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  • April 30- Cybersecurity company FireEye Inc raised its full-year revenue forecast as governments and businesses increase spending to protect their networks from sophisticated cyber attacks. Shares of FireEye, which also reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue, rose 1.7 percent in extended trading on Thursday. "The marketplace for...

  • April 30- Cybersecurity company FireEye Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue, helped by increasing spending by governments and businesses to protect their networks from sophisticated cyber attacks. FireEye raised its revenue forecast for 2015 to $615 million- $635 million from $605 million- $625 million. FireEye's net loss attributable...

  • April 30- Cigna Corp said on Thursday that medical services use did not change among customers in its Medicare Advantage health plans for elderly people and the disabled, a contrast to comments from competitor Humana Inc.. Shares of Cigna and most other insurers rose. Cigna, which reported a better-than-expected first-quarter profit on Thursday, was...

  • BLOOMFIELD, Conn.— Cigna became the latest health insurance provider to beat earnings expectations and raise its 2015 forecast when it announced Thursday that first-quarter earnings had edged up to $533 million. In the first quarter, Cigna earnings, adjusted for investment gains, came to $1.96 per share. Cigna is one of the nation's largest health insurers, but...

  • Insurers navigate health overhaul to rising profits Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 2:26 PM ET

    A better understanding of the health care overhaul's impact, lighter Medicare Advantage funding cuts and old-fashioned business growth all helped deliver a confidence boost to much of the sector. The Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurer Anthem Inc. said Wednesday that it has signed up nearly 900,000 people on the exchanges. Competitor Aetna Inc. has added more...

  • April 29- U.S. health insurer Humana Inc said on Wednesday there was an unexpected pick-up in the rate of hospital admissions late in March and in April, sparking a sell-off in its own and other insurers' shares. Shares in Humana, which specializes in Medicare health insurance and drug plans for the elderly and disabled, fell more than 6 percent to $168.66 and...

  • April 29- U.S. health insurer Humana Inc reported a lower-than-expected profit in the first quarter as well as noting an unexpected pick-up in the rate of hospital admissions late in the quarter and in April. Humana Chief Financial Officer Brian Kane said during a conference call with investors that hospital inpatient admissions increased at the end of the...

  • April 29- Anthem Inc, the second-largest U.S. health insurer, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by rise in memberships for government plans, particularly Medicaid. It also provides plans for Medicare, the government's insurance program for the elderly, and Medicaid, for lower-income families. Medicaid memberships rose 25 percent to...

  • April 29- Anthem Inc, the second-largest U.S. health insurer, reported a 23 percent rise in quarterly profit as more people signed up for its individual and government plans. Net profit rose to $865.2 million, or $3.09 per share, in the first quarter ended March 31, from $701.0 million, or $2.40 per share, a year earlier. Excluding items, Anthem earned $3.14 per share.

  • Aetna has hiked its 2015 forecast beyond analyst expectations after booking a 17- percent jump in first-quarter earnings, as enrollment gains and moderate medical cost growth helped the nation's third-largest health insurer. Aetna said it now expects operating earnings this year to range between $7.20 and $7.40 per share. Company leaders told analysts in...

  • 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...

  • Phones top computers in cyberwars: FireEye Sunday, 19 Apr 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    File photo: Participants at a hacking conference in Germany

    In the cyberwar against hackers, your phone could be safer than your computer, FireEye's Kevin Mandia tells CNBC.

  • 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...

  • Think only big companies get hacked? Wrong Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 5:14 PM ET
    Hacking hacker cyber security

    Many small and midsize companies aren't ready for a hack attack. And yet, they account for more than 30% of attacks.

  • 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.

  • Premera Blue Cross hacked, 11M members affected Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 3:47 PM ET
    Cyber security

    Premera Blue Cross announced on Tuesday that it was targeted in a cyberattack that affected some 11 million people.