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Anthem Inc.

Health insurer Anthem raises outlook for rest of year on positive quarterly results, reiterates plan to buy Cigna Corp. for $48 billion - Wall Street Journal

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Illinois joins federal antitrust lawsuit seeking to block the proposed merger of health insurers Aetna and Humana - Chicago Tribune

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More: Principal Deputy Associate Attorney General Bill Baer says proposed divestitures surrounding health insurer mergers are incomplete and impractical - Reuters

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Anthem, Aetna say they will fight US federal lawsuits blocking their proposed takeovers of other health insurers - CNBC

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More: Lynch says if the health insurer mergers go through, 'the american people' would suffer, adds 'We will protect the interests of the American people'

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US Attorney General Loretta Lynch confirms US regulators are filing lawsuits to block mergers of health insurers Anthem-Cigna, Aetna-Humana, says mergers would 'drastically' reduce competition

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Editor's note: Sources tell Reuters that the US federal government will file lawsuits in DC district court today to block the proposed mergers of health insurers Anthem and Cigna as well as a separate proposed merger of Aetna and Humana. The mergers, if approved, would consolidate the nation's 5 largest health insurers into 3. - Andrew

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United States

US files antitrust lawsuit to block Anthem and Cigna merger - CNBC

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Football concussion concerns

Ex-Carolina Panthers player sues insurer Lloyd's of London for denying $1 million concussion claim

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California, US

#BREAKING Covered California to raise insurance premiums by 13.2% in 2017 https://t.co/NWbw5xBqRr https://t.co/QpnQwXAHYm - @ABC30

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United States

Health insurer stocks tumble after rumblings US Department of Justice will try to block mergers of Anthem-Cigna, Aetna-Humana - Marketwatch

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2016 US elections

Sen. Bernie Sanders on Hillary Clinton's proposal to expand healthcare funding: 'The goal of health care reform in America is to guarantee health care for all as a right, what every other major country on earth does. Today's proposal by Hillary Clinton is an important step toward expanding health insurance and health care access to millions of Americans. Efforts to give Americans a public-option choice and to expand Medicare by allowing people to opt in at 55 years are important steps. Together these steps will get us closer to the day when everyone in America has access to quality, affordable health care' - @BernieSanders

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Hartford, CT, US

#BREAKING: Travelers Insurance security in Hartford searched for this man this morning: https://t.co/cJDwNWQ7vy https://t.co/iVZFU0VtvC - @WFSBnews

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Fort McMurray, Alberta, wildfire, May 2016

Insurance Bureau: Damage from Fort McMurray wildfires to cost (US) $2.7 billion - Globe and Mail

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Connecticut, US

#BREAKING: HealthyCT placed under order of supervision by state's insurance department: https://t.co/b02dcc5xGU https://t.co/mwL4wZOOpH - @WFSBnews

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Britain votes to leave EU

Other UK property funds likely to follow Aviva and Standard Life's lead in refusing to allow customers to take money out, says Emma Bewley, head of funds at Connection Capital - Guardian

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Britain votes to leave EU

Aviva investors suspend trading in their £1.8billion property fund as investors struggle to retrieve money from UK properly market following Brexit vote - Reuters

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United Kingdom

Aviva suspends trading in £1.8 billion property fund as investors pull out of UK commercial holdings - Press Association

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business

Israeli insurer Harel in talks to buy 4% stake in Tamar natural gas field from Texas-based Noble energy - Reuters

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California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones urges antitrust regulators to block health insurer Aetna from acquiring Humana for $34 billion - Reuters

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