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  1. U.S. covenant-lite loans soar amid investor demand

    Huge demand for leveraged loans from billions of dollars flowing into U.S. loan funds pushed covenant-lite loan volume to a record $188.7 billion, far surpassing the...

  2. Zimmer 1st-Quarter Profit Rises Amid Lower Operating Expenses

    Zimmer Holdings Inc.'s (ZMH) first-quarter earnings rose 4.3% as the orthopedic-products maker recorded a drop in operating expenses, though revenue edged down sligh...

  3. Zimmer Profits Slide but U.S. Hip, Knee Sales Rise 2%

    Zimmer Holdings Inc.'s (ZMH) fourth-quarter earnings fell 2.4%, due in part to a write-down of its spinal device unit, while revenue improved on an uptick in U.S. sa...

  4. Zimmer 4th-Quarter Net Falls 2.4% on Charges

    Zimmer Holdings Inc.'s (ZMH) fourth-quarter earnings fell 2.4%, due in part to impairment and other charges, while revenue improved despite weak sales of hip and kne...

  5. Medical Device Makers: Repeal the New Tax!

    Starting January 1, medical-device makers must pay a new 2.3% excise tax on sales, regardless if they make a profit, to raise $30 billion over the next decade to pay...

  6. Reducing the Risks of Infections at Hospitals

    Former Stryker CEO Steve MacMillan on the new product Steriplex that helps reduce the risks that patients get infections while at the hospital.

  7. Zimmer 3rd-Quarter Profit Fell 7% on Charges, Negative Currency Effects

    Zimmer Holdings Inc.'s (ZMH) third-quarter earnings fell 7% on inventory impacts and other special items as the maker of orthopedics products reported that currency ...

  8. Is the U.S. Becoming More Like Latin America?

    Merk Investments CIO Axel Merk weighs in on the direction of wealth and American society.

  9. Smith & Nephew Profit Up, Keeps Full-Year Guidance

    U.K. medical device maker Smith & Nephew PLC (SN.LN) Thursday reported a 3% rise in first-quarter net profit and said that guidance for the full year, provided last ...

  10. Stryker 1Q Profit Up 14% On Sales Strength

    DOW JONES NEWSWIRESStryker Corp.'s (SYK) first-quarter earnings rose 14% as the medical-device maker saw sales of its hip and knee replacements increase, providing f...

  11. Biomet 3Q Loss Widens On Charges; Sales Grow 5%

    Privately held Biomet Inc. reported modestly higher sales of hip and knee replacements for its most recent quarter, providing hope to investors the orthopedic market...

  12. Biomet Offers To Buy DePuy Trauma Business For $280 Million

    DOW JONES NEWSWIRESBiomet Inc. has made a binding offer to acquire the global trauma business of Johnson & Johnson's (JNJ) DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. for about $280 mil...

  1. Why is golf losing players?

    The Wall Street Journal sports editor Geoff Foster on the business of golf.

  2. Stryker CEO: Will not make offer for Smith & Nephew

    Stryker CEO Kevin Lobo strikes down rumors about a takeover of artificial joint maker Smith & Nephew.

  3. Why are there signs of caution in the markets?

    KKR Managing Director Jeff Rowbottom on the state of private equity and the markets.

  4. Blackstone Group CEO: We’re buying as much as selling

    Blackstone Group CEO Steve Schwarzman on investing in the markets.

  5. Zimmer to Buy Biomet In $13.35B Deal

    Medical device maker Zimmer Holdings Inc said it would buy orthopedic products company Biomet Inc in a deal valued at about $13.35 billion to broaden its portfolio o...

  6. Biomet Files for $100M IPO

    U.S. medical devices maker Biomet Inc filed with U.S. regulators on Friday to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering of its common shares.The company...

  7. Medical Device Tax Has Got to Go

    Just how bad is a tax that treats pacemakers and CT scan machines as if they're alcohol or cigarettes?Last January 1, medical-device makers had to start paying a new...

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