With Merger Deal, Aetna, Humana Get Ahead of the Pack

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In the game of merger musical chairs the nation’s five biggest health insurers have been playing lately, Aetna and Humana hustled to grab the first seats.

Aetna and Humana: Justifying the Prize

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Aetna will have to work hard on costs to make its $37 billion Humana deal add up.

Samsung Still Has Galaxies to Explore

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Investors staring at Samsung’s slow progress bar should stay patient.

China's Hunger for Robots Marks Significant Shift

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Having devoured many of the world’s factory jobs, China is now handing them over to robots. The country’s emergence as an automation hub contradicts many assumptions about robots and the global economy.

For U.S. Earnings Season, Bar Is Low and Hopes Are High

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Analysts are expecting weak second-quarter profits at U.S. companies as earnings reports are set to begin rolling out this week. But many investors are confident profits can clear the low bar and support share prices.

Firms Analyze Tweets to Gauge Stock Sentiment

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‘Sentiment analysis’ startups are trying to tap Wall Street’s growing desire to harness the world’s vast amount of data to make predictions about the movements of stocks and other securities and derivatives.

Investors Brace for Big Moves in Wake of Greek Vote

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As votes were being counted after the close of the Greek referendum Sunday, investors in European stocks and bonds were gearing up for some big market moves, whatever the outcome.

Car-Repair Notices Feed Class Action Lawsuits

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Class action lawyers are seizing on service bulletins as they look for new cases to bring against auto makers, raising the risks for manufacturers when they notify dealers of possible vehicle problems.

Malaysian Prime Minister Faces Political Test

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Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak faces a political test after allegedly being linked to problems ensnaring a debt-laden state investment fund.

Oil Pipeline Inspection Tools: Far From Perfect

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Oil pipeline companies like to brag that their advanced testing methods and remote monitoring technology prevent spills. So why was a southern California beach coated in crude?

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