This week’s notable deaths included a Nobel Prize-winning novelist; a co-founder of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz law firm who helped avert a New York City bankruptcy in 1975; and the billionaire founder of France’s second-largest drugmaker who was the focus of a healthcare scandal. Below are summaries of these and other obituaries from the past week.
Passenger-vehicle sales in China gained 9 percent last month, as deliveries rose from General Motors Co. to Toyota Motor Corp. and consumers brought forth purchases on concern more cities will limit ownership.
Experimental breast cancer drugs from Pfizer Inc. and Eli Lilly & Co. slowed or halted growth of advanced tumors in studies, potentially adding a new treatment option for patients and top-selling therapies for the companies.
MannKind Corp.’s inhaled diabetes treatment won the backing of a U.S. advisory panel, moving the company another step closer in its long-running effort get its first product on the market. The shares rose 74 percent.