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Insurer UnitedHealth plans health overhaul business expansion, signaling big industry shift

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 1:24pm
The nation's largest health insurer expects to play a much bigger role in the health care overhaul next year, as the federal law shifts from raising giant questions for the sector to offering growth opportunities.
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Pennsylvania court further limits reach of 2012 natural gas drilling law

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 1:11pm
A Pennsylvania court says a state agency cannot review how local zoning restrictions affect the natural gas industry, but it's leaving intact other parts of a 2012 law that modernized drilling regulations.
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Chip Stocks Fall As Malaysian Plane Crash Spooks Market

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 1:10pm
The crash in Ukraine of a Malaysian passenger plane, which has sent stocks falling Thursday, was taking a particularly heavy toll on semiconductor stocks.
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German 10-year Bond Yield Falls To Record Low

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 1:05pm
The German 10-year bond yield fell to a record low on Thursday as debt markets rallied after a passenger plane was shot down in Ukraine.
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Boeing Edges Up In Wake Of Malaysia Airlines Crash

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 1:04pm
Shares of Boeing Co. recovered from earlier losses to edge up Thursday in the wake of media reports that a Malaysia Airlines jet en route to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, was shot down over Ukraine airspace.
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Kremlin Says Putin And Obama Discussed Malaysian Airliner Crash

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 1:02pm
The Kremlin said Thursday that President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the Malaysian Airliner crash in their phone call, according to Reuters news agency.
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Blackstone Group 2nd-quarter profit more than doubles, revenue improves

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 12:50pm
The Blackstone Group saw second-quarter profit more than double, buoyed by strong performance fee growth.
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Rhode Island commissioner approves premium rates for health insurance plans

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 12:21pm
Rhode Island's health insurance commissioner has approved premium rates for 2015 that include single-digit increases for most insurers and a decrease for one.
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Jobs returning to Connecticut as unemployment rate falls to lowest level in more than 5 years

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 12:19pm
The Connecticut Department of Labor says employers added jobs for the fifth straight month in June, lowering the state unemployment rate to 6.7 percent.
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Memo from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announcing up to 18,000 job cuts over next year

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 12:18pm
Microsoft announced Thursday that it will cut up to 18,000 jobs, or about 14 percent of its staff.
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Wall Street Shaken by Reports Jet Shot Down Over Ukraine

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 12:13pm
Wall Street dropped to session lows Thursday as reports surfaced suggesting a passenger jet carrying more than 200 people crashed over Ukraine.

Retaliation Could Follow Russian Sanctions | Malaysia Airlines Loses Contact with Jet

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This week's top 10 paid and free apps for iPhone and iPad on the App Store

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 12:08pm
App Store Official Charts for the week ending July 14, 2014: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1.
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Ukraine Official Claims Malaysian Jet Shot Down

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 12:05pm
A Malaysian Airline jet en route to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from Amsterdam, Netherlands crashed in Ukraine near the Russian border with almost 300 passengers aboard, according to media reports Thursday.
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Average US mortgage rates this week and for the past year, at a glance

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 12:04pm
Average U.S. rates on 30-year fixed mortgages edged down slightly this week.
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U.S. Markets React Sharply To Report Of Malaysian Plane Crash In Ukraine

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 11:59am
U.S. financial and commodities markets reacted sharply to reports a Malaysian Airlines jet flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed in strife-torn Ukraine Thursday.
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US stocks move slightly lower as traders digest mixed economic and earnings news; Mattel sinks

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 11:50am
Stocks are moving slightly lower at midday following mixed news about the economy and the latest batch of corporate earnings.
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Alibaba Delays IPO Until After Labor Day

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 11:41am
The e-commerce giant said it is pushing back the timing of it's planned IPO until after the Labor Day holiday, sources familiar with the matter said.
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Retaliation May Follow Latest Russian Sanctions

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 11:24am
The Obama administration’s newest sanctions against Russia for its continued aggression in the Ukraine could prompt retaliation against the U.S.

Malaysia Airlines Loses Contact with Jet Amid Reports of Crash in Ukraine

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Average US mortgage rates decline slightly this week with 30-year dropping to 4.13 percent

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 10:48am
Average U.S. mortgage rates declined slightly this week with rates remaining near historic lows.
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Drugmaker Novartis to eke out more cost savings to lift margins

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 10:42am
Swiss drugmaker Novartis posted a quarterly rise in sales that missed expectations and said it would focus on eking out gradual cost savings to boost margins as it prepares a radical business overhaul.
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