Once the darlings of Wall Street, for-profit education companies have seen their market value plunge to the lowest level in 52 weeks, leaving investors to wonder if the industry would be able to survive in its current form. An index of nine for-profit education companies, the S&P 1500 Education Services Index is down nearly 30 percent for the year.
Stocks are seeking more good news on the economy—as well as signs Washington will be getting down to business on taxes.
The chemical products maker is considering a potential split in its businesses, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
Shares of Aetna trimmed losses Friday, pending news that the company was raising its divided and authorizing a share repurchase.
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