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Markets Live Recap: Unemployment in Focus Today

This morning, United States weekly jobless claims came in at 4.4 million.

Just over 26 million Americans have now applied for unemployment… In the last 5 weeks.

That means the U.S. economy has wiped out all the job gains since the Great Recession.

Unemployment sits at 23% and it doesn't look like we're close to re-opening the economy any time soon.

Despite that, investors shrugged off the news, bidding up the S&P 500 about 1.7% to start the day.

But stocks turned over mid-day and closed about flat.

Here's what our experts - Chris Johnson, Tom Gentile, D.R. Barton, Jr., and Shah Gilani - saw in the financial markets today, April 23...

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Dow Jones Industrial Average Jumps 134 Points as Democrats Capture House of Representatives, GOP Retains Senate Control

The Dow Jones Industrial Average projected a triple-digit gain in premarket trading after Tuesday night's midterm elections granted control of the House of Representatives to the Democratic Party for the first time since 2011.

Propelled into the House majority by historic voter turnout, Democrats are expected to act as a significant check on Republican President Donald Trump's agenda for the remaining two years of his first term.


This Healthcare Stock Will Make a Killing off the Health Revolution

On Wednesday, the current bull market became the longest in U.S. history.

Since March 9, 2009, the S&P 500 alone has risen more than 300%.

But if you look deeper into the numbers behind the S&P's growth, you find that one industry has outpaced all others.

The S&P 500's healthcare stock sector, which is comprised of the largest health insurers, is up more than 1,100% since 2009.

In addition to strong economic growth, legislation like the Affordable Healthcare Act and the expansion of Medicaid have provided a wave of profit opportunities for the healthcare sector.


These Health Insurers Have Been Stealing from You for Over a Decade

Turns out several of the big health insurers have been doing some big-time cheating to deliver those huge stock gains over the past several years.

By exaggerating the illnesses of their Medicare Advantage patients, health insurers have pumped up government reimbursements by billions of dollars that came out of taxpayer pockets.

Now the Justice Department is fighting back with a lawsuit against UnitedHealth Group, the largest U.S. health insurer and biggest offender.

The details of this suit make it clear that UNH deliberately siphoned off taxpayer dollars to inflate its own profits...

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The Stock Market News Today Centers on Congressional Healthcare Vote

The stock market news today begins with the Dow projecting a 51-point gain before the opening bell. But Wall Street is keeping a close eye on a new healthcare bill that was delayed in the

House of Representatives yesterday due to opposition from within the Republican camp and from outside influencers like the Koch Brothers.

Here's a look at today's most important market events and stocks, plus a look at today's economic calendar...