Mar 29, 2018 - Economy

Walmart in early talks to buy Humana

Walmart in Chicago.

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The Wall Street Journal reports that Walmart Inc. could potentially be buying Humana Inc., though nothing is finalized and it isn't clear what terms they're discussing.

Why it matters: Per the Journal, if the deal went through it could "transform Walmart overnight into one of the nation's largest health insurers." Humana is valued at $37 billion currently, while Walmart sits at $260 billion.

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