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  • Healthcare Stocks Are Feeling Ill Tuesday, 3 Mar 2009 | 9:53 AM ET

    Health care stocks have lost their defensive appeal and feeling rather ill for the past few weeks. Shares of healthcare companies, United Health Care and Humana have dropped significantly since the Obama administration outlined a healthcare reform agenda aimed at cutting $175 billion in payments over 10 years to private insurers through the Medicare Advantage Program.

  • Obama’s Thousand-Yard Stare Friday, 27 Feb 2009 | 10:25 AM ET

    The last thing companies need is the president eyeballing their industry. But that’s just what happened to health care. Who’s next? And how do you protect your portfolio? Cramer has an answer.

  • Budget Director On $3.6 Trillion Plan Thursday, 26 Feb 2009 | 8:32 PM ET

    Pledging "a new era of responsibility," President Barack Obama unveiled a multi-trillion-dollar spending plan.

  • Stocks Fall After Budget Released Thursday, 26 Feb 2009 | 8:17 PM ET

    The Dow fell in volatile trade on Thursday with Merck  being one of the biggest drags on the blue chip index, as investors worried that the budget proposal could strangle profits.

  • Dow Slides as Budget Rattles Health Stocks Thursday, 26 Feb 2009 | 5:24 PM ET

    It was another down day on Wall Street as health-care stocks tanked amid worries that President Obama's budget will clamp industry profits.

  • Market Insider: Thursday Look Ahead Wednesday, 11 Feb 2009 | 8:56 PM ET

    The action Thursday is again in Washington. There are several key economic reports early in the day, but traders will also focus on the progress of the economic stimulus package and look for any new details on Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's financial bailout plan.

  • Web Extra: Fast & Furious Trades For Thursday Wednesday, 11 Feb 2009 | 7:03 PM ET

    In this Web Extra, the traders reveal how they're playing earnings from Aetna, Coca-Cola, and Marriott as well as retail sales and more.

  • The Good, the Bad & the Ugly Friday, 30 Jan 2009 | 8:39 PM ET

    Not all the president’s men are worth owning, Cramer says. Check out his company-by-company review of Barack Obama’s economic support team.

  • Quick Market Stats: Week Ending 12/19 Friday, 19 Dec 2008 | 4:43 PM ET

    As the auto rescue package becomes a reality for GM and Chrysler, the markets end the week mostly in positive territory, led by small caps with the Russell 2,000 up 4% for the week, even as the auto rally fizzled late Friday.  Volatility waned, with the VIX falling 17.23% this week, to close at 44.93 Friday.

  • Lightning Round: Aetna, Weyerhauser and More Monday, 17 Nov 2008 | 9:04 PM ET

    Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Market Insider: Wednesday look Ahead Tuesday, 28 Oct 2008 | 9:11 PM ET

    Stocks on Wednesday can't help but feel some of the spillover of Tuesday's euphoric upswing, as the Fed winds down its two-day meeting with an anticipated rate cut.

  • Health Care Offers Bright Spots: Analysts Friday, 17 Oct 2008 | 3:43 PM ET

    Although the health care industry is not immune to a sluggish economy, the sector presents some attractive opportunities, said Carl McDonald, a senior analyst at Oppenheimer & Co.

  • Hiding Out in Health Care Monday, 4 Aug 2008 | 11:21 AM ET

    Health care stocks have been the stealth performers, and they will likely continue to outperform because of steady earnings, a favorable macro environment and cheap valuations, says Merrill Lynch's Brian Belski.

  • Cigna Shares Fall After Unit Outlook Trimmed Friday, 1 Aug 2008 | 9:44 AM ET
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    Health insurer Cigna posted better-than-expected quarterly profit Friday, helped by its Great West acquisition and operating expense controls, but cut the outlook for its main health-care segment.

  • Market Insider: Thursday Look Ahead Wednesday, 30 Jul 2008 | 9:07 PM ET

    Oil inventory data could be as much a factor for stocks as energy markets Wednesday, if the seesaw trade between the two markets continues.

  • Dow Gains but Ends in Bear Territory Thursday, 3 Jul 2008 | 3:42 PM ET

    Stocks enjoyed an upbeat session after a not-horrible jobs report but both the Dow and Nasdaq ended the holiday-shortened week in bear-market territory.

  • Stocks Back Up in Wobbly Session Thursday, 3 Jul 2008 | 11:42 AM ET

    Stocks opened higher Thursday as the market breathed a collective sigh of relief that the June job loss wasn't worse than expected.

  • Aetna, HealthNet Down on Goldman Downgrade Thursday, 3 Jul 2008 | 10:54 AM ET

    Aetna shares dropped 5 percent and Health Net tumbled 10 percent after a Goldman Sachs analyst slapped "sell" ratings on the two health insurers' stocks Thursday.

  • The Big Issue For Stocks: Selloff In Materials Thursday, 3 Jul 2008 | 9:37 AM ET

    June payrolls came in in line with expectations, though there were revisions downward in prior months. No surprise, the ECB raised rates a quarter point to 4.25 percent; Sweden also raised rates. The dollar rose. What's up in Japan? The Nikkei has fallen 11 days in a row, the longest losing streak since 1953.

  • Pops & Drops: Goldman Sachs, Wyeth... Friday, 20 Jun 2008 | 6:24 PM ET

    Following are the week’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Goldman Sachs and Wyeth popped while Coca-Cola and Denny’s dropped.

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