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  • HMO Health Tuesday, 11 Mar 2008 | 4:20 PM ET

    On a day when the market posted its biggest gains in years, the health insurers got obliterated. All is not well in this group, but there's one stock that could make it out alive.

  • WellPoint Warning Takes Shine Off Insurer Stocks Tuesday, 11 Mar 2008 | 12:19 PM ET
    Wellpoint

    A profit warning from WellPoint suggests that U.S. health insurers may not be a safe bet for investors to put their money in a troubled economy.

  • Dow Jumps 2%, Led by Financials Tuesday, 11 Mar 2008 | 11:10 AM ET

    Stocks shot up Tuesday after a liquidity announcement from the Federal Reserve.

  • Dow Extends Winning Streak; Techs Rally Wednesday, 13 Feb 2008 | 4:55 PM ET

    Blue chips finished higher for a third straight session after an unexpected increase in January retail sales. Technology stocks rallied after chip-equipment maker Applied Materials beat earnings forecasts.

  • UnitedHealth, Insurer Shares Drop on N.Y. Lawsuit Wednesday, 13 Feb 2008 | 1:06 PM ET
    United Health Group

    The New York Attorney General's Office said it plans to file suit against Ingenix, its parent UnitedHealth Group, and three additional subsidiaries, as part of an investigation into a "scheme by health insurers to defraud consumers by manipulating reimbursement rates."

  • Stocks On The Move: JC Penney, Sony... Thursday, 7 Feb 2008 | 7:03 PM ET

    Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of JC Penney (JCP) and Sony (SNE) popped while Unilever (UN) and Aetna (AET) dropped.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • S&P's 40 PowerPicks Stocks for 2008 Friday, 4 Jan 2008 | 5:29 PM ET

    After beating their own benchmark index for the last five years, Standard & Poor’s equity research team is betting on the biggest U.S. jam maker and the Magic Kingdom, among 40 companies in this year’s PowerPicks stock portfolio, to outperform again in 2008.

  • H&R Block CEO Quits After Subprime Losses Tuesday, 20 Nov 2007 | 4:26 PM ET

    H&R Block, the largest U.S. tax preparer, said that Chairman and Chief Executive Mark Ernst had resigned, following mounting losses tied to subprime mortgages.

  • Health Insurers Looking Healthy Wednesday, 31 Oct 2007 | 9:02 PM ET

    The health insurers are poised to breakout ahead of Cigna earnings this Friday.

  • Earnings (Good) Vs. The Economy (Weak) For Traders Thursday, 25 Oct 2007 | 10:55 AM ET

    Some positive earnings news is putting a floor under stocks but economic news and credit worries could be the ceiling. Durable goods data this morning showed signs of weakness, but new home sales rose a 4.8% to 770,000, a positive pickup after a decline in August. Forecasts were for 775,000 units.

  • Aetna's Profit Rises as Membership Increases Thursday, 25 Oct 2007 | 10:51 AM ET

    Aetna on Thursday posted a better-than-expected third-quarter profit as membership increased, and the health insurer raised its full-year forecast.

  • Healing Healthcare: Wall Street Winners & Losers Saturday, 28 Jul 2007 | 1:18 PM ET

    As the push for universal health care in the U.S. heats up on Capitol Hill, market experts say generic drug stocks and pharmaceutical distributors should perform well, while the hit to big pharma may not be as bad as some anticipate.

  • Aetna

    Aetna Thursday posted a 16% rise in second-quarter earnings as enrollment increased, and the No. 3 U.S. health insurer raised its full-year forecast.

  • Ronald Williams, chairman and chief executive officer of Aetna, said meeting the needs of its private customers –- not government reimbursements –- boosted first-quarter earnings.

  • Aetna Reports Profit Up 8%, Raises 2007 Outlook Thursday, 26 Apr 2007 | 9:45 AM ET

    Aetna reported an 8% rise in first-quarter profit on Thursday, helped by an increase in enrollment and improved operating cost controls, and the health insurer raised its 2007 forecast.

  • WellPoint Posts Higher Quarterly Profit Wednesday, 25 Apr 2007 | 6:50 AM ET

    WellPoint reported higher first-quarter profit on Wednesday, helped by gains in membership.

  • Southwest CEO Gary Kelly played down recent speculation that the airline is a leveraged buyout candidate. “I don’t think it makes any sense to leverage $9 billion of additional debt on an airline like Southwest," Kelly said on CNBC's "Squawk Box."

  • Aetna Backs First-Quarter, 2007 Forecasts Friday, 9 Mar 2007 | 7:42 AM ET

    Health insurer Aetna said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that it will reaffirm its earnings outlook during phone calls with analysts and investors on Friday.

  • Health insurer UnitedHealth  said Tuesday charges to correct accounting for backdated stock option grants reduced profit by $1.55 billion.