A general air of uncertainty over what Washington has in store for health care reform is spreading to Wall Street, where investors are leery over what ramifications the undertaking will have on portfolios.
With UnitedHealthcare due to report earnings on Tuesday, Wall Street is taking close notice of late developments in the area of healthcare reform.
Now is not the time to get overly pessimistic about the U.S. economy, said Mary Jane Matts, director of large cap value strategies at Fifth Third Asset Management.
Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Family Dollar and Peabody Energy popped while Advanced Micro Devices and Aetna dropped.
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The S&P 500 fell to its lowest level in 10 weeks on Tuesday as talk of a second government stimulus plan heightened fears that the economy remains weak.
Health insurance is supposed to offer protection — both medically and financially. But as it turns out, an estimated three-quarters of people who are pushed into personal bankruptcy by medical problems actually had insurance when they got sick or were injured.
Following are the week’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Aetna and Perfect World popped while Caterpillar and Wells Fargo dropped.
Stocks fell to the lows of the day this afternoon as a couple of issues weighed on the markets.
One stock in particular should benefit now that Washington’s plans are coming into focus.
Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Nucor and The Hartford popped while Macy’s and Rio Tinto dropped.
John Hussman, portfolio manager at Hussman Strategic Growth Fund, and Art Nunes, market strategist at IMS Capital Management, offered their economic outlooks and investment advice.
Shares of HMOs plunged after published reports suggested that President Obama wanted to renew his push to create some kind of nationalized healthcare alternative.
Investors are now concerned that the current state of world economies can’t support oil much above $60. Will oil’s collapse trigger the next leg down?
ADP said May private sector jobs fell by 532k, about in line with expectations of a drop of 525k. The good news is that the level of job losses has clearly stabilized; the bad news is that we are still not seeing much of an increase in hiring. Bottom line: unemployment rate will continue to rise, at least in the near future.
There’s no keeping this market down. The S&P 500 recorded another day of gains; the current four-day advance is now the index's longest winning streak since early April.
We are at the beginning of a slow and uneven recovery but we will see the S&P 500 reach 1,000 by year-end, said Bob Doll, vice chairman of BlackRock.
Anybody I’m connected with on Twitter or Facebook has surely noticed me giving lots of character-love to the online charity event Tweet to ReMIND, which hits fever pitch now as we approach Memorial Day Weekend.
In this Web Extra, we bring you the day's biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Philip Morris and Merck popped while AT&T and Micron dropped.
Around lunchtime on Wednesday the S&P 500 was trading around 870 – a level that some traders believe could be a point of resistance for stocks. Can it break higher?