Apple has been the story in U.S. tech this year. The stock is up nearly 64 percent, helping lead the sector to a 19 percent gain year-to-date versus an 11 percent rise for the broader S&P 500. But enterprise IT companies have also had an impressive run.
The upcoming election was a consideration but not a major factor in Aetna’s decision to buy Coventry Health Care, Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Friday.
The minutes from Federal Reserve’s July policy meeting suggest more action is likely in the coming months, Goldman Sachs economist Jan Hatzius told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Thursday.