As flu season goes into high gear in the southern hemisphere, the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security is preparing for a potential flu outbreak in the United States, according to its top official.
The Mad Money explains Friday’s move and tells us what to expect for the coming week.
To almost no one's surprise, for the first time in 41 years, the World Health Organization has declared a full-blown swine flu pandemic. But the declaration is tied more to the geographic spread of the virus than it is to its virulence.
Yesterday's close marked the 3-month anniversary since the markets hit their closing lows on March 9. Here are the biggest gainers and losers on the S&P since then.
Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Elan and Las Vegas Sands popped while KeyCorp and Baxter dropped.
The World Health Organisation warned on Friday against a false sense of security from waning and apparently mild outbreaks of H1N1 flu, saying the worst may not be over.
The futures are down again this morning with uncertainty of the impact that the swine flu will ultimately have. So far, nearly 150 people have died in Mexico from the disease as it continues to spread around the world. Here are some of the stocks that moved most as the story has developed.
Concerns that the recent outbreak of swine flu could reach pandemic proportions dragged down the Dow and S&P Monday with investors hammering airlines, hotels and more.
Concerns that the swine flu could reach pandemic proportions sent money moving. Who wins and who loses?
Investors with a short time horizon and low tolerance for risk may want to avoid the group, but the patient and the bold may well be rewarded over time.
After a five-week rally, stocks face one of their toughest challenges yet - a very nasty earnings season.
A number of takeover rumors have been making the rounds, an encouraging sign that capitalistic optimism is returning to the markets.
OptionMonster Jon Najarian reveals where he's spotted some unusually bullish action.
Both Pete and Jon Najarian are seeing some unusual options action. What do they make of it?
The OptionMonster is seeing unusual action in two stocks. What does he make of it?
Plus, Whirlpool cycles up and suggested changes to the Dow Jones constituent list.
The president’s budget changes sent stocks tumbling, some undeservedly so.
Amid the gloom, Birinyi Associates' Cleve Rueckert found what he sees as a bright spot in the stock market. In a note, he says growth is the place to be, based on performance of the S&P's Pure Growth Index versus the S&P Pure Value Index. Here's his list of 15 stocks in the S&P 500 that fit three key growth criteria.
Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.
A wash of earnings news and weekly jobless claims will help decide the market's course Thursday, but there's a good chance there will be follow through to Wednesday's rally.