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Nov 6- Health insurer Humana Inc, which agreed to be bought by Aetna Inc for $37 billion in July, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as it added more members to its individual Medicare Advantage business. Humana, which manages large Medicare Advantage health plans for the elderly and disabled, said individual Medicare Advantage membership rose...
Nov 6- Health insurer Humana Inc, which agreed to be bought by Aetna Inc for $37 billion in July, reported a 9.2 percent rise in quarterly revenue as it added more members to its individual Medicare Advantage business. The company's net income rose to $314 million, or $2.09 per share, in the third quarter ended Sept. 30, from $290 million, or $1.85 per share, a year earlier.
Traders on Friday will comb through the first of two key employment reports that could determine the likelihood of a rate hike in December.
Markets will be laser-focused on Friday's October jobs report in the week ahead and may even look past more than a dozen scheduled Fed speeches.
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