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In a week where the com­pa­ny be­hind a top obe­si­ty drug an­nounced it will buy one of the biggest con­tract man­u­fac­tur­ers of those drugs, oth­er news could pale in com­par­i­son. But there’s plen­ty of oth­er big sto­ries on deals, earn­ings, sen­ate hear­ings, peo­ple and more — see if you missed any.

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