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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

BRIEF-Bayer closes buy of Merck & Co consumer care business, (NYSE: MRK)

Bayer Ag * Says bayer closes acquisition of consumer care business of merck & co., inc., united states, for usd 14.2 billion

Merck & Co., Inc. (Merck), is a global health care company that delivers health solutions through its prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies, animal health, and consumer care products, which it markets directly and through its joint ventures. Shares of MRK fell by 0.54% or $-0.32/share to $58.96. In the past year, the shares have traded as low as $44.62 and as high as $61.33. On average, 8197440 shares of MRK exchange hands on a given day and today's volume is recorded at 3015520.