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Health insurers are a big winner during long-running bull market 

Government plans have been one of the growth drivers for the nation’s largest insurer, UnitedHealth Group, which is up 19 percent year to date, and has seen shares gain nearly 1400 percent over the last nine years. United’s health plan membership has grown from 32 million to nearly 50 million over the last nine years; […]

Netflix, Hulu, Amazon miss out on money as Millennials share passwords

Netflix, Hulu, Amazon miss out on money as Millennials share passwords

“We do believe that access to content creates perceived value of that content and will lead to a higher willingness to pay,” Hill said. But, “if the content is something they value, they’re going to find a way to access it.” Users 21 and younger are also more likely to share passwords among friends than […]

Cans of Campbell's soup are displayed on a shelf at Marinwood Market on November 21, 2017 in San Rafael, California. 

Campbell taps Goldman to examine sales of businesses to pay down debt

Campbell Soup has tapped investment bank Goldman Sachs to look at the possibility of selling off some of its businesses to help pay down debt left in the wake of its $6.1 billion acquisition of pretzel maker Snyder’s Lance earlier this year, people familiar with the review tell CNBC. The company’s shares tumbled as much […]

A child receives treatment with an EpiPen.

EpiPen shortage has parents struggling during back-to-school season

Brenda Thiel and Alyssa Wachtler live on opposite sides of the country. But they’ve got at least one thing in common: both have sons with severe nut allergies. And when they made their usual back-to-school trips to the pharmacy to procure their EpiPens for the new year, they were told the same thing. “The pharmacist […]

A shopper at a Walmart in East Peoria, Illinois.

Walmart was rewarded and Macy’s punished after both released good news

“They had already had a good run,” so investors were largely taking some profits from Macy’s this week, Perkins said. Walmart’s shares had a decent run too, but not anywhere as good as Macy’s. The Bentonville, Arkansas, retailer’s shares rose 11.7 percent over the same time frame and are up almost 25 percent over the […]