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  • Aetna falls after Humana deal. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras promised German Chancellor Angela Merkel that Greece would bring a proposal for a cash-for-reforms deal to an emergency summit of euro zone leaders on Tuesday, a Greek official said. Though Greece is causing a lot of uncertainty, a deal should get done to keep them in the Euro Zone, according to...

  • NEW YORK, July 6- Aetna Inc's chief executive said Monday he was confident an antitrust review of the health insurer's proposed purchase of smaller rival Humana Inc would allow the deal to close in the second half of 2016, seeking to allay investor concerns. Mark Bertolini said Aetna had already prepared for possible divestitures to address overlaps with...

  • *IMF says will help Greece if asked, ECB holds call. *Aetna falls after Humana deal, other insurers lower. U.S. stocks opened more than half a percent lower, but pared some of those losses, even turning positive briefly, after the International Monetary Fund said it is ready to assist Greece if asked.

  • NEW YORK— In the first day of trading since Aetna announced a deal buy Humana last week, stocks of health care insurers were mixed Monday. Aetna offered about $35 billion to buy rival Humana on Friday, a day when U.S. stock markets were closed in observance of Independence Day. Also last week, Medicaid coverage provider Centene said it would spend $6.3 billion to buy...

  • *IMF says will help Greece if asked to. *Aetna falls after Humana deal, other insurers lower. July 6- U.S. stocks erased most of their earlier losses, even turning positive briefly, on Monday after the International Monetary Fund said it ready to assist Greece if asked.

  • NEW YORK, July 3- Aetna Inc's $37 billion deal to buy smaller health insurer Humana Inc will face rigorous scrutiny from U.S. regulators, which antitrust experts said could also make other large-scale mergers in the sector more difficult. The deal follows weeks of intense discussions about potential combinations among the five biggest U.S. health insurers:...

  • NEW YORK, July 3- Aetna Inc's $37 billion deal to buy smaller health insurer Humana Inc will face rigorous scrutiny from U.S. regulators, which antitrust experts said could also make other large-scale mergers in the sector more difficult. The deal follows weeks of intense discussions about potential combinations among the five biggest U.S. health insurers:...

  • More than a third of the U.S. population has health coverage through an insurer that either wants to make a huge acquisition or is about to be swallowed up in one. Aetna laid out a plan on Friday to spend around $35 billion to buy the Medicare Advantage provider Humana Inc. That came a day after Centene Corp. and Health Net Inc. announced a smaller deal and a couple of...

  • Aetna aims to spend about $35 billion to buy rival Humana and become the latest health insurer bulking up on government business as the industry adjusts to the federal health care overhaul. Aetna's acquisition of Humana would make it the largest provider of Medicare Advantage coverage, with 4.4 million members, a figure that could change depending on...

  • July 3- Health insurer Aetna Inc said it would buy smaller rival Humana Inc for about $37 billion in cash and stock, in the largest ever deal in the insurance industry. The combination will push Aetna close to Anthem Inc's No.2 insurer spot by membership, and would nearly triple Aetna's Medicare Advantage business. Antitrust authorities, who were aggressive in...

  • July 2- U.S health insurer Aetna Inc is nearing an agreement to buy rival Humana Inc for about $34 billion in a cash and stock deal, people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday. One person said Aetna's offer would value Humana at about $230 per share and that a deal could be announced as early as Friday. A $230 per share offer would be at a premium of nearly...

  • July 2- U.S health insurer Aetna Inc is nearing an agreement to buy rival Humana Inc for about $34 billion in a cash and stock deal, people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday. One of the people said Aetna's offer would value Humana at about $230 per share and could be announced as early as Friday. Sources have previously told Reuters that Cigna was also...

  • Centene makes $6.3B bid for fellow insurer Health Net Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 7:50 AM ET

    The deal announced Thursday gives St. Louis- based Centene a chance to expand in two hot growth areas for health insurers, the state- and federally-funded Medicaid program for the poor and people with disabilities; and the federally-supported Medicare Advantage program, which has seen its overall enrollment triple over the past decade. Centene said the Health...

  • Stock picks for the second half Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 10:16 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Monday's violent selloff could be the prelude to a more volatile second half, but strategists still expect the S&P 500 to gain.

  • US M&A hits record $1 trillion in first half of year Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 8:14 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Takeover activity in the U.S. surged past $1 trillion in the first six months. Here's how to play this trend.

  • M&A close to record in Q2 amid mega deals Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 6:54 AM ET
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    Mergers and acquisitions worldwide in the second quarter of 2015 almost matched the record set in the second quarter of 2007.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, June 29- Mergers and acquisitions worldwide in the second quarter of 2015 almost matched the record set in the second quarter of 2007, according to preliminary Thomson Reuters data, as big companies turned to deals to boost their market share. These include Royal Dutch Shell Plc's $70 billion acquisition of British rival BG Group Plc, cable...

  • Early movers: NBG, JPM, M, GCI, TWTR & more Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 7:52 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on June 8, 2015 in New York City.

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

  • Aetna close to buying Humana: Report Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 9:59 AM ET
    Humana and Aetna signage.

    U.S. health insurer Aetna is close to buying rival Humana and a deal could be signed as early as this weekend, Bloomberg reported.

  • Cramer Remix: These oil stocks look cheap Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 7:26 PM ET
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    Looking for an oil stock to buy? “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer may have something for you.