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  • Health insurer Anthem profit rises 17.5 percent Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 6:13 AM ET

    July 29- Health insurer Anthem Inc reported a 17.5 percent rise in quarterly earnings helped by strong performance in its commercial and government businesses. Net income rose to $859.1 million, or $3.13 per share, for the second quarter ended June 30, from $731.1 million, or $2.56 per share, a year earlier. The company, which agreed to buy smaller rival Cigna Corp...

  • Fed statement may bring more volatility than expected Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 6:02 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    No matter how much it tries to avoid it, the Fed could get markets spinning on a fresh round of rate hike speculation Wednesday.

  • July 28- Health insurer Centene Corp reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit and said it would consider buying the Medicare Advantage plans its rivals are likely to divest during the current phase of consolidation in the managed care industry. Anthem Inc said last week that it would buy Cigna Corp for about $54.2 billion, creating the largest U.S....

  • Minefield for market with Fed, earnings, commodities Monday, 27 Jul 2015 | 8:08 AM ET
    An oil trader works on the floor of the New York Mercantile Exchange.

    The Fed meets next week, but a commodities meltdown and earnings season are adding to concerns about global growth and may steal some of its thunder.

  • Connect the docs with technology: Athenahealth CEO Saturday, 25 Jul 2015 | 2:00 PM ET

    Athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush predicts we’ll have a “health-care internet” within five years, with routine health care managed online.

  • July 24- Anthem Inc's decision to buy Cigna Corp, forming the largest U.S. health insurer by membership, will likely speed consolidation across the healthcare industry, from hospitals to drugmakers. Anthem announced its proposed $54 billion purchase of Cigna on Friday, just weeks after Aetna Inc said it would buy rival Humana Inc for $37 billion.

  • July 24- Anthem Inc said on Friday it would buy Cigna Corp for about $54.2 billion, creating the largest U.S. health insurer by membership and accelerating the industry's consolidation from five national players to three. The proposed acquisition, the health insurance industry's largest, comes three weeks after Aetna Inc agreed to buy Humana Inc for $37...

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks closed about 1 percent lower, despite surprisingly strong Amazon earnings, as signs of slower global growth weighed on sentiment.

  • Futures narrowly mixed despite Amazon beat Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 9:19 AM ET
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    U.S. stock futures pointed to a slight rebound following a stronger-than-expected earnings report from online retailer Amazon.

  • Anthem buys Cigna for $188 per share Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 8:01 AM ET
    Anthem buys Cigna for $188 per share

    Ana Gupte Leerink Partners senior health care analsyt, shares her thoughts on the cash and stock deal which is valued at $54.2 billion.

  • Early movers: CI, AMZN, SAVE, BIIB, MCO, T & more Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 7:54 AM ET

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

  • *To pay $103.40 in cash and 0.5152 for every Cigna share. July 24- Anthem Inc said on Friday it would buy Cigna Corp in a deal valued at $54.2 billion, creating the largest U.S. health insurer by membership. Anthem and Cigna are two of just four major insurers that administer self-insured plans for major companies.

  • July 24- Anthem Inc said on Friday it would buy Cigna Corp in a deal valued at $54.2 billion, creating the largest U.S. health insurer by membership. Anthem said it will pay $103.40 in cash and 0.5152 of its shares for every Cigna share held. The deal- the biggest ever in the health insurance industry- comes three weeks after Aetna Inc agreed to buy Humana Inc for $37...

  • Anthem to buy Cigna in $54.2B deal Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 6:34 AM ET
    Anthem to buy Cigna in $54.2B deal

    Vishnu Lekraj, Morningstar health care analyst, shares his perspective on the cash and stock deal which jointly will serve about 53 million customers. Strategically it makes a lot of sense, say Lekraj.

  • Health insurer Anthem to buy Cigna in $54.2 bln deal Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 6:08 AM ET

    July 24- Anthem Inc said on Friday it would buy Cigna Corp in a deal valued at $54.2 billion, creating the largest U.S. health insurer. Cigna shareholders will get $103.40 per share in cash and 0.5152 Anthem shares. The deal comes three weeks after Aetna Inc struck a deal to buy Humana Inc for $37 billion and is part of an industry-wide consolidation of the health...

  • It's official... Anthem to buy Cigna Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    It's official... Anthem to buy Cigna

    Anthem has agreed to acquire Cigna for $54.2 billion in a cash and stock deal, reports "Squawk Box's" Andrew Ross Sorkin.

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks closed lower on Thursday as a deluge of mostly lackluster earnings pressured the major averages.

  • Anthem to announce deal to buy Cigna on Friday Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 9:17 AM ET
    An exterior view of the Anthem Health Insurance headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana.

    U.S. health insurer Anthem is planning to announce a deal to acquire Cigna for $188 a share on Friday, sources told CNBC.

  • Most issues that were preventing Anthem and Cigna from reaching a deal, such as price and the role of Cigna Chief Executive David Cordani, have been resolved, the people said. Anthem has slightly improved on its previous cash and stock offer of $184 per share and will pay somewhere near $187 per share for Cigna, one of the people said. The Wall Street Journal earlier...

  • Most issues that were preventing a deal, such as price and the role of Cigna Chief Executive David Cordani, have been resolved, the person said, without offering details. The Wall Street Journal earlier reported that Anthem was nearing an agreement to pay about $187 per share for Cigna. Cigna shares jumped 6.5 percent in after-hours trading to $161 while Anthem's...