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Stocks pull back, halting a record-setting win streak

Stocks pull back, halting a record-setting win streak

Aetna stocks rose 1.6 per cent, Anthem 2.6 per cent, Humana 8.3 per cent, and Cigna 5.4 per cent. The S&P 500 index showed 12 new 52-week highs and no new lows, while the Nasdaq recorded 30 new highs and six new lows. Airlines were among the worst performers in the S&P 500 on Thursday, with shares of Southwest Airlines falling 11% after the company warned its revenue growth would likely slow down because of a competitive fare environment.



Southwest Reports Few BWI Cancellations, Plenty Of Delays

By about 5 p.m. Central time, Southwest had canceled 16 flights, more than any other US carrier, and delayed 245 others, according to tracking service FlightAware.com. "Our Employees are the best in the business, and they are working extremely hard to get you and your luggage to your destination", Southwest's Linda Rutherford said in a statement ".



Donald Trump calls his running mate Mike Pence a 'man of honour'

In foreign policy, Trump would lead from strength, Pence said. "That one, you could say yes, I mean, you're not-it's fine - hey, look, I like John McCain". "One of the things I found out about this man is that he appreciates candor", Pence said. During Trump's official introduction of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate, the campaign adorned a fundraising email with a simple "TRUMP" atop a "PENCE", ditching an American flag-inspired interlocking T and P logo that attracted the ...



UK Bookmakers cool on Owen Smith Labour leadership ambitions

Mr Smith, aged 46, was Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions until he resigned on June 27 2016 as part of the mass resignation from Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn's shadow cabinet. They included former leader Ed Miliband and Angela Eagle, who abandoned her leadership campaign in the interests of fielding a "unity candidate" against Mr Corbyn.



Other countries might be involved in coup attempt: Tayyip Erdogan

President Obama in a phone call with Erdogan on Tuesday expressed his support for the democratically elected civilian government and said the investigation should proceed in accordance "with the democratic principles that are enshrined in Turkey's constitution", White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Tuesday.


Mortgage Refi Demand Eases As Rates Firm

Mortgage Refi Demand Eases As Rates Firm

The cut may not be good news for everyone, as interest rates for savers continue to be at their lowest, with annuities and gilts falling in value. Mortgage rates still haven't returned to their pre-Brexit territory but are back to where they were at the end of June, after the slide had started.