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1 hr ago | Greenwich Citizen

Statins may lead some patients to pig out: Study

This June 14, 2011, file photo, shows the drug Lipitor at Medco Health Solutions Inc., in Willingboro, N.J. In a study published online Thursday, April 24, 2014, in JAMA Internal Medicine, 10 years of U.S. data suggest cholesterol-lowering statins are giving patients a license to pig out.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Lipitor, Atorvastatin (generic), Medco Health Solution, Willingboro, NJ, Cholesterol, Health

Thu Apr 24, 2014

Hispanic Business

Fitch: Quakes in Mexico and Nicaragua Unlikely to Impact Insurance Industry

Soon after, the earthquake was followed by a 5.1 aftershock. Yet, that was not the last of the tremors felt by Nicaraguans.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Earthquake

Globe and Mail

Why I broke up with Warren Buffett

This is a tough letter to write. For 15 years, you and I shared our lives. Now I'm heading out the door.

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Related Topix: Warren Buffett, Business Wire, Construction, Berkshire Hathaway , Startups, Berkshire Hathaway, Empire Group, Investment Services, Financial Markets

SFGate

Stocks are mixed in choppy trading; Apple up

Tripp Mancuso, 4, works with his trader father Peter Mancuso on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, during the NYSE Working Parents/Caregivers Employee Resource Group's annual Take Your Child to Work Day program, Thursday, April 24, 2014.

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Related Topix: Financial Markets, Manufacturing, Construction, Caterpillar, Business News

Reuters

UPDATE 1-Aetna quarterly profit beats forecasts as new members surge

Aetna Inc said on Thursday that first-quarter net income rose 36 percent as it added people in its Medicare and commercial business, which includes customers from insurance exchanges created under President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law.

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Related Topix: Aetna, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicare, Health

Brandon Sun

Aetna's 1st-quarter profit jumps 36 per cent, health insurer also hikes 2014 earnings forecast

Aetna's first-quarter net income soared 36 per cent, fueled by gains from a multi-billion-dollar acquisition, and the health insurer hiked its 2014 earnings forecast above Wall Street expectations.

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Related Topix: Aetna, Coventry Health Care, Medicaid, Health, Medicare, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen)

PR-inside.com

Georgia insurance market: Dominated by personal accident insurance segment

Numerous reforms have been initiated and implemented by the government, especially in the healthcare system.

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Wed Apr 23, 2014

Business Insurance

Iran: Insurance industry records 60% jump in total premiums

Official figures reveal that the Iranian insurance industry recorded a 60% increase in overall premiums to 140 trillion Iranian rials for the Mar. 21 2013 to Feb. 20 2014 period.

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WKXW-FM Trenton

Buffett Disapproves of Coca-Cola Exec Pay

Buffett, the beverage maker's largest shareholder, called the plan "excessive" in an interview on CNBC after it was approved at the company's annual meeting.

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Related Topix: Beverages, CocaCola, Business Wire, Construction, Berkshire Hathaway , Startups, Berkshire Hathaway, Empire Group, Investment Services

Fortune

Buffett: Coke exec compensation plan was excessive

The plan passed on Wednesday at Coke's annual meeting, but without Buffett's help.

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Related Topix: Business Wire, Construction, Berkshire Hathaway , Startups, Berkshire Hathaway, Empire Group, Investment Services

Russia Taday

Benghazi attack resulted from US 'allowing arms deliveries' to militants

A vehicle and the surrounding buildings burn after they were set on fire inside the US consulate compound in Benghazi late on September 11, 2012.

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Related Topix: Terrorism, Citizens, US Military, US Army

Business Insurance

China: Property insurance premiums up 16.14% in first quarter of 2014

China's property insurance premiums for the first three months of 2014 amounted to 175.7 billion Chinese yuan , up 16.14% year on year, figures from the China Insurance Regulatory Commission show.

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Related Topix: China, Asia, World News

Prince George Citizen

Mega Brands shareholders vote to approve US$460-million takeover by Mattel

A total of 99.96 per cent of shareholders in Canada's only publicly traded toy maker endorsed the deal Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Mattel, Toys, Fairfax Financial Holdings

Business Insurance

Brown & Brown profit drops to $52.4M in 2014 first quarter

Net income for the first quarter of 2014 dipped 12.8% from the prior-year period to $52.4 million despite growth in overall revenue, insurance brokerage Brown & Brown Inc. reported Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Brown and Brown Insurance

Reuters

Euro zone private sector on strong footing but still slashing prices: PMIs

The euro zone's private sector has started the second quarter on its strongest footing in nearly three years, but burgeoning new orders were again mainly buoyed by firms cutting prices, surveys showed on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Pmi Group Inc

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Business Wire

Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings

The new notes' rat... )--Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc., a developer of innovative RNA-based therapeutics, today announced that it is offering to sell, subject to market and other conditions... )--Fitch Ratings has affirmed the 'BBB-' rating on the following Kerrville Health Facilities Development Corporation bonds, issued on behalf of Sid Peterson ... (more)

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Related Topix: Telecom, PCTel, Software, Banking, Financial Services, UMB Financial, Progressive Corporation, HCA, Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

Nanaimo Daily News

Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange

Bombardier Inc. . Aerospace. Up two cents, or 0.50 per cent, to $4.03 on eight million shares.

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Related Topix: Bombardier, Aerospace-Defense, Manulife Financial

The Wall Street Journal

Top Insurance CEO Steps Up Call for Extending Terrorism Insurance Program

U.S. lawmakers could cause a "tremendous level of economic pain" if they fail to extend the federal government's terrorism insurance program, a top insurance industry executive said Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Marsh and Mclennan Companies

InsuranceTech

What Omnichannel Really Means in Insurance

Is omnichannel just the latest buzzword in the insurance industry, or is there real substance behind the concept? You have to admit that it sounds pretty cool.

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The Motley Fool

11 Things in Your House Making Warren Buffett Money

Including partially owned businesses, Buffett has collected some of the best and most recognizable brands in the world.

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Related Topix: Warren Buffett, Business Wire, Construction, Berkshire Hathaway , Startups, Berkshire Hathaway, Empire Group, Investment Services, Fruit of the Loom, Apparel

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