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Wall Street ends little changed; Microsoft hits record


NEW YORK The S&P 500 and the Dow were little changed and the Nasdaq advanced on Friday as a record day for Microsoft and earnings from McDonald's helped offset a fall in energy and healthcare shares. | Video

EQT completes acquisition of Press Ganey

EQT on Friday closed its acquisition of Press Ganey Holdings Inc, a provider of patient satisfaction surveys, giving the Swedish buyout firm its first foothold in the U.S. healthcare market, the company said.

Oct 21 2016

Wall Street dips as telecoms slump; AmEx surges

NEW YORK U.S. stocks ended a choppy session on Thursday with a slight decline as investors digested the latest round of earnings, with a sharp drop in telecoms offset by gains in healthcare. | Video

Oct 20 2016

U.S. government sees 1 million more people on Obamacare exchanges in 2017

WASHINGTON The U.S. Health and Human Services Department estimates that 1 million more people will sign up for health insurance on the Obamacare exchanges for 2017 compared with 2016, a department official told reporters on Wednesday.

U.S., Health Oct 19 2016

Rejecting Trump, Wall Street Republican donors scatter largesse

NEW YORK/BOSTON Largely united in their dislike of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, some ultra-wealthy U.S. investors who play in conservative politics are warily weighing their choices, torn between third-party candidates, simply focusing on down-ballot contests or even voting for Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Election 2016, Politics Oct 18 2016

How Trump, Clinton would fix the 'crazy' U.S. health system

When former President Bill Clinton called parts of Obamacare "crazy," he put his wife Hillary Clinton on the defensive and gave much-needed ammunition to her Republican rival for the presidency, Donald Trump, who wants to scrap it. | Video

Women who choose abortion are certain of the decision

(Reuters Health) - Women seeking an abortion tend to be more certain of their choice, even after the procedure, than people making other healthcare decisions, according to a new U.S. study.

Oct 13 2016

Mylan to pay $465 million over EpiPen Medicaid rebate dispute

Mylan NV on Friday said it will pay $465 million to settle questions of whether it underpaid U.S. government healthcare programs by misclassifying its EpiPen emergency allergy treatment, which has come under intense scrutiny after a series of drastic price increases.

Oct 07 2016

Tenet Healthcare to pay more than $513 million over fraud scheme: Justice Department

WASHINGTON U.S. hospital chain Tenet Healthcare Corp and two of its Atlanta-area units will pay more than $513 million to resolve criminal charges and civil claims relating to a scheme to defraud the United States and pay kickbacks in exchange for patient referrals, the Justice Department said on Monday.

Health, U.S. Oct 03 2016

After CEO move, GSK picks ex-Novartis exec to head consumer unit

LONDON GlaxoSmithKline has promoted a former Novartis executive to lead its consumer healthcare business, following the appointment last week of the unit's previous head, Emma Walmsley, as CEO designate of the drugmaker.

Sep 29 2016
A customer leans against the pharmacy counter at a Sam's Club store in Bentonville, Arkansas May 31, 2007. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

Prosecutors target Valeant

Prosecutors demanded details from Valeant Pharmaceuticals on its patient assistance programs, drug pricing and distribution practices.  Full Article