Shares of health-care companies ticked up as the sector's recovery from legislative fears continued.
Premiums for middle-priced plans on the Affordable Care Act's individual market would climb by 20% in 2018 if the federal government halted the billions of dollars in payments it sends to insurers under the health law, the Congressional Budget Office estimated.
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Lawsuits related to the opiod drug crisis are being filed in courts around the nation, with the latest coming in South Carolina, where the state is suing pain-pill maker Purdue Pharma, in Birmingham Ala., and in Cincinnati.
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August 15, 2017 16:43 ET (20:43 GMT)