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  • AP Top Financial News At 2:11 p.m. EDT Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 2:11 PM ET

    Saudi stock market to allow foreign investment Contrarian's case: Why US could dip into recession US job-training review emphasizes data, employers Airlines scrap Israel flights over missile fear US home sales increase 2.6 percent in June US stocks climb as earnings reports roll in Bond insurers vow to fight Detroit financial plan US consumer prices up 0.3 percent in June Amid sanctions, France in warship sale to Russia Coke's sales miss estimates as Diet Coke flags

  • NFL: The insurance debate     Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 1:51 PM ET

    Former NFL players Jack Brewer of The Brewer Group CEO, and "Fast Money" trader Jon Najarian, discuss whether Green Bay Packers Jermichael Finley should collect $10 million tax free thanks to his disability policy.

  • *Q2 oper earnings $1.93/ shr vs. est $2.07. July 22- Property and casualty insurer Travelers Cos Inc reported a steeper-than-expected fall in quarterly operating profit, hurt by bigger catastrophe losses and a slowing pace of premium rate increases.

  • July 22- Health insurer Centene Corp reported a 24 percent jump in quarterly profit, beating market estimates for the sixth straight quarter, as member signups surged 23 percent. The company's shares rose as much as 8.5 percent to hit a life high of $81.98 on the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday. Centene said it had 3.2 million members as of June 30.

  • MOVES-Desombre joins Citi from Credit Suisse Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 9:23 AM ET

    LONDON, July 22- Citi has hired Credit Suisse banker Nicolas Desombre to lead its investment bank in France, the latest in a series of senior hires in Europe to help strengthen its operations in the region. In a memo to employees seen by Reuters, Citi said Desombre will also run its global insurance business alongside Gautam Chawla.

  • July 22- Health insurer Centene Corp reported a 24 percent jump in quarterly profit, beating market estimates for the sixth straight quarter, as the company's premium and services revenue surged after it expanded in Florida, Ohio and California.

  • *Q2 oper earnings $1.93/ shr vs. est $2.07/ shr. July 22- Property and casualty insurer Travelers Cos Inc's quarterly earnings fell short of analysts' estimates as hail and wind storms in the United States increased catastrophe losses.

  • Travelers' profit drops as catastrophe losses rise Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 7:14 AM ET

    July 22- Property and casualty insurer Travelers Cos Inc reported a 26 percent drop in quarterly net profit as catastrophe losses rose. The company, a Dow Jones Industrial Average component, said net income fell to $683 million, or $1.95 per share, in the second quarter ended June 30, from $925 million, or $2.41 per share, a year earlier.

  • CORRECTED-Centene's profit jumps 24 percent Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 6:37 AM ET

    July 22- Health insurer Centene Corp posted a 24 percent jump in quarterly profit, driven by a nearly 50 percent jump in premium and services revenue. The company also bumped up the lower end of its full-year profit forecast to a range of $3.70 to $3.90 per share, from $3.60 to $3.90.

  • July 22- Health insurer Centene Corp posted a 24 percent jump in quarterly profit, driven by a nearly 50 percent jump in premium and services revenue. The company also bumped up the lower end of its full-year profit forecast to a range of $3.70 to $3.90 per share, from $3.60 to $3.90.

  • Bond insurers vow to fight Detroit financial plan Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 12:14 AM ET

    DETROIT— A year after filing for bankruptcy, Detroit is building momentum to get out, especially after workers and retirees voted in favor of major pension changes just a few weeks before a judge holds a crucial trial that could end the largest public filing in U.S. history.

  • July 18- Shares of Trupanion Inc rose as much as 15 percent in their market debut, valuing the pet insurer at $304 million, as investors bet on growing demand among pet owners to insure their cats and dogs.

  • Pet insurer Trupanion rises 15 pct in debut Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 9:39 AM ET

    The company raised about $71 million after pricing its initial public offering of 7.13 million shares at $10 per share, below the expected range of $13 and $15 per share.

  • NEW YORK, July 17- Insurance on the Malaysian airliner brought down over Ukraine is likely to pay out relatively quickly if the cause of the crash is determined, but observers say insurance for the loss of 298 lives and other liability could be complex and lengthy.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 8:10 p.m. EDT Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 8:10 PM ET

    Ukraine accuses pro-Russia rebels of downing Malaysian plane with 298 aboard Microsoft to cut 18,000 jobs, largest layoff in company history, in pivot away from hardware Senators investigating recalls target GM's legal staff; safety regulators next US stocks swoon on news of jet downing in Ukraine and disappointing corporate earnings Google delivers another mixed bag in 2nd quarter as earnings disappoint while revenue surges Advanced Micro Devices posts narrower 2 Q loss; Outlook disappoints, stock slumps aftermarket Insurer UnitedHealth plans health overhaul business expansion, signaling big industry shift On a roll with hybrid success, Toyota gambles on futuristic fuel cell car running on hydrogen Airbus gets orders worth almost twice as much as Boeing's during key airshow event Applications for US jobless benefits fall to 302,000; 4- week average lowest since June 2007

  • Insurance for teen drivers? Prepare to pay more Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 2:39 PM ET

    The insurance bill for the typical married couple will jump an average 79 percent when a teen driver is added, according to a report.

  • WASHINGTON, July 17- The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to reauthorize a federal terrorism risk insurance program that was created after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

  • Senate votes to extend terrorism insurance program Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 2:16 PM ET

    The Senate has voted to extend a program that would cushion the blow to insurance companies in the event of a massive terrorism attack.

  • Largest US insurer's move signals industry shift Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 1:24 PM ET

    UnitedHealth Group said Thursday that it will participate in as many as 24 of the law's individual health insurance exchanges in 2015, up from only four this year. But UnitedHealth and other insurers approached them cautiously, in part because they had little information about the health of the people who would sign up.

  • Senate votes to extend terrorism insurance program Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 1:16 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Senate voted Thursday to extend a program that helped stabilize jittery insurance markets in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The Senate voted 93-4 to extend the program through 2021. Under the program, the federal government helps pay damages for attacks that cost more than $100 million.

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