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HCC Reports Record First Quarter 2005 Results (pzone via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)
HOUSTON, May 3, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HCC) today released earnings for the first quarter of 2005. Net earnings increased significantly for the first quarter of 2005 rising 29% to $;57.3 million from $;44.6 million for the first quarter of 2004. During the same period, net earnings per diluted share grew 19% to $;0.81 per share from $;0.68 per share, despite

Possibility of Federal Bailout for General Motors... (and more...) (From the Wilderness Publications)
May 2, 2005 Possibility of Federal Bailout for General Motors, Ford in Response to Increased Health Care Costs, Other Issues by The Wall Street Journal - also - GM Debt Ratings Downgraded by Moody''s; Ford Motor Under Review by Bill Koenig, Bloomberg News Service - and - General Motors, the Stock Market and Gold by Nick Barisheff

Group: People could afford health care if they knew where to look (BizJournals)
Many of California''s estimated 6.5 million uninsured residents go without health coverage because they don''t realize they''re eligible for free or reduced-price coverage. But nearly 80 percent actually are eligible, according to the Foundation for Health Coverage Education, a San Jose-based nonprofit started by Philip Lebherz.

HCC Reports Record First Quarter 2005 Results (PrimeZone via Yahoo! Finance)
HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc. today released earnings for the first quarter of 2005.

A.M. Best Assigns and Affirms Issuer Credit Ratings of Sierra Health Services and Affirms Financial Strength and Debt (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)
A.M. Best Co. has assigned issuer credit ratings of "bbb" and has affirmed the financial strength rating of B++ of Sierra Health Services, Inc.''s core HMO subsidiaries, Health Plan of Nevada, Inc and its health insurance company, Sierra Health and Life Insurance Company, Inc. . A.M.

Buffett Not Worried by Negative Outlook (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Warren Buffett on Sunday said investors shouldn''t be concerned about Fitch Ratings'' decision last month to revise its outlook for the billionaire''s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. to "negative" from "stable."

A Tonic for Bush''s Ailing Second Term (BusinessWeek)
As costly gas, fears about the economy, and an ethics scandal sink the approval ratings of the President and his party, here are some remedies

Medical-Errors Gap Widens Between Best - Worst Hospitals (Senior Journal)
May 2, 2005 - Patient safety incidents at America''s hospitals increased slightly, but the nation''s safest hospitals grew even safer, resulting in a wider gap in patient safety incident rates among the nation''s best and worst hospitals, according to a new study of 37 million patient records released today by HealthGrades, an organization that evaluates the quality of hospitals, physicians and

Lincoln Financial Group Reports First Quarter 2005 Earnings (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)
Lincoln National Corporation , the parent company of the Lincoln Financial Group of companies, today reported net income of $178.9 million, or $1.01 per diluted share for its first quarter of 2005.

AIG shares end higher as concerns subside (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
American International Group Inc. shares closed over 5 percent higher on Monday after its latest disclosures about accounting problems turned out to be less damaging than initially feared.