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  • Obama’s RX For Change - Stocks To Watch Tuesday, 23 Jun 2009 | 2:49 PM ET

    President Obama is prescribing change in the healthcare system. The issue is front and center right now before Congress and Wall Street...We may see some volatility in a sector that’s traditionally very stable. Analysts say it’s time to reexamine your pharma stocks and position yourself for the changes President Obama will make.

  • Cramer: Buy Lincoln National Monday, 22 Jun 2009 | 3:38 PM ET

    Plus, get calls on health care, the banks and more.

  • Dow Loses 3% for Week; Techs Rally Friday, 19 Jun 2009 | 6:47 PM ET

    Stocks finished a volatile session mixed as traders jockeyed for postions on this quadruple-witching Friday and techs rallied.

  • A Double Whammy On Quadruple Witching Day Friday, 19 Jun 2009 | 2:51 PM ET

    Stocks fell to the lows of the day this afternoon as a couple of issues weighed on the markets.

  • Investing Strategy: Bull vs Bear Tuesday, 9 Jun 2009 | 12:49 PM ET

    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.

  • Web Extra Pops & Drops: Ford, Honeywell... Monday, 27 Apr 2009 | 6:13 PM ET
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    In this Web Extra you'll find the day's biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Ford and Qualcomm popped while Honeywell and Tyson Foods dropped.

  • Stocks Slide Amid Swine-Flu Fears; GM Soars Monday, 27 Apr 2009 | 5:39 PM ET

    Stocks bounced back from a swine flu-induced drop Monday as traders scooped up shares of drug makers and pharmacies.

  • Could Swine Flu Create Another Slowdown? Monday, 27 Apr 2009 | 9:38 AM ET

    Great. As if the bank stress test wasn't confusing enough, as if the auto restructuring wasn't enough uncertainty, now we have half of the trading community frantically Googling "Tamiflu" this morning. The concern is that swine flu this could create another slowdown in global travel just as we are trying to figure out a bottom. Commodities, airlines, and hotels are weak this morning.

  • The Week and You: The Upbeat Goes On Thursday, 9 Apr 2009 | 5:43 PM ET

    After a couple of bearish days, the bulls regained their footing in the shortened trading week.   There was plenty of action off the trading floor as well, with a major decision by the Federal Accounting Standards Board, a heartening merger in the housing industry, and some impressive earnings projections from Wells Fargo.

  • Beaten-Down Stock Picks: Oil Drillers, Health Insurers Wednesday, 8 Apr 2009 | 10:02 AM ET

    Brent Wilsey is one of countless market-watchers who expect the earnings season to be a rough one, but the president of Wilsey Asset Management is not one to overlook the price tags on the stocks of the companies involved.  "Stocks are beaten down way more than they should be," he told CNBC.  "This is a great opportunity to be buying these companies at these prices."

  • Stocks Slide Ahead Of Earnings Tuesday, 7 Apr 2009 | 5:41 PM ET
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    The S&P 500 slid on Tuesday, with investors jittery about the start of earnings season and what Corporate America will say about profits.

  • CNBC's Bob Pisani reported from the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday. He says the trader buzz is focused on earnings season, which begins today with Alcoa. Pisani discusses economic bellwether Baltic Exchange Dry Index, Royal Bank of Scotland  Humana, Coventry, and UnitedHealth.

  • Are You Ready To Rumble? It's Earnings Season Tuesday, 7 Apr 2009 | 9:36 AM ET

    Earnings season begins today with Alcoa. The majority playbook, which we have telegraphed for a month, is to ride the wave off the March 6th lows going into earnings season, then lighten up as stocks move sideways to down on the back of VERY CONSERVATIVE guidance.

  • S&P Falls Below 800 Level Monday, 30 Mar 2009 | 5:50 PM ET
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    The S&P tumbled on Monday largely due to concerns about the major automakers.

  • Stop Trading!: 'Irresponsible' to Not Take Profits Wednesday, 25 Mar 2009 | 4:42 PM ET

    Cramer extols the virtues of cautious investing, and makes calls on Apple, Google, Hershey, Deere and more.

  • Humana Options Jump on Takeover Talk Friday, 13 Mar 2009 | 4:54 PM ET

    Humana is up more than 7 percent Friday and seeing heavy call activity, amid rumors of a takeover by Aetna. More than 26,500 HUM calls traded in the first hour of the day — that's nearly six times the average daily call volume...

  • To Err Is Humana Tuesday, 3 Mar 2009 | 1:21 PM ET

    Last Friday, in another memorable edition of the cable news sensation known simply as "Options Action," Mike Khouw of Cantor suggested selling Humana's March 22.5 puts for a short-term bullish to neutral play on a beaten sector.

  • Healthcare Stocks Are Feeling Ill Tuesday, 3 Mar 2009 | 9:53 AM ET

    Health care stocks have lost their defensive appeal and feeling rather ill for the past few weeks. Shares of healthcare companies, United Health Care and Humana have dropped significantly since the Obama administration outlined a healthcare reform agenda aimed at cutting $175 billion in payments over 10 years to private insurers through the Medicare Advantage Program.

  • S&P Ends at 12-Year Low as Citi Stirs Fear Friday, 27 Feb 2009 | 5:12 PM ET

    Stocks tumbled Friday and the S&P hit a 12-year low as news of the government's stake in Citigroup and General Electric slashing its dividend stirred worry in the market.

  • Market 360: The Week's Best & Worst Friday, 27 Feb 2009 | 4:43 PM ET

    On a week that saw the US economy contract more than expected, the government boost its equity stake in Citigroup, GE cut its dividend, and President Obama present his budget, the markets fell through May 1997 lows, ending the week down 4% or greater.