Health insurance stocks rally 1.9% on prospect of Brown victory
by Kyle Shank, Tue Jan 19, 2010 at 04:15:28 PM EST
An index of health-care companies in the S&P 500 led the advance with a 1.9 percent rally. U.S. Democrats face the possibility of losing a Senate seat held by the late Edward Kennedy as voters in Massachusetts go to the polls. A loss could cost them a 60-vote supermajority needed to help pass a health- care overhaul.