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The movie streaming company said CEO Reed Hastings will receive fewer stock options in 2012. Regulators approve AT&T's plan to buy wireless spectrum from Qualcomm.
Though the insurance company has been facing headwinds, there are long-term reasons for investor optimism.
The plan suggests the Oracle of Omaha views his company's stock as undervalued.
The damage from the hurricane wasn't as bad as initially feared, and that gave insurers and reinsurers a boost Monday.
Catastrophic claims are pummeling profits, though shares of some insurers still carry 'buy' ratings.
Industry bellwether UnitedHealth blows away analyst expectations in the first earnings report under new healthcare rules. With video on insurance stocks.
Insurers could see less revenue as more parents delay their teenagers' driving. But if accidents are also down, it could mean more profits, too.
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