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  • Stocks Rally 1%, Led by Energy, Materials Thursday, 11 Feb 2010 | 5:32 PM ET

    Stocks rallied off a lower open Thursday as news of a Greek bailout and a sharp drop in jobless claims helped calm jittery investors — and put them in the mood to take some risks. Energy and industrials were the day's best performers; Financials were the worst.

  • Stocks Struggle as Banks Take a Hit Thursday, 11 Feb 2010 | 10:50 AM ET

    Stocks opened lower Thursday as investors shrugged off an encouraging jobless report and news of a bailout for Greece. Financials took a hit, with JPMorgan leading the Dow's decline, as investors worry that debt problems in Europe could spread

  • Futures Add to Gains on Greece, Jobs News Thursday, 11 Feb 2010 | 8:39 AM ET

    Stock futures, already in positive territory on an apparent deal to rescue Greece, added to gains on good news from the labor market.

  • Earnings Roundup: Feb. 11 Wednesday, 10 Feb 2010 | 5:15 PM ET

    What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Thursday, Feb. 11

  • Pisani: Disappointing Numbers Thursday, 14 Jan 2010 | 9:12 AM ET

    Retail sales, at down 0.3 percent, was below expectations of a gain of 0.5 percent, though November was revised upward, while first time unemployment claims rose slightly more than expected for the week.

  • Pisani: LaBranche Skyrockets on Sale Wednesday, 13 Jan 2010 | 5:59 PM ET

    Specialist business continues to consolidate: LaBranche trades up 30 percent after the close, in a deal that makes Barclay's designated market maker unit the largest DMM at the NYSE.

  • LaBranche Halted for News Pending Wednesday, 13 Jan 2010 | 4:27 PM ET

    Specialist firm LaBranche halted for News Pending. Rumors that the firm has been for sale has been around for months now....

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    It appears that Washington is about to enact sweeping legislation that will be the greatest shift in public policy in decades. Yes, we can bemoan the lack of a completely private enterprise driven system but the reality is Big Brother is here and he's not going away. Without a doubt there will be implications for investors that need to be considered; and it's not all bad news from an investment perspective.

  • Betting on America: Chief Investor's 5 Stock Picks Wednesday, 4 Nov 2009 | 3:29 PM ET

    Warren Buffett agreed to buy one of America’s largest railroad companies in a deal valued at $44 billion. So what does Buffett’s move say about investing in America right now? David Pearl, co-CIO of Epoch Investment Partners, shared his insights.

  • Halftime Report: Are The Bulls Back? Friday, 4 Sep 2009 | 1:18 PM ET

    Considering investors stepped into this market and bid shares higher even with unemployment at a 26-year high, is it safe to assume the bulls are back?

  • Pee Is For Pharma, Pfizer & Profits Monday, 10 Aug 2009 | 3:02 PM ET
    Pharma Stocks

    Critics have been saying for years that big pharma's been pi..., er, throwing away money on relatively unproductive research and development of new drugs. But a new study shows urine could eventually provide a new revenue stream.

  • Labs Under Pressure Tuesday, 28 Jul 2009 | 3:58 PM ET

    Companies that provide laboratory services are down late in the day on talk that the the new Senate Finance Committee bill on healthcare will contain a co-pay for labs that will save some $20 billion over 10 years, which may put pressure on profits of those companies.

  • The S&P 500's Leanest Companies Tuesday, 26 May 2009 | 11:04 AM ET
    Unemployment hit 8.9 percent in April and some predict that number could climb to over 10 percent in 2009 as major companies streamline operations to combat the recession.  But how far can this streamlining really go? For many companies, revenues hinge on worker productivity, and for most operations, per-worker profits and revenues are many multiples of average employee salaries. The measure of revenue per employee also helps shed light on a firm's money-making efficiency and likelihood it will

    Unemployment hit 8.9 percent in April and some predict that number could climb to over 10 percent in 2009. But how far can this streamlining really go? See the S&P 500's leanest companies.

  • Recession-Fighter Stocks (Part 1) Friday, 8 Aug 2008 | 1:18 PM ET

    David Pearl of Epoch Investment Partners and David Moon of Moon Capital Management offered CNBC their insights. (Part 1: Medical Services)

  • Lightning Round: Airgas, Statoil and More Monday, 14 Jul 2008 | 7:27 PM ET

    Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • 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.

  • Stop Trading!: 'Fort Knox Stocks' No More Thursday, 25 Oct 2007 | 3:10 PM ET

    Comcast, Lab Corp., Zimmer Holdings and others are all down today, but the still the market rallies. Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Recent spikes in Quest Diagnostics's stock price suggest the No. 1 medical testing company could be the latest buyout target in health care, but its valuation and debt load may keep private equity bidders at bay.

  • LaBranche to Review Strategic Options Monday, 9 Jul 2007 | 10:37 AM ET

    Specialist trading company LaBranche on Monday said it will review strategic alternatives for the business and said it expects a second-quarter loss.

  • The parent of the New York Stock Exchange has been accused in a $4 billion lawsuit of providing worse prices on trades executed through its electronic SuperDOT system than those handled by floor traders.