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30 employers to join Augusta State job fair


The Greater Augusta Employer Committee will hold a job fair at Augusta State University on Thursday.

The fair will be held in Christenberry Fieldhouse, 3109 Wrightsboro Road, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

More than 30 employers are scheduled to attend, including ADP, Aflac, AT&T, FPL, Scana, Spherion and T-Mobile.

Health care giant puts attention on diabetes

TRENTON, N.J. --- Johnson & Johnson is grabbing for a share of the huge, fast-growing market for diabetes drugs, announcing a pair of partnerships Tuesday that could produce novel medicines for the disease.

The agreements, with companies in Sweden and California, to develop new drugs for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes come just days before J&J is to release results of mid-stage human tests of another promising drug, called canagliflozin, likely to be its first diabetes medicine.

The projects show Johnson & Johnson is aiming to provide comprehensive care for diabetics at all stages of the disease.

Analyst Steve Brozak of WBB Securities said J&J deliberately announced the two very different deals the same day to make clear that they plan to "grow their presence to make sure they are in a leadership position."

Sales of medicines and insulin for diabetics are the fourth-biggest category of prescription drugs, with global sales topping $30 billion last year, according to prescription data firm IMS Health.

JetBlue starts selling food on longer flights

NEW YORK --- JetBlue is joining other carriers offering onboard food for sale. Five new snack boxes will go for $6 each.

The snack boxes will be available on flights longer than 3 hours and 45 minutes.

There will still be free snacks on every flight. JetBlue began selling the boxes June 16 and officially announced the move Tuesday on Twitter and its blog.



Tue, 12/12/2017 - 20:04

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