Any official announcement is likely to come close to the actual launch date.
While these moves are encouraging, what still remains to be seen is how the new management team approaches labor negotiations.
Huge demand for oil transportation from Canada to the US and other markets is leading the company to invest aggressively in its Trans Mountain Pipeline.
A focus on hot areas like renewable energy and bioplastics will enable the company to maintain its market share.
Investors are happy with the acquisition, which eliminates a key rival and helps Akamai gain control of important technology.
The carrier clearly had the most to lose if the AT&T and T-Mobile merger had gone through.
Branded drugs are set to lose over $100 billion in revenue in the next few years, and Merck, like other large pharma companies, will need to develop new drugs to offset these losses.
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