• Cigna-Express Scripts Deal to Face Justice Department Review

    Cigna Corp. confirmed that its proposed $54 billion acquisition of CVS Health Corp. separately struck a $68 billion deal for

  • Threats From All Sides Push Walmart and Humana Closer Together

    Walmart Inc. and health insurer Humana Inc. may be facing different threats with the same solution. Amazon.com Inc. has taken direct aim at the giant retailer by siphoning customers out of its stores. Humana’s rivals are striking deals to make them one-stop health superstores with insurance, drug coverage, pharmacies, clinics and doctors. A told Bloomberg […]

  • Amazon, Berkshire, JPMorgan Link Up to Form New Health-Care Company

    It’s no secret Jeff Bezos has been looking to crack health care. But no one expected him to pull in Warren Buffett and Jamie Dimon, too. News Tuesday that Bezos’s Amazon.com Inc., Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co., led by Dimon, plan to join forces to change how health care is provided to […]

  • CVS-Aetna May Find Unlikely Ally in Regulators

    One of the biggest frustrations for companies pursuing mega-mergers is the regulatory approval process. It's long. It's cumbersome. And for CVS Health Corp., that may be a godsend. CVS, the Woonsocket, Rhode Island-based drug-store chain and pharmacy-benefit manager, is said to be on the verge of a $66 billion takeover of Aetna Inc., a health insurer based an hour […]

  • What We Got Right (and Wrong) in 2017

    We try our best to achieve perfect accuracy in our coverage of the Year Ahead, but inevitably, a few things slip by us. Here, some of the things we didn’t quite see coming—and some spot-on predictions that we’re particularly proud of. Power We said: Xi Jinping will use the National Congress of the Communist Party to […]