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  • Is Roche In A Rush For Genentech? Monday, 12 Jan 2009 | 1:35 PM ET
    Roche CFO's presentation at the JPMorgan Healthcare Conference

    Not surprisingly it was standing room only in the grand ballroom of the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco for the Roche presentation this morning at the JPMorgan Healthcare Conference.

  • JPMorgan Conference Feels Wall Street Pinch Monday, 12 Jan 2009 | 11:44 AM ET

    I'm covering the 27th Annual JPMorgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco where I suspect there will be a big crowd for the Roche presentation later this morning. It's being reported that the Swiss drugmaker may soon raise its bid for Genentech. I'll be shocked if Roche says much about it either in the formal presentation or breakout session. But I'll be there just in case.

  • Ladies In Waiting For Merck's Gardasil Friday, 9 Jan 2009 | 10:08 AM ET

    The FDA giveth and the FDA taketh away. Yesterday the agency handed Merck a little bit of a break with what could be interpreted as an endorsement, of sorts. But then this morning the FDA issued another delay in deciding whether to approve the company's Gardasil vaccine.

  • Hospitals Injure Cardinal Health, Intuitive Surgical Thursday, 8 Jan 2009 | 10:48 AM ET

    Within about a 12-hour period, two healthcare companies have blamed the pullback in hospital spending for worse-than-anticipated financial results.

  • Parts of a roof lie on the sidewalk as trees sway in the winds of Hurricane Wilma Monday, Oct. 24, 2005 in downtown Naples, Fla. Hurricane Wilma crashed ashore early Monday as a strong Category 3 storm, battering southwest Florida with 125 mph winds. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

    The 2008 Atlantic Hurricane Season produced eight hurricanes. Five of them were "major" storms, hitting Category 3 strength or higher.  But none of those hurricanes hit Florida.  That's good news both for residents of the state and for Warren Buffett, who lives roughly 1600 miles northwest of Miami.

  • Buyer Beware: Protect Against Insurance Fraud Monday, 29 Dec 2008 | 12:43 PM ET

    Everyone needs health insurance, period. And everyone needs to be aware of the many forms of insurance fraud that exist.

  • Vertex's $75,000 Question Friday, 19 Dec 2008 | 3:14 PM ET

    Drug pricing pressure under a Democratic administration be darned. $75,000. That's not a salary figure. That's the price one biotech analyst says Vertex Pharmaceuticals and its partner Johnson & Johnson might be able to charge--possibly even more--for their Hepatitis C drug.

  • Insurance On Athletes Now A Thing Of The Past? Thursday, 18 Dec 2008 | 11:37 AM ET

    Insurance used to be a given. When a team signed a big guaranteed contract, they'd get it insured as much as they could. But times have changed. Last month, I was told that more and more baseball teams were passing up on insurance.

  • The #1 Thing to Do If You've Lost Your Job Thursday, 18 Dec 2008 | 10:48 AM ET

    The best move you can make when and if you're let go may not be intuitive: geting and maintaining health insurance.

  • Web Extra: Protect Your Vacation with 2 Kinds of Insurance Wednesday, 17 Dec 2008 | 11:07 AM ET

    Flight insurance is a joke. Never buy it. Instead, spend your money where it can really protect your trip.

  • How to Stay Insured When You Lose Your Job Friday, 12 Dec 2008 | 9:17 PM ET

    Losing your job should not mean losing your healthcare. Period.

  • Turn a Pink Slip Into Your Golden Ticket Wednesday, 10 Dec 2008 | 2:31 PM ET

    The inside scoop on key moves you need to make should you find yourself on the company chopping block.

  • Your Pink-Slip Survival Guide Monday, 8 Dec 2008 | 2:33 PM ET

    Lost your job? You're not alone. Here are the four ways to stay afloat in this awful market.

  • Cramer's Reasons for Holiday Cheer Friday, 5 Dec 2008 | 7:08 PM ET

    Market got you down? The situation might not be as bad as you think.

  • With gas cheaper, mortgage rates coming down and a winter of cheaper heating bills to possibly look forward to, there might be reason for some holiday cheer.

  • Options Action: A Hot Insurer Stock! Friday, 5 Dec 2008 | 1:30 PM ET

    Hartford is seeing heavy options trading Friday, as its stock soars more than 88% even as the broader markets drop. Hartford Financial Services, which has an average daily call volume of 10,000 contracts, saw 37,100 calls trade in the first hour of trading this morning. That's three times full session volume in just 60 minutes!

  • Consumer Warning: Insuring the Right to Insurance Thursday, 4 Dec 2008 | 7:12 PM ET

    That's what this first-of-a-kind product from UnitedHealth purports to do. But do you need it?

  • Is Merck A Drug Bellwether? Thursday, 4 Dec 2008 | 11:24 AM ET

    Earlier this week UBS pharmaceutical analyst Roopesh Patel put out a big 2009 sector outlook research note claiming, "So far, the global economic slowdown has had no noticeable impact — a) U.S. weekly and monthly U.S. prescription trends are stable; b) there also is no meaningfully cautionary commentary from any of the companies...." Well, he might have spoken too soon.

  • The Insurance Industry's Safest New Cars Tuesday, 25 Nov 2008 | 6:36 AM ET
    Ford Taurus X

    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety designated 72 vehicles as winners of their top safety pick award. The award recognizes vehicles that do the best job of protecting motorists in front, side and rear crashes and have anti-rollover technology called Electronic Stability Control, or ESC.

  • In a special edition 'Outrage of the Day,' Cramer has not one, but two gripes on his mind: one personal and one business, which is the one he decides to start with, since "we're not about making friends on this show, we're about making money."

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