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Health care stocks get a boost in S&P 500

Analysts expect hospitals, managed-care companies to benefit from health care legislation.

By STEVE ROTHWELL Published: January 26, 2013

NEW YORK — Health care stocks have started off the year on a tear.

The industry group that includes health care providers, drugmakers and biotechnology companies has advanced 7.3 percent this year, making it the second-best in the Standard & Poor’s 500 index, trailing only energy companies. Even drugmakers, traditionally considered a safe-haven play, are outperforming the market.

The rally has solid...

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