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  • *Twitter shares rally a day after results. Among the biggest positives were bank shares, with the S&P financial index up 0.4 percent, helping to support the S&P 500. Shares of Wells Fargo gained 1.1 percent to $52.10.

  • July 30- U.S. health insurer Humana Inc reported a lower profit owing to higher costs on Wednesday, as mounting concerns about increased medical spending drove health insurance industry shares lower for a second straight day.

  • *Twitter rallies after blockbuster results. NEW YORK, July 30- U.S. stocks were flat on Wednesday, paring earlier gains as a strong read on second-quarter economic growth sparked concerns the Federal Reserve may adjust its stimulus earlier than expected.

  • July 30- U.S. health insurer Humana Inc said on Wednesday that second-quarter profit fell due to investments in the exchanges created under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law as well as costly new hepatitis C drug treatments. Humana said membership growth and a lower share count due to stock buybacks had helped offset some of the new costs.

  • July 30- U.S. health insurer Humana Inc said on Wednesday that second-quarter profit fell due to investments in the insurance exchanges created under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law as well as costly new hepatitis C drug treatments. Humana said membership growth and share buybacks had helped offset some of the new costs.

  • July 29- Aetna Inc, the third-largest U.S. health insurer, reported a rise in medical costs on Tuesday, raising investor concerns that a long run of low growth in such costs might be ending and pushing shares in the industry lower.

  • The SEC went to court June 20 to enforce subpoenas it issued as it sought information related to a probe into whether Sutter leaked material nonpublic information about Medicare reimbursement rates to Mark Hayes, a lobbyist at Greenberg Traurig LLP. The committee's filing called the SEC subpoena "a remarkable fishing expedition for congressional records."

  • The SEC said it is examining whether material nonpublic information concerning an April 1, 2013 announcement by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services of 2014 reimbursement rates for a Medicare program was leaked improperly, and whether anyone traded on that information.

  • Secretive reviews of 30 Medicare Advantage plans Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 10:33 AM ET
    Marilyn Tavenner

    Medicare Advantage plans are facing audits that could order them to repay tens of millions of dollars for billing errors.

  • Billions in Medicare overcharges probably lost Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 9:56 AM ET
    The UnitedHealth Group Inc.'s campus in Minnetonka, Minn.

    The Center for Public Integrity found missed chances to corral tens of billions of dollars in Medicare Advantage billing errors.

  • Midday movers: Arista Networks, eBay, Humana & More Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 12:17 PM ET
    NYSE EuroNext flag hangs outside the NYSE.

    Some of Friday's midday movers:

  • Health plans had big premium hikes before Obamacare Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    Health insurance premiums in the years before the rollout of the Affordable Care Act had large average increases and a high variability.

  • Bias claims for insurers in coverage of HIV Friday, 30 May 2014 | 12:40 AM ET
    Pedestrians walk past the entrance to the Cigna Corp. headquarters in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    Health care advocates said on Thursday that four insurers offering plans in the new federal marketplace discriminated against people with H.I.V.

  • FACTBOX-RPT-Paying for Sovaldi in the United States Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    *Commercial insurers and Medicare Part D providers such as Express Scripts accounted for 90 percent of the more than $2 billion spent on Sovaldi in the United States during the first quarter, according to Gilead.

  • FACTBOX-Paying for Sovaldi in the United States Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 1:00 AM ET

    *Commercial insurers and Medicare Part D providers such as Express Scripts accounted for 90 percent of the more than $2 billion spent on Sovaldi in the United States during the first quarter, according to Gilead.

  • Finally! The chance to compare health-care costs Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    Three major insurers and a nonprofit group are planning to launch an online tool that will tell consumers the prices of medical procedures.

  • *Putin comments on Ukraine suggest easing tensions. *Gold prices decline, U.S. dollar index edges up. Equities were volatile throughout the day, with investors parsing comments from Russian President Vladimir Putin indicating a possible easing to the geopolitical concerns over Ukraine that have weighed on markets.

  • Early movers: DIS, WFM, AOL, EBAY & more Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | 7:48 AM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • These are hottest stock picks at Sohn conference Monday, 5 May 2014 | 2:33 PM ET
    Michael Novogratz

    Brazil is now "so bad it's good," Mike Novogratz said Monday at the Sohn Investment Conference in New York.

  • Coughing up big bucks for missing patient health data Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 1:42 PM ET

    The federal patient privacy watchdog obtained a $1.7 million settlement for lax data security practices from a leading health treatment provider. This may only be a taste of things to come.