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News Summary: WellPoint's 2Q profit soars 24 pct

BIG GROWTH: WellPoint said Wednesday that it earned $800.1 million, or $2.64 per share, in the second quarter. That's up about 24 percent from $643.6 million, or $1.94 per share, a year ago. Operating revenue soared 16 percent to $17.6 billion, and adjusted earnings were $2.60 per share. Full story

WellPoint profit beats analysts' view due to low medical costs

(Reuters) - WellPoint Inc <WLP.N> reported a much higher-than-expected quarterly profit on Wednesday, helped by lower-than-forecast medical costs in its employer-based insurance business and improvements in Medicaid operations after the purchase of Amerigroup in December. Full story

Final Glance: Managed Care companies

Shares of some top managed care companies were up at the close of trading: Full story

Early Glance: Managed Care companies

Shares of some top managed care companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Full story

WellPoint will pay $1.7M in online privacy inquiry

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said Thursday that health insurer WellPoint Inc. will pay $1.7 million to resolve allegations it left the information of more than 612,000 members available online because of inadequate safeguards. Full story

Health Care Tops the Tape

   The Fast Money crew has the play on Tenet, WellPoint, Aetna and UnitedHealth. And Mike Murphy, Rosecliff Capital shares his trade on Ford and PulteGroup.

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