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  • Health care M&A healthy for consumers? Monday, 22 Jun 2015 | 2:12 PM ET
    Health care M&A healthy for consumers?

    Discussing merger chatter for Anthem and Cigna, as well as Aetna and Humana, with Steven Halper, FBR Capital Markets.

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, June 22- U.S. health insurer Anthem Inc on Monday dismissed concerns that buying smaller competitor Cigna Corp would be considered anti-competitive, even as antitrust experts said the combination would earn regulatory scrutiny. Anthem, which runs Blue Cross Blue Shield plans in 14 states, disclosed on Saturday that it had offered to buy...

  • NEW YORK, June 22- Anthem Inc CEO Joseph Swedish said on Monday that the company has looked closely at how antitrust authorities would view an acquisition of Cigna Corp and does not see any "substantive" issues. Swedish said that the company also does not see any problems with meeting the requirements of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, of which it is a member.

  • Anthem sees its more than $47 billion bid to buy rival Cigna as a way to muscle up on technology that helps consumers and to strengthen its rapidly growing Medicare Advantage business. Leaders of the Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurer reaffirmed on Monday their commitment to getting a deal done a day after Cigna shot down the idea in a letter delivered to Anthem's...

  • NEW YORK, June 22- U.S. health insurer Anthem Inc on Monday said it is committed to buying Cigna Corp, saying it had found $2 billion in cost synergies within two years, after the smaller rival publicly rejected the deal. Anthem on Saturday publicly disclosed that it had offered to buy Cigna for cash and stock worth $47 billion, but that Cigna had said no primarily...

  • Major health insurers are trading higher before the opening bell Monday after Anthem went public with a bid to buy Cigna for about $47 billion and a report of another major acquisition surfaced. On Saturday, the Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurer Anthem Inc. said it was raising the offer it had made for Cigna to a combination of cash and stock worth $184 per share.

  • Early movers: CI, WMB, PFE, ALL, AAPL & more Monday, 22 Jun 2015 | 7:47 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

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

  • How Obamacare is shaking up US health insurers Sunday, 21 Jun 2015 | 11:06 PM ET
    Obamacare is shaking up US health insurers

    Sachin Shah, special situations and merger arbitrage strategist at Albert Fried and Company, attributes the flurry of M&A activities in the health insurer space to the implementation of Obamacare.

  • Tracking the merger talks of Anthem, Cigna Sunday, 21 Jun 2015 | 9:36 PM ET
    Tracking the merger talks of Anthem, Cigna

    Raghuram Selvaraju, managing director of Equity Research and Healthcare at MLV & Co, discusses news that Cigna has rejected a $47.5 billion takeover offer from Anthem.

  • June 21- Health insurer Cigna Corp rebuffed Anthem Inc's $47 billion merger proposal on Sunday, saying it was "deeply disappointed" with Anthem's recent actions and the offer was not in the best interest of shareholders. Anthem's offer for smaller rival Cigna is part of a daisy chain of potential deals in the health insurance sector. Cigna Chairman Isaiah Harris,...

  • Health insurer Cigna rejects Anthem takeover bid Sunday, 21 Jun 2015 | 5:49 PM ET

    Cigna's sharply worded rejection came just one day after Anthem went public with its cash-and-stock offer, which amounts to about $184 for each Cigna share or about an 18 percent premium on Cigna's closing stock price on Friday. Among them are Anthem's failure to address questions about possible regulatory hurdles and the massive breach of Anthem customer...

  • Cigna to Anthem: Nope, $54B still isn't enough Sunday, 21 Jun 2015 | 5:19 PM ET
    Pedestrians walk past the entrance to the Cigna Corp. headquarters in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    Cigna on Sunday rejected an increased $53.8 billion bid from Anthem as inadequate.

  • Cigna calls Anthem's offer "inadequate" Sunday, 21 Jun 2015 | 4:52 PM ET

    June 21- Cigna Corp said on Sunday that Anthem Inc's "highly conditional, non-binding proposal" is inadequate and that it is not in the best interest of Cigna shareholders. On Saturday Anthem said it had offered $47 billion in cash and stock for Cigna, its smaller rival. In a letter to Anthem's board, Cigna said it was "deeply disappointed" with Anthem's recent actions.

  • With deals afoot, Obamacare haunts health stocks Sunday, 21 Jun 2015 | 11:16 AM ET
    Obamacare supporters outside Supreme Court

    If the Supreme Court invalidates Obamacare subsidies for millions, analysts say health-system profits could take a hit.

  • Attack gave China hackers access to US systems Sunday, 21 Jun 2015 | 12:00 AM ET
    Cyber security hacking

    Chinese intruders executed attack that gave them "administrator privileges" into networks at the Office of Personnel Management. The NYTimes reports.

  • SINGAPORE, June 21- Security researchers have many names for the hacking group that is one of the suspects for the cyberattack on the U.S. government's Office of Personnel Management: PinkPanther, KungFu Kittens, Group 72 and, most famously, Deep Panda. But to Jared Myers and colleagues at cybersecurity company RSA, it is called Shell Crew, and Myers' team is one of the...

  • NEW YORK, June 20- U.S. health insurer Anthem Inc said on Saturday it had offered $47 billion in cash and stock for smaller rival Cigna Corp, signaling a pick-up in the industry's long-awaited consolidation. Anthem's offer comes as Cigna, as well as insurer Aetna Inc, are participating in an auction to acquire another rival, Humana Inc, according to a person familiar...

  • NEW YORK, June 20- U.S. health insurer Anthem Inc said on Saturday it had offered $47 billion in cash and stock for smaller rival Cigna Corp but that the deal was stalled over Cigna CEO David Cordani's role in the merged company. Insurers Aetna Inc and Cigna are participating in an auction to acquire another rival, Humana Inc, according to a person familiar with the...

  • Anthem offers Cigna new deal as Aetna eyes Humana Saturday, 20 Jun 2015 | 4:56 PM ET
    People walk past an office building of health insurer Anthem in Los Angeles, California.

    Anthem renewed its bid for Cigna, upping its original offer to $184 per share in a deal valued at nearly $53.8 billion.

  • NEW YORK, June 20- U.S. health insurer Anthem Inc said on Saturday it had offered $46 billion in cash and stock for smaller rival Cigna Corp but that a deal was being held up in part over what role Cigna CEO David Cordani would have in a merged company. Anthem, the second largest health insurer in the United States, said that it had made four offers for Cigna in June,...