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  • July 21- Property and casualty insurer Travelers Cos Inc reported a stronger-than-expected quarterly operating profit as catastrophe losses halved and underwriting gains doubled. In the industry's biggest deal, Swiss insurer ACE Ltd said this month it would buy Travelers' arch rival Chubb Corp for $28.3 billion. "We already compete against these two...

  • July 21- Property and casualty insurer Travelers Cos Inc reported a stronger-than-expected quarterly net profit as catastrophe losses almost halved and the company recorded a gain from the resolution of tax issues. The company, which vies with American International Group Inc for the title of biggest U.S. commercial property and casualty insurer, said it...

  • July 16- Specialty insurer and reinsurer Axis Capital Holdings Ltd and PartnerRe Ltd agreed to sweeten the terms of their merger agreement to fend off a rival bid from Italy's Exor SpA. The companies agreed on Thursday to raise the special dividend component to $17.50 per share from $11.50, and match Exor's exchange offer for PartnerRe's preferred...

  • July 16- Reinsurer Axis Capital Holdings Ltd sweetened its offer for rival PartnerRe Ltd as it looks to fend off a competing bid from Italy's Exor SpA. The companies said on Thursday that Axis would raise the special dividend component of the offer to $17.50 per share from $11.50 and match Exor's exchange offer for PartnerRe's preferred shareholders.

  • July 3- Health insurer Aetna Inc said it would buy smaller rival Humana Inc for about $37 billion in cash and stock, in the largest ever deal in the insurance industry. The combination will push Aetna close to Anthem Inc's No.2 insurer spot by membership, and would nearly triple Aetna's Medicare Advantage business. Antitrust authorities, who were aggressive in...

  • July 1- U.S. stocks closed higher on Wednesday but were down from earlier highs as energy stocks declined and Greece's debt crisis showed no clear signs of resolution. Euro zone central bank chiefs kept in place their cap on a funding lifeline to Greece, maintaining pressure as Greece's lenders run out of cash. Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said Athens aims...

  • July 1- U.S. stocks closed higher on Wednesday but were down from earlier highs as energy stocks declined and Greece's debt crisis showed no clear signs of resolution. Euro zone central bank chiefs kept in place their cap on a funding lifeline to Greece, maintaining pressure as Greece's lenders run out of cash. Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said Athens aims...

  • *Euro zone finance ministers put off Greece talks. *Chubb jumps after ACE's buyout offer. On Tuesday, Greece became the first advanced nation to default on an International Monetary Fund loan repayment.

  • ACE buys Chubb in $28.3 billion deal Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 8:09 AM ET
    ACE buys Chubb in $28.3 billion deal

    Mark Dwelle, RBC Capital Markets analyst, weighs in on ACE's cash and stock acquisition of rival insurance giant Chubb.

  • Big merger for insurers Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Big merger for insurers

    Ace Ltd. is buying Chubb Corp. for a total value of $124 a share.

  • Early movers: CB, GIS, MKC, STZ, FB, SBUX & more Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 7:49 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Insurer warns of Ebola-related restrictions Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 2:36 PM ET
    Ebola preparation

    A big name insurer is warning of possible Ebola-related restrictions on business liability coverage.

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

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

  • Why we need to boost US-Asia trade: Sec. Pritzker Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 12:52 PM ET
    U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker speaks May 13, 2014 in Washington.

    The US is sending a delegation to Southeast Asia to promote US business in the region, a key for growth and competitiveness, says Sec. Pritzker.

  • Polar vortex heats up Ace Hardware sales Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 6:53 AM ET
    Polar vortex heats up Ace Hardware sales

    John Venhuizen, CEO of Ace Hardware, discusses how his company was able to profit from this winter's harsh weather. Our salt business is up 235%, says Venhuizen.

  • After-hours buzz: Yahoo, AT&T, VMware & More Tuesday, 28 Jan 2014 | 3:30 PM ET

    Companies making headlines after the bell Tuesday:

  • Some earnings stink but not enough to stall stocks Monday, 21 Oct 2013 | 8:22 PM ET

    Corporate America's third quarter report card is not great, but it's good enough to keep stocks moving higher.

  • Your First Trade for Tuesday Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 1:36 PM ET
    Fast Money Final Trade

    The "Fast Money" traders share their final trades of the day.

  • Entrepreneurs Get Creative With Loyalty Rewards Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 2:22 PM ET

    Small businesses are using their personality and personal touch to their advantage over the big guys with creative loyalty rewards programs, reports USA Today.

  • A Make-or-Break Week Ahead for the Stock Market Saturday, 20 Apr 2013 | 12:30 AM ET

    It's make-or-break time for the first-quarter earnings season, and it comes just as the stock market is showing signs of strain.