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Unemployment hit 8.9 percent in April and some predict that number could climb over 10 percent in 2009 as major companies further streamline operations to combat the recession. While some industries are more labor intensive than others, employee productivity is a key measure that managers and investors look at when evaluating performance. Take a look at which companies are squeezing the most out their shrinking workforces.
Despite the continuing market rally, Rob Morgan of Clermont Wealth Strategies suggested that investors still remain cautious.
Despite the recession, Robert Doll, vice chairman of BlackRock, told CNBC’s investor audience that the health maintenance organizations (HMO) sector is “outperforming the market.”
Disney reported its fourth quarter and full year earnings after the bell Thursday, and Wall Street has been trying to sort out the economic impact on the media giant, which so far has performed much better than its peers through the downturn.
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AmerisourceBergen, one of the top U.S. drug wholesalers, said Thursday that quarterly earnings fell 28 percent as it took a write-down on its tetanus-diphtheria vaccine inventory.
Pharmaceutical wholesaler McKesson reported that its quarterly profit rose a better-than-expected 8 percent, led by increased demand for its drug distribution business, and the company raised its full-year earnings forecast.
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Drug distributor AmerisourceBergen on Monday said Kurt Hilzinger resigned as chief operating officer and director to join a private equity firm and will not be replaced.
M&A news and analyst actions were some of the catalysts behind the most actively traded stocks on Friday.
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