Amgen profit tops estimates as 2,400 jobs will be cut

NEW YORK – Amgen Inc., the world’s biggest biotechnology company by sales, reported second-quarter earnings that beat analysts’ estimates and raised its profit estimate for the year. The company also announced it will cut more than 2,400 jobs through 2015 and close plants in two states. Net income rose 23 percent to $1.55 billion, or…

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