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    Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Tuesday.

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    Health care stocks reached their highest level since April 25, led by Aetna.

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    Take a look at some of Tuesday's midday movers:

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    The Morgan Stanley Healthcare Payors Index has turned negative for the year after falling as much as 4.4 percent in Wednesday’s trading session.

  • Healthcare cost

    The Morgan Stanley Healthcare Payors Index is having its best day in three and a half years.

  • Since hitting an historic high on April 3, the Morgan Stanley Healthcare Payers Index (HMO), a basket of managed care stocks, is down 16 percent.

  • Healthcare cost

    The Morgan Stanley Healthcare Payors Index is having its worst day in eight months on news  Ohio will not renew contracts to four current Medicaid providers.

  • American healthcare reform

    Health care stocks spent much of 2012 inching higher, and are currently the sixth best performing sector in the S&P 500, up 7 percent.

  • UHNW population: 1,855 With an UHNW population that nearly doubles that of Atlanta, Dallas is home to 1,855 individuals worth at least $30 million, according to Wealth-X. The Dallas area is home to major companies like AT&T, Dean Foods, Texas Instruments and Southwest Airlines. Some of the richest residents include billionaire and former presidential candidate H. Ross Perot, oil magnate Ray Lee Hunt and leveraged buyout billionaire Harold Simmons.

    Who are the one percent, and where are they from? According to Wealth-X, the United States is home to 57,860 such individuals. Find out which cities they call home.

  • Trading has been bullish in WellPoint Health Networks and Health Net since early Friday morning, as the rumor mill goes into overdrive. Both health insurers are up in an ugly tape, though the option activity is much greater in WellPoint.

  • Our traders are hearing that cash rich companies are ready to spend. Don't agree? Just take a look at some of the action that’s come down over the past few days!

  • Futures advanced modestly as November Retail Sales were better than expected, up 1.3 percent and 1.2 percent ex-transports (consensus was for a gain of 0.6 percent and 0.4 percent respectively).

  • Presidential speech pedistal

    The day after President Obama’s impassioned speech for big-government health care, Wall Street bet heavily that the so-called government-insurance option he supports is dead.

  • Shares of U.S. health insurers climbed as analysts said Pres. Barack Obama's highly anticipated speech urging Congress to act on health reform revealed no "game changers." Thomas Carroll, analyst at Stifel Nicolaus, and David Joy, chief market strategist at RiverSource Investments, shared their insights on the industry.

  • Stocks fell to the lows of the day this afternoon as a couple of issues weighed on the markets.

  • Health services firm Health Net has been rising for the last month and is up another 6 percent Wednesday amid heavy options volume. In the first 90 minutes of the session alone, HNT contracts had already traded more than seven times the 20-day average. Find out what it means.

  • The markets got off to a rough start on Inauguration Day, but Brent Wilsey predicts a honeymoon on Wall Street as Barack Obama moves into the White House.  "When I feel the optimism today, how excited everybody is, I think he will have some honeymoon here," the president of Wilsey Asset Management told CNBC.

  • Cramer last week offered up his prediction of potential winners from the new Medicare bill -- the one that passed in the Senate yesterday. (President Bush has said he'll veto -- but it already passed by a veto-proof margin.) The good news is that Fresenius Med (FMS), Cramer's fave of the bill, got bumped to a 52-week high today with three points. But what about the losers of the Medicare bill -- the new offenders headed for the Sell Block?

  • Aetna shares dropped 5 percent and Health Net tumbled 10 percent after a Goldman Sachs analyst slapped "sell" ratings on the two health insurers' stocks Thursday.

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    As crude oil went higher stocks went lower Tuesday. What's the "Word on the Street?"