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*Clinical lab shares rise after GOP files Medicare bill. NEW YORK, March 26- U.S. stocks mostly edged higher on Wednesday as geopolitical tensions over Ukraine appeared to ease and the latest U.S. economic data pointed to improving conditions, though investors found few reasons to push shares up substantially.
*Home Depot and Macy's rally after results. NEW YORK, Feb 25- U.S. stocks edged lower on Tuesday, easing back from record territory a day earlier as weak economic data offset gains in Home Depot and other retail shares.
*Home Depot and Macy's rally after results. NEW YORK, Feb 25- U.S. stocks were nearly flat on Tuesday as a rise in retail shares following strong results from companies including Home Depot was offset by weaker-than-expected consumer confidence data. Home Depot shares rose 2.8 percent to $80.09, giving the S&P 500 its biggest boost.
*Home Depot and Macy's rally after results. NEW YORK, Feb 25- U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 moving within points of record levels, as a pair of retail stocks rallied following strong results.
*Home Depot and Macy's rally after results. Both Home Depot Inc and Macy's Inc rallied following their results, but the strength in retail stocks was not enough for traders to continue pushing shares higher.
*Home Depot shares gain in premarket after results. NEW YORK, Feb 25- U.S. stock index futures edged lower on Tuesday, with investors finding few reasons to buy following a rally that took the S&P 500 to an all-time intraday high.
*Insurance stocks rise after Humana comments. Humana Inc and UnitedHealth Group ranked among the S&P 500' s biggest percentage gainers, with Humana's stock jumping 10.6 percent to $113.69 after it said the government's proposed cuts to the private Medicare program appeared to be less than it had forecast. UnitedHealth shares rose 3 percent to $76.01.
Companies making headlines after the bell Monday:
*Emerging markets in focus after Ukraine president ousted. *Men's Wearhouse raises offer for Jos. *Netflix shares fall, to pay Comcast for faster speeds.
*Emerging markets in focus after Ukraine president ousted. *Netflix shares fall, to pay Comcast for faster speeds. *While most U.S. companies have limited direct exposure to Ukraine, investors are concerned that the instability in the region could spread throughout emerging markets.
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*UnitedHealth shares jump on upgrade. "One way or the other, is all pointing to the story about how it might still be tough, but things are starting to point to better days ahead," said Ken Polcari, director of the NYSE floor division at O'Neil Securities in New York.
*UnitedHealth jumps on upgrade, Netflix slides on downgrade. All 10 S&P sector indexes rose for the day, led by the healthcare index, which gained 1.2 percent after Deutsche Bank upgraded the stock of UnitedHealth Group Inc to a "buy. "Shares of UnitedHealth, a Dow component, jumped 4 percent to $77.17.
*UnitedHealth gains on upgrade, Netflix slips on downgrade. All 10 S&P sectors rose on the day, led by healthcare, which advanced after Deutsche Bank upgraded UnitedHealth Group Inc to "buy." Shares of UnitedHealth, a Dow component, jumped 3.5 percent to $76.85 while Tenet Healthcare climbed 4.1 percent to $45.73 as the S&P's biggest percentage gainer.
Jan 1- Hospitals and medical practices across the United States braced for confusion and administrative hassles as new insurance plans under President Barack Obama's healthcare law took effect on Wednesday.
Hospitals and medical practices are preparing for confusion and hassles as new insurance plans under President Obama's healthcare law take effect.
Jan 1- Hospitals and medical practices across the United States are bracing for confusion and administrative hassles as new insurance plans under President Barack Obama's healthcare law take effect on Wednesday.
The "Fast Money" traders share their final trades of the day.