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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 of the people said Aetna's offer would value Humana at about $230 per share and could be announced as early as Friday. Sources have previously told Reuters that Cigna was also...

  • July 2- U.S health insurer Aetna Inc is nearing an agreement to buy rival Humana Inc in a cash and stock deal, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday. One source said Aetna's offer would value Humana at about $230 per share and could be announced as early as Friday. The $230 per share offer is at a premium of nearly 23 percent to Humana's close on...

  • Centene makes $6.3B bid for fellow insurer Health Net Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 7:50 AM ET

    The deal announced Thursday gives St. Louis- based Centene a chance to expand in two hot growth areas for health insurers, the state- and federally-funded Medicaid program for the poor and people with disabilities; and the federally-supported Medicare Advantage program, which has seen its overall enrollment triple over the past decade. Centene said the Health...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, June 29- Mergers and acquisitions worldwide in the second quarter of 2015 almost matched the record set in the second quarter of 2007, according to preliminary Thomson Reuters data, as big companies turned to deals to boost their market share. These include Royal Dutch Shell Plc's $70 billion acquisition of British rival BG Group Plc, cable...

  • Aetna close to buying Humana: Report Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 9:59 AM ET
    Humana and Aetna signage.

    U.S. health insurer Aetna is close to buying rival Humana and a deal could be signed as early as this weekend, Bloomberg reported.

  • Early movers: FNL, CYH, NKE, MU, HMC & more Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on June 8, 2015 in New York City.

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

  • Cramer Remix: These oil stocks look cheap Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 7:26 PM ET
    Jim Cramer

    Looking for an oil stock to buy? “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer may have something for you.

  • Trading health care after key High Court verdict Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 7:01 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Shares of hospital-related stocks surged Thursday after the Supreme Court ruled that federal subsidies are legal under the Affordable Care Act.

  • Cramer—Greece is about to become the next Venezuela Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 6:12 PM ET
    A European Union and a Greek national flag flutter in front of the Parthenon temple in Athens February 11, 2015.

    Jim Cramer speculates that Greece will become the next Venezuela...without oil.

  • After-hours buzz: Nike, Micron, Synnex & more Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 5:39 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Check out the companies making headlines after the bell Thursday: Nike, Micron, Synnex & more.

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks closed lower, failing to hold initial gains, as lack of resolution between Greece and its creditors weighed on investor sentiment.