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  • Dow Rises, Led by Caterpillar; Banks Drag Monday, 26 Apr 2010 | 2:25 PM ET

    The Dow remained higher in mid-afternoon Monday amid a flurry of new M&A activity and an earnings beat from Caterpillar.  But there was some weakness in the energy, banking and health-care sectors, which dragged on the S&P and Nasdaq.

  • Stocks Open Higher After Caterpillar Beat Monday, 26 Apr 2010 | 10:44 AM ET

    Stocks continued their winning streak Monday after Caterpillar beat earnings expectations and raised its outlook.

  • Caterpillar and Whirlpool Breed Optimism Monday, 26 Apr 2010 | 10:02 AM ET

    Europe trading up, despite yields widening on Greek debt once again. Elsewhere, Caterpillar and Whirlpool reported sales and earnings better than expected, both raised guidance. And the US Treasury Department said it would approve a sale of 1.5 billion shares of Citigroup — just the beginning...

  • Stocks End Higher, Led by Energy, Financials Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | 5:01 PM ET

    Stocks ended higher Tuesday, led by energy and financials. But IBM and Goldman Sachs declined.

  • Protecting CEOs: Security Spending On the Rise Thursday, 8 Apr 2010 | 10:41 AM ET
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    American corporations cut back on a number executive perks in 2009, in response to the economic downturn. One benefit, however, remained a top priority: personal security for chief executives.

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    Companies are increasingly sharing their record cash hoard with investors, and that trend should accelerate with a new wave of increased dividends and buybacks this quarter, according to a report from an investment bank.

  • Dow Gains Over 100, Led by Kraft, Pfizer Tuesday, 23 Mar 2010 | 5:46 PM ET

    Stocks ended sharply higher Tuesday after a late rally as investors cheered a better-than-expected existing-home sales report. The Dow gained over 100 points, led by Kraft and Pfizer. Health insurers gave back some of its gains after the prior session's rally.

  • Stocks Push Higher After Treasury Auction Tuesday, 23 Mar 2010 | 2:17 PM ET

    Stocks pushed higher Tuesday after a $44 billion two-year note auction and a better-than-expected existing-home sales report. Health care gave back some of its gains after the prior session's rally.

  • Dow Holds Gains; Health Care Retreats Tuesday, 23 Mar 2010 | 12:19 PM ET

    Stocks advanced Tuesday after a report showed existing-home sales fell less than expected last month but health care gave back some of its gains after the prior session's rally.

  • Stocks End Higher; Citigroup Jumps 4% Monday, 22 Mar 2010 | 4:32 PM ET

    Stocks ended higher Monday, led by health care, as passage of the health-care bill lifted uncertainty surrounding the legislation that was hanging over the market. Citigroup jumped after an analyst upgrade.

  • Stocks Rebound; Citigroup Jumps 4% Monday, 22 Mar 2010 | 1:53 PM ET

    Stocks bounced back from a lower open Monday as all the uncertainty surrounding the health bill lifted after the House approved it. Merck and Pfizer remained at the front of the Dow pack. Citigroup jumped after an analyst upgrade.

  • The S&P Health Care Index has been seeing a boost from the health care bill. Will the stocks continue to get a lift from the new legislation—and how should you play the sector? Ipsita Smolinski, president and health care analyst at Capitol Street, and Carl McDonald, health care analyst and managed care analyst at Oppenheimer, discussed their views.

  • Stocks Open Lower; Health-Care Climbs Monday, 22 Mar 2010 | 9:52 AM ET

    Stocks opened lower as the dollar gained amid worries about Greece's debt crisis. Health-care stocks were one of the few sectors higher today following the weekend passage of U.S. health-care reform.

  • Pisani: Analysts' About-Face on Health Bill? Friday, 19 Mar 2010 | 4:33 PM ET

    Wall Street has done a bit of an about-face on health care reform in the past few weeks—while the Street for the most part is strongly opposed to the bill, analysts are increasingly pointing out potential positives in addition to negatives.

  • Health Care Reform, Upping The Ante Wednesday, 3 Mar 2010 | 5:44 PM ET

    If you’ve been playing health care on hopes of gridlock in Congress, you should read this.

  • Web Extra Pops & Drops: Chevron, Humana... Monday, 22 Feb 2010 | 6:02 PM ET

    Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Humana and PNC popped while H&R Block and Chevron dropped.

  • 10 Stocks Poised for a Rebound? Friday, 19 Feb 2010 | 12:46 PM ET

    Following a brief pullback in the markets, the S&P 500 index crossed back above its 50-day moving average in today's trading session. As upward momentum builds on the markets, could some of the laggards be poised for a rebound?

  • Stocks Rise for 2nd Day, Buoyed by Earnings Wednesday, 17 Feb 2010 | 5:29 PM ET

    Stocks rose for second day Wednesday as a Deere earnings beat and a rebound in housing starts helped renew investor optimism about the recovery. Consumer stocks were among the best performers; energy, the weakest.

  • Stocks Advance After Deere Earnings Beat Wednesday, 17 Feb 2010 | 10:58 AM ET

    Stocks opened higher Wednesday after Deere blew past earnings expectations and a report showed a rebound in housing starts.

  • Cramer Thinks Deflated Dems Can't Hurt Banks Tuesday, 2 Feb 2010 | 7:04 PM ET

    The Mad Money host spots a pattern in the market's reaction to President Obama's attacks.