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nd 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 rather modest. We plan to escort Mrs. Pharmalot to a rent party, hang with our short person, manicure the grounds, and check in on the Pharmalot ancestors. And what about you? This is a lovely time of year to enjoy the great outdoors, so perhaps a ride to beaches or mountains is in order. You could curl up with a nice e-book. Or you could do some budget forecasting to see which items will cost more as tariffs start going into effect. Well, whatever you do, have a grand time. But be safe. And do keep your dad in mind. Enjoy, and see you soon …

Federal prosecutors in Manhattan are investigating whether Michael Cohen, the longtime personal lawyer for President Trump, illegally engaged in secret lobbying as part of a broader government probe into his business dealings, the Wall Street Journal reports. In the course of the investigation, the prosecutors have contacted companies that hired Cohen as a consultant after Trump won the 2016 presidential election, including Novartis (NVS), but have not interviewed company employees, the paper says. As STAT previously reported, Cohen promised Novartis access to the administration.

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