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  • 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..

  • Like it or not, Obamacare's juicing health stocks Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 8:50 AM ET
    'HealthCare.gov has a lot of visitors right now!' exclaims a Sunshine Life and Health Advisors website for the Affordable Care Act set up at the Mall of Americas in March 2014 in Miami.

    Want to know what's giving health stocks confidence in profit forecasts? Like it or not, it's the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare.

  • Members under the Medicaid health plans rose 28 percent to 2.3 million as Florida, Kentucky and Georgia added more to the federal health insurance program for lower-income people. The expansion of Medicaid also helped other insurers such as UnitedHealth Group Inc, Centene Corp and Cigna Corp.. WellCare's medical benefit expenses rose 40 percent to $3...

  • Insurers have big plans for 2015 Obamacare enrollment Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 1:01 PM ET

    Oct 30- U.S. insurers planning to sell 2015 Obamacare health plans expect at least 20 percent growth in customers and in some states anticipate more than doubling sign-ups. With the start of enrollment barely two weeks away, their assessment is dramatically different from a year ago, when it was unclear how many Americans would apply for the brand new insurance...

  • Oct 28- Aetna Inc, the third-largest U.S. health insurer, said on Tuesday it expects 2014 medical costs to increase at the high end of its forecasts, underpinning investor concerns that years of stabilized medical use could be ending. Shares in Aetna fell 2.2 percent and others insurers including UnitedHealth Group Inc and WellPoint Inc also fell.

  • What's boosting healthiest sector in S&P this year Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 1:43 PM ET

    Health care has been on a tear in 2014, and there is still room for upside. Wall Street analysts are focusing on the following four trends.

  • S&P 500 posts longest weekly loss streak since 2011 Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 4:28 PM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks surged Friday as companies including GE and Morgan Stanley reported profits.

  • Cramer: We are not in the clear, yet Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 6:17 PM ET

    Jim Cramer reviews the events in the market on Thursday to determine if it has finally reached a bottom for investing

  • Dow off for 6th day in longest loss streak of 2014 Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 4:16 PM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks wavered Thursday, with energy companies pacing gains as oil reversed up.

  • *Netflix tumbles after quarterly results. *UnitedHealth leads Dow, S&P higher. NEW YORK, Oct 16- The S&P 500 and Nasdaq moved in and out of positive territory in afternoon trading Thursday after starting the day with losses, as economic reports eased fears about the potential impact of a weakening global economy on the United States.

  • *Netflix tumbles after quarterly results. *UnitedHealth leads Dow, S&P higher. NEW YORK, Oct 16- U.S. stocks edged higher in afternoon trading Thursday, rebounding from earlier declines, as a flurry of economic reports eased fears about the potential impact of a weakening global economy on the United States.

  • *Netflix tumbles after quarterly results. *UnitedHealth leads Dow, S&P higher. Adding to the positive tone, St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard told Bloomberg television the U.S. central bank may want to keep up its bond buying stimulus for now given a drop in inflation expectations.

  • Oct 16- UnitedHealth Group Inc said on Thursday that patients had used medical services at low rates in the third quarter, easing worries among investors that higher admissions reported by hospitals would cost insurers more than they planned. UnitedHealth reported a net profit increase that beat Wall Street expectations and described medical use as "...

  • US stock futures retain sharp losses after claims Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 8:32 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures are signalling a lower open following widespread market volatility.

  • Early movers: GS, DAL, MAT, AXP, NFLX & more Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 8:21 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange as the Alibaba Group IPO goes public.

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

  • UnitedHealth beats Street 3Q forecasts Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 6:52 AM ET
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    UnitedHealth reported third-quarter earnings of $1.6 billion, and said it expects full-year earnings to be $5.60 to $5.65 per share.