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  • 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.

  • 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...

  • US STOCKS-Wall Street opens higher on Greek deal hopes Monday, 22 Jun 2015 | 10:04 AM ET

    *Global markets higher on Greece deal optimism. *Cigna shares up after rebuffing Anthem's $47 bln offer. June 22- Wall Street opened higher on Monday, with the Nasdaq Composite index hitting a new record high, after optimism grew that Greece may be able to strike a last-minute deal with its international creditors to avert a default.

  • *Cigna shares up after rebuffing Anthem's $47 bln offer. June 22- Wall Street was set to open higher on Monday on optimism that Greece may be able to strike a last-minute deal with its international creditors to avert a default. "The Greece situation has a psychological effect on investors," said Peter Cardillo, chief market economist at Rockwell Global Capital in...

  • Major health insurers are trading higher before the opening bell Monday after Anthem went public with a bid to buy Cigna for about $47 billion and a report of another major acquisition surfaced. On Saturday, the Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurer Anthem Inc. said it was raising the offer it had made for Cigna to a combination of cash and stock worth $184 per share.

  • Early movers: CI, WMB, PFE, ALL, AAPL & more Monday, 22 Jun 2015 | 7:47 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

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

  • June 22- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Monday on optimism that Greece may be able to strike a last-minute deal with its international creditors to avert a default. *EU Economic Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said he was "convinced" that euro zone leaders holding an emergency meeting in Brussels on Monday would find a way out of the Greek crisis.

  • How Obamacare is shaking up US health insurers Sunday, 21 Jun 2015 | 11:06 PM ET
    Obamacare is shaking up US health insurers

    Sachin Shah, special situations and merger arbitrage strategist at Albert Fried and Company, attributes the flurry of M&A activities in the health insurer space to the implementation of Obamacare.

  • June 21- Health insurer Cigna Corp rebuffed Anthem Inc's $47 billion merger proposal on Sunday, saying it was "deeply disappointed" with Anthem's recent actions and the offer was not in the best interest of shareholders. Anthem's offer for smaller rival Cigna is part of a daisy chain of potential deals in the health insurance sector. Cigna Chairman Isaiah Harris,...

  • Cigna to Anthem: Nope, $54B still isn't enough Sunday, 21 Jun 2015 | 5:19 PM ET
    Pedestrians walk past the entrance to the Cigna Corp. headquarters in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    Cigna on Sunday rejected an increased $53.8 billion bid from Anthem as inadequate.

  • With deals afoot, Obamacare haunts health stocks Sunday, 21 Jun 2015 | 11:16 AM ET
    Obamacare supporters outside Supreme Court

    If the Supreme Court invalidates Obamacare subsidies for millions, analysts say health-system profits could take a hit.

  • NEW YORK, June 20- U.S. health insurer Anthem Inc said on Saturday it had offered $47 billion in cash and stock for smaller rival Cigna Corp, signaling a pick-up in the industry's long-awaited consolidation. Anthem's offer comes as Cigna, as well as insurer Aetna Inc, are participating in an auction to acquire another rival, Humana Inc, according to a person familiar...

  • NEW YORK, June 20- U.S. health insurer Anthem Inc said on Saturday it had offered $47 billion in cash and stock for smaller rival Cigna Corp but that the deal was stalled over Cigna CEO David Cordani's role in the merged company. Insurers Aetna Inc and Cigna are participating in an auction to acquire another rival, Humana Inc, according to a person familiar with the...

  • Anthem offers Cigna new deal as Aetna eyes Humana Saturday, 20 Jun 2015 | 4:56 PM ET
    People walk past an office building of health insurer Anthem in Los Angeles, California.

    Anthem renewed its bid for Cigna, upping its original offer to $184 per share in a deal valued at nearly $53.8 billion.

  • NEW YORK, June 20- U.S. health insurer Anthem Inc said on Saturday it had offered $46 billion in cash and stock for smaller rival Cigna Corp but that a deal was being held up in part over what role Cigna CEO David Cordani would have in a merged company. Anthem, the second largest health insurer in the United States, said that it had made four offers for Cigna in June,...

  • Anthem proposes to buy Cigna for $184 per share Saturday, 20 Jun 2015 | 2:37 PM ET

    NEW YORK— After getting the cold shoulder, U.S. health insurer Anthem Inc. said it's raising its offer to buy smaller rival Cigna Corp. for about $47 billion, including cash and stock. The offer represents a premium to Cigna's stockholders of 18 percent over Cigna's closing stock price on Friday. It said the bid also represents a premium of 35.4 percent based on the...

  • Cramer game plan: Big deals to unfold next week Friday, 19 Jun 2015 | 6:10 PM ET
    Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis speaks on his mobile phone during a European Union finance ministers meeting in Luxembourg, June 19, 2015.

    Jim Cramer reveals his game plan of stocks that he will be watching next week and suggested to look for these big deals to unfold.

  • Insurer mergers may be 'dangerous': Mt. Sinai CEO Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 6:05 PM ET
    Signage hangs outside Mount Sinai Hospital on August 4, 2014 in New York City.

    Consolidation in the health insurance industry is "potentially dangerous" for the hospital business, Mount Sinai Health System's CEO said Thursday.