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  • NEW YORK, Aug 7- U.S. stocks dipped in choppy trading Thursday, with all three indexes erasing morning gains spurred by upbeat labor data, amid uncertainty following Russia's retaliatory measures over Western sanctions.

  • WASHINGTON, July 31- U.S. consumers who purchase private health coverage through the federal Obamacare website HealthCare.gov are likely to find only modestly higher premiums but may still have technical problems signing up, a top health official said on Thursday.

  • Obamacare Year 2 faces 'bumpy' road, says official Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 12:00 AM ET
    Wendy Gonzalez sits with an insurance agent in Miami as she purchases a health insurance policy under the Affordable Care Act on March 20, 2014.

    A top federal health official told Congress on Thursday that upcoming open enrollment in Obamacare will have some "bumps," and "won't be perfect."

  • *Twitter shares rally a day after results. Among the biggest positives were bank shares, with the S&P financial index up 0.4 percent, helping to support the S&P 500. Shares of Wells Fargo gained 1.1 percent to $52.10.

  • Stocks mixed; Fed tapers and GDP better than forecast Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 4:07 PM ET

    Stocks turned mostly lower Wednesday as better-than-expected growth in the second quarter fostered talk of Fed rate hikes.

  • July 30- U.S. health insurer Humana Inc reported a lower profit owing to higher costs on Wednesday, as mounting concerns about increased medical spending drove health insurance industry shares lower for a second straight day.

  • *Twitter rallies after blockbuster results. NEW YORK, July 30- U.S. stocks were flat on Wednesday, paring earlier gains as a strong read on second-quarter economic growth sparked concerns the Federal Reserve may adjust its stimulus earlier than expected.

  • July 29- Aetna Inc, the third-largest U.S. health insurer, reported a rise in medical costs on Tuesday, raising investor concerns that a long run of low growth in such costs might be ending and pushing shares in the industry lower.

  • Stocks little changed; earnings, data and Fed ahead Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 4:29 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York.

    Stocks were little changed on Monday amid activity on the corporate-deal front.

  • July 25- Shares of WellCare Health Plans Inc fell 22 percent on Friday, a day after the healthcare provider reported a surprise loss due to high costs for Medicaid plans in Florida and the company halved its forecast for full-year adjusted profit.

  • July 25- Shares of WellCare Health Plans Inc fell 22 percent on Friday, a day after the healthcare provider reported a surprise loss due to high costs for Medicaid plans in Florida and the company halved its forecast for full-year adjusted profit.

  • Midday movers: Herbalife, Lennar, McDonald's & More Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 1:07 PM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of Tuesday's midday movers:

  • July 22- Health insurer Centene Corp reported a 24 percent jump in quarterly profit, beating market estimates for the sixth straight quarter, as member signups surged 23 percent. The company's shares rose as much as 8.5 percent to hit a life high of $81.98 on the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday. Centene said it had 3.2 million members as of June 30.

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  • Stocks end sharply lower amid geopolitical unrest Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 4:06 PM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks declined Thursday, with the Dow retreating from its record, after reports that a Malaysian plane had been shot down over Ukraine.

  • Malaysian air crash amplifies move to US Treasurys Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 4:02 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Treasurys rose as US equities declined on Thursday after reports surfaced that a Malaysian passenger plane had been shot down in Ukraine.

  • *Malaysian Airliner downed in Ukraine war zone, 295 dead. NEW YORK, July 17- U.S. stocks fell on Thursday in volatile trading on news that a Malaysian Airlines passenger jet crashed near the Ukraine- Russia border, after the United States and European Union imposed sanctions on Russia.

  • NEW YORK, July 17- U.S. stocks dropped on Thursday to hit session lows on news that a Malaysian passenger jetliner had been downed in Ukraine, fresh on the heels of new U.S. and European Union sanctions on Russia.

  • July 17- UnitedHealth Group Inc, after wading cautiously into Obamacare insurance exchanges this year, on Thursday vowed to become a major player, participating in as many as two dozen state exchanges in 2015 and growing from there.

  • *Morgan Stanley climbs after earnings. NEW YORK, July 17- U.S. stocks edged lower on Thursday in the wake of fresh U.S. and European Union sanctions on Russia, but some stronger-than-expected earnings reports helped keep declines in check.