Shares of health-care companies edged up after mixed earnings reports. Pfizer shares fell after the drug maker posted earnings short of some investors' expectations, and even as it said it was anticipating a boost from a wave of new drug launches. Shares of insurer Aetna ticked down after it reported a decline in revenue and declined to comment on reports that it could merge with drug-store chain CVS Health.
-Rob Curran, firstname.lastname@example.org
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(END) Dow Jones Newswires
October 31, 2017 16:14 ET (20:14 GMT)