Johnson & Johnson to acquire Abiomed

Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday announced its plans to acquire Abiomed, which develops technologies for heart, lung and kidney support, in a deal worth more than $16 billion.  WHY IT MATTERS The purchase will help to advance the standard of care in heart failure and recovery worldwide, according to Johnson & Johnson.  Abiomed will operate […]

Latinas to watch in the U.S. midterm elections

Pediatrician Yadira Caraveo, a Colorado Democrat, and, Anna Paulina Luna, a Florida Republican, are seeking US House seats. Photos: Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images and Brett Carlsen/Getty Images Latina candidates from both parties could make unprecedented gains in Congress on Tuesday. Why it matters: A fresh slate of Mexican American and Central American […]

Possible interference from Beijing looms over elections

Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios Democratic countries are sounding the alarm about Chinese government efforts to illicitly influence their elections. The big picture: Governments, including Russia and the U.S., have long-documented histories of interfering with or attempting to influence the elections of other countries. Recent campaigns indicate that China is now getting into the game as well. […]