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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Greek mayors angry over state cash grab from public entities

Greek local authorities were on the brink of revolt Tuesday against the central government’s move to use cash reserves from state agencies — including hospitals and kindergartens — to help the country make ends meet.

Santander fined $6 million for ID protection product that customers didn’t get benefits from

Federal regulators have fined Santander Bank $6 million for billing customers for an identity-protection service that many didn’t receive.

Verizon now selling smaller pay-TV packages

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Twitter adopts new policy and tools to block threats, harassment

Twitter adopted further restrictions against violent threats and is working on features aimed at limiting abusive content appearing on users’ feeds.

Futures trader charged for alleged role in ‘Flash Crash’

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