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NEW YORK, Sept 10- In the biggest shake-up of the Dow Jones industrial average in nearly a decade, Goldman Sachs, Visa and Nike will join the blue-chip index, replacing three companies whose stock prices were considered too low, including Alcoa, which ends more than half a century of membership.
NEW YORK, Sept 10- Investment bank Goldman Sachs Group Inc, credit card company Visa Inc, and footwear maker Nike Inc will join the blue-chip Dow Jones Industrial Average, the index managers said Tuesday, in the biggest shake-up for the 30- stock average in nearly a decade.
NEW YORK, Sept 9- Investors in U.S. hospital companies are counting on the Obama administration to pull off its national healthcare reform for 2014 to drive earnings growth, but a series of delays to the program has some questioning how strong the launch will be at its start.
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Aug 29- Aetna Inc has decided not to sell insurance on New York's individual health insurance exchange, which is being created under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law, the fifth state where it has reversed course in recent weeks.
The world's largest retailer's is behind many other large companies on health coverage for domestic partners. Sixty-two percent of the Fortune 500 already offer such benefits.
Aug 27- Wal-Mart Stores Inc said on Tuesday it will offer health insurance benefits to domestic partners of its U.S. employees starting next year, following the lead of other major companies. Wal-Mart is the single biggest U.S. employer outside of the federal government.
Aug 27- Wal-Mart Stores Inc said on Tuesday it will offer health insurance benefits to domestic partners of its U.S. employees starting next year. Wal-Mart is the single biggest U.S. employer outside of the federal government.
It looks like the market is stalling, said Cramer. What, if anything, can drive it higher?
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Aug 2- Aetna Inc pulled out of Maryland's health insurance exchange being created under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law after the state pressed it to lower its proposed rates by up to 29 percent.
Aug 1- Cigna Corp, which provides U.S. and overseas health insurance as well as disability and life insurance, reported a second-quarter profit that beat expectations on Thursday as medical costs fell and revenue rose. Cigna's net income rose to $505 million, or $1.76 per share, from $380 million, or $1.31 per share, a year earlier.
Aug 1- Cigna Corp on Thursday reported a second-quarter profit that beat analysts' expectations as medical costs were low and revenue increased from health insurance, supplemental benefit plans like dental and vision, and disability and life insurance.
July 31- Health insurer Humana Inc said on Wednesday that its second-quarter profit rose 18 percent, helped by low medical costs and growth in both its direct-to-customer division and employer-based insurance unit.
The Dow and S&P 500 closed near the flatline Tuesday, while techs climbed to boost the Nasdaq to a fresh 12-year high, as investors remained cautious ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy statement.
*Aetna may cut back on public health exchanges. Aetna Chief Executive Mark Bertolini said he was "increasingly confident" the company would have higher operating earnings in 2014, but warned that Aetna expects lower growth in private Medicare, where the government has cut spending. Aetna is also working on launching its own exchange for Aetna products, he said.
*Health exchanges, Medicaid expansion to boost revenue. July 24- WellPoint Inc, the nation's second largest health insurer, sees President Barack Obama's healthcare reform giving a $20 billion boost to its revenue by 2016, led by an expansion of the Medicaid program for the poor and the introduction of subsidized coverage for the uninsured.
July 24- WellPoint Inc reported a much higher-than-expected quarterly profit on Wednesday, helped by lower-than-forecast medical costs in its employer-based insurance business and improvements in Medicaid operations after the purchase of Amerigroup in December.
For many pros, the latest earnings reports have been somewhat confounding. But not for Cramer.
*Morgan Stanley's stock soars after strong results. NEW YORK, July 18- The Dow and the S&P 500 closed at record highs on Thursday after Morgan Stanley and others reported better-than-expected earnings and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's comments further reassured markets.