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And so, another working week will soon draw to a close. Not a moment too soon, yes? This is, you may recall, our treasured signal to daydream about weekend plans. Our agenda is all about keeping a low profile. We plan to catch up on our reading, take a few naps and promenade with the official mascots. And what about you? As always, the great outdoors are beckoning — beaches, lakes, and mountains are calling your name. You could reach out to someone special. Or perhaps this is a good time to take stock of your health insurance, assuming you have any or can still afford it. Well, whatever you do, have a grand time. But, be safe. Enjoy, and see you soon …

AstraZeneca chief executive Pascal Soriot will remain on the job and not defect to Teva Pharmaceuticals, The Times says. “Together, we are poised to achieve something remarkable and that few thought possible. Nothing can break the momentum you have established, and certainly not rumors,” he wrote to staff. A spokeswoman added Soriot plans to attend an oncology conference in September, assuming there is data on a new immunotherapy to present.

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