By getting its brokers to renew clients by year-end 2013, the insurer can put off the new mandates until nearly 2015.
McDonalds initiated with an 'overweight,' and Facebook upgraded to 'buy.'
With Obamacare set to take effect, lawmakers are mulling a measure that would make health insurers foot the bill.
Even as medical insurers react positively to news, other economically sensitive sectors are under attack.
The Dow jumps 175 points and is nearing its 2007 closing high as investors ignore the budget battles and focus on better economic reports. Health care is one of the top sectors this year.
Roche is upgraded to 'overweight,' while Novartis is downgraded to 'equal weight.'
Research in Motion is upgraded to 'hold,' and Intel is downgraded to 'neutral.'
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Breaking up big banks is an untested solution to the too big to fail problem that attempts to isolate and dismantle large, troubled institutions while protecting the rest of the economy.
The Fed's latest statement confirms that it won't be coming to the rescue of depositors soon, but these institutions are worth following anyway.
Six weeks later, most Americans have forgotten about the 2014 tax season -- except those who didn't file by the April 15 deadline.
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