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Big Life Insurers Will Get TARP Funds

(Newser) - Now that the banks' stress tests are done, it's on to the insurance industry. The Treasury Department said today it will give TARP funds to the nation's biggest life insurers, the Washington Post reports. Hartford Financial has been given preliminary approval to receive $3.4 billion, and as-yet unspecified amounts... More »

As Life Insurers Face Losses, Next Bailout Decision Looms

Life insurers, a key cog in capital markets, seek TARP funds

(Newser) - Life insurance companies, an oft-overlooked yet important cog in the financial infrastructure, haven’t been immune to tumbling markets, the Wall Street Journal reports, which are eroding both their portfolios and consumer confidence. A Dow Jones life insurance index is off 59% this year and 82% from its 2007 high,... More »

Indexes Mixed, Dow Drops 10

All eyes are on Treasury's bank plan

(Newser) - Markets were mixed today as the delayed White House bank bailout plan left investors with little to go on, MarketWatch reports. Still, some financials soared, with Bank of America up 11.28% and insurers Hartford and Genworth Financial up at least 14%. The Dow fell 9.96 points to close... More »

Insurer Leads 259-Point Surge

Stocks manage to stay afloat despite terrible jobs report

(Newser) - Stocks rallied at the end of the session today despite a grim November jobs report that showed unemployment rising to 6.7%, MarketWatch reports. Insurer Hartford Financial led financials higher after announcing that its business were doing better than it had expected. The Dow rose 259.18 to close at... More »

Dow Up 397 on Positive News

Financials lead as government moves to help banking giant

(Newser) - Stocks rallied today in a vote of confidence for the $326 billion Citibank rescue plan and Barack Obama’s team of economic advisers, MarketWatch reports. Combined with Friday's surge, the rally was the largest 2-day jump in over 20 years. The Dow rose 396.97 points to close at 8,... More »

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