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Expensive Valentine’s Day breakup: the Aetna-Humana merger is over

One month after a federal judge blocked the proposed $34 billion deal on antitrust grounds, health insurance giants Aetna and Humana are calling the whole thing off. Aetna said today it will pay Humana a $1 billion breakup fee. Read the details here. [Photo: Flickr user Montgomery County Planning Commission] 

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One month after a federal judge blocked the proposed $34 billion deal on antitrust grounds, health insurance giants Aetna and Humana are calling the whole thing off. Aetna said today it will pay Humana a $1 billion breakup fee. Read the details here.

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Christopher Zara is a senior staff news editor for Fast Company and obsessed with media, technology, business, culture, and theater. Before coming to FastCo News, he was a deputy editor at International Business Times, a theater critic for Newsweek, and managing editor of Show Business magazine

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