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  • *Men's Wearhouse raises offer for Jos. Gains were broad, with nine of the 10 S&P 500 sectors up on the day and a number of bellwethers, including Caterpillar Inc and Merck& Co, hitting 52- week highs.

  • Midday movers: EBay, Pfizer, Dillard's & More Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 12:53 PM ET

    Some of Monday's midday movers:

  • *Shares of U.S. health insurers rise, Humana up 9 pct. Feb 24- U.S. health insurers including Humana Inc said on Monday that the government's proposed cuts to privately run Medicare programs appear to represent a funding decline of around 4 percent, less than the possible cuts of 7 percent or deeper that analysts had been expecting.

  • Hospital cuts out the middleman and sees success Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 12:17 PM ET
    Alan Murray, North Shore-LIJ CareConnect CEO at the company's headquarters in East Hills, N.Y.

    North Shore LIJ's first foray into the insurance business is going smoothly so far, helped by its well-established reputation.

  • *Insurance stocks rise after Humana comments. *Men's Wearhouse raises offer for Jos. Gains were broad, with nine of the 10 S&P 500 sectors up on the day and a number of bellwethers, including Caterpillar Inc and Merck& Co, hitting 52- week highs.

  • Medicare insurer stocks rally on Humana filing Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 11:26 AM ET

    Humana shares surged more than 7 percent Monday after it said proposed health department rate cuts may be more benign than anticipated.

  • US STOCKS-S&P 500 hits record in broad market rally Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 10:39 AM ET

    *Insurance stocks rise after Humana comments. *Men's Wearhouse raises offer for Jos. RF Micro Devices Inc agreed to buy TriQuint Semiconductor Inc for about $1.6 billion, while Men's Wearhouse Inc raised its cash tender offer for rival men's clothing retailer Jos.

  • Feb 21- The U.S. government on Friday proposed a cut in payments to private health insurers for 2015 Medicare Advantage plans, a move Republican lawmakers said would hurt benefits for the elderly and disabled.

  • Feb 6- Aetna Inc, the third-largest U.S. health insurer, said on Thursday it expects to lose money on the Obamacare exchanges even as demand for these insurance plans has picked up over the past few weeks.

  • Feb 6- Aetna Inc, the third-largest U.S. health insurer, said on Thursday that demand for insurance plans on the Obamacare exchanges had picked up in the last few weeks and that it had signed up 135,000 paid members through the end of January.

  • Feb 5- Humana Inc said on Wednesday that it received 202,000 applications for Obamacare health insurance plans, many of them from young people, but still gave a wide forecast for 2014 profit as it waits to see the demographics of future customers.

  • Jan 29- U.S. health insurer WellPoint Inc said on Wednesday the applicants for the new Obamacare health plans are of the age and demographics it had expected, indicating that medical costs will not soar beyond the prices it charges. Insurance plans under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law went on sale Oct. 1 and into effect on Jan. 1.

  • The company also took a charge for the recently announced sale of its contact lens business, 1-800 Contacts, to private equity firm Thomas H. Lee Partners, which caused a sharp decline in net profit. Competitor Aetna Inc is in about 16 states while UnitedHealth Group Inc, the largest insurer, has only offered plans in a few states.

  • WellPoint, which sells Empire and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield plans, said its costs went up as it prepared for the rollout of Obamacare and an expected increase in new members this year. Competitor Aetna Inc is in about 16 states while UnitedHealth Group Inc, the largest insurer, has only offered plans in a few states.

  • *Goldman, Citigroup earnings push financial stocks lower. NEW YORK, Jan 16- The Dow and S&P 500 slipped on Thursday, with the S&P retreating from the previous session's record high, after earnings from Goldman Sachs and other banks disappointed investors.

  • Treasurys gain as inflation steady, bunds rally Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 4:54 PM ET

    US Treasurys gained after inflation data came in as expected and amid strength in German government debt and overnight demand for safe-haven US debt.

  • US STOCKS-Dow, S&P 500 ease as bank earnings disappoint Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 3:25 PM ET

    *Goldman, Citigroup earnings push financial stocks lower. Financials were the biggest drag on the market after both Citigroup Inc and Goldman Sachs Group Inc reported quarterly profits hit by lower bond trading revenue, with Goldman's earnings falling 21 percent and Citigroup's missing expectations.

  • *Goldman, Citigroup earnings push financial stocks lower. Financials were the biggest drag on the market after both Citigroup Inc and Goldman Sachs Group Inc reported quarterly profits hit by lower bond trading revenue, with Goldman's earnings falling 21 percent and Citigroup's missing expectations.

  • *Best Buy tumbles after holiday sales results, outlook. NEW YORK, Jan 16- U.S. stocks modestly came off their fresh highs from a day earlier in the wake of a stunning drop on Thursday in shares of retailer Best Buy.

  • *Best Buy tumbles after holiday sales results, outlook. *Goldman Sachs edged up after earnings. "We've made a nice run and the market is entitled to consolidate and use sort of a' wait-and-see' attitude as far as earnings are concerned," said Terry Morris, senior equity manager for National Penn Investors Trust Company in Reading, Pennsylvania.

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