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Futures indicated a higher open for Wall Street on Thursday as investors were encouraged by the latest jobless report and round of corporate earnings.
Options traders were snapping up calls in UnitedHealth Group yesterday amid new hopes that health care policy changes might be less harmful to the industry than originally thought.
Stocks ended slightly lower Tuesday, though the Nasdaq eked out a gain. And Citigroup shares soared.
Opposition to the Obama administration's health care plan had a new voice Monday, as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce launched a critical ad campaign suggesting alternatives. But John Sullivan of Leerink Swann says this is a great time to buy health stocks.
A general air of uncertainty over what Washington has in store for health care reform is spreading to Wall Street, where investors are leery over what ramifications the undertaking will have on portfolios.
With UnitedHealthcare due to report earnings on Tuesday, Wall Street is taking close notice of late developments in the area of healthcare reform.
Now is not the time to get overly pessimistic about the U.S. economy, said Mary Jane Matts, director of large cap value strategies at Fifth Third Asset Management.
Health insurance is supposed to offer protection — both medically and financially. But as it turns out, an estimated three-quarters of people who are pushed into personal bankruptcy by medical problems actually had insurance when they got sick or were injured.
Stocks finished a volatile session mixed as traders jockeyed for postions on this quadruple-witching Friday and techs rallied.
Although the S&P closed higher Friday, all three major indexes closed down for the week as investors questioned whether stocks were due for a correction.
Stocks fell to the lows of the day this afternoon as a couple of issues weighed on the markets.
One stock in particular should benefit now that Washington’s plans are coming into focus.
John Hussman, portfolio manager at Hussman Strategic Growth Fund, and Art Nunes, market strategist at IMS Capital Management, offered their economic outlooks and investment advice.
Plus, Cramer makes the call on insurance, the autos, natural gas and more.
Find out why. Plus, Cramer updates his call on Research in Motion.
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The pace of corporate layoffs picked up sharply in January 2009, reflecting the worsening US recession.