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  • COLUMN-Five apps to organize your financial life Monday, 7 Dec 2015 | 9:00 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES, Dec 7- Earlier this year a tax pro mentioned the FileThis organizing app to me. Within seconds of installing it, I wondered, "Where has this been all my life?" I have tried an absurd number of software programs that promised to simplify, streamline and de-clutter our family's financial life.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 1- UnitedHealth Group Inc's chief executive officer on Tuesday defended the company's possibly exiting the Obamacare health insurance exchanges in 2017, citing losses on health plans it said were designed to succeed. UnitedHealth last month warned of mounting losses and said it might pull out of the exchanges. That news surprised investors,...

  • United's insurance rivals seek to reassure markets Friday, 20 Nov 2015 | 3:42 PM ET
    Anthem Health Insurance headquarters on Feb.  5, 2015, in Indianapolis.

    After UnitedHealth warned it may exit Obamacare exchanges in 2017, its rivals Friday reaffirmed earnings forecasts.

  • Nov 20- U.S. health insurers Aetna Inc and Anthem Inc on Friday sought to reassure investors that their Obamacare businesses had not worsened after UnitedHealth Group Inc warned of mounting losses in that sector. The announcements came the day after UnitedHealth cut its earnings forecast and said it might exit the Obamacare exchanges in 2017. It said it was...

  • Obamacare architect: High-deductible plans overdone Friday, 20 Nov 2015 | 11:52 AM ET
    Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel

    Ezekiel Emanuel, a former health policy advisor, tells CNBC the plans offered on government-run exchanges need to be more affordable in order to boost participation rates.

  • Nov 20- U.S. health insurers Aetna Inc and Anthem Inc on Friday sought to reassure investors that their Obamacare businesses had not worsened after UnitedHealth Group Inc warned of mounting losses in that sector. Anthem, the second-largest player on the exchanges, was up 1.8 percent at $130.15 after falling 9 percent the previous day, and UnitedHealth gained...

  • Trading health care on Pfizer, UnitedHealth news Thursday, 19 Nov 2015 | 6:56 PM ET
    Pfizer

    "Fast Money" traders discussed how to play Pfizer, Allergan and UnitedHealth after the companies made headlines Thursday.

  • Your first trade for Friday Thursday, 19 Nov 2015 | 6:13 PM ET

    The "Fast Money" traders give their final trades of the day.

  • *UnitedHealth to decide next year whether to leave exchanges. Nov 19- UnitedHealth Group Inc, the largest U.S. health insurer, warned on Thursday that it might stop selling individual health plans on the Obamacare exchanges in 2017, citing weak enrollment and high medical costs for people who did sign up. UnitedHealth's comments raise new questions about the...

  • *Cuts 2015 EPS view to $6 from $6.25- $6.35. Nov 19- UnitedHealth Group Inc, the largest U.S. health insurer, cut its full-year profit forecast due to continued pressure on its Obamacare plans for individuals, and said it was evaluating to what extent it would continue to offer these plans in 2017.. UnitedHealth had said in October that costs for these plans had dented...

  • Your first trade for Wednesday Tuesday, 17 Nov 2015 | 6:10 PM ET

    The "Fast Money" traders delivered their final trades of the day.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 12- Two U.S. consumer groups announced the formation of a coalition with New York labor unions on Thursday to press antitrust regulators to oppose big insurance mergers that would cut the number of nationwide for-profit health insurers from five to three. The Coalition to Preserve Patient Choice, made up of the Consumer Federation of America,...

  • The key industry that's way behind on data security Thursday, 12 Nov 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Hacking hacker cyber security

    Forrester finds the health-care industry is not investing enough to protect medical records from hackers.

  • Oct 29- Pfizer Inc, the No. 1 U.S. drugmaker, and Botox maker Allergan Plc said they were in friendly talks to create a pharmaceutical colossus but the prospect that the company would seek to avoid U.S. taxes sounded political alarm bells. Both New York- based Pfizer and Dublin- based Allergan said no agreement has been reached and declined to discuss any terms of the...

  • *Raises 2015 operating profit to $7.45- $7.55/ share. *Q3 adj profit $1.90/ share, above est of $1.77/ share. Aetna, whose shares rose 4 percent in early trading, said it expects 2016 operating earnings per share to rise at low double-digit rates from a baseline of $7 on membership growth in its Medicare and Medicaid plans.

  • Oct 28- Health insurer Anthem Inc said on Wednesday that its Obamacare insurance business is being hampered by lower-than-anticipated enrollment due to fewer applicants than expected and cheaper premium rates at competitors. Cigna Corp, which Anthem has announced plans to buy, was down 3.2 percent while shares of Aetna Inc, which reports on Thursday, were...

  • All eyes on Fed; Apple gives Wall Street a boost Wednesday, 28 Oct 2015 | 8:37 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange while Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen explains why the Federal Reserve chose not raise interest rates on September 17, 2015 in New York.

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wednesday ahead of a statement from the Fed this afternoon and more earnings.

  • Hedge fund: This is how much we love health care Wednesday, 28 Oct 2015 | 8:16 AM ET
    Larry Robbins, founder of Portfolio Manage and CEO of Glenview Capital Management.

    In a letter to clients, Glenview's Larry Robbins addressed recent losses, defended his health-care positions and offered a new no-fee fund vehicle.

  • Early movers: DMND, ANTM, GNRC, HLT, HOT & more Wednesday, 28 Oct 2015 | 7:51 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • Oct 28- Health insurer Anthem Inc reported a better-than-expected profit in the third quarter as more people enrolled for its government plans, especially Medicaid. Anthem's government business offers Medicare plans for the elderly and Medicaid for lower-income families. Anthem, which agreed to buy smaller rival Cigna Corp in July, said earnings rose to...