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Cigna Share Price Climbs Today on Anthem Deal News (NYSE: CI)

The Cigna share price jumped 4.6% this morning (Thursday) as Anthem Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) closes in on a $48 billion acquisition of Cigna Corp. (NYSE: CI).

At that price, Anthem will be paying roughly $188 per share for Cigna. The Cigna share price today reached an intraday high of $158 in early trading.

Here's what else investors need to know about this deal now...

Top News

Will UPS Buy Coyote Logistics?

Will UPS buy Coyote Logistics?

That was the big question swirling on Wall Street Thursday as reports surfaced that Big Brown and the logistics provider are in talks to ink a $1.8 billion deal.

The tie-up would be the latest in a recent string of deals in the space, but some analysts question the merits of a UPS/Coyote union...

Earnings

Amazon Earnings for Q2 2015 (Nasdaq: AMZN)

Hot on the heels of its controversial "Prime Day," Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) announced earnings after closing bell Thursday, July 23 – and it was a doozy…

The historic report sent Amazon stock soaring more than 17%, pushing the company's net worth well past that of the world's largest retailer, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT).

Here are the need-to-know highlights in Amazon earnings for Q2 2015...

Pro Trading

How Apple Stock Made Us as Much as 175% (While Wall Street Barely Made 3%)

There's no doubt that Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) is a fantastic long-term hold. Its growth prospects are excellent, and it will hit $200 a share on its way to being the world's first trillion-dollar company. That will be great for shareholders when it happens, but it's going to take more than a year to hit […]

Here's exactly how we did it...

Gold

What's Next for the Price of Gold in 2015

The gold sell-off has some precious metals investors' nerves rattled. Gold sentiment right now is worse than it has been with other sell-offs.

So what's really causing this gold price plunge, and, more importantly, what should you expect next?

Here's a close look at what's going on with the price of gold...

oil

Why the Brent Crude Oil Price Is Down Today

Why the Brent crude oil price is down today: Oil prices dipped lower today after an unexpected rise in reserves.

The supply data adds to the picture of a worldwide glut that has deflated prices recently.

But despite today's drop, oil prices will follow a very particular pattern the rest of the year...

Society

Yes, America's Middle Class Is Shrinking – Here's the Proof

The middle class is shrinking here in the United States. A recent study revealed that the percentage of middle-class households in America dropped in every single state between the years 2000 – 2013.

And that's not all.

Here are five more facts that evidence middle-class America is shriveling...

oil

[Chart] Crude Oil Price History Since 1862

The past year has delivered one of the worst crashes in crude oil price history. Prices have slumped 47% since July 2014.

But oil price volatility is not a new concept.

This chart provides a glimpse into the history of oil volatility dating all the way back to the Civil War...

Tech investing

What Is the Internet of Things?

What is the Internet of Things?

It's a term thrown around in a lot of tech stories these days, though it's often not well explained.

But the Internet of Things will play a major role in the future of technology. The Internet of Things literally will change how we live. And in the process, it will create countless ways to profit.

To truly understand what this means, you need to see a few real-world examples...

Apple

How to Play Apple Stock After AAPL Q3 Earnings Chop Share Price 5%

Less than blockbuster Q3 earnings sent Apple stock down more than 8% in after-hours trading yesterday (Tuesday), lopping about $60 billion from the company's market cap.

But a closer look at the AAPL Q3 earnings shows the sharply negative reaction wasn't justified. If anything, it shows that Apple has spoiled investors with spectacular earnings beats.

This sell-off ignored several key points in the Apple Q3 earnings...

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