Bid & Ask: The Deals of the Week

Noteworthy expenditures of the week
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1. The No. 3 U.S. health insurer, Aetna, will pay $5.6 billion for Coventry Health Care to bolster its share of government business following President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.

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