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  • 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.

  • July 17- UnitedHealth Group Inc, after wading cautiously into Obamacare insurance exchanges this year, on Thursday vowed to become a major player, participating in as many as two dozen state exchanges in 2015 and growing from there.

  • July 17- UnitedHealth Group Inc, the largest U.S. health insurer, reported higher-than-expected revenue and raised its forecast, helped by the addition of 270,000 healthcare members and strong growth in its Optum pharmacy services division. UnitedHealth also tightened its profit outlook to $5.50- $5.60 per share from $5.40- $5.60.

  • UnitedHealth's 2Q profit slips 2 percent Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 6:44 AM ET
    UnitedHealth Group

    UnitedHealth Group's second-quarter earnings slipped 2 percent on a rise in taxes and other expenses, but the nation's largest health insurer still trumped analysts' expectations. UnitedHealth said it earned $1.41 billion, or $1.42 per share, in the three months that ended June 30.

  • UnitedHealth's revenue rises as membership increases Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 6:34 AM ET

    July 17- UnitedHealth Group Inc, the largest U.S. health insurer, reported a 7 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by the addition of 270,000 members to its healthcare plans and strong growth in its Optum pharmacy services division.

  • NEW YORK, July 16- Bank of America Corp agreed to pay the insurer American International Group Inc $650 million to settle long-running legal disputes over defective mortgage-backed securities that the bank sold in the run-up to the financial crisis.

  • HONG KONG, July 16- Hong Kong's benchmark index rose for a third day on Wednesday, while the index of Chinese companies listed in the city edged down as insurers underperformed. China Pacific Insurance Group lost 2.8 percent and China Life Insurance 1.2 percent.

  • LONDON, July 14- Iran's main oil tanker firm NITC will struggle for some time to call at European ports, get foreign insurance and overcome obstacles under western sanctions, even after a top court has annulled its blacklisted status in the European Union.

  • PARIS/ BOSTON, July 14- Insurers are eagerly eyeing exponential growth in the tiny cyber coverage market but their lack of experience and skills handling hackers and data breaches may keep their ambitions in check.

  • Low rate world 'fool's paradise': Expert     Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 7:20 AM ET

    In a low-rate environment it's hard for our clients to save money through us and have enough income, says Steve Miller, AIG non-executive chairman, discussing how low interest rates are impacting his business.

  • SYDNEY, July 11- Australia's IPO window appears to be narrowing as the sharemarket loses momentum and offerings start to look overpriced, sapping demand for the combined $7 billion listings of hospital firm Healthscope Ltd and insurer Medibank Private.

  • The impact of Qingdao port probe on insurance     Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 8:35 PM ET

    Wilfred Verstraete, CEO & Board Chairman of Euler Hermes, discusses its Asian business and how China's metal financing investigation raised the need for trade credit insurance.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 5:28 p.m. EDT Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 5:28 PM ET

    Fears over fate of major Portuguese financial group reignite euro market tensions Portugal bank worries rattle Wall Street; investors move into bonds, gold Federal judge orders IRS to explain emails lost by key official in tea party investigation Mayor: Atlantic City shift from gambling to other attractions will be painful but do-able Fed No. 2 Fischer says regulators must keep working to end' too big to fail;' avert new crisis Aereo presses case despite Supreme Court setback, seeks licensing treatment as cable company FTC sues Amazon over children's unauthorized in-app charges Ag industry seeks to create right to farm for legal protection against animal-welfare groups WellPoint CEO: Insurer rides growing technology wave, preps reluctant health care shoppers Crude oil price gains for first time in 2 weeks, but analysts don't rule out more declines

  • AP Top Financial News At 5:06 p.m. EDT Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 5:06 PM ET

    Federal judge orders IRS to explain lost emails US stocks slide over European banking worries Mayor: Atlantic City shift from gambling painful Fed No. 2 Fischer says care needed to avert crisis Aereo presses case despite Supreme Court setback Portuguese bank fears rekindle euro market tension FTC sues Amazon over kids' app charges Agriculture industry seeks to create right to farm WellPoint CEO: Insurer readies for technology wave Oil rises for first time in 2 weeks, near $103

  • AP Top Financial News At 4:16 p.m. EDT Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 4:16 PM ET

    Aereo presses case despite Supreme Court setback Portuguese bank fears rekindle euro market tension US stocks lower due to European banking worries FTC sues Amazon over kids' app charges Agriculture industry seeks to create right to farm WellPoint CEO: Insurer readies for technology wave Oil rises for first time in 2 weeks, near $103 US, China talk cyberhacking amid new allegations Stigmatized nuclear workers quit Japan utility Boeing to offer more bin space on some new planes

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 4:04 p.m. EDT Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 4:05 PM ET

    Aereo presses case despite Supreme Court setback, seeks licensing treatment as cable company Fears over fate of major Portuguese financial group reignite euro market tensions US stocks recover half of earlier losses; Portugal bank worries rattle world markets FTC sues Amazon over children's unauthorized in-app charges Ag industry seeks to create right to farm for legal protection against animal-welfare groups WellPoint CEO: Insurer rides growing technology wave, preps reluctant health care shoppers Crude oil price gains for first time in 2 weeks, but analysts don't rule out more declines In Beijing, Kerry, Lew talk cyberhacking with Chinese officials amid new allegations Stigma versus green allure: Nuke professionals at Japan's Fukushima utility quit in droves As global economy recovers, corporate deal values reach highest level since 2007

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