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  • Bulls sniffing out an S&P breakout Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    As the Fed meets and earnings news rains down, the big question in the week ahead is whether the S&P 500 can manage a break out.

  • April 20- Hedge fund manager David Einhorn's Greenlight Capital has taken a new stake in General Motors Co, nearly a year after selling off it position in the automaker, the firm said in a letter to clients on Monday seen by Reuters. The $11 billion fund believes General Motors has put behind it the impact of recalling more than 2.5 million vehicles in 2014 because...

  • Einhorn's Greenlight Capital buys into GM again Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 6:57 PM ET

    April 20- Hedge fund manager David Einhorn's Greenlight Capital has taken a fresh stake in General Motors Co, nearly a year after exiting its position in the automaker, the firm said in a letter to clients on Monday. The fund believes General Motors has put the impact of recalling more than 2.5 million vehicles in 2014 because of ignition switch issues behind it,...

  • Greenlight's David Einhorn: We're adding shorts Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 4:41 PM ET
    David Einhorn, president of Greenlight Capital Inc.

    If company earnings are cooked, so is the market, according to Greenlight Capital.

  • April 20- Oscar Health Insurance, a privately held company that aims to shake up the industry with technology-driven services for individual consumers, on Monday said it had secured $145 million in new funding led by technology investor Peter Thiel. UnitedHealth Group Inc, Aetna Inc and Anthem Inc each have tens of millions of corporate members and hundreds of...

  • April 20- Oscar Health Insurance, a privately held company that aims to shake up the industry with technology-driven services for individual consumers, on Monday said it had secured $145 million in new funding led by technology investor Peter Thiel. UnitedHealth Group Inc, Aetna Inc and Anthem Inc each have tens of millions of corporate members and hundreds of...

  • Oscar's Obamacare-fueled growth gets big boost Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Oscar health insurance

    A new round of funding could propel small, data-driven health insurer Oscar into a major playing field for Obamacare plans.

  • Perfect storm for market correction: Expert Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 2:26 PM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    These market and economic conditions have created the perfect storm for a 10 percent correction, analyst Mark Tepper said.

  • April 16- UnitedHealth Group Inc, the largest U.S. health insurer, said there had been no "underlying acceleration" in medical usage in the first quarter, allaying investor fears of a rise in costs. UnitedHealth's shares rose 3.5 percent to $121.44, making it the biggest percentage gainer on Dow Jones Industrial Average Index, while it's strong performance sent...

  • NEW YORK, April 12- Medical researchers call it the "Angelina Effect," the surge in demand for genetic testing attributable to movie star Angelina Jolie's public crusade for more aggressive detection of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. But there's a catch: Major insurance companies including Aetna, Anthem and Cigna are declining to pay for the latest...

  • NEW YORK, March 30- UnitedHealth Group Inc's planned takeover of No. 4 U.S. pharmacy benefits provider Catamaran Corp will give the companies added heft in price talks with drug companies, serving as a catalyst for deals allowing other insurers to bulk up. The $12.8 billion deal comes at a time when Wall Street has been parsing the possibilities that top insurers...

  • Trader bets on trucker to beat market Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 4:35 PM ET
    Mark Bertolini, CEO of Aetna at 2015 WEF in Davos, Switzerland.

    A "Halftime Report" trader beating the market with a quantitative strategy made a trade Wednesday.

  • WASHINGTON, March 4- The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on Wednesday on a second major challenge to President Barack Obama's healthcare law, but no clear majority was immediately apparent in the case that takes aim at a pivotal part of the statute providing tax subsidies to help people afford insurance. A couple of dozen demonstrators from the conservative...

  • Higher wages to lift spending. What to buy Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Target employees at the checkout registers at a Target store in Torrance, California.

    Pay raises and cheap gasoline make low-end retailers like Wal-Mart and Kohl's better buys than those at the high end, several analysts say.

  • This is the Fed's biggest economic headache Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 2:33 PM ET
    Janet Yellen

    The central bank is willing to wait for inflation to catch up to employment before hiking rates.

  • The 5 best ideas on Wall Street this week Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 1:53 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    CNBC Pro highlights the five best strategy notes that came across our desk on the week.

  • US jobless claims rise higher than expected Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 8:31 AM ET
    Job seekers wait in line to register for a job fair at California's Great America theme park in Santa Clara, California last February.

    More Americans sought unemployment aid last week, though the number of applications was still consistent with steady hiring.

  • Long way to go in raising wages: David Axelrod Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 6:31 PM ET
    David Axelrod

    The minimum wage debate will be a key focus of the 2016 presidential election, the former senior advisor to President Obama told CNBC.

  • 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.