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UnitedHealth Profit Beats Views as Gov't Sector Grows

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 9:51am
UnitedHealth Group Inc, the largest U.S. health insurer, on Wednesday reported a better-than-expected fourth-quarter profit as it added new customers in government-paid plans and its Optum pharmacy management business hit record revenue.
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Standard & Poor's Ratings settled with the government, 2 states on mortgage-backed bonds

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 9:48am
Ratings company Standard & Poor's will pay $77 million to settle with the U.S. government and two states to resolve an investigation into mortgage-backed securities.
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US stocks mixed in early trading; European markets fall ahead of ECB decision on stimulus

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 9:48am
The U.S. stock market is mixed in early trading after two straight days of gains.
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Single-Family Housing Starts Hit 6-1/2 Year High in December

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 9:34am
Housing starts rose more than expected as groundbreaking for single-family homes hit the highest level in more than six years, a hopeful sign for the still-recovering market. Permits to begin new home construction, however, fell more than expected for the month.
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Special-effects master pits cats vs. dogs in elaborate spay-neuter ad airing Super Bowl Sunday

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 9:33am
From brain-devouring zombies in "The Walking Dead" to crime-scene bloodshed on "CSI," special-effects wizard Sam Nicholson has delivered gore galore to television viewers.
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Dominican Republic government issues a record $2.5 billion in bonds

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 9:33am
The Dominican Republic has issued $2.5 billion in bonds, the largest amount in the country's history.
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Treasury Secretary Lew Calls For Lower Corporate Tax Rate

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 9:30am
Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said Wednesday that the U.S. should lower the corporate tax rate but do so by closing loopholes, in a way that is revenue neutral in both the short and long term.
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U.S. Housing Starts Rise 4.4% In December

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 9:30am
Construction started on new U.S. homes rose 4.4% in December, led up by single-family homes, while volatile apartment building slowed, according to government data released Wednesday.
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IBM Software Sales Raise Flags For Analysts

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 9:23am
Shares of IBM [IBM] were tracking to open down 2.5% to a four-week low of $53 on Wednesday as investors reacted to its mixed fourth-quarter earnings and outlook and Wall Street analysts gave a mash-up of varying opinions.
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U.S. Equity Futures Lower as ECB Meeting Looms

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 9:01am
U.S. equity futures fell into negative territory after a disappointing outlook from Big Blue and as investors looked to reduce exposure ahead of the upcoming European Central Bank meeting which appears likely to result in new stimulus measures.
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Netflix's Stock Set To Open At a 3-month High, As Analysts Lift Price Targets

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 8:55am
Shares of Netflix soared 18% in premarket trade Tuesday, putting them on track to open at a three-month highs, as many Wall Street analysts applauded the streaming video service's fourth-quarter results released late Monday.
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National Grid plans $93 million electrical system upgrade to meet rising demand on Aquidneck

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 8:37am
National Grid is planning a $93 million project to upgrade the electrical system on Aquidneck Island to meet growing demand.
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US home construction rises 4.4 percent in December with annual total strongest in 9 years

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 8:33am
Construction of new homes rebounded in December, helping to push activity for the entire year to the highest level since the peak of the housing boom nine years ago.
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Starboard Takes Large Stake In Insperity, As It Looks To Boost Shareholder Value

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 8:17am
Starboard Value said it has acquired a 13.2% stake in Insperity, which makes the activist investor the largest shareholder in the human resources outsourcing company.
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Ohio's Wright-Patt air force base to get 'monster' $30 million super computer for research

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 8:01am
An Ohio air force base is getting a "monster" $30 million super computer to meet a growing demand among scientists and researchers for high-speed computing power.
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UnitedHealth Posts Rise In Quarterly Profit, Beating Expectations

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 8:00am
UnitedHealth Group Inc. on Wednesday said fourth-quarter net earnings were $1.5 billion, or $1.55 a share, up from $1.4 billion, or $1.41 a share, from the year-ago period.
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Fifth Third Bancorp beats 4Q net income and revenue expectations

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 7:04am
Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $385 million.
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UnitedHealth Group beats 4Q net income and revenue expectations

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 6:32am
UnitedHealth Group Inc. (UNH) on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $1.51 billion.
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US home construction likely showed small gain in December

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 6:16am
The Commerce Department reports on U.S. home construction in December.
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Toledo city council gives go-ahead to health care company's plan to move jobs downtown

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 6:16am
Toledo City Council has given a health care company the go-ahead to move hundreds of jobs to a downtown waterfront campus that would include a renovated steam plant.
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