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Aetna's stock stalls after Humana buyout announcement

Sophia Yan and HBJ Staff report |

Aetna's stock price fell nearly 6 percent Monday morning, the first full day of trading since the Hartford health insurer announced its $37 billion deal to acquire rival Humana.

CT economy’s fast start overshadowed by budget woes

As we reach the midway point in 2015, it's a good time to reflect on the good, bad and uncertainty impacting Connecticut's business community and economy.

Ex-Bushnell owner plows into S.C. apt. scene

Hamilton Point Investments LLC, the Old Lyme landlord that recently sold Hartford's Bushnell on the Park apartments, has purchased a 168-unit South Carolina apartment property for $13.4...

Hartford ranked fifth best for growing tech industry

Greater Hartford on Thursday was named to the top five in the Up-and-Coming Cities for Tech Jobs ranking by California talent firm ZipRecruiter.

Employers must prep for Cadillac health plan tax

Tom Simses |

The Cadillac tax will soon become one of the most impactful and controversial provisions of the Affordable Care Act for employers.

Health insurers rein in small group rate hikes

Greg Bordonaro |

Connecticut's small employers, which have long felt the brunt of ever-increasing healthcare costs, could get some relief in 2016.

ECHN pairs up with Waterbury Hospital buyer

A California for-profit healthcare operator is stepping into the void left by the collapse of Tenet's five-hospital Eastern Connecticut Health Network, which has nonprofit hospitals in Manchester and...

Fitch: Cigna-Anthem deal would lead to negative ratings watch

Bloomfield health insurer Cigna has thus far rebuffed a takeover bid by Anthem, but if the two do come to terms, Fitch Ratings said it may increase the chances of a credit-rating downgrade for each.

Insurers holding back access to advances in women’s health

Dr. Jean Weigert |

One of the most rewarding moments of a doctor's career is witnessing firsthand advances in medicine that saves lives. As a breast cancer imaging specialist in practice for three decades,...

Anthem takes its $54 billion Cigna bid to the public

CNNMoney |

Anthem has gone public with its bid to take over Cigna for $53.8 billion.

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