Miles D. White

Abbott CEO 'optimistic' about Trump

Abbott CEO 'optimistic' about Trump

Abbott Laboratories CEO Miles White kept mum during an earnings call Wednesday about his company's increasingly forceful attempts to pull out of a planned acquisition of health care diagnostics company Alere, but he did open up about Donald Trump.

White said he's "optimistic" about what Trump's presidency might mean for north suburban-based Abbott.

"While there's a lot of uncertainty around the various things that this administration appears to be making priorities out of, I would say there are relative few that would impact us early on, and I think the impact is likely to be relatively favorable, that being primarily tax and/or cash access," White...