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  • WASHINGTON, June 21- U.S. senators expressed concern on Wednesday about a plan to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system, fearing a rush to consider the major legislation as Republican leaders prepare to unveil it. The healthcare bill will be released to the Republican Senate Conference on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. EDT and posted online, Senators John Barrasso of...

  • WASHINGTON, June 21- U.S. senators expressed concern on Wednesday about a plan to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system, fearing a rush to consider the major legislation as Republican leaders prepare to unveil it. The healthcare bill will be released to the Republican Senate Conference on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. EDT and posted online, Senators John Barrasso of...

  • *Buyout funds, India's Bajaj Auto also seen preparing bids. LONDON, June 21- U.S. motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson is lining up a takeover bid for Italian rival Ducati, potentially bringing together two of the most famous names in motorcycling in a deal that could be worth up to 1.5 billion euros, sources told Reuters. Based in the northern Italian city of Bologna,...

  • Joseph Swedish, chief executive officer of Anthem.

    The departures come on the heels of Anthem's announcement that it will effectively exit Ohio's Obamacare market in 2018.

  • June 21- Anthem Inc, which has urged lawmakers to commit to paying government subsidies for the Obamacare individual health insurance system, said on Wednesday it would reduce the number of individual plan offerings in Wisconsin and Indiana next year. The largest U.S. health insurer, which sells Blue Cross Blue Shield plans in 14 states including New York and...

  • LONDON, June 21- U.S. motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson is lining up a takeover bid for Italian rival Ducati, potentially bringing together two of the most famous names in motorcycling in a deal that could be worth up to 1.5 billion euros, sources told Reuters. Based in the northern Italian city of Bologna, Ducati is on the wish list of private equity funds KKR, Bain...

  • WASHINGTON, June 19- The top Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to reassure business leaders on Tuesday that tax reform is on track for this year, despite repeated delays and a string of political distractions from President Donald Trump. He will underscore the need for international corporate tax reforms in remarks to the National...

  • *Group of U.S. lawmakers calls India policy "dangerous". NEW DELHI, June 19- A group of U.S. lawmakers has backed medical device makers by urging India to reconsider its decision to cap prices of heart stents, raising the issue ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the United States later this week. In a letter sent to the Indian ambassador to Washington last...

  • NEW YORK, June 14- The U.S. Its blueprint for halting current reinvestments by ever-larger increments of maturing Treasury- and mortgage-backed bonds came in at the low end of Wall Street estimates. According to the plan, the Fed would initially allow no more than $6 billion in Treasuries to run off per month, and will raise that "cap" each quarter by $6 billion over 12...

  • *Fed raises rates, details balance sheet reduction. *Energy shares drop as oil prices tumble. NEW YORK, June 14- A slide in technology stocks pulled down the Nasdaq Composite on Wednesday and the S&P 500 ended slightly lower, as investors worried about the pace of economic growth after weaker-than-expected inflation numbers and an interest rate hike from the...

  • The Fed plans to initially allow no more than $6 billion in Treasuries to run off per month, and will raise that "cap" each quarter by $6 billion over 12 months until it reaches $30 billion in maturing bonds per month. For mortgage bonds, the Fed will start with $4 billion per month and raise it in quarterly steps of $4 billion until it reaches a $20- billion monthly cap.

  • *Fed raises rates, gives details on balance sheet reduction. June 14- U.S. stocks were little changed on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve made a widely expected move to raise interest rates for the second time in three months. The Fed "met expectations and delivered a dovish hike," said Brian Jacobsen, chief portfolio strategist at Wells Fargo Funds Management in...

  • A small nonprofit health insurance plan in suburban Minneapolis provides health insurance to 700,000 people, Vox reports.

  • *S&P tech sector posts worst two-day drop since June 2016. NEW YORK, June 12- Apple shares added to last week's drop on Monday to lead a market downturn as tech, still the best performing S&P 500 sector this year, succumbed under its own weight. Mizuho Securities cut its rating on Apple to "neutral" from "buy" on Monday, saying the stock had outperformed this year and that...

  • *Ex-FBI director has no doubt Russia meddled in U.S. election. *Exit polls show hung UK parliament likely. NEW YORK, June 8- The "Trump trade" made a comeback on Thursday on Wall Street but the S&P and Dow industrials ended flat as former FBI director James Comey said President Donald Trump fired him to undermine an investigation into Russian meddling into last...

  • June 8- Two insurance units of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc have agreed to lower their rates and provide more disclosures to settle claims that they overcharged small business owners in California for workers' compensation coverage. The settlement announced by California's Department of Insurance on Thursday resolves charges that Applied...

  • June 8- Two insurance units of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc have agreed to lower their rates and provide more disclosures to settle claims that they overcharged small business owners in California for workers' compensation coverage. The settlement announced by California's Department of Insurance on Thursday resolves charges that Applied...

  • CALGARY, Alberta, June 8- Canada's Enbridge Inc will take advantage of the uncertainty facing competitors' pipelines to gain market share, including starting early discussions on a new tolling agreement after 2022, a senior executive said on Thursday. Speaking at an investors event in Toronto, Enbridge Executive Vice President Guy Jarvis did not name the...

  • *Herbalife falls after cutting quarterly forecast. NEW YORK, June 5- Stocks dipped on Wall Street on Monday as a drop in Apple partly offset gains in energy and financial stocks, some of the market's worst-performing sectors so far this year. Despite the softening economic numbers, traders still bet the Federal Reserve will raise rates at its June 13-14 meeting.

  • NEW YORK, May 31- Fund investors binged on bonds during the latest week, sending another $8.1 billion to U.S.-based debt funds that have not recorded a week of withdrawals this year, Investment Company Institute data showed on Wednesday. Taxable bond mutual funds and exchange-traded funds in the United States attracted $7.4 billion, while municipal bond funds...