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One of the biggest middlemen in the drug industry is losing their largest customer — and the stock is tanking

Express Scripts, on of the largest pharmacy benefit manager's (PBM) in the drug industry, announced on Monday that its largest customer will not renew its contract with the company. Anthem, owner of a variety of Blue Cross Blue Shield...Show More Summary


Stocks took off on Monday after the first round of the French presidential election. Centerist candidate Emmanuel Macron and anti-European Union, far-right candidate Marine Le Pen nabbed the top two spots in the first round of voting...Show More Summary

Saudi Arabia is making a 'U-turn' on a controversial policy

Saudi Arabia has had a rough go of it as of late. The oil crash, which occurred from June 2014 until February 2016 and shaved off about 75% off the price of oil, has wreaked havoc on Saudi Arabia's economy. Economic growth during the first quarter of 2016 grew at a 1.5% annualized rate, which was the weakest since 2013. Show More Summary

We're about to get a clear example proving the stock market is not the economy

When the results come in, US economic growth and earnings are on pace to show very different grades. Gross domestic product is forecast to grow 1%, according to Bloomberg's estimate for the advance reading expected on Friday. But earnings...Show More Summary

The government shutdown looks like it will hinge on Trump's border wall

Whether the federal government shuts down Friday could hinge on whether Congress will include funding for President Donald Trump's proposed border wall in legislation to keep the government funded. Trump and administration officialsShow More Summary

UBS: The Unicorn Frappuccino will drive Starbucks higher (SBUX)

Shares of Starbucks have gained 10% so far in 2017, outpacing the broader S&P 500, and UBS equity analyst Dennis Geiger thinks there's more room for the stock to run. In a note circulated to clients on April 24, titled "Outlook is All...Show More Summary

What you need to know on Wall Street today

Welcome to Finance Insider, Business Insider's summary of the top stories of the past 24 hours. The first round of the French election is over, and investors can start moving on. With 97% of the results reported, centrist Emmanuel Macron was ahead with 23.9% of the vote, followed by Marine Le Pen, the far-right candidate, with 21.4%. Show More Summary

Airlines are destroying a main pillar of the stock market rally

Airlines are making it awfully difficult for the industrial sector, which makes up about 10% of the S&P 500, to have a good earnings season. So difficult, in fact, that traders are paying the most in more than two years to protect against...Show More Summary

Sears' turnaround timeline is shrinking — and it could be next in line to declare bankruptcy (SHLD)

Time is running out for Sears to turn business around. S&P Global Market Intelligence has identified Sears as the most vulnerable public retail company in the US, saying it has a 24% chance of default within a year. This comes afterShow More Summary

A small Wall Street firm is going to make a killing on a $24 billion healthcare deal

Beckton Dickinson just announced a $24 billion deal to acquire medical technology company Bard. Involved in the deal is a small Wall Street firm that has closed some major deals recently. Perella Weinberg is acting as the lead financial advisor to BD on the deal, with Citi also serving as an advisor and will be providing fully committed financing. Show More Summary

We asked 6 Wall Street recruiters about the hottest trends in hiring

It's moving season on Wall Street. Bonuses have landed in bank accounts, freeing up bankers and traders to move to new employers. Big people moves on Wall Street often occur around this time of year. With that in mind, we asked six Wall Street recruiters about the big trends in hiring. Here's what the recruiters had to say. Show More Summary

The Fed has a problem after the biggest bond-buying binge in history

The Fed owns a lot of bonds, and policymakers think it’s time to reduce its $4.5 trillion balance sheet, a portfolio of assets that surged more than fivefold during the financial crisis and Great Recession. There’s just one problem:Show More Summary

The market's fear index is plunging at the fastest pace since Trump's election

US stock uncertainty is shrinking to a degree not seen since the day after President Donald Trump's election victory. Thank France. On the heels of the first round of the French election, the CBOE Volatility Index, or VIX, plunged 19% as of 10 a.m. Show More Summary

BMO: McDonald's is at all-time highs, and could go a lot higher (MCD)

McDonald's stock hit an all-time high Friday April 21 of $133.86. And according to BMO equity analyst Andrew Strelzik, the stock could go higher still. Strelzik initiated coverage of McDonald's on April 21 with an "Outperform" rating...Show More Summary

Financial journalists are providing an unexpected public service

It turns out the news media isn’t fake after all. Financial news headlines are proving a useful measure of broad economic sentiment for forecasters seeking to deepen their arsenal of data, according to a new report from the Federal Reserve...Show More Summary

The first round of the French election is over, and Wall Street can start moving on

The first round of the French election is over, and investors can start moving on. With 97% of the results reported, centrist Emmanuel Macron was ahead with 23.9% of the vote, followed by Marine Le Pen, the far-right candidate, with 21.4%. Macron is clearly investors' favorite, given the reaction in global markets after the election. Show More Summary

The Fed leak scandal is giving ammunition to its harshest critics

It's a seemingly minor affair with giant implications. The Federal Reserve's well-documented leak of market-moving information to a private consulting firm Medley Global Advisors in 2012 was startling enough to trigger an unresolvedShow More Summary

Treasury yields spike as traders shed safe-havens following the French election

US Treasurys are under pressure after the outcome of the French election sparked a flight out of safety and into risk. Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right National Front candidate Marine Le Pen advanced to the second round of the presidential election in France, garnering 23.9% and 21.4% of the vote, respectively. Show More Summary

Global markets are ripping higher after the French election

US stock index futures rose sharply on Monday, tracking European and Asian stocks, as investors breathed a sigh of relief after the centrist candidate and market favorite, Emmanuel Macron, won the first round of the French presidential...Show More Summary

10 things you need to know before the opening bell (SPY, SPX, QQQ, DIA, CHOO)

Here is what you need to know. Macron and Le Pen move on in the French election. Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right National Front candidate Marine Le Pen have advanced to the second round of the French presidential election, taking 23.9% and 21.4% of the vote. The euro is holding on to big gains. Show More Summary

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