-based AbbVie has recommended its shareholders vote against its proposed $54 billion takeover of Shire, a Dublin-headquartered pharmaceutical company specializing in medications to treat attention deficit disorder and rare diseases

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