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  • China's Rising Gas Prices May Help U.S.? Thursday, 19 Jun 2008 | 4:32 PM ET

    It was a mixed day, which started poorly with a big earnings warning from HMO Coventry, as well as Burlington Northern and Smucker's, which noted higher soybean oil and wheat costs were hurting their bottom line.

  • Healthcare in Need of Life Support Wednesday, 18 Jun 2008 | 10:38 PM ET

    After the close today, Coventry Health Care slashed its Q2 and full-year earnings guidance due to increasing cost pressures. Coventry’s stock was halted after hours before starting again. Meanwhile, other healthcare stocks are trading sharply lower in after hours trading following the news.

  • Vince Farrell

    I had a visit on Power Lunch today and we talked about the effect on the health care stocks depending on who wins the White House. In general, pharmaceutical companies do well when they have a new product pipeline of innovative products that allow them to command high prices.

  • Oil Drops, Stocks Pop Tuesday, 27 May 2008 | 6:19 PM ET

    The Dow ended higher Tuesday led by technology companies as a sharp drop in crude oil prices rekindled hopes of increased consumer and business spending on tech gear...

  • Pops & Drops: Humana, J.C. Penney... Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 6:41 PM ET

    Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Humana and Medtronic popped while DryShips and J.C. Penney dropped.

  • Pops & Drops: Apple, Goodyear... Monday, 28 Apr 2008 | 6:44 PM ET

    Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Apple and Sysco popped while Goodyear Tire and Alberto-Culver dropped.

  • Sudden Death: Humana, Agrium and More Wednesday, 2 Apr 2008 | 7:32 PM ET

    It's a booyah-free zone. There goes Swifty!

  • More Discounted Stocks Wednesday, 26 Mar 2008 | 9:45 AM ET

    A couple of days ago, I ran a screen of tech stocks that have been beaten down in the past few months but have projected double digit growth.  Here is the same screen applied to the S&P 500 constituents...

  • Dow Closes Higher as Investors Cheer Fed Monday, 17 Mar 2008 | 5:01 PM ET

    Enthusiasm for the Federal Reserve's actions to stem the credit crunch propelled the Dow Jones Industrial Average to a higher close Monday, a day when everyone expected a rout due to weekend fire sale of Bear Stearns.

  • JP Morgan's Bargain, Fed Actions Help Stocks Monday, 17 Mar 2008 | 3:35 PM ET

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average pared its losses Monday as the sell-off spurred by the fire sale of Bear Stearns wasn't as bad as expected.

  • Dow Pares Losses; Lehman Plunges Monday, 17 Mar 2008 | 11:40 AM ET

    Stocks plunged at the opening bell Monday as investors were spooked by the cash crisis at Bear Stearns that forced its sale for $2 a share to JP Morgan Chase.

  • For the week ending Friday, March 14, 2008 the US Markets ended mixed.  Market moving events include the Fed's $200B expansion of its securities lending program and the Bear Stearns bailout, amongst others leading to extreme market volatility.  The Dow gained 417 points on Tuesday, only to lose the majority of its gains to close up only 0.48% for the week.  The VIX crossed 30 for the first time since January. Next week, the markets will watch for the the FOMC announcement on interest rates Tuesday, the Visa IPO on Wednesday, and a slew of brokerage earnings including Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers, Morgan Stanley and possibly Bear Stearns.

  • Stock Picks: Healthcare, Clinical Labs and More Thursday, 13 Mar 2008 | 4:14 PM ET

    With stocks sharply lower today, shareholders need to protect their portfolios. So what are some of the best defensive stock picks? CNBC asked the experts.

  • Sicko Trade Wednesday, 12 Mar 2008 | 6:34 PM ET

    What's the prescription for fast money as the ailing healthcare industry seeks the antidote to a miserable case of stock decline?

  • Humana Cuts Outlook, Roiling Health-Insurer Stocks Wednesday, 12 Mar 2008 | 3:42 PM ET

    Health insurer Humana slashed its first-quarter earnings forecast by nearly half Wednesday based on new projections for its Medicare plans for the elderly that provide prescription drug coverage.

  • Dow Jumps 1%; Caterpillar, Bear Climb Wednesday, 12 Mar 2008 | 11:36 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a broadly flat open for Wall Street Wednesday, following the previous session's huge rally, as investor enthusiasm at the prospect of more liquidity and looser collateral rules by the Federal Reserve started to dwindle.

  • To Early to Tell the Sell? Wednesday, 12 Mar 2008 | 9:05 AM ET

    So the only thing that matters here is whether we have broken the back of the "sell the rally" trade that has been so successful for the past two months.  It's too early to tell.

  • Lightning Round OT: Foster Wheeler, Humana and More Tuesday, 11 Mar 2008 | 8:46 PM ET

    The Lightning Round is extended in this new CNBC.com exclusive feature.

  • Pops & Drops: U.S. Steel, Thornburg Mortgage... Tuesday, 11 Mar 2008 | 6:34 PM ET

    Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of U.S. Steel and Thornburg Mortgage popped while UnitedHealth and Dick's Sporting Goods dropped.

  • Stocks Have Their Best Day in Five Years Tuesday, 11 Mar 2008 | 4:55 PM ET

    Stocks shot up Tuesday after a liquidity announcement from the Federal Reserve.