CVS, Aetna shares rise on report DoJ won't challenge their merger deal

A report Thursday that said the Department of Justice (DoJ) will not challenge the merger of CVS Health and Aetna caused the two companies' shares to increase. CVS Health announced in December it would acquire Aetna for $69 billion. The news about DoJ was reported by <i>Bloomberg</i> citing Reorg Research, a trade publication.

A report Thursday that said the Department of Justice (DoJ) will not challenge the merger of CVS Health and Aetna caused the two companies' shares to increase. CVS Health announced in December it would acquire Aetna for $69 billion. The news about DoJ was reported by <i>Bloomberg</i> citing Reorg Research, a trade publication. Both Aetna and CVS Health declined to comment; however, their shares rose 2% and nearly 3%, respectively, after the report came out.