Mark C. Fishman (right) and Glenn Dranoff (left) are leading the Novartis cancer immunotherapy push.

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Mark C. Fishman (right) and Glenn Dranoff (left) are leading the Novartis cancer immunotherapy push.

In cancer fight, Novartis focuses on immunity

Novartis AG is making a big bet on emerging science that uses the body’s immune system to fight off tumors.By Robert Weisman



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Poland picks Raytheon for $7 billion deal, Polish newspaper says

Poland will pick Raytheon Co. and Airbus Helicopters Tuesday for further talks on two defense contracts worth a combined 35 billion zloty ($9.4 billion), Gazeta Wyborcza reported, without saying where it got the information.

Mohegan Sun to build casino at Korean airport

The Indian tribe that operates the Mohegan Sun casino in Connecticut has reached an agreement to build and run a gaming resort on the grounds of Incheon International Airport in South Korea.

House panel eyes bill to aid Balsams project in N.H.

A House committee is set to take up a measure that would help an ambitious plan to redevelop the shuttered Balsams resort.

Japan’s maglev train breaks own speed record: 375 mph

A Japanese maglev that is the fastest passenger train in the world has broken its own speed record.

Boston Globe wins Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing

Globe editorial writer Kathleen Kingsbury won the award for a series of editorials about restaurant labor.

An ad or a show? Some say YouTube Kids blurs the line

A Boston consumer group told federal regulators that YouTube Kids should be subject to existing federal regulations.

Turning churches into housing a unique challenge

Neighbors are often uneasy at the thought of stuffing condos into an institution where past generations were married and baptized.

Target’s top-end deals looked great, but proved elusive

When stores make deals to carry merchandise from high-end designers for a limited time, it can be, well, really limiting.

Shirley Leung

Leung writes a business column every Wednesday and Friday. Previously she served six years as the business editor overseeing daily and Sunday coverage.


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