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  • Hospital to close Friday, keep emergency services Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 5:04 PM ET

    BOSTON— Massachusetts public health officials have approved plans by Steward Health Care to close Quincy Medical Center. The company says it has agreed to keep the satellite emergency facility open in Quincy at least until Dec. 31, 2015. Attorney General Martha Coakley's office, which had raised concerns about the closing, called the agreement to maintain...

  • Midday Glance: Managed Care companies Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. fell$. 42 or. 4 percent, to $104.78. Humana Inc. fell $1.90 or 1.3 percent, to $144.45. UnitedHealth Group fell$. 09 or. 1 percent, to $102.95.

  • Final Glance: Managed Care companies Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 7:19 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose$. 67 or. 6 percent, to $105.20. Humana Inc. fell$. 13 or. 1 percent, to $146.34. UnitedHealth Group rose$. 55 or. 5 percent, to $103.04.

  • Dec 22- The largest U.S. pharmacy benefit manager said on Monday it has lined up a cheaper price for AbbVie Inc's newly approved hepatitis C treatment and, in most cases, will no longer cover Gilead Sciences Inc's treatments after trying for nearly a year to win a deeper discount. Express Scripts' move reignited investor concerns that pharmaceutical companies...

  • Midday Glance: Managed Care companies Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose$. 46 or. 4 percent, to $104.99. Humana Inc. rose$. 06 or percent, to $146.53. UnitedHealth Group rose$. 13 or. 1 percent, to $102.62.

  • Gilead falls as Express Scripts picks AbbVie treatment. Express Scripts, the nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager, said it would no longer cover Gilead's treatments after it lined up a cheaper price from AbbVie Inc for its newly approved hepatitis C treatment. "That is very specific to Gilead, so that one is getting crushed, but it shouldn't necessarily set...

  • Dec 22- The nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager has lined up a cheaper price from AbbVie Inc on its newly approved hepatitis C treatment and, in most cases, will no longer cover Gilead Sciences Inc treatments, Express Scripts said on Monday. Express Scripts has opposed the $84,000 pricetag of Gilead Sciences' Sovaldi treatment since it was approved a year...

  • Early Glance: Managed Care companies Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 10:22 AM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose$. 39 or. 4 percent, to $104.92. Humana Inc. rose$. 74 or. 5 percent, to $147.21. UnitedHealth Group rose$. 36 or. 4 percent, to $102.85.

  • *Gilead falls as Express Scripts picks AbbVie treatment. NEW YORK, Dec 22- U.S. stocks were modestly higher on Monday, after the benchmark S&P 500 notched its best weekly performance in nearly two months, as a sharp drop in Gilead Sciences reined in broader gains. Express Scripts, the nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager, has lined up a cheaper price from AbbVie...

  • US workers' latest competition: The robot Saturday, 20 Dec 2014 | 3:21 PM ET
    K5 robot by Knightscope

    Recent technological breakthroughs allowing machines to mimic the human mind are enabling machines to do knowledge jobs and service jobs.

  • Final Glance: Managed Care companies Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 6:41 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. fell$. 05 or percent, to $104.53. Humana Inc. fell $2.60 or 1.7 percent, to $146.47. UnitedHealth Group rose$. 25 or. 2 percent, to $102.49.

  • Patients return to Dallas hospital where Ebola hit Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 4:08 PM ET

    DALLAS— The Dallas hospital where a man died of Ebola and two nurses were infected with the disease said Friday that its revenues have returned to what they were before the crisis and patient flow is almost there. In a financial statement Friday, the parent company of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas said that from Dec. 1-15, emergency room visits at the...

  • Midday Glance: Managed Care companies Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 1:25 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose$. 55 or. 5 percent, to $105.13. Humana Inc. fell$. 32 or. 2 percent, to $148.75. UnitedHealth Group rose$. 26 or. 3 percent, to $102.50.

  • Children's Hospital settles over data breach Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 11:53 AM ET

    BOSTON— Boston Children's Hospital has agreed to pay $40,000 and bolster its patient data security following a data breach that compromised the personal information of more than 2,100 patients, the state attorney general's office announced Friday. The judgment, entered in Suffolk Superior Court, alleges the hospital failed to protect the health...

  • Early Glance: Managed Care companies Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 10:20 AM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose$. 08 or. 1 percent, to $104.66. Humana Inc. rose$. 48 or. 3 percent, to $149.55. UnitedHealth Group rose$. 31 or. 3 percent, to $102.55.

  • Final Glance: Managed Care companies Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 8:09 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose $2.98 or 2.9 percent, to $104.58. Humana Inc. rose $5.74 or 4.0 percent, to $149.07. UnitedHealth Group rose $3.10 or 3.1 percent, to $102.24.

  • Midday Glance: Managed Care companies Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 1:48 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose $1.63 or 1.6 percent, to $103.23. Humana Inc. rose $3.81 or 2.7 percent, to $147.14. UnitedHealth Group rose $1.96 or 2.0 percent, to $101.10.

  • Early Glance: Managed Care companies Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 11:11 AM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose $1.27 or 1.3 percent, to $102.87. Humana Inc. rose $2.96 or 2.1 percent, to $146.29. UnitedHealth Group rose $1.40 or 1.4 percent, to $100.54.

  • Final Glance: Managed Care companies Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 7:08 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose $1.63 or 1.6 percent, to $101.60. Humana Inc. rose $2.18 or 1.5 percent, to $143.33. UnitedHealth Group rose $3.29 or 3.4 percent, to $99.14.

  • Midday Glance: Managed Care companies Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose$. 86 or. 9 percent, to $100.83. Humana Inc. rose $1.05 or. 7 percent, to $142.20. UnitedHealth Group rose $2.69 or 2.8 percent, to $98.54.