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Bayer stock fell more than 10% on Monday, representing a loss of more than $10 billion in market cap, on the first day of trading after a California jury found that the German company owed $289.2 million to a man who claims to have gotten cancer from exposure to Roundup weed killer.

The bottom line: Bayer might have taken on a bigger liability than it realized in buying Roundup maker Monsanto, via a $64 billion merger that closed this past June, as this could be just the first of thousands of similar lawsuits.

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Shell plans up to 9,000 job cuts by 2022

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Why it matters: It’s becoming increasingly clear that some patients struggle with its health consequences — and costs — far longer than a few weeks.