Juno shares jump as Celgene pays $1 billion for stake

Seattle, Wa. January 14, 2015 Juno Therapeutics, a cancer Immunotherapy research lab, brought in the…

Celgene will pay Seattle-based Juno Therapeutics about $1 billion as part of a 10-year partnership to study cures for cancer and autoimmune diseases.

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Microsoft, Kyocera settle Android phone patent dispute

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Microsoft adds detail to Windows launch timeline

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Rainbow Facebook photos: Armchair activism or shifting tide?

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Google’s new app blunders by calling black people ‘gorillas’

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Google unit sorry for including concentration camps in game

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Robot kills man at Volkswagen plant in Germany

BERLIN (AP) — A robot has killed a contractor at one of Volkswagen's production plants in Germany, the automaker said Wednesday. The man died Monday at the plant in Baunatal, about 100 kilometers (62 miles) north of Frankfurt, VW spokesman Heiko Hillwig said. The 22-year-old was part of a team that was setting up the...