Anthem, Cigna Rekindle Merger Talks

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Push for consolidation among health insurers continues. Anthem and Cigna renew their talks, even as Cigna continues to look at Humana; meanwhile, Centene agrees to buy Health Net.

High on the Hogs for the Fourth

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Farmers are on track to produce a record amount of pork this year, with a wave of hogs processed this spring heralding cheaper ribs and sausages for the Independence Day holiday.

Revamped Bubble Wrap Loses Its Pop

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Sealed Air, the original seller of Bubble Wrap since 1960, is rolling out a revamped version of its signature product with one key difference: The bubbles don’t burst when pressure is applied.

BP to Pay $18.7 Billion to Settle Deepwater Horizon Spill Claims

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BP has agreed to pay $18.7 billion over 18 years to settle all federal and state claims arising from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, five years after the accident.

Stocks Stall After So-So Jobs Report

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U.S. stocks fell and bond prices strengthened as the latest U.S. jobs report reaffirmed investors’ belief that the Federal Reserve would be patient in raising interest rates.

Univision Files for IPO

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Univision Holdings Inc., owner of the dominant Spanish-language broadcaster in the U.S., kicked off the process to go public.

China Shares Tank as Beijing's Moves to Spur Buying Fall Short

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Chinese shares plunged Thursday, even as Beijing grasps for solutions to stem the selling, including relaxing rules on the use of borrowed funds to invest in stocks.

Jobs Gains Don't Ease Spending Strains

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An improving job market is giving Americans the wherewithal to keep buying more. But things aren’t so good that spending is about to really rip.

As Saudis Keep Pumping, Thirst for Domestic Oil Swells

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The kingdom is poised to break records for crude production this summer, but its ravenous energy needs threaten its ability to ramp up exports.

Airlines: A Justifiable Bet

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The Justice Department is probing airline expansion practices. But cheap valuations will allow shareholders to be patient.

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