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  • Business events scheduled for the coming week Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 1:43 PM ET

    Restaurant Brands International Inc. reports quarterly financial results before the market opens. WASHINGTON— Standard& Poor's releases S&P/Case-Shiller index of home prices for February, 9 a.m.; The Conference Board releases the Consumer Confidence Index for April, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve policymakers meet to set interest rates. WASHINGTON— Commerce...

  • April 20- Oscar Health Insurance, a privately held company that aims to shake up the industry with technology-driven services for individual consumers, on Monday said it had secured $145 million in new funding led by technology investor Peter Thiel. UnitedHealth Group Inc, Aetna Inc and Anthem Inc each have tens of millions of corporate members and hundreds of...

  • April 20- Oscar Health Insurance, a privately held company that aims to shake up the industry with technology-driven services for individual consumers, on Monday said it had secured $145 million in new funding led by technology investor Peter Thiel. UnitedHealth Group Inc, Aetna Inc and Anthem Inc each have tens of millions of corporate members and hundreds of...

  • April 16- UnitedHealth Group Inc, the largest U.S. health insurer, said there had been no "underlying acceleration" in medical usage in the first quarter, allaying investor fears of a rise in costs. UnitedHealth's shares rose 3.5 percent to $121.44, making it the biggest percentage gainer on Dow Jones Industrial Average Index, while it's strong performance sent...

  • UnitedHealth hikes forecast, shares edge to new heights Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 7:15 AM ET

    UnitedHealth hiked its 2015 forecast after soaring past Wall Street's first-quarter expectations with a performance fueled partially by growth outside health insurance. Operating earnings from that segment climbed 14 percent to $742 million, even though it also booked $42 million in costs tied to the acquisition of another pharmacy benefits manager,...

  • NEW YORK, April 12- Medical researchers call it the "Angelina Effect," the surge in demand for genetic testing attributable to movie star Angelina Jolie's public crusade for more aggressive detection of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. But there's a catch: Major insurance companies including Aetna, Anthem and Cigna are declining to pay for the latest...

  • NEW YORK/ BOSTON, March 20- Rapid7, LogRythm and Mimecast are joining a growing list of cybersecurity firms planning to go public in 2015 to capitalize on investor interest following a spate of hacker attacks, according to people familiar with the matter. Shares of publicly traded cybersecurity firms have outperformed the market in recent months, as...

  • BOSTON, March 17- Health insurer Premera Blue Cross said on Tuesday it was a victim of a cyberattack that may have exposed medical data and financial information of 11 million customers in the latest case of healthcare company reporting a serious breach. Premera said it is working with the FBI and investigators from FireEye Inc to investigate the matter.

  • Hacking is just another daily annoyance Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 11:08 AM ET
    File photo: Participants at a hacking conference in Germany

    There's not much you can do to really protect your data, so don't let it paralyze you.

  • WASHINGTON, March 4- The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on Wednesday on a second major challenge to President Barack Obama's healthcare law, but no clear majority was immediately apparent in the case that takes aim at a pivotal part of the statute providing tax subsidies to help people afford insurance. A couple of dozen demonstrators from the conservative...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 24- Health insurer Anthem Inc, which earlier this month reported that it was hit by a massive cyberbreach, said on Tuesday that 8.8 million to 18.8 million people who were members of other Blue Cross Blue Shield plans could be victims in the attack. Anthem, the second-largest U.S. health insurer, is part of a national network of independently run Blue...

  • Feb 24- Health insurer Anthem Inc, which earlier this month reported that it was hit by a massive cyberbreach, said on Tuesday that 8.8 million to 18.8 million people who were not its customers could be victims in the attack. Anthem, the country's second-largest health insurer, is part of a national network of independently run Blue Cross Blue Shield plans through...

  • Feb 23- Humana Inc said on Monday that the U.S. government's proposed payments to insurers that sell Medicare Advantage health plans would mean a 1.25 percent to 1.75 percent cut for the managed care company in 2016.. That is a steeper drop than the 0.95 percent figure the government proposed for the industry on Friday, but was still within expectations, analysts...

  • Analysts see Cyber security companies FireEye Inc and CyberArk Software Ltd benefiting from increased spending on security. While the sector as a whole is doing well, recent strong quarterly results by both FireEye and CyberArk is helping drive their shares higher, said Jim Smith, options strategist at OTR Global. Israel- based CyberArk's U.S.-listed shares...

  • Kids are at risk of ID theft after Anthem breach Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 11:42 AM ET
    Anthem Health Insurance headquarters on February 5, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

    Tens of millions of American children are at risk of having their identities stolen after Anthem breach, NBC News reports.

  • A new tactic in the war against hackers Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 12:20 PM ET
    Cyber security

    There's a new tactic in the war against hackers that could make US companies far less hackable in the future.

  • Obama on 'Wild Wild West' of cyberattacks Friday, 13 Feb 2015 | 3:45 PM ET
    President Barack Obama arrives to speak at the White House Summit on cybersecurity and consumer protection at Stanford University in Palo Alto on February 13, 2015.

    President Barack Obama met with CEOs at a summit held by the White House that aims to build support for cybersecurity laws.

  • Cyberattacks an 'existential threat,' says VC Friday, 13 Feb 2015 | 1:59 PM ET

    Despite recent high-profile attacks, not enough is being done to protect systems from hackers, venture capitalist Venky Ganesan warned.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 13- President Barack Obama will meet with chief executive officers on Friday at a summit in Silicon Valley held by the White House that aims to build support for beefing up cybersecurity laws in the wake of massive hacks at Target Corp, Sony Corp and Anthem Inc. "By getting this right, businesses and people around the world will continue to want to...

  • Obama to urge firms to share cyberthreat data Friday, 13 Feb 2015 | 6:58 AM ET
    President Barack Obama speaking at the White House, February 11, 2015.

    President Obama is set to sign an executive order aimed at encouraging companies to share information about cybersecurity threats with the government.