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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, file photo, a sign for Aetna Inc., sits atop a building at the company headquarters in in Hartford, Conn. Health insurer Aetna Inc. has made a deal to buy competitor Humana Inc. in a $37 billion deal the companies say would create the second-largest managed care company, it was announced Friday, July 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)Aetna will spend $37 billion to buy rival Humana and become the latest health insurer bulking up on government business as the industry adjusts to the federal health care overhaul.


2015-07-03 05:25:56 -0600

In this June 30, 2015, photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves as he arrives at a house party in Bedford, N.H. Hispanic leaders are warning of harm to Republican White House hopes unless the party’s presidential contenders do more to condemn Trump, who’s refusing to apologize for calling Mexican immigrants rapists and drug dealers. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)Hispanic leaders are warning of harm to Republican White House hopes unless the party's presidential contenders do more to condemn Donald Trump, a businessman turned presidential candidate who's refusing to apologize for calling Mexican immigrants rapists and drug dealers.


2015-07-03 03:12:18 -0600

Men prepare voting booths ahead of the referendum at a high school, which will be used a polling station in AthensBy Lefteris Karagiannopoulos and George Georgiopoulos ATHENS (Reuters) - Supporters of Greece's bailout terms have taken a wafer-thin opinion poll lead over the 'No' vote backed by the leftist government, 48 hours before a referendum that may determine the country's future in the euro zone. Given a volatile public mood and a string of recent election results that ran counter to opinion poll predictions, the result is in effect completely open. It could also determine whether Greece becomes the first country to crash out of the 19-nation European single currency area, membership of which is meant to be irrevocable.


2015-07-03 05:46:39 -0600