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  • Markets Best Sector Friday, 25 Jul 2008 | 6:52 PM ET

    In the last month healthcare has emerged as the best performing sector in the S&P. Are drug makers a cure for your portfolio in this economic downturn?

  • Friday's Top Videos: Gold, WaMu & More Friday, 25 Jul 2008 | 6:06 PM ET

    An analyst predicts that gold will head into a bull market, and Washington Mutual increases its liquidity position. The following are today's top videos:

  • Amgen Shares Leap on Osteoporosis Trial Results Friday, 25 Jul 2008 | 5:27 PM ET

    Amgen shares leaped in late trading Friday after the company said a pivotal trial of its experimental osteoporosis drug denosumab met its goal of significantly reducing the risk of bone fracture in post-menopausal women.

  • Best Trades Now: Tech, Utilities, Financials & More Thursday, 24 Jul 2008 | 3:30 PM ET

    To give investors an edge, CNBC asked the market experts for their best trades now.

  • Fannie, Freddie Rattle Market Friday, 11 Jul 2008 | 6:12 PM ET

    Fearing the two largest U.S. mortgage finance companies need a government bailout, investors pushed stocks lower Friday. What's the "Word On The Street?"

  • Pfizer, Merck And Lilly Partner Up To Get "Enlightened" Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | 10:30 AM ET

    Big pharma makes strange bedfellows. Pfizer, Merck and Eli Lilly this morning announced they've launched a joint venture of sorts called, "Enlight Biosciences". They're doing it with the help of the Boston-based VC firm PureTech Ventures.

  • Stocks Drop Into Official Bear Market Wednesday, 9 Jul 2008 | 6:06 PM ET

    The S&P closed 20% below its all-time high set in October, making it the last of the three major U.S. stock indexes to fall into a bear market. What's the "Word on the Street?"

  • During the short holiday week, volatility ruled the markets, impacted by record oil prices, economic data, the auto industry and financials.  How did the markets stack up?

  • Readers Get Short With Me--Over Amgen Thursday, 3 Jul 2008 | 11:08 AM ET

    Ahead of the long holiday weekend I thought this would be as good a time as any to once again go through the "Pharma's Market" mailbag. A couple of blog readers complained about my "short" story about Amgen.

  • Biopharma Analyst Musical Chairs Wednesday, 2 Jul 2008 | 11:16 AM ET

    In the world of nearly 400 publicly-traded biotechs, analyst coverage is especially important. Many of the firms are micro caps and when an analyst initiates coverage it can help put a baby biotech on investor and reporter radar screens.

  • Stop Trading!: Buy Biotech? Monday, 30 Jun 2008 | 3:22 PM ET

    That's what worked in 1990, in an environment much like this one.

  • A "Short" Story On Amgen Monday, 30 Jun 2008 | 9:04 AM ET
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    When combing through Barron's over the weekend I always make it a point to check out the "Short Interest" tables when they appear. I'm curious, in particular, about the ups and downs in Dendreon. Right now it's 39th on Barron's list of the Top-40 largest short positions.

  • General Motors

    GM's shares  have plummeted to less than $12, the lowest level since 1955. That means the  world's largest auto maker has a stock market value of only about $7 billion.

  • Financial Woes Slam Stocks; GM Shines Monday, 2 Jun 2008 | 4:55 PM ET

    Stocks closed lower Monday, snapping last week's rally, amid a fresh wave of financial worries and inflation concerns. General Motors rose.

  • Amgen Investors Finding Little Delight In D-mab Wednesday, 28 May 2008 | 12:07 PM ET
    Fosamax

    D-mab is a twice-a-year shot and Fosamax is a once-a-week pill. Doctors say compliance--patients taking their meds--is a challenge with the most common osteoporosis drugs in part because you have to take them with a tall glass of water and then stay upright for at least half an hour.

  • Test of Amgen D-mab Drug Confirms Earlier Results Wednesday, 28 May 2008 | 6:31 AM ET

    An experimental osteoporosis drug that is considered to be crucial to the future of biotechnology giant Amgen strengthened bones more than today's most widely-used treatment, research showed.

  • My recent post on the new Evista commercial from Eli Lilly elicited a few opinions including one from a woman who says she participated in a focus group for the spot. Laura Bliss says her comments at the time were that the "togas...made the women look like they were already sick....

  • Oil, Inflation Worries Clamp Down on Stocks Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 4:31 PM ET

    Stocks finished near session lows as oil prices soared and a measure of wholesale inflation surged, sparking worries that the Federal Reserve will start focusing on rising prices rather than slowing growth.

  • Oil, Inflation Worries Clamp Down on Stocks Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 1:33 PM ET

    Stocks tumbled Tuesday as oil prices blew past $129 a barrel and a measure of wholesale inflation surged, sparking worries that the Federal Reserve will start focusing on rising prices rather than slowing growth.

  • Amgen Keeps Biotechs From Reaching Industry Milestone Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 9:48 AM ET
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    If sales of Amgen's anemia drugs hadn't fallen so much last year, the American biotechnology industry probably would have turned its first profit in history. That's one of the main conclusions of Ernst & Young's comprehensive annual report on the sector that came out today.