NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Johnson and Johnson (J&J) accepted a $4.16 billion offer from global private equity firm, The Carlyle Group, on March 31, to buy one of its largest units, thereby meeting the deadline to make a deal on the very day it was set to expire.

Over a year ago J&J disclosed that it would sell its blood diagnostics division, Raritan-based Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics (OCD), which screens donated blood for infection and makes diagnostic tests for AIDS.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Cory Booker, United States senator from New Jersey, hosted a roundtable event for female small business owners Friday morning at Rutgers University’s Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. 

Mayor Jim Cahill was there as well and indicated that he would like to see businesses run by women both larger and more profitable in general.

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PISCATAWAY, NJ—For the second consecutive year, Sky Blue FC, a professional soccer team in the National Women’s Soccer League will play its home matches at Rutgers University’s Yurcak Field again this season.

The home opener is scheduled for April 19 at 7 pm, against the Portland Thorns FC.

“Sky Blue FC will once again call Yurcak Field 'home' this season as the club returns to the Rutgers University facility in Piscataway, NJ,” stated an announcement on the club's website.

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