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2014-05-07 08:28:32

ORLANDO, Fla., May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sporting goods company 3N2 has come to terms with fastpitch softball phenom Monica Abbott on a product endorsement deal. Abbott, who currently pitches for National Pro Fastpitch's (NPF) Chicago Bandits and Team Toyota of the Japanese Pro League, is widely considered one of the top talents in the game. She will wear 3N2 footwear and apparel throughout the duration of the deal. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140506/84924 Abbott...

2014-05-01 08:37:05

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) will participate in the Deutsche Bank 39(th) Annual Health Care Conference on Thursday, May 8, 2014. Thomas C. Freyman, executive vice president, finance and chief financial officer will participate in a question and answer session regarding the company beginning at 8:20 a.m. Central time. A live audio webcast will be accessible through Abbott's Investor Relations Web site at www.abbottinvestor.com. An archived edition...

2014-04-14 12:34:30

New Abbott test could help physicians diagnose people in the U.S. who are unaware that they have diabetes, empowering them to control their disease ABBOTT PARK, Ill., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) announced today that its new ARCHITECT Clinical Chemistry Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) test - which can aid physicians in diagnosing and monitoring diabetes and identifying people at risk for the disease - has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug...

2014-04-10 08:30:25

- First-of-its-Kind Dissolving Medical Device Being Evaluated in People with Blocked Heart Vessels ABBOTT PARK, Ill., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) today announced it has completed enrollment of three clinical trials to support approvals of the company's revolutionary Absorb(TM) Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold (BVS) in the United States, Japan and China. Combined, the U.S., Japan and China account for more than 50 percent of the world's heart stent market....

2014-04-01 08:30:07

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) will announce its first-quarter 2014 financial results on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, before the market opens. The announcement will be followed by a live webcast of the earnings conference call at 8 a.m. Central time (9 a.m. Eastern), and will be accessible through Abbott's Investor Relations Web site at www.abbottinvestor.com. An archived edition of the call will be available after 11 a.m. Central time. About...

2014-03-28 12:26:29

Supera Stent Addresses Growing Need in the U.S. to Treat People with Blocked Blood Vessels and Restore Blood Flow in the Upper Leg ABBOTT PARK, Ill., March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott today announced that its Supera(®) Peripheral Stent System has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval to treat people with blocked blood vessels in the upper leg caused by peripheral artery disease (PAD). PAD occurs when fat and cholesterol buildup causes arteries outside of the...

2014-02-21 12:24:41

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Abbott (NYSE: ABT) today declared a quarterly common dividend of 22 cents per share. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140221/CG69503-INFO) This marks the 361(st) consecutive quarterly dividend to be paid by Abbott since 1924. The cash dividend is payable May 15, 2014, to shareholders of record at the close of business on April 15, 2014. Abbott has increased its dividend payout for 42...

2014-02-03 12:21:03

FALLS CHURCH, Va., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) has elected Laura J. Schumacher to be a director of the corporation, effective February 2, 2014. Schumacher is the executive vice president of Business Development, External Affairs and General Counsel for AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a biopharmaceutical company formed in 2013 following separation from Abbott. Schumacher is responsible for AbbVie's legal, licensing and acquisitions,...

2014-01-16 08:25:35

New Book by Ida O. Abbott Provides Roadmap for Success GOLDEN, Colo., Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Sponsoring Women: What Men Need to Know, a book by Ida O. Abbott, has just been published by Attorney at Work. It provides critical advice and action steps for professional men who want to bring more women into the executive suite but are concerned about how to proceed. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140116/MN47204) "Women need the sponsorship of men, and men...

2014-01-06 08:27:15

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) will announce its fourth-quarter and full-year 2013 financial results on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, before the market opens. The announcement will be followed by a live webcast of the earnings conference call at 8 a.m. Central time (9 a.m. Eastern), and will be accessible through Abbott's Investor Relations Web site at www.abbottinvestor.com. An archived edition of the call will be available after 11 a.m. Central...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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