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  • July 7- Health insurer Humana Inc and buyer Aetna Inc set fees to be paid in the event of a failure of the largest deal in the health insurance industry. Aetna, which said last week it would buy Humana for about $37 billion in cash and stock, has to pay a termination fee of $1.69 billion, Humana said in a regulatory filing on Tuesday. Humana would pay the larger rival $1.31...

  • ATHENS/ FRANKFURT- Greece's combative finance minister resigns, removing one major obstacle to any deal to keep Athens in the euro zone after Greeks voted resoundingly to back the government in rejecting the austerity terms of a bailout. -EUROZONE- GREECE/ GERMANY, moved, by Paul Carrel, 640 words. -MARKETS- GREECE/ VOTE REACTION, moved, by Jamie McGeever, 800 words.

  • NEW YORK, July 6- Aetna Inc's chief executive said Monday he was confident an antitrust review of the health insurer's proposed purchase of smaller rival Humana Inc would allow the deal to close in the second half of 2016, seeking to allay investor concerns. Mark Bertolini said Aetna had already prepared for possible divestitures to address overlaps with...

  • NEW YORK— In the first day of trading since Aetna announced a deal buy Humana last week, stocks of health care insurers were mixed Monday. Aetna offered about $35 billion to buy rival Humana on Friday, a day when U.S. stock markets were closed in observance of Independence Day. Also last week, Medicaid coverage provider Centene said it would spend $6.3 billion to buy...

  • REUTERS BUSINESS NEW SCHEDULE AT 1500 GMT/11 AM ET Monday, 6 Jul 2015 | 11:06 AM ET

    NEW YORK- Aetna Inc Chief Executive Officer Mark Bertolini says he is confident that an antitrust review of its proposed purchase of Humana Inc will allow the deal to close in the second half of 2016, seeking to allay investor concerns of significant regulatory hurdles. ATHENS/ FRANKFURT- Greece's outspoken finance minister resigns, removing a major obstacle...

  • NEW YORK— Stocks in the U.S. fell broadly in afternoon trading Monday following sharper drops in Europe and Asia as Greeks voted to reject the spending cuts and tax increases demanded by its creditors for additional loans. Meeting in Paris with her French counterpart, German Chancellor Angela Merkel stressed the importance of Greece taking "responsibility"...

  • Early movers: HUM, SRG, AAPL, POT, BABA & more Monday, 6 Jul 2015 | 7:44 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • Insurance mergers getting hot Monday, 6 Jul 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Insurance mergers getting hot

    Aetna and Humana announce a record-setting $37 billion deal.

  • Global markets fall sharply after Greek 'no' vote Monday, 6 Jul 2015 | 12:37 AM ET

    TOKYO— Shares tumbled Monday after Greece's voters vehemently rejected conditions set by the country's international creditors, deepening doubts over its future in the 19- nation eurozone. In early trading, Britain's FTSE 100 slipped 0.7 percent to 6,543.09, while Germany's DAX lost 1.2 percent to 10,926.13. Iscaro said he expected the European Central...

  • Insurers choose partners, and dance floor shrinks Saturday, 4 Jul 2015 | 11:28 AM ET
    Handshake M&A mergers promotion

    Amid a big era for consolidation in the health insurance sector, will the M&A wave spur more deals?

  • NEW YORK, July 3- Aetna Inc's $37 billion deal to buy smaller health insurer Humana Inc will face rigorous scrutiny from U.S. regulators, which antitrust experts said could also make other large-scale mergers in the sector more difficult. The deal follows weeks of intense discussions about potential combinations among the five biggest U.S. health insurers:...

  • NEW YORK, July 3- Aetna Inc's $37 billion deal to buy smaller health insurer Humana Inc will face rigorous scrutiny from U.S. regulators, which antitrust experts said could also make other large-scale mergers in the sector more difficult. The deal follows weeks of intense discussions about potential combinations among the five biggest U.S. health insurers:...

  • More than a third of the U.S. population has health coverage through an insurer that either wants to make a huge acquisition or is about to be swallowed up in one. Aetna laid out a plan on Friday to spend around $35 billion to buy the Medicare Advantage provider Humana Inc. That came a day after Centene Corp. and Health Net Inc. announced a smaller deal and a couple of...

  • Humana and Aetna signage.

    Health insurer Aetna said it will buy Humana for about $37 billion, or about $230 per share, in a cash-and-stock deal.

  • Aetna aims to spend about $35 billion to buy rival Humana and become the latest health insurer bulking up on government business as the industry adjusts to the federal health care overhaul. Aetna's acquisition of Humana would make it the largest provider of Medicare Advantage coverage, with 4.4 million members, a figure that could change depending on...

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  • 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...

  • Let's make a deal: mega-mergers drive M&A frenzy Friday, 3 Jul 2015 | 3:01 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Deal makers from New York to London had a busy first half of the year, and mega-mergers drove the frenzy. Companies around the world announced mergers and acquisitions worth $2.3 trillion, according to figures from data provider Dealogic, the second-best half-year total on record and the highest amount since 2007, when $2.6 trillion of deals were...

  • Aetna to buy Humana for $37 bln in cash and stock Friday, 3 Jul 2015 | 2:33 AM ET

    July 3- Health insurer Aetna Inc said it will buy Humana Inc for about $37 billion, or about $230 per share, in a cash-and-stock deal. Humana shareholders will receive $125 in cash and 0.8375 Aetna shares for each share held, an about 23 percent premium to the stock's closing price on Thursday. Following the deal, Aetna's shareholders would own about 74 percent of the...

  • July 2- U.S health insurer Aetna Inc is nearing an agreement to buy rival Humana Inc for about $34 billion in a cash and stock deal, people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday. One person said Aetna's offer would value Humana at about $230 per share and that a deal could be announced as early as Friday. A $230 per share offer would be at a premium of nearly...