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With the urgency of the "fiscal cliff" behind the nation and the earnings hurdle for companies low, investors have pushed the stock market close to the high that occurred before the financial crisis. The Standard & Poor's 500 closed the week at 1472,...
Investors have been ducking for two days — laying low while they hope that corporate executives assure them during the next few weeks that companies have come through a soft patch and can produce strong profits in 2013. The market has entered...
You had perfectly good reasons for being cowardly about the stock market in 2012, but caution didn't serve you well. Despite the fear that a eurozone breakup and a European bank infection would set off another global financial crisis ... despite the...
Tags: China, Finance, Spain, Fiscal Cliff, Money and Monetary Policy
Clout StreetU.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said today that under President Barack Obama’s directive, the federal Department of Justice will purchase the long-unused Thomson prison in northwestern Illinois, cutting a check and bypassing the objections of a veteran...
The TV Guy - Orlando SentinelPaul Ryan, left, and Mitt Romney campaigned in Vandalia, Ohio, on Tuesday. Photo credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images THIS ITEM HAS BEEN UPDATED: The guest list for Sunday morning: Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan is a guest on “Fox News...
Property and casualty insurer Chubb Corp.'s third-quarter profit beat Wall Street expectations, and the company raised its operating income forecast, as catastrophe losses fell sharply and rates increased across its businesses. For the full year, Chubb...
The Hartford Courant— Magellan Health Services Inc. saw its stock leap early Friday as third-quarter earnings beat analysts' expectations. Net income for the three-month period ending Sept. 30 was $66.3 million, or $2.36 per diluted share, compared with $31.4 million,...
Health insurer WellPoint Inc. will buy rival Amerigroup Corp for $4.46 billion in a major bet on the expansion of the U.S. government's Medicaid health plans for the poor. The companies announced the deal on Monday, just a week and a half after the U.S....
The Hartford CourantThe Travelers Cos. reported soaring profits for the third-quarter Thursday as the company benefited from its ability to retain customers while raising prices, and it was spared by a relatively calm hurricane season. Net income for the three-month...
Tags: Finance, Hurricanes, Weather, Natural Disasters, Insurance
The Hartford CourantThe nation's largest health insurer, UnitedHealth Group, beat analysts' expectations in announcing a 23 percent increase in third-quarter earnings Tuesday morning. Net income was $1.56 billion, or $1.50 per diluted share, compared with $1.27 billion,...
Tags: Brazil, Elections, Mitt Romney, Insurance, Medicare
Consumers are more cheerful than at any time since before the economic crisis, yet business executives and the International Monetary Fund are wary. The contrasts in last week's economic and corporate data were stark. The consumer confidence numbers from...
The Hartford CourantThe state has attracted its second captive insurer. Stanley Black & Decker, based in New Britain, is moving its captive insurance subsidiary, SBD Insurance Inc., from Vermont to Connecticut, the governor's office announced Thursday afternoon. A...
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