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  • 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.

  • 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.

    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...