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Market Wrap: Stocks Climb, Led by Energy, Health Care

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks added to their recent run with gains across all sectors on Monday, led by increases in the beaten-down energy group and the acquisition-driven health care industry. The gains on the first trading day of the month followed the best monthly performance of the...
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Employees’ Health Costs Up 134% in a Decade

The average amount that employees contribute to their health care has increased by more 134 percent over the past 10 years — and is projected to increase again next year. That’s according to Aon Hewitt, which analyzed data for more than 600 large U.S. employers representing 11.7 million...
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Market Wrap: Stocks Gain with Health Care, Upbeat Auto Sales

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks started December stronger Tuesday as health and consumer shares bounced back while auto sales suggested upbeat growth in November. The S&P health care index jumped 1.7 percent, while the consumer discretionary index was up 1 percent, both retracing Monday’s losses. UnitedHealth Group (UNH)...
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