NEW YORK, Dec 27 – Glaxo Wellcome and Smithkline Beecham have finally tied the knot, launching shares of the newly merged GlaxoSmithkline on the London and New York stock exchanges Wednesday after nearly a year of merger negotiations, the companies announced.

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