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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. Under the circumstances, you may not be surprised to learn our agenda is rather modest. We plan to catch up on our reading, hang with our short person, and promenade with the ever-growing official mascot. And what about you? This is a fine time to enjoy the great outdoors. You could boost the economy by supporting local restaurants and retailers. You could also use the time to touch base with those who remain isolated and vulnerable. Well, whatever you do, have a grand time. But be safe and wear a mask. Enjoy, and see you soon. …

Sanofi (SNY) is considering cutting hundreds of jobs and will discuss potential steps with staff representatives over the coming days, Reuters reports. The reorganization could involve employees in several European countries and possibly others outside the region, as well as all the divisions of Sanofi except the vaccines and rare diseases unit Genzyme. Around 1,000 jobs in France are at risk, and the cuts are expected to take place over a three-year period.

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