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  • NEW YORK, July 3- Aetna Inc's $37 billion deal to buy smaller health insurer Humana Inc will face rigorous scrutiny from U.S. regulators, which antitrust experts said could also make other large-scale mergers in the sector more difficult. The deal follows weeks of intense discussions about potential combinations among the five biggest U.S. health insurers:...

  • NEW YORK, July 3- Aetna Inc's $37 billion deal to buy smaller health insurer Humana Inc will face rigorous scrutiny from U.S. regulators, which antitrust experts said could also make other large-scale mergers in the sector more difficult. The deal follows weeks of intense discussions about potential combinations among the five biggest U.S. health insurers:...

  • More than a third of the U.S. population has health coverage through an insurer that either wants to make a huge acquisition or is about to be swallowed up in one. Aetna laid out a plan on Friday to spend around $35 billion to buy the Medicare Advantage provider Humana Inc. That came a day after Centene Corp. and Health Net Inc. announced a smaller deal and a couple of...

  • Aetna aims to spend about $35 billion to buy rival Humana and become the latest health insurer bulking up on government business as the industry adjusts to the federal health care overhaul. Aetna's acquisition of Humana would make it the largest provider of Medicare Advantage coverage, with 4.4 million members, a figure that could change depending on...

  • July 3- Health insurer Aetna Inc said it would buy smaller rival Humana Inc for about $37 billion in cash and stock, in the largest ever deal in the insurance industry. The combination will push Aetna close to Anthem Inc's No.2 insurer spot by membership, and would nearly triple Aetna's Medicare Advantage business. Antitrust authorities, who were aggressive in...

  • July 2- U.S health insurer Aetna Inc is nearing an agreement to buy rival Humana Inc for about $34 billion in a cash and stock deal, people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday. One person said Aetna's offer would value Humana at about $230 per share and that a deal could be announced as early as Friday. A $230 per share offer would be at a premium of nearly...

  • July 2- U.S health insurer Aetna Inc is nearing an agreement to buy rival Humana Inc for about $34 billion in a cash and stock deal, people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday. One of the people said Aetna's offer would value Humana at about $230 per share and could be announced as early as Friday. Sources have previously told Reuters that Cigna was also...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, June 29- Mergers and acquisitions worldwide in the second quarter of 2015 almost matched the record set in the second quarter of 2007, according to preliminary Thomson Reuters data, as big companies turned to deals to boost their market share. These include Royal Dutch Shell Plc's $70 billion acquisition of British rival BG Group Plc, cable...

  • Early movers: NBG, JPM, M, GCI, TWTR & more Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 7:52 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on June 8, 2015 in New York City.

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

  • Aetna close to buying Humana: Report Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 9:59 AM ET
    Humana and Aetna signage.

    U.S. health insurer Aetna is close to buying rival Humana and a deal could be signed as early as this weekend, Bloomberg reported.

  • Cramer Remix: These oil stocks look cheap Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 7:26 PM ET
    Jim Cramer

    Looking for an oil stock to buy? “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer may have something for you.

  • Cramer—Greece is about to become the next Venezuela Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 6:12 PM ET
    A European Union and a Greek national flag flutter in front of the Parthenon temple in Athens February 11, 2015.

    Jim Cramer speculates that Greece will become the next Venezuela...without oil.

  • NEW YORK, June 25- The U.S. hospital and health insurance industries breathed a collective sigh of relief on Thursday after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld subsidies for individuals under President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law. Health economists have estimated $15 billion to $22 billion in healthcare spending was at risk with the decision.

  • UPDATE 1-Aetna close to buying Humana - Bloomberg Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 2:53 PM ET

    June 25- U.S. health insurer Aetna Inc is close to buying rival Humana Inc and a deal could be signed as early as this weekend, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Humana has also received an offer from Cigna Corp, but Humana's board prefers the offer from Aetna, Bloomberg reported. Bloomberg said discussions between Humana and Aetna...

  • NEW YORK, June 25- The U.S. hospital industry breathed a collective sigh of relief on Thursday after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld subsidies for individuals under President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law. Among hospitals, shares of Community Health Systems were up 12.8 percent at $62.33, while shares of HCA Holdings rose 8.7 percent to $90.61 and Tenet...

  • Hospital stocks leap after Supreme Court backs overhaul Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 11:51 AM ET

    Investors in hospital stocks rejoiced Thursday after the Supreme Court upheld a key portion of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul and eliminated the prospect of a sudden influx of uninsured patients seeking care. Shares of big hospital operators like HCA Holdings Inc. and Tenet Healthcare Corp. surged after the court announced a decision that...

  • Health care stocks surge as investors cheer ruling Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 10:42 AM ET
    Protesters outside the Supreme Court on March 4, 2015.

    See how major health care industry stocks are responding to the Supreme Court's Obamacare ruling.

  • Early movers: LEN, NFLX, MKC, WFM, FCX & more Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 7:56 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • Why Obamacare may be behind the M&A bonanza Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 12:07 PM ET
    Pediatrician Lanre Falusi examines an infant's ear in an exam room at a Community Clinic Inc. health center in Takoma Park, Maryland.

    Deal fever appears to have overtaken the health insurers. And Obamacare may be part of the reason why.

  • The appeal of health insurer Humana in one chart Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 10:45 AM ET
    The Humana Inc. headquarters office stands in Louisville, Kentucky.

    Nearly 75 percent percent of Humana’s revenue comes from Medicare, more than the other big insurers. Here's why Humana is such a hot commodity.