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Johnson & Johnson announced that it would be cutting about 3,000 jobs from its medical devices division, the Wall Street Journal reports.

This, it adds, represents some 6 percent of that division or nearly 2.5 percent of the company's overall workforce of 127,000. The company says the move will save it between $800 million and $1 billion a year, before taxes.

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