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  • Is a political gridlock good for stocks? Ron Carson, CEO and founder of Carson Wealth Management Group, and Adam Bold, CEO and founder of The Mutual Fund Store, shared their views.

  • Stocks fluctuated Friday after a report on economic growth did little to reassure investors about the health of the economy, but also reinforced expectations the Federal Reserve will act to stimulate the economy as early as next week. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services shared his market outlook.

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    The insurers have begun tightening oversight of the care provided to patients with many different types of cancer, hoping to lower expenses by experimenting with new ways to pay specialists. The NYT reports.

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    The four largest health insurance companies in the US denied coverage to more than half a million individuals because of their pre-existing conditions from 2007 to 2009, according to a congressional investigation.

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    As Obama administration officials put into place the first major wave of changes under the health care legislation, they have tried to defuse stiffening resistance by granting dozens of waivers to maintain even minimal coverage far below the new law’s standards.

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    The first big wave of new rules under the federal health care law goes into effect on Thursday, leaving many insurers scrambling to get ahead of the changes. The New York Times reports.

  • NASDAQ’s Market Intelligence Desk explains why it's expecting low volumes in the foreseen future.

  • Stocks ended modestly lower after an unexpected rise in initial jobless claims and disappointing July retail sales, as the market awaited the critical July employment report.

  • Stocks were weak Thursday after an unexpected rise in initial jobless claims and July retail sales that were mostly weak.

  • Stocks skidded Thursday after a report showed an unexpected rise in jobless claims last week. Retailers were mixed as chain-store sales showed only a slight improvement from last summer's anemic levels.

  • Stocks remained lower Wednesday after the Fed’s latest  "beige book" report pointed to a slowly recovering economy. Boeing fell. RIM rose.

  • Stocks remained lower Wednesday after the Fed’s latest  "beige book" report pointed to a slowly recovering economy. Boeing fell. RIM rose.

  • Aetna continues to raise premiums to cover rising medical costs, but Aetna CEO Ronald Williams said on CNBC Wednesday that the insurer, as well as other health plans, are responsible for reining in medical care costs by four to five percentage points.

  • Stocks pared their gains on Tuesday as worries about a drop in consumer confidence offset some earlier better-than-expected earnings results. Ted Parrish, co-portfolio manager at Henssler Equity Fund, and Eugene Peroni, senior VP and portfolio manager at Advisors Asset Management, shared their insights.

  • The Dow pulled off its fourth-straight gain, led by DuPont after better-than-expected earnings from the chemicals maker. But the gain was more modest than in recent sessions as a drop in consumer confidence tempered investors' enthusiasm. Financials rose, while energy and consumer-discretionary stocks were among the weakest links.

  • What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Tuesday, July 27.

  • Stocks struggled Tuesday as worries about a drop in consumer confidence offset better-than-expected result from DuPont. Energy and consumer discretionary were among the weakest sectors.

  • Stocks turned lower Tuesday as worries about a drop in consumer confidence offset better-than-expected result from DuPont.

  • U.S. stock index futures pushed higher ahead of the open Tuesday in the wake of better-than-expected result from DuPont and ahead of more corporate earnings.

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    Earnings news Tuesday may again be the catalyst for a stock market that's showing improving technical strength.