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January 22, 2019

David Cordani became CEO of one of the nation’s largest health insurers at age 43 and remembers clearly that no one gave him a textbook explaining the role.

The now 52-year-old executive has helped his company, Cigna Corp., grow and diversify as the health care sector grapples with perpetually…

Insider Q A Cigna CEO

January 22, 2019

Call Cigna a health insurer, and CEO David Cordani will try to correct you.

He doesn’t consider the company a pharmacy benefit manager either, even though Cigna just spent roughly $52 billion on one of the country’s biggest prescription processors, Express Scripts.

The 52-year-old executive sees…

Insider Q A Cigna CEO

January 22, 2019

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were flat in subdued trading Wednesday as Japan reported weak export data and news surfaced of possible hiccups in China-U.S. trade talks.

KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 index was less than 0.1 percent higher at 20,631.54 and South Korea’s Kospi rose 0.3 percent to…

Hong Kong Financial Markets-1

January 22, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):

4:00 p.m.

Stocks are closing with sharp losses amid new signs the global economy is slowing.

The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday cut its 2019 growth forecast, pointing to heightened trade tensions and rising…

Financial Markets Wall Street

January 22, 2019

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — In a story Jan. 21 about Ireland nominating an official for a top spot at the European Central Bank, The Associated Press gave the incorrect name for the country’s national central bank. It is the Central Bank of Ireland, not the Bank of Ireland.

A corrected version of the…

January 22, 2019

A big jump in prescription drug sales, particularly overseas, helped Johnson & Johnson swing to a large fourth-quarter profit after posting a huge loss a year earlier, when it took a $13.6 billion charge related to the late-2017 U.S. tax overhaul.

The world’s biggest maker of health care products…

Earns Johnson & Johnson

January 22, 2019

When gunmakers and dealers gather this week in Las Vegas for the industry’s largest annual conference, they will be grappling with slumping sales and a shift in politics that many didn’t envision two years ago when gun-friendly Donald Trump and a GOP-controlled Congress took office.

Some of the top…

Gun Industry Tough Times

January 22, 2019

TOKYO (AP) — A Tokyo court rejected former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn’s latest request for bail on Tuesday, more than two months after his arrest.

A statement from the Tokyo District Court announcing its decision gave no explanation for prolonging a detention of the 64-year-old star executive,…

Japan Ghosn

January 22, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is laying out her strategy on health care and first up is improvements to “Obamacare” and legislation to lower prescription drug costs. “Medicare for all” will get hearings.

Pelosi and President Donald Trump have been sounding similar themes about the…

Pelosi Health Care

January 21, 2019

The percentage of TSA airport screeners missing work has hit 10 percent as the partial government shutdown stretches into its fifth week.

The Transportation Security Administration said Monday that Sunday’s absence rate compared to 3.1 percent on the comparable Sunday a year ago.

The workers who…

Government Shutdown-Aviation
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