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  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, June 29- Mergers and acquisitions worldwide in the second quarter of 2015 almost matched the record set in the second quarter of 2007, according to preliminary Thomson Reuters data, as big companies turned to deals to boost their market share. These include Royal Dutch Shell Plc's $70 billion acquisition of British rival BG Group Plc, cable...

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks closed lower, failing to hold initial gains, as lack of resolution between Greece and its creditors weighed on investor sentiment.

  • NEW YORK, June 25- The U.S. hospital and health insurance industries breathed a collective sigh of relief on Thursday after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld subsidies for individuals under President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law. Health economists have estimated $15 billion to $22 billion in healthcare spending was at risk with the decision.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St little changed; health stocks rally Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 1:38 PM ET

    *UnitedHealth biggest boost to the Dow; Eli Lilly to S&P. UnitedHealth Group jumped as much as 2.5 percent to $122.13 and was the biggest boost to the Dow. Among hospital operators, shares of Community Health Systems were up 12.6 percent at $62.28 after touching a record high of $63.36, while shares of HCA Holdings rose 8.6 percent to $90.55 and Tenet Healthcare...

  • NEW YORK, June 25- The U.S. hospital industry breathed a collective sigh of relief on Thursday after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld subsidies for individuals under President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law. Among hospitals, shares of Community Health Systems were up 12.8 percent at $62.33, while shares of HCA Holdings rose 8.7 percent to $90.61 and Tenet...

  • Hospital stocks leap after Supreme Court backs overhaul Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 11:51 AM ET

    Investors in hospital stocks rejoiced Thursday after the Supreme Court upheld a key portion of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul and eliminated the prospect of a sudden influx of uninsured patients seeking care. Shares of big hospital operators like HCA Holdings Inc. and Tenet Healthcare Corp. surged after the court announced a decision that...

  • Health care stocks surge as investors cheer ruling Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 10:42 AM ET
    Protesters outside the Supreme Court on March 4, 2015.

    See how major health care industry stocks are responding to the Supreme Court's Obamacare ruling.

  • Early movers: LEN, NFLX, MKC, WFM, FCX & more Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 7:56 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • Cramer Remix: Most artificial move I’ve seen Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 7:57 PM ET
    Jim Cramer on the set of Mad Money

    “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer thinks you need to temper your excitement.

  • Cramer: Stocks killing it in a negative market Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 6:13 PM ET
    Boxes of Botox by Allergan.

    Jim Cramer hates the negativity in the market right now, but has his eye on few stocks that refuse to go down for the count.

  • Nasdaq closes at another record; data, Greece eyed Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks closed mildly higher as investors remained optimistic on the Greece debt talks and eyed continued signs of moderate economic growth.

  • 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. Besides the possible Anthem deal, Humana Inc is considering a sale, possibly to Cigna or Aetna Inc, a source...

  • 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.

  • Anthem sees its more than $47 billion bid to buy rival Cigna as a way to muscle up on technology that helps consumers and to strengthen its rapidly growing Medicare Advantage business. Leaders of the Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurer reaffirmed on Monday their commitment to getting a deal done a day after Cigna shot down the idea in a letter delivered to Anthem's...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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...