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  • AP Top Financial News At 1:42 p.m. EDT Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 1:42 PM ET

    FTC sues Amazon over kids' app charges US stocks fall on Portugal worries Portuguese bank fears rekindle euro market tension US unemployment aid applications fall to 304,000 WellPoint CEO: Insurer readies for technology wave More' headline-grabbing' corporate deals expected US, China talk cyberhacking amid new allegations Stigmatized nuclear workers quit Japan utility UK govt seeks data retention law after EU verdict Restructuring efforts pinch Family Dollar in 3 Q

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 1:33 p.m. EDT Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 1:33 PM ET

    FTC sues Amazon over children's unauthorized in-app charges US stocks fall as Portugal bank worries rattle world markets Fears over fate of major Portuguese financial group reignite euro market tensions Applications for US unemployment benefits fall to 304,000, close to a 7- year low WellPoint CEO: Insurer rides growing technology wave, preps reluctant health care shoppers As global economy recovers, corporate deal values reach highest level since 2007 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 UK govt seeks law to make phone, Internet companies store data for a year to help authorities Family Dollar hindered by restructuring charge in 3 Q, revenue tops analysts' estimates

  • Biographical information on Joseph Swedish Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 10:26 AM ET

    CAREER: Former CEO of the health care systems Trinity Health Corp. and Centura Health Corp. Also has served as an executive for the hospital operator HCA Holdings Inc. and as a board member for the insurer Coventry Health Care, which competitor Aetna Inc. acquired in 2013..

  • WellPoint CEO: Insurer readies for technology wave Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 10:21 AM ET

    NEW YORK— WellPoint CEO Joseph Swedish says that when people ask what a doctor's appointment will be like in the future, they assume that patients will physically have to visit an office. They're wrong, the insurance executive told The Associated Press during an interview at its New York headquarters.

  • Corporate winners and losers from India's budget Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 6:39 AM ET

    *Increase in foreign direct investment cap in the insurance sector to 49 percent from 26 percent now will benefit companies such as ICICI Bank Ltd, Max India Ltd, Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd that have insurance ventures with foreign partners.

  • Are bond managers getting antsy? Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 9:04 PM ET

    Markets have frustrated expectations for rising bond yields, but some bond managers are still antsy and are looking to protect their portfolios.

  • CHICAGO, July 9- Foster Farms and its London insurers are facing off over the definition of "product recall" as the poultry producer seeks payment of $14.2 million in claims arising from a government-mandated shutdown of one of its plants, court documents show.

  • European stock markets flat as glum outlook weighs Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 4:24 AM ET

    LONDON, July 9- European stock markets were mixed on Wednesday, regaining some poise after a drop in the previous session, though disappointing trading updates from French caterer Sodexo and U.K. insurer Admiral weighed.

  • CHICAGO, July 9- Foster Farms and its London insurers are facing off over the definition of "product recall" as the poultry producer seeks payment of $14.2 million in claims arising from a government-mandated shutdown of one of its plants, court documents show.

  • The insurers said the asbestos personal injury or PI trust set up during the 2008 bankruptcy of T H Agriculture& Nutrition LLC, a unit of Philips Electronics North America Corp, had been paying substantially more claims than originally forecast.

  • HONG KONG, July 3- Hong Kong's benchmark index slipped on Thursday but stayed close to a near seven-month peak as some investors took profit on strong gains the previous day. The top drag on the Hang Seng was Asia insurance giant AIA Group, which slid 0.9 percent following a 2.4 percent gain on Wednesday.

  • ING floats NN Group in Europe’s biggest 2014 IPO Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 5:31 AM ET

    Shares in NN Group, the insurance arm of Dutch financial services firm ING Group, rose 5 percent in their stock market debut on Wednesday.

  • *ING will earn gross proceeds of 1.5 bln euros. AMSTERDAM, July 2- Shares in NN Group, the insurance arm of Dutch financial services company ING Group, rose more than 5 percent on their stock market debut on Wednesday, in what was set to be Europe's largest stock flotation so far this year.

  • Why cyber-insurance will be the next big thing Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 2:19 PM ET

    Though sales of cyber-insurance are a fraction of the $1.1 trillion in total premiums, experts see the number growing exponentially.

  • Reinsurance prices under pressure mid-year -brokers Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 11:51 AM ET

    Reinsurers have been negotiating with insurance company clients in the United States, Australia and Latin America to set the terms and prices for shouldering big risks like hurricane and earthquake damage in contracts that take effect from July 1.

  • Consider this new option for your retirement plan Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 10:47 AM ET

    A change in tax rules will make it possible for workers to buy a type of annuity often called longevity insurance inside their retirement plans. NYT.

  • WASHINGTON, June 30- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal by former American International Group Inc Chief Executive Maurice "Hank" Greenberg, who accused the Federal Reserve Bank of New York of unlawfully bailing out the insurer at the height of the 2008 financial crisis.

  • Hong Kong shares end mixed as insurers weigh Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 4:17 AM ET

    HONG KONG, June 27- Hong Kong shares ended mixed on Friday after strong gains in the previous session, with weakness in insurance stocks weighing on sentiment. The China Enterprises Index of the leading offshore Chinese listings in Hong Kong slipped 0.3 percent.

  • China shares end week mixed, metal firms strong Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 3:16 AM ET

    HONG KONG, June 27- China shares ended mixed on Friday but recouped some early losses as gains in growth-sensitive metal producers offset a weaker insurance sector. Ping An Insurance Group Co of China shed 1.0 percent, while China Pacific Insurance Group slid 2.8 percent, extending losses after closing at its highest this year on Tuesday.

  • Hong Kong and China shares fall, insurers drag Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 12:54 AM ET

    HONG KONG, June 27- Hong Kong and China shares slipped on Friday after a strong rally the previous session, with losses led by Chinese insurers who pulled back from highs hit earlier in June. The China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese listings in Hong Kong fell 0.8 percent, off 1.4 percent on the week, its worst since late April.

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