Nov 14, 2017

Cowen raises $108 million for health care fund

Cowen has raised $108 million to steer toward health care investments. Photo: Gregory Bull / AP

Investment firm Cowen has raised $108 million for its venture capital fund focused on health care, according to a regulatory filing. A Cowen spokesman would not disclose details about the fund, which is led by Kevin Raidy. Cowen's health care unit invests in biopharmaceutical firms and other health care companies.

The big picture: Venture capitalists continue to pour money into health care, hoping to cash in on the next big drug discovery or get a different piece of the $3.2 trillion pie.

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What to watch in tonight's Democratic debate

Bernie Sanders at a campaign rally in Colorado. Photo: Helen H. Richardson/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images

Bernie Sanders is now the clear front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination, and his opponents are ready to try to knock him down at tonight's debate in Charleston, South Carolina β€” especially Michael Bloomberg, who was the punching bag at the Las Vegas debate.

Why it matters: This is the last debate before Super Tuesday, when Sanders is expected to win California and Texas and could secure an insurmountable lead for the Democratic nomination. That's a direct threat to the entire field, but especially to Bloomberg, who skipped the early states to focus on the March 3 contests.

Bob Iger to step down as CEO of Disney

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The Walt Disney Company said Tuesday that it had named longtime Disney executive Bob Chapek as CEO Bob Iger's successor, effectively immediately. Iger will remain executive chairman of the company through 2021.

Why it matters: Iger is credited with having successfully turned around Disney’s animation and studio businesses and with the strategic acquisition of Marvel, Pixar, Lucasfilm and 21st Century Fox. Most recently, he was the person behind Disney's successful launch of its Netflix rival Disney+.

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