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  • Senate panel to hear from US antitrust bosses Friday, 12 Feb 2016 | 11:27 AM ET
    U.S. Capitol building in Washington

    One matter to be discussed is the FTC's use of Section Five, which it uses to investigate companies urging rivals to collude on price.

  • Stride Health on a mobile phone

    As the debate grows over worker protections in the gig economy, benefits start-up Stride Health is winning by partnering with Uber and Etsy.

  • Stocks sink in divergence with oil Tuesday, 9 Feb 2016 | 7:37 AM ET
    NYSE Traders

    U.S. stock futures were under pressure this morning, after a big drop in Japanese stocks.

  • Stocks close higher in choppy trade as oil slides Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 4:00 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks closed slightly higher in choppy trading as investors digested economic data and kept an eye on falling oil prices.

  • Cigna beats Street 4Q forecasts Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 6:17 AM ET

    BLOOMFIELD, Conn. _ Cigna Corp. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $426 million. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.78 per share. Cigna expects full-year earnings in the range of $8.85 to $9.25 per share.

  • Aetna wrapped up 2015 with a 38- percent surge in fourth quarter earnings but chased that better-than-expected performance with 2016 guidance that misses Wall Street forecasts. Aetna recorded adjusted earnings of $7.71 per share in 2015. Aetna and other insurers have struggled with business they've received from the ACA's public insurance exchanges,...

  • Early movers: UTX, TUP, FCAU, ANTM, AAPL & more Wednesday, 27 Jan 2016 | 7:52 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • In year 6, Obamacare prognosis unclear: Health CEO Sunday, 10 Jan 2016 | 9:00 AM ET
    A man walks out of the UniVista Insurance company office after shopping for a health plan under the Affordable Care Act, on December 15, 2015 in Miami.

    Mount Sinai Hospital's CEO told CNBC that while Obamacare survived a repeal attempt, it's locked in a tough game of numbers.

  • Early movers: FDX, MSFT, K, DD, BBBY, TWX & more Friday, 8 Jan 2016 | 7:55 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • That failed to sway a Delaware judge, who ruled last month that oil producer Vaalco Energy Inc had violated the state's widely used corporate law with a charter provision that barred the removal of directors without cause. The ruling could have an impact well beyond tiny Vaalco to include such well-known names as Aeropostale Inc, Cigna Corp, Ethan Allen...

  • Will merger mania continue in 2016? Thursday, 31 Dec 2015 | 11:25 AM ET
    Handshake M&A mergers

    2015 was a record year for mergers. Here's what the research reveals about how 2016 will compare, says Matt Porzio.

  • The biggest M&A deals of 2015 Wednesday, 23 Dec 2015 | 5:25 AM ET
    Heinz and Kraft Foods to merge.

    2015 has been a record year for mergers and acquisitions (M&A). CNBC looks back at the 10 biggest deals of the year and who advised on them.

  • *GE terminates agreement after regulatory objections. STOCKHOLM/ WASHINGTON, Dec 7- General Electric on Monday walked away from a $3.3 billion agreement to sell its appliances business to Sweden's Electrolux, terminating the deal after months of opposition from U.S. antitrust regulators. The U.S. Justice Department had filed a lawsuit in July asking a judge to...

  • Behind the tricky balance of drug price and supply Wednesday, 2 Dec 2015 | 10:25 AM ET

    The national conversation on drug prices is getting louder, and patients increasingly want a voice in that discussion.

  • UnitedHealth CEO: We may bail on Obamacare Thursday, 19 Nov 2015 | 11:20 AM ET
    UnitedHealth Group

    UnitedHealth cut its full-year profit forecast due to continued pressure on its Obamacare plans for individuals.

  • Cramer: UnitedHealth news 'very damning' for ACA Thursday, 19 Nov 2015 | 11:13 AM ET
    Alina Nurieva (right) sits with Gabriela Cisneros, an insurance agent from Sunshine Life and Health Advisors, in Miami to pick an insurance plan in the third year of the Affordable Care Act.

    The "Squawk on the Street" crew discusses the likely outcome if UnitedHealth were to exit health-care exchanges set up by Obamacare.

  • *Cuts 2015 EPS view to $6 from $6.25- $6.35. Nov 19- UnitedHealth Group Inc, the largest U.S. health insurer, cut its full-year profit forecast due to continued pressure on its Obamacare plans for individuals, and said it was evaluating to what extent it would continue to offer these plans in 2017.. UnitedHealth had said in October that costs for these plans had dented...

  • *Best Buy's shares were down 8 percent to $28.82 in premarket trading, while J M Smucker was untraded after both reported results. *Dow component UnitedHealth's shares were down 3.8 percent to $112.80 in premarket trading after the health insurer cut its full-year profit forecast. Peers Humana fell 1.2 percent, while Cigna was down half a percent.

  • Nov 19- Health insurer UnitedHealth Group Inc cut its full-year profit forecast due to continued pressure on its Obamacare plans for individuals, and said it was evaluating to what extent it can continue to offer these plans in 2017.. "In recent weeks, growth expectations for individual exchange participation have tempered industry wide... so we are taking this...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 12- Two U.S. consumer groups announced the formation of a coalition with New York labor unions on Thursday to press antitrust regulators to oppose big insurance mergers that would cut the number of nationwide for-profit health insurers from five to three. The Coalition to Preserve Patient Choice, made up of the Consumer Federation of America,...