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  • Flu boosts drug store sales, but others take a hit Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 10:24 AM ET
    A woman receiving a flu vaccination in San Pablo, Calif.

    This year’s flu season is shaping up to be as bad as expected. That's good news for drug stores, but insurers and others could suffer.

  • Early movers: JCP, AXP, PEP, SNE, SIRI & more Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 7:55 AM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • US stocks close down; Dow below 18,000 Tuesday, 30 Dec 2014 | 4:00 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Dec. 24, 2014.

    U.S. stocks closed down in low volume trade on Tuesday, pressured by weakness abroad and a sharp decline in the utilities sector.

  • Biggest weekly gain in nearly two years for S&P 500 Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 4:27 PM ET

    Stocks rose on Friday, after the S&P 500's best two-day streak in years.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 15- Healthcare companies including Aetna Inc, Mercer and Towers Watson& Co have invested hundreds of millions of dollars to build exchanges that allow company employees to buy their own insurance, betting that Corporate America wants to get out of managing workers' health benefits. By last year, blue chip names such as Sears Holding Corp and Walgreen...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 15- Healthcare companies including Aetna Inc, Mercer and Towers Watson Co have invested hundreds of millions of dollars to build exchanges that allow company employees to buy their own insurance, betting that Corporate America wants to get out of managing workers' health benefits. By last year, blue chip names like Sears Holding and Walgreen Co had...

  • Health report card: Less smoking, too much eating Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    Life expectancy is up, smoking is down, and obesity rates are on the rise again according to the new edition of America's Health Rankings.

  • US stocks close higher; Dow, S&P at records Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 4:00 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks rallied into the close, with the Dow ending the day at a record amid encouraging economic reports on Wednesday.

  • S&P, Dow end at record highs as global worries ease Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 4:52 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks rose on Tuesday, lifting the Dow and S&P 500 to their loftiest ever.

  • Actavis Plc, Gilead Sciences and other biotechs were among the biggest drivers, a day after Allergan agreed to be bought by Actavis. Shares of Actavis were up 8.7 percent at $269.60, helped by bullish analyst notes, while Gilead's stock rose 3.3 percent to $103.71 percent. "A little bit of a risk trade is coming back on, and those are the areas for the M&A," said Uri...

  • Actavis Plc, Gilead Sciences, Celgene and other biotech names were among the S&P 500' s biggest drivers, a day after Allergan agreed to be bought by Actavis. The S&P health care index was up 1.6 percent, while shares of Actavis were up 8.3 percent, Gilead's rose 3.3 percent and shares of Celgene were up 2.4 percent. Helping Actavis were bullish analyst notes.

  • Stocks little moved; S&P 500 at record-high close Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 4:00 PM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks fell Monday after data had Japan unexpectedly falling into a recession.

  • Obamacare's 2nd act: What investors are watching Saturday, 15 Nov 2014 | 9:00 AM ET
    HealthCare.gov website seen on Nov. 12, 2014.

    Starting Saturday, millions of Americans will begin to either re-enroll, or sign-up for the first time, for insurance plans at HealthCare.gov. Here's what investors need to know.

  • Here's what you need to know about Obamacare 2.0 Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 5:51 PM ET
    HealthCare.gov website seen on Nov. 12, 2014.

    Obamacare's second open-enrollment season begins Saturday, with new deadlines, new technology and new projections of how many people will sign up.

  • Stocks end little moved; benchmarks up for 4th week Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 4:14 PM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks stepped slightly higher Friday, with investors tracking the price of oil.

  • Stocks end little moved near records; utilities hit Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 4:50 PM ET

    Stocks fell Wednesday as investors mulled the slowdown in Europe and earnings from retailers.

  • S&P, Dow again rise to record closes amid earnings Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 4:21 PM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Oct. 15, 2014.

    Stocks edged higher on Monday as investors tracked corporate results as the earnings season starts to wind down.

  • *Disney falls after results, Salix plummets. "Any kind of change in how the healthcare law is interpreted is going to affect healthcare stocks, probably insurers first," said Kim Forrest, senior equity research analyst at Fort Pitt Capital Group in Pittsburgh. Hospital operator Tenet Healthcare fell 6.5 percent to $47.85 while managed care facilities operator...

  • Records broken in third week of gains for Dow, S&P Friday, 7 Nov 2014 | 4:27 PM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks were little changed after data had creation of 214,000 jobs in October.

  • Members under the Medicaid health plans increased 28 percent to 2.3 million in the quarter ended Sept. 30, driven by additions in Florida, Kentucky and Georgia under the federal health insurance program for lower-income people, Wellcare said. Medicaid expansion has also helped other insurers such as UnitedHealth Group Inc, Centene Corp and Cigna Corp..