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  • NEW YORK, June 4- General Electric Co has assembled an "exploratory team" to look at moving its headquarters out of Connecticut after lawmakers passed a budget that includes $1.2 billion in tax increases despite protests from some of the state's biggest corporations. In an email sent on Thursday to GE's Connecticut employees and obtained by Reuters, Chief...

  • NEW YORK, June 4- Aetna Inc's state tax burden will increase 27 percent after Connecticut's lawmakers passed a budget that extends a corporate tax surcharge, taxes business on group-wide income, and raises a tax on data processing, the company said Thursday. "But it's Connecticut's businesses and residents that will pay the price." Aetna said it currently pays $65...

  • May 29- Humana Inc is considering selling itself after receiving multiple expressions of takeover interest, a person familiar with the matter said on Friday, highlighting the potential for further consolidation in the U.S. health insurance industry. Humana is working with investment bank Goldman Sachs Group Inc on the potential sale, the person said, asking...

  • May 29- Health insurer Humana Inc is considering selling itself and it has received indications of takeover interest, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing sources familiar with the matter. Aetna Inc and Cigna Corp are among the possible bidders for Humana, the Journal reported. Humana, Aetna and Cigna could not be immediately reached for comment.

  • May 29- Health insurer Humana Inc is considering selling itself and it has received indications of takeover interest, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing sources familiar with the matter. Aetna Inc and Cigna Corp are among the possible bidders for Humana, the Journal reported. Humana, Aetna and Cigna could not be immediately reached for comment.

  • Humana shares jump 19% amid takeover report Friday, 29 May 2015 | 1:11 PM ET

    Health insurer Humana has received takeover interest, with potential bidders including Aetna and Cigna, according to reports.

  • For the highest-paid CEOs, the party goes on Monday, 18 May 2015 | 10:28 AM ET
    John Malone, Liberty Media Corp.

    The New York Times reports in its Equilar ranking that executive pay is at its highest since it started keeping track in 2006, NYT reports.

  • How bad are we at buying health insurance? Very Friday, 15 May 2015 | 2:14 PM ET
    Senior woman paperwork

    Several new studies reveal that people's knowledge of health insurance and its costs remains low, which can lead to higher costs.

  • The SEC has been under mounting pressure from liberal groups, as well as a handful of law professors, to enact rules requiring companies to tell investors about campaign contributions. The lawsuit marks the latest effort to force the SEC into action. Last year, another group called the Corporate Reform Coalition held a news conference outside SEC headquarters...

  • Jobs report just put Fed in a bad spot Friday, 8 May 2015 | 10:19 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Board Chairwoman Janet Yellen speaks about global finance during a conference May 6, 2015 in Washington, DC.

    The 223k jobs created in April was weaker than the 2014 average. And that puts the Fed in a tough spot, says economist Peter Morici.

  • Hey doc, there's a price check in exam room 5 Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 11:44 AM ET
    Doctor explaining diagnosis to patient

    Millennials are twice as likely to challenge the cost of their medical care than the general population, and that could have a big impact on your health care.

  • April 30- Cigna Corp said on Thursday that medical services use did not change among customers in its Medicare Advantage health plans for elderly people and the disabled, a contrast to comments from competitor Humana Inc.. Shares of Cigna and most other insurers rose. Cigna, which reported a better-than-expected first-quarter profit on Thursday, was...

  • April 29- U.S. health insurer Humana Inc said on Wednesday there was an unexpected pick-up in the rate of hospital admissions late in March and in April, sparking a sell-off in its own and other insurers' shares. Shares in Humana, which specializes in Medicare health insurance and drug plans for the elderly and disabled, fell more than 6 percent to $168.66 and...

  • April 29- U.S. health insurer Humana Inc reported a lower-than-expected profit in the first quarter as well as noting an unexpected pick-up in the rate of hospital admissions late in the quarter and in April. Humana Chief Financial Officer Brian Kane said during a conference call with investors that hospital inpatient admissions increased at the end of the...

  • Need new drug payment model: Aetna CEO Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 3:17 PM ET
    Need new drug payment model: Aetna CEO

    Aetna boosted its annual profit outlook, and shares moved higher. Mark Bertolini, Aetna Chairman and CEO, discusses the state exchanges and drug pricing.

  • NEW YORK, April 28- Aetna Inc, the third-largest U.S. health insurer, is submitting 2016 individual insurance rates to state regulators but said it might need to reexamine them after the U.S. Supreme Court rules on the legality of most Obamacare exchange subsidies. Aetna Chief Financial Officer Shawn Guertin said the company had been submitting proposed rates...

  • Early movers: BP, F, AAPL, BMY, COH, PFE & more Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 8:01 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • April 28- Aetna Inc, the third-largest U.S. health insurer, on Tuesday reported first-quarter profit that beat analyst expectations and said spending on medical claims in the first quarter remained low. Wall Street analysts said that the company's earnings were likely ahead of expectations because of better-than-expected profitability in its Medicare...

  • April 28- Aetna Inc, the third-largest U.S. health insurer, increased its forecast for full-year operating earnings after a stronger-than-expected profit in the first quarter. The company said it now expects full-year operating earnings of $7.20- $7.40 per share, up from their previous estimate of $7.00. Net profit attributable to Aetna rose to $777.5 million,...

  • Aetna EPS beats Street, revenues light Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 6:21 AM ET
    Aetna EPS beats Street, revenues light

    Ana Gupte, Leerink Partners, breaks down Aetna's quarterly results and provides her outlook on the health care sector.