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  • Boston Scientific And The "Struggling" Stents Tuesday, 5 Feb 2008 | 10:25 AM ET

    Sales of drug-coated stents, Boston Scientific's most profitable products, came in at the low end of the company's guidance in the fourth quarter. Stents are the fragile little wire mesh cylinders that act like scaffolding to prop open clogged arteries.

  • An unprecedented late-day rally reversed morning losses and sent the Dow higher by 300 points - all thanks to the banks and brokers. Could this move mean a bottom or is it nothing more an oversold rally?

  • Stocks Snap Losing Streak With Huge Rally Wednesday, 23 Jan 2008 | 3:08 PM ET

    Stocks snapped a five-day losing streak, with the Dow surging nearly 300 points on optimism that a government plan to rescue ailing bond insurers is taking shape and could prevent billions more in credit losses.

  • Goldman Sachs: The "Safe" Stocks For Primary Season Monday, 7 Jan 2008 | 4:20 PM ET

    Goldman Sachs analysts say stock investors should look to larger cap and defensive sectors as a way to play the uncertainty of presidential primary season. While they say the major party nominees should become clear by "Super Duper Tuesday," there is greater electoral and policy uncertainty in this Presidential race because there are no incumbents running.

  • My 7 For '07: The Pharma Year in Review Friday, 28 Dec 2007 | 1:57 PM ET

    The seven biggest stories in my sectors in 2007? Avandia, Dendreon, Pfizer, Biogen were just a few of the topics that made this a fascinating year for the pharmaceuticals and biotechnology industries.

  • Friday's Playbook Thursday, 27 Dec 2007 | 7:29 PM ET

    Like precision radar, The Fast Money Five zero in on three hot trades. Find out how they're playing excessive write-downs, a highly anticipated decision from the FDA and avoiding a visit from the tax man!

  • Abbott Labs Cuts 1,200 Jobs as Stent Market Ebbs Tuesday, 4 Dec 2007 | 8:33 PM ET

    Abbott Laboratories said on Tuesday it will lay off about 1,200 workers in California and Ireland to compensate for a contracting drug-coated heart stent market and manufacturingimprovements.

  • Lightning Round: E*TRADE, Nordstrom, Trane and More Monday, 3 Dec 2007 | 11:14 AM ET

    Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Smorgasbord of Stock Picks for a Stable Portfolio Friday, 30 Nov 2007 | 12:42 PM ET

    Two top traders offered a mixed bag of stocks, across several sectors, to help investors prepare for market turbulence in the week ahead.

  • US Panel Backs Abbott's Drug-Coated Heart Stent Thursday, 29 Nov 2007 | 9:18 PM ET

    Abbott Laboratories moved closer to joining the U.S. market for drug-coated heart stents on Thursday as an advisory panel backed the company's experimental device.

  • Abbott Profit Flat as Charges Take Toll Wednesday, 17 Oct 2007 | 1:35 PM ET

    Abbott Laboratories on Wednesday said third-quarter earnings were little changed due to special charges, but the company reported sharply higher sales of its prescription drugs and medical devices.

  • Week Ahead: Earnings Tell Two Tales Friday, 12 Oct 2007 | 9:23 PM ET

    By the end of the coming week, the corporate earnings picture will be clear and it may not necessarily be one the stock market likes.

  • Medtronic: The Cents of Making Stents Thursday, 11 Oct 2007 | 10:42 AM ET

    Late yesterday an FDA panel of outside experts unanimously recommended the agency approve Medtronic's drug-coated stent called, "Endeavor". Unlike drugs, there is no telegraphed date for an agency decision, but analysts think the FDA will approve the device by the end of the year or early next year.

  • Your Health, Your Trade Wednesday, 10 Oct 2007 | 11:01 PM ET

    BREAKING: Reuters reports FDA panel backs drug-coated stents made by Medtronic (MDT).

  • Court Clears Way for J&J to Sue Over Failed Guidant Deal Thursday, 30 Aug 2007 | 12:46 PM ET

    A U.S. court dismissed some claims in a lawsuit filed by Johnson & Johnson over its failed bid for Guidant.

  • Abbott Profit Rises as Humira, Other Drugs Shine Wednesday, 18 Jul 2007 | 9:36 AM ET

    Abbott Laboratories posted higher second-quarter earnings Wednesday on increased sales of its prescription drugs, with global revenue from arthritis treatment Humira jumping 50%.

  • General Electric  and Abbott Laboratories  said on Wednesday they had terminated a proposed $8 billion deal for GE to buy two Abbott businesses because they couldn't agree on final terms.

  • General Electric agreed to sell its GE Plastics unit to Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Sabic) for $11.6 billion and plans to use much of the proceeds to repurchase stock.  "It's hard for me" to sell the plastics business, GE CEO Jeff Immelt told CNBC's "Squawk Box." "But I think it goes to what I’ve always said about the companies--you’ve got to be tough- minded about the portfolio."

  • It's Time for the Lightning Round! Friday, 11 May 2007 | 6:36 PM ET

    Blockbuster, Activision, Trump and more...Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Stocks That Pay Dividends Are A Good Bet For Retirement Thursday, 10 May 2007 | 10:26 AM ET

    Joseph Keating, chief investment officer at First American Asset Management, told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” that dividend stocks are a good bet in retirement.