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  • Earnings season starts rough for health insurers Friday, 18 Apr 2014 | 11:02 AM ET

    Health insurers that easily outpaced the broader market in trading last year nosedived this week after UnitedHealth released shaky first-quarter earnings. Earnings at UnitedHealth slumped 8 percent in the most recent quarter as it juggled funding cuts to Medicare Advantage plans and new costs from the health care overhaul.

  • Obama: 8 million signed up for health care Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 2:15 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges and the proportion of younger applicants has increased, President Barack Obama said Thursday. An impromptu appearance in the White House briefing room offered the president an opportunity to trumpet the new figures, which beat initial projections by 1 million.

  • 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.

  • US stock market ends higher as earnings pour in Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 9:13 AM ET

    The market appeared set Thursday morning for its fourth-consecutive positive open this week, but immediately turned negative as investors sold shares in Google and IBM. Earnings from toy maker Mattel and insurer UnitedHealth also dragged down the market. While big drops in IBM and UnitedHealth helped keep the Dow Jones industrial average in the red.

  • Final Glance: Managed Care companies Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. fell$. 55 or. 7 percent, to $76.78. Humana Inc. fell$. 85 or. 8 percent, to $108.80. UnitedHealth Group fell $1.32 or 1.7 percent, to $78.19.

  • Midday Glance: Managed Care companies Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 1:30 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. fell$. 39 or. 5 percent, to $76.94. Humana Inc. fell $1.02 or. 9 percent, to $108.63. UnitedHealth Group fell $1.57 or 2.0 percent, to $77.95.

  • Early Glance: Managed Care companies Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 10:27 AM ET

    Cigna Corp. fell$. 32 or. 4 percent, to $77.01. Humana Inc. fell$. 65 or. 6 percent, to $109.00. UnitedHealth Group fell$. 94 or 1.2 percent, to $78.57.

  • Final Glance: Managed Care companies Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 6:01 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose$. 24 or. 3 percent, to $77.35. Humana Inc. rose $1.09 or 1.0 percent, to $109.25. UnitedHealth Group rose$. 23 or. 3 percent, to $79.18.

  • Midday Glance: Managed Care companies Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 2:08 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose$. 07 or. 1 percent, to $77.18. Humana Inc. fell$. 01 or percent, to $108.15. UnitedHealth Group rose$. 18 or. 2 percent, to $79.13.

  • Early Glance: Managed Care companies Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 10:21 AM ET

    Cigna Corp. fell$. 13 or. 2 percent, to $76.98. Humana Inc. fell$. 18 or. 2 percent, to $107.98. UnitedHealth Group fell$. 48 or. 6 percent, to $78.47.

  • Final Glance: Managed Care companies Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. fell $1.98 or 2.5 percent, to $77.11. Humana Inc. fell $1.50 or 1.4 percent, to $108.16. UnitedHealth Group fell $1.04 or 1.3 percent, to $78.95.

  • Midday Glance: Managed Care companies Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 1:51 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. fell $1.07 or 1.3 percent, to $78.03. Humana Inc. fell$. 66 or. 6 percent, to $109.00. UnitedHealth Group fell$. 62 or. 8 percent, to $79.37.

  • Early Glance: Managed Care companies Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 10:24 AM ET

    Cigna Corp. fell$. 10 or. 1 percent, to $81.48. Humana Inc. fell$. 85 or. 7 percent, to $113.05. UnitedHealth Group rose$. 07 or. 1 percent, to $81.46.

  • Final Glance: Managed Care companies Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 6:06 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose$. 26 or. 3 percent, to $81.58. Humana Inc. rose $2.63 or 2.4 percent, to $113.90. UnitedHealth Group rose$. 73 or. 9 percent, to $81.39.

  • Midday Glance: Managed Care companies Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 1:15 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose$. 57 or. 7 percent, to $81.89. Humana Inc. rose $2.03 or 1.8 percent, to $113.30. UnitedHealth Group rose$. 49 or. 6 percent, to $81.15.

  • Early Glance: Managed Care companies Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 10:43 AM ET

    Cigna Corp. fell$. 40 or. 5 percent, to $80.47. Humana Inc. fell $3.29 or 2.9 percent, to $108.71. UnitedHealth Group fell$. 88 or 1.1 percent, to $80.20.

  • March 21- U.S. lawmakers have asked Gilead Sciences Inc to explain the $84,000 price tag of its new hepatitis C drug Sovaldi, which is encountering resistance from health insurers and state Medicaid programs. Biogen Idec fell 8 percent, Amgen Inc dropped 3 percent and Celgene Corp lost 3.7 percent.

  • March 21- U.S. lawmakers have asked Gilead Sciences Inc to explain the $84,000 price tag of its new hepatitis C drug Sovaldi, which is encountering resistance from health insurers and state Medicaid programs. Biogen Idec fell 6 percent, Amgen Inc dropped 2.5 percent and Celgene Corp was down 2 percent.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St rallies, S&P 500 briefly hits record Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 10:44 AM ET

    *Nike falls after results, Tiffany rises. Geopolitical issues remained in focus after President Vladimir Putin signed laws completing Russia's annexation of Crimea and investors took fright at a U.S. decision to slap sanctions on his inner circle.

  • *Nike shares fall in premarket after outlook. NEW YORK, March 21- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open on Friday, with major indexes on track for a week of strong gains, though geopolitical concerns remained in view as the tenuous situation in Ukraine continued.

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