The hospital operator is buying smaller rival $21 a share. Expect more such deals to come.
In California, the premiums submitted by insurance companies are surprisingly competitive.
Electronic Arts is downgraded to 'sell,' and AOL is initiated with an 'outperform.'
US markets are set for a higher open on ECB rate cut, upbeat earnings reports.
Investors await the Federal Reserve policy decision and more key quarterly results.
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.
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