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  • WASHINGTON, Jan 7- The New York Attorney General has ordered UnitedHealth Group to pay a $100,000 fine after an investigation found the insurance provider engaged in anti-competitive practices involving elder and long-term care products, according to a person familiar with the matter. The settlement, which was signed late Wednesday, centers on efforts by...

  • Dec 31- Health insurer WellCare Health Plans said it would change its pharmacy benefit manager to CVS Health Corp from UnitedHealth Corp's Optum Rx, effective Jan. 1. About 3.8 million WellCare members enrolled under its Medicaid, Medicare and prescription drug plans will be able to access CVS' pharmacy network, WellCare said on Thursday. Shares of WellCare were...

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

    U.S. stocks closed more than 1 percent higher in light volume trade Tuesday, as the tech sector led broad gains amid some stabilization in oil and commodity prices.

  • Telemedicine has been more widely offered over the last five years, promoted by health plans such as Cigna Inc and New York- based insurance startup Oscar Health. "The insurers have been adopting this at a really rapid rate because they see benefits from better access to care," said Jason Gorevic, chief executive of Teladoc, the largest U.S. telemedicine provider.

  • Dow closes up triple digits as Caterpillar rallies Tuesday, 22 Dec 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks closed higher Tuesday, helped by some stabilization in oil prices and recovery in hard-hit areas of the market this year.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 22- The U.S. government signed up 8.2 million people for health insurance through the HealthCare.gov website, including 2.1 million people from the insurers' most sought-after demographic- those aged under 35, the top health official said on Tuesday. That compares with the 6.4 million people who signed up or were automatically enrolled at this...

  • A fresh start? 4 stocks to watch in 2016 Monday, 21 Dec 2015 | 7:16 PM ET
    Shoppers at a Los Angeles Walmart as the store prepares for Black Friday, Nov. 24, 2014.

    As the trading year wraps up, "Fast Money" traders chose the stocks they feel are primed for success in 2016.

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

    U.S. stocks closed higher, recovering slightly from a sharp sell-off last week, as investors eyed oil prices in the shortened holiday week.

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

    U.S. stocks closed near session lows Thursday as investors eyed oil prices and economic data, after the Fed raised rates on Wednesday.

  • Dow closes up more than 200 after Fed hikes rates Wednesday, 16 Dec 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks closed higher after the Federal Reserve raised rates for the first time in nearly a decade. Only the energy sector lagged as oil prices resumed their decline.

  • Valeant strikes discount deal with Walgreens Tuesday, 15 Dec 2015 | 8:01 AM ET
    A woman on an escalator in a Walgreens store in New York.

    Valeant Pharmaceuticals has struck a deal to distribute some of its medicines at a discount through Walgreens pharmacies.

  • Price of wearable craze: Your health data hacked Saturday, 12 Dec 2015 | 5:05 PM ET
    Joseph Wanf

    The FDA has approved 115 digital health devices, but there's a risk your health data could become exposed to hackers.

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

    U.S. stocks traded sharply lower as fresh multi-year lows in oil prices and another merger weighed ahead of the Fed's decision on rates next week.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 9- Enrollment in 2016 individual insurance through the HealthCare.gov website is higher than it was a year ago at this time, with 1 million new customers signed up, U.S. government health officials said on Wednesday. Private insurers including Anthem Inc, Aetna Inc and UnitedHealth Group Inc are among private insurers selling plans on...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 9- Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio, seeking to win over conservative voters, told Reuters he was the only one running with a victory against President Barack Obama's signature health law. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, a chief critic of the 2010 Obamacare law. He says he is the candidate who has fought hardest against it, referring to his...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 9- U.S. government health officials said on Wednesday that enrollment in 2016 individual insurance through the HealthCare.gov website is higher than it was a year ago at this time, with 1 million new customers signed up. Private insurers including Anthem Inc, Aetna Inc and UnitedHealth Group Inc are among the private insurers who sell plans on...

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    U.S. stocks closed mostly lower Tuesday but off session lows as oil prices stabilized and biotech stocks gained.

  • Dow closes down triple digits; ECB, yields eyed Thursday, 3 Dec 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks closed sharply lower as yields climbed and traders were worried the Fed would raise rates while the economy is too weak.

  • Obamacare's slippery slope to single payer system Thursday, 3 Dec 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Members of the Single Payer Action group opposed to the Affordable Care Act hold a sign outside the Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.

    If Obamacare doesn't improve its offerings, a single-payer health care system could become a reality, says this former FDA official.

  • Dow closes down more than 150 as energy plunges 3% Wednesday, 2 Dec 2015 | 3:59 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks closed lower, with selling accelerating in late afternoon trade after oil broke below $40 a barrel and there was more evidence of a weak manufacturing sector in the Fed's Beige Book.