The Dow Jones industrial average last night suffered its largest points fall in eight months, adding to fears that stock markets are heading for a sharp correction. The Nasdaq climbed 9 points, or 0.1 percent, to 7,411. Leading indices in Europe and Asia also closed deep in the red.
Anthem's strong results and forecast sent its shares up 1.5 percent and also boosted other health insurers, a day after the group and other health stocks were hit by news of Amazon's healthcare plans.
Apple shares fell as much as 2.6 per cent after the Nikkei reported the company will halve the production target for its flagship iPhone X this quarter.
However, the Fed said it will "carefully monitor" inflation, which it expects to "move up this year".
The S&P 500 Healthcare index was the day's biggest loser among the 11 major sectors, dropping by 2.13%.
The Dow is down 467.32 points, or 1.8 percent.
As the U.S. treasury bond sell off depended, USA treasury yields shot up to a peak of 2.73%, the highest level since 2014.The Dow dumped 177 points in its worst trading day so far this year and the S&P dived 0.7%.
The selloff set traders in the options market fretting about a near-term shock to equities and the Cboe Volatility Index, the most widely followed barometer of expected near-term stock market gyrations, closed up 0.95 points at 14.79, its highest close since August 17.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 15 points, or 0.6 percent, to 2,837.
"Investors are catching up to the fact that rates have risen", said Jonathan Mackay, investment strategist at Schroders.
Bond yields also rose, reflecting last year's three USA interest rate hikes.
Beside a host of earnings reports, this week includes US President Donald Trump's State of the Union address, the Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting and the US jobs report.
HONG KONG - Asian shares extended their bull run on Monday amid upbeat corporate earnings and strong global economic growth, while the dollar struggled to bounce as the White House continued to complain of "unfair" trade practices by competitors. They has risen about 2 percent earlier after the company's quarterly results and full-year forecasts beat expectations.
USA stock index futures drifted higher late on Tuesday as Trump gave his State of the Union address.
Declining issues outnumbered advancing ones on the NYSE by a 3.39-to-1 ratio; on Nasdaq, a 1.75-to-1 ratio favoured decliners. Express Scripts, McKesson, Humana, Cigna, UnitedHealth, CVS Health and Centene were down between 5.3 percent and 7.2 percent.
Every Macy's customer will get a second pin for free to give to a friend or family member when they buy one this year. But 80 percent of cardiovascular diseases are preventable through healthy habits like improving diet and exercising.
After its release last January 26, the new installment to the " Monster Hunter " series received high score ratings from critics. Completing this quest (and taking the " SFV Tickets" you receive to the Smithy) will unlock a special Ryu armor set.
Investigations continue into Moscow's efforts to influence the 2016 election to help Donald Trump win. The act was adopted in August previous year and imposed sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea.
A stronger strand has been active this year that wasn't predicted. "Against the H3N2, it offers a much lower percent". Forty-nine states have reported widespread activity for three consecutive weeks. "We're still counting it as a case".
The company sold tracer and incendiary rounds - ones that blow up on impact - for a range of sizes, according to its website. A man identified in court documents as a "person of interest" after the Las Vegas massacre says he didn't know the gunman.
In 2016, it off-loaded its intellectual property and science division to Onex and Baring Private Equity Asia for $3.55bn. Thomson Reuters would hold on to its global news service, Reuters, along with its Legal and Tax and Accounting divisions.
Before leaving the White House on January 31, 2017, Obama sat down with Oprah Winfrey for her final interview as First Lady. The Obama's chose to stay in Washington so their youngest daughter, 16-year-old Sasha , could finish high school there.
However, for Blind, whose contract runs out next summer, time appears to be up, although a transfer to Roma appears to be hard . He was an immediate hit for United, with his intelligent play seeing him establish himself in a defensive midfield role.
Long-time shoppers of this Bon-Ton say they aren't surprised to hear it will soon close, but they are sad to see it go. Penney - that remained in business after Frew Development Group took over the property.
Wikie first showcased her knack for mimicry by copying the movements of other orcas, as directed by human hand gestures. She successfully reproduced some sounds - such as the phrases "hello" and " one, two, three " - on her first attempt.
Feds Drop Corruption Case Against Senator Menendez
That appeared to be a turning point for federal prosecutors, even though Walls left the rest of the government's case intact. After last fall's trial ended, one juror told reporters the jury was split 10-2 on all counts in favor of acquittal.
'Halloween' Filming Begins as First Set Photo Released
Green (" Goat ", " Our Brand Is Crisis ") is directing the movie from the script which he wrote with the help of Danny McBride . Though that wasn't true, she was killed off in Halloween: Resurrection, which debuted back in 2002. "Same slate.
EasyJet CEO Takes Wage Cut To Promote Equal Pay
EasyJet has pledged to address the gap in its own ranks by recruiting more female pilots - up to 20 percent by 2020. Three years ago easyJet launched its Amy Johnson Initiative to encourage more women to enter the pilot profession.
CEO of surfing brand Quiksilver missing off French coast
Agnes recently oversaw a deal that brought Quiksilver together with rival surf brand Billabong under the Boardriders umbrella. Surf legend Kelly Slater posted a tribute to Mr Agnes on Wednesday, saying he is " praying for a miracle " he is found alive.
Huge emotional support peacock not allowed on flight
A United Airlines spokesperson, however, claimed that the woman had been warned that her peacock would not be allowed on board. Beginning March 1, the airline will require passengers with service animals to submit paperwork two full days before flying.