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Finally, shares of Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) rebounded today after the company announced that it had cut a deal with Samsung Bioepis to produce biosimilars, which are essentially generic versions of biologic drugs. Merck recently blamed generic-drug manufacturers for the company’s poor performance, so this move will hopefully help the company fight its competitors on their own turf. Merck’s stock price rose 1.04% today, making it the best performing Dow component of the day.

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