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  • Feb 23- Humana Inc said on Monday that the U.S. government's proposed payments to insurers that sell Medicare Advantage health plans would mean a 1.25 percent to 1.75 percent cut for the managed care company in 2016.. That is a steeper drop than the 0.95 percent figure the government proposed for the industry on Friday, but was still within expectations, analysts...

  • Why pay hikes show jobs market can decide wages Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 7:14 AM ET
    A Walmart employee pushes grocery carts at a Walmart store in Miami, Feb. 19, 2015.

    Wal-Mart and Aetna's decision to raise pay shows businesses are responsive to the labor market, Business Roundtable president John Engler tells CNBC.

  • Feb 20- The U.S. government on Friday proposed a 0.9 percent cut in payments to health insurers for 2016 Medicare Advantage plans, which provide health benefits to more than 16 million elderly or disabled people. Insurers such as UnitedHealth Group Inc, Humana Inc and Aetna Inc provide these plans, which cover nearly one-third of all Medicare enrollees.

  • Feb 20- The U.S. government on Friday announced proposed payments to health insurers for 2016 Medicare Advantage plans that it said were fairly stable compared with 2015.. The proposal, released in a document by a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, sets out the parameters for reimbursement by the government for Medicare Advantage.

  • Wal-Mart will be spending some of the money to help pay for an effort to give employees more control over when and how much they work. Wal-Mart shares, you will note, duly fell 3.2 percent. I am heartily glad that Wal-Mart has raised wages and hope that wage growth is so strong that it eats into corporate margins, now at all time-highs.

  • Wal-Mart wage hike may be economy's missing link Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 12:36 PM ET
    An employee rings up sales at a cash register of a Walmart store in Los Angeles.

    When the biggest retailer in the world talks wages, other companies are going to listen.

  • Early movers: HOT, MDT, WWW, WM, Z, AAPL & more Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 8:28 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, October 15, 2014.

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

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 17- Five Republican state governors say they will not rescue a crucial part of Obamacare if it is struck down by the Supreme Court, underlining the prospect for a chaotic aftermath to a ruling that could force millions of Americans to pay much more for coverage or lose their health insurance. In response to Reuters' queries, spokespeople for the...

  • NEW YORK/ BOSTON, Feb 11- Security experts are warning healthcare and insurance companies that 2015 will be the "Year of the Healthcare Hack," as cybercriminals are increasingly attracted to troves of personal information held by U.S. insurers and hospitals that command high prices on the underground market. "People feel that this will be the year of medical...

  • Aetna raises salaries  Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 3:15 PM ET

    Mark Bertolini, Aetna Chairman & CEO, discusses the tailwind expected from the company's contract with Gilead, and the recent investment in its employees.

  • Halftime trader: Here's odd play on jobs growth Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 12:24 PM ET

    Josh Brown found an under-the-radar play on jobs growth for his latest Halftime Portfolio pick.

  • Health insurer Aetna raises 2015 profit forecast Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 10:52 AM ET
    Mark Bertolini, CEO of Aetna at 2015 WEF in Davos, Switzerland.

    Aetna raised its 2015 forecast for operating earnings after enrollment increased 6 percent last year.

  • Feb 3- Aetna Inc, the third-largest U.S. health insurer by membership, raised its 2015 forecast for operating earnings after enrollment increased 6 percent last year. Aetna's top competitors UnitedHealth Group Inc and Anthem Inc, formerly known as WellPoint Inc, said they were preparing for a small rise in medical spending in 2015.. Net profit fell to $232...

  • Early movers: UPS, WEN, RSH, AET, SPLS & more Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 8:11 AM ET
    NYSE exchange floor

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

  • These stocks will benefit from the stronger dollar Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 8:05 AM ET
    Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Analysts are eyeing earnings from consumer firms and small-cap stocks, which actually benefit from a stronger U.S. dollar.

  • Feb 3- Aetna Inc, the third-largest U.S. health insurer, raised its 2015 forecast for operating earnings after enrollment increased 6 percent last year. Net profit fell to $232 million, or 65 cents per share, in the quarter, from $368.9 million, or $1.00 per share, a year earlier. The company's shares, which closed at $92.22 on the New York Stock Exchange on Monday, were...

  • Health insurer Aetna's profit falls as expenses rise Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 6:32 AM ET

    Feb 3- Health insurer Aetna Inc's net income fell 37 percent in the fourth quarter as investment spending rose and expenses related to healthcare reforms increased. The third-largest U.S. health insurer's net profit fell to $232 million, or 65 cents per share, in the quarter ended Dec. 31 from $368.9 million, or $1.00 per share, a year earlier. Net income includes...

  • Can recent oil gains continue to power stocks? Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 6:02 AM ET
    Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    News of a debt settlement proposal between Greece and the European Union also eased U.S. investor worries on Monday, putting earnings back in focus.

  • Stocks close up sharply, boosted by Greece and oil Monday, 2 Feb 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks closed sharply higher on encouraging news from the Eurozone and stronger oil prices.

  • HALFTIME FINAL TRADES 2/2/15 Monday, 2 Feb 2015 | 1:29 PM ET