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982 California job cuts precede Actavis, Allergan merger

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Before the quickly negotiated $66bn acquisition of Allergan by Actavis to thwart an unwanted deal proposed by Valeant Pharmaceuticals, Allergan began executing its well-known plan to cut jobs in California and Actavis had its own layoffs under way in the Golden State.

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