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  • *Google, IBM shares fall a day after posting earnings. NEW YORK, April 17- U.S. stocks ended a holiday-shortened week with mostly modest gains on Thursday, though the S&P 500 notched its biggest weekly advance since July as Morgan Stanley and General Electric rallied after strong results.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St edges higher during earnings flurry Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 1:40 PM ET

    *Google, IBM shares fall a day after posting earnings. NEW YORK, April 17- U.S. stocks advanced slightly in choppy trading on Thursday after three days of gains, as underwhelming results from tech bellwethers Google and IBM were offset by upbeat quarterly numbers, including those from Morgan Stanley and General Electric.

  • Europe shares close higher after US data and earnings Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 12:41 PM ET

    European shares closed higher on Thursday, as investors focused on Wall Street earnings and the latest U.S. jobs data.

  • Midday movers: Weibo, Sabre, Goldman Sachs & More Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 12:30 PM ET
    Sign for Sabre IPO on Nasdaq board

    Some of Thursday's midday movers:

  • April 17- UnitedHealth Group Inc, the largest U.S. health insurer, said on Thursday it has spent more than $100 million to cover a pricey new hepatitis C drug from Gilead Sciences Inc, a higher cost than it expected by "multiples," sending shares in the sector lower.

  • U.S. stock index futures signaled a higher open, with multiple big names reporting earnings before Wall Street opens.

  • Early movers: MS, GE, PEP, GOOG, IBM, WB & more Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 7:44 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, April 7, 2014.

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

  • Citi cuts UnitedHealth, citing earnings outlook Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 11:54 AM ET

    UnitedHealth Group's earnings outlook will be limited, according to Citi analyst Carl McDonald, who downgraded shares of the nation's largest insurer to "neutral" from "buy."

  • Early movers: BAC, PNC, YHOO, GM & more Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 7:46 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on April 11, 2014

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

  • Last week's big stock selloff 'probably over': Pro Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 8:37 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on April 11, 2014

    The sharp stock market decline last week doesn't look like it will continue this week, Jonathan Golub, chief U.S. market strategist at RBC Capital, told CNBC on Monday.

  • April 8- U.S. health insurers said on Tuesday they still expected cuts in government reimbursements for privately managed Medicare health plans for the elderly next year even after the Obama administration rolled back the steepest reductions.

  • April 8- The Obama administration's announcement on Monday that it would roll back proposed cuts to privately managed Medicare plans is a positive for insurers because the final plan is "less worse" than the one proposed, Wall Street analysts said on Tuesday.

  • The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said that on average, reimbursement for such Medicare Advantage plans in 2015 would rise 0.4 percent, reversing what is said was a 1.9 percent average reduction proposed in February.

  • April 7- The U.S. government on Monday said that final payments to private health insurers for 2015 private Medicare Advantage plans would rise 0.4 percent for the average plan compared with a proposed cut of 1.9 percent.

  • Aetna, Cramer’s so glad he met ya’! Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 6:25 PM ET

    Does your portfolio leave you feeling a little nauseous? Cramer thinks shares of Aetna could make you feel a lot better.

  • Obamacare scorecard: Consultants trumped big tech Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 1:24 PM ET
    A man finishes the process of picking and signing up for health insurance through the Affordable Care act at a Miami Enrollment Assistance Center in Miami, Florida.

    A look at the winners and losers created by the botched rollout of many Obamacare health exchanges.

  • Prognosis good for health insurance stocks Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 10:08 AM ET
    Hisham Uadadeh enrolls in a health insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act on Feb. 13, 2014, in Miami.

    As Americans rush to sign up for Obamacare plans before the March 31 deadline, investors have turned bullish on health insurers.

  • Bull market turns 5: The winners are... Monday, 10 Mar 2014 | 12:31 PM ET

    Investors are celebrating the second strongest bull run since World War II.

  • *Insurance stocks rise after Humana comments. Humana Inc and UnitedHealth Group ranked among the S&P 500' s biggest percentage gainers, with Humana's stock jumping 10.6 percent to $113.69 after it said the government's proposed cuts to the private Medicare program appeared to be less than it had forecast. UnitedHealth shares rose 3 percent to $76.01.

  • *Insurance stocks rise after Humana comments. *Men's Wearhouse raises offer for Jos. Humana Inc and UnitedHealth Group ranked among the S&P 500' s biggest percentage gainers, with Humana's stock jumping 10.6 percent to $113.69 after it said the government's proposed cuts to the private Medicare program appeared to be less than it had forecast.