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  • Hospital stocks leap after Supreme Court backs overhaul Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 11:51 AM ET

    Investors in hospital stocks rejoiced Thursday after the Supreme Court upheld a key portion of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul and eliminated the prospect of a sudden influx of uninsured patients seeking care. Shares of big hospital operators like HCA Holdings Inc. and Tenet Healthcare Corp. surged after the court announced a decision that...

  • NEW YORK, June 25- U.S. hospital shares surged, with several hitting all-time highs, and other healthcare names rallied on Thursday after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld tax subsidies key to President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law. Among hospitals, shares of Community Health Systems were up 9.3 percent at $60.44 after earlier touching a record high of...

  • Health care stocks surge as investors cheer ruling Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 10:42 AM ET
    Protesters outside the Supreme Court on March 4, 2015.

    See how major health care industry stocks are responding to the Supreme Court's Obamacare ruling.

  • Asian stocks fall on Greek standoff, China margin curbs Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 4:04 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks edged lower Thursday as talks over keeping Greece solvent stalled and got extended into the weekend. But that momentum was soon lost and Greece worries turned the market lower in the early afternoon. The bitter standoff between Greece and its international creditors was extended into the weekend, days before Athens has to meet a crucial debt...

  • Traders see money in this drug stock Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 1:46 PM ET
    People walk past Pfizer world headquarters in New York City.

    Investors are flocking to health-care stocks, and one trader is betting on big returns from drug company Pfizer.

  • Why Obamacare may be behind the M&A bonanza Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 12:07 PM ET
    Pediatrician Lanre Falusi examines an infant's ear in an exam room at a Community Clinic Inc. health center in Takoma Park, Maryland.

    Deal fever appears to have overtaken the health insurers. And Obamacare may be part of the reason why.

  • The appeal of health insurer Humana in one chart Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 10:45 AM ET
    The Humana Inc. headquarters office stands in Louisville, Kentucky.

    Nearly 75 percent percent of Humana’s revenue comes from Medicare, more than the other big insurers. Here's why Humana is such a hot commodity.

  • Greek deal optimism gives stocks another nudge ahead Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 3:25 AM ET

    Elsewhere, Germany's DAX rose 1.2 percent to 11,598 while the CAC-40 in France rose 1.3 percent to 5,063. The FTSE 100 index of leading British shares was 0.3 percent higher 6,843. Wall Street looked poised for another up day, with Dow futures and the broader S&P 500 futures up 0.2 percent. Investors think that a deal will be signed then, in time for Greece to get the...

  • Cramer Remix: This stock's too cheap to ignore Monday, 22 Jun 2015 | 7:24 PM ET
    Jim Cramer on Mad Money.

    “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer thinks the selloff in these shares could be overdone.

  • Cramer: Why activists wouldn't dare touch Twitter Monday, 22 Jun 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    Jim Cramer explains the two types of takeover targets in the market and why an activist won't go near Twitter.

  • The average consumer should catch a price break if major health insurers like Anthem and Cigna combine and cut their expenses. That's the basic theory, at least. The reality will be much murkier for the more than 50 million people who may be affected if Anthem Inc. succeeds with its bid to buy smaller rival Cigna Corp. or if other major insurers combine as many on...

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, June 22- U.S. health insurer Anthem Inc on Monday dismissed concerns that buying smaller competitor Cigna Corp would be considered anti-competitive, even as antitrust experts said the combination would earn regulatory scrutiny. Besides the possible Anthem deal, Humana Inc is considering a sale, possibly to Cigna or Aetna Inc, a source...

  • NEW YORK, June 22- U.S. stocks ended higher on Monday, with the Nasdaq closing at a record as hopes grew that a deal would be reached to prevent Greece from defaulting on loans. Equities have been largely driven by the situation in Greece of late, with investors concerned that if the country defaults on its loans, it may have to leave the euro or the European Union,...

  • Cigna and Martha Stewart are big market movers Monday, 22 Jun 2015 | 4:22 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Cigna Corp., up $7.34 to $162.60. Williams Cos., up $12.52 to $60.86.

  • Athena Health CEO is not a fan of health-care M&A Monday, 22 Jun 2015 | 4:14 PM ET
    Jonathan Bush, co-founder, Chief Executive Officer, and President of AthenaHealth.

    Athena Health CEO Jonathan Bush said that more talks of M&A in health care are just a reflection of slowing innovation in the industry.

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks closed higher, following a global rally in equities, as investors cheered signs of progress in the Greece debt negotiations.

  • Health care M&A healthy for consumers? Monday, 22 Jun 2015 | 2:12 PM ET
    Health care M&A healthy for consumers?

    Discussing merger chatter for Anthem and Cigna, as well as Aetna and Humana, with Steven Halper, FBR Capital Markets.

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, June 22- U.S. health insurer Anthem Inc on Monday dismissed concerns that buying smaller competitor Cigna Corp would be considered anti-competitive, even as antitrust experts said the combination would earn regulatory scrutiny. Anthem, which runs Blue Cross Blue Shield plans in 14 states, disclosed on Saturday that it had offered to buy...

  • US STOCKS-Wall Street up on Greece hopes, M&A chatter Monday, 22 Jun 2015 | 12:59 PM ET

    *Global markets higher on Greece deal optimism. June 22- U.S. stocks were higher in early afternoon trading on Monday, helped by a surge in M&A chatter, particularly in the healthcare sector, and on hopes that a deal was nearer to avert a looming crisis in Greece. The Nasdaq Composite index rose to a record 5,159.36 points, while the S&P 500 came just five points shy of...

  • NEW YORK, June 22- Anthem Inc CEO Joseph Swedish said on Monday that the company has looked closely at how antitrust authorities would view an acquisition of Cigna Corp and does not see any "substantive" issues. Swedish said that the company also does not see any problems with meeting the requirements of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, of which it is a member.