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  • DuPont to Cut 1,500 Jobs as Earnings Miss Estimates Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012 | 11:02 AM ET

    DuPont reported quarterly earnings and revenue that fell short of analysts' expectations on Tuesday, and announced plans to cut 1,500 jobs.

  • Why Investors Like Pharma Stocks     Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 2:23 PM ET

    Pharmaceuticals continue to be an attractive sector for earnings and dividend growth, and CNBC's Seema Mody reports on how companies like Pfizer are faring.

  • Biotech, Pharma Show Healthy Gains     Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 7:55 AM ET

    If you're looking for beta, biotech might be your answer, reports CNBC's Seema Mody.

  • Healthcare cost

    Thanks to several rounds of cost cutting and new product launches, cash balances across the pharma sector are increasing — because one analyst said we should see more cash being returned to shareholders via dividend.

  • Savient Bulls Come Back for More Wednesday, 19 Sep 2012 | 7:30 AM ET
    Biotech

    Savient Pharmaceuticals has been taken to the woodshed, but recently it’s turned bullish.

  • Biotech—Outperforming for the Right Reasons Monday, 17 Sep 2012 | 4:38 PM ET

    The NYSE Arca Biotech index spacer hit an all-time high Monday, as investors continue to seek out the group for its above average growth prospects.

  • AstraZeneca Poaches Genentech Boss From Roche Tuesday, 28 Aug 2012 | 2:04 AM ET

    AstraZeneca has appointed Pascal Soriot, former chief executive of Genentech, as its new chief executive following the departure of David Brennan earlier this year.

  • Bristol’s Hep C Drug Blowup May Benefit These Stocks Thursday, 2 Aug 2012 | 10:51 AM ET

    Bristol-Myers Squibb suspended a mid-stage study of its experimental hepatitis C drug BMS-094 due to a serious safety issue — a major blow to the company’s research pipeline that is also likely to rejigger the way Wall Street views other companies’ efforts to develop an all-oral therapy against the viral liver disease.

  • Jim Cramer

    Investors need to see this as a speculative stock and take some profits as they come in, he said.

  • Cramer’s 5 Recession-Resistant Stocks Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012 | 12:55 PM ET
    Abbott Labs

    In the wake of Friday’s disappointing jobs report, “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer thinks investors need to prepare for the possibility of a recession.

  • Anti-Obesity Drug a Big Win for Biotech Friday, 29 Jun 2012 | 1:36 PM ET
    Biotech

    With the weight loss market heating up, stocks like Arena Pharmaceuticals may be spelling out a big rally for the drug retail space.

  • Is Celgene a Broken Stock or a Broken Company? Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 | 6:20 PM ET

    “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer has the answer.

  • Broken Stock or Broken Company?     Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 | 6:15 PM ET

    Last week, Celgene announced it was pulling its Revlimid application in Europe, and Mad Money host Jim Cramer explains why he thinks investors should buy into the stock now.

  • Biotech Stocks Immune to Mandate?     Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 | 11:30 AM ET

    A look at the impact of the Supreme Court's ruling on biotech stocks, with James Greenwood, BIO CEO.

  • Biotech & Drug Stocks: Scotus Ruling Impact     Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012 | 5:15 PM ET

    The biotech sector is up more than 1 percent today, and discussing what investors can expect after tomorrow's health care reform ruling, with ISI's biotech and pharmaceuticals major analyst Mark Schoenebaum. "If tomorrow the whole bill is struck down, technically, earnings and revenue estimates for all of biotech and all of pharma companies are going to go up," says Schoenebaum.

  • Arena Surges on FDA Approval     Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012 | 5:15 PM ET

    Shares of Arena Pharmaceuticals spiked on news the FDA approved its anti-obesity drug, with the Fast Money traders; and discussing how tomorrow's ruling on the health care reform could impact the biotech sector, with Mark Schoenebaum, ISI.

  • Cramer Interviews Seattle Genetics CEO Tuesday, 5 Jun 2012 | 6:50 PM ET

    The "Mad Money" host spoke with the CEO of Seattle Genetics about the safety of the biotech space.

  • Cramer’s One-on-One with Immunogen CEO Monday, 4 Jun 2012 | 6:20 PM ET

    Daniel Junius, CEO of Immunogen, discusses drugs the company is developing.

  • Metals ETFs Attracting Safe Haven Crowd Tuesday, 29 May 2012 | 4:05 PM ET

    Investors who jumped into U.S. Treasurys and the dollar during the latest flare-up of the EU crisis appear to have expanded into gold and other metals, according to a new report.

  • Winning Equity ETFs During May EU Crisis Tuesday, 29 May 2012 | 12:42 PM ET

    A few sectors have managed to gain ground during the past three weeks, and retail investors who took advantage of the right ETFs have something to show for it.