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  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks opened higher Monday, building on two weeks of gains, as a weak dollar boosted commodity stocks and a government report showed retail sales rose in October.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks opened higher Monday, building on two weeks of gains, as a weak dollar boosted commodity stocks and a government report showed retail sales rose in October.

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    Even as drug makers promise to support Washington’s health care overhaul by shaving $8 billion a year off the nation’s drug costs after the legislation takes effect, the industry has been raising its prices at the fastest rate in years, reports the New York Times.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stock index futures are pointing to a higher open Monday after data showed that Japan's economy grew nearly twice as much as expected in the third quarter.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks clawed higher Friday as solid earnings from Disney and JCPenney helped offset worries about a drop in consumer sentiment. It was a wobbly morning but by midday, the  Dow was up more than 100 points, or 1 percent.

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    For top analysts from investment banks, including JPMorgan  and Credit Suisse , or some of their minions, the destination is a cardiology conference where on Monday morning medical researchers are expected to present a study with potentially significant implications for multibillion-dollar cholesterol medications from the drug giant Merck.

  • It doesn't always happen, but there is a common to-and-fro, push-and-pull, back-and-forth or whatever you want to call it between reporters and corporate PR folks. I don't particularly like that part of my job, but sometimes it just comes with the territory. I've got my job to do and they've got theirs. I get it.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks wobbled Friday as investors juggled a drop in consumer confidence against solid earnings from Disney and JCPenney. They started the day higher, then retreated, then made another push higher.

  • Health Care Reform

    Many analysts, lobbyists and industry executives have been saying for months that healthcare reform would probably end up being a net positive for the drug companies.

  • These firms would make great acquisitions for big drug companies looking to expand their cancer portfolios.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks ended mixed Wednesday as a post-Fed rally fizzled. Stocks had opened higher as investors cheered some encouraging readings on the economy, then swung in about a 50 point range after the Fed's statement, before finishing narrowly mixed.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks rallied Wednesday after the Fed's statement. The market had been higher before the statement as investors cheered some encouraging readings on the economy, then swung a little right after the statement before barreling higher.

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    I am not a Trekkie. In fact, sci-fi and fantasy are two of of my least favorite genres. But the Vulcan salutation was one of the first things I thought of when I went to the facelifted Merck Web site this morning to link to and print the press release about the new Merck.

  • As the Fed concludes its two-day meeting, most on Wall Street expect interest rates to remain low for the immediate future. But will that cause asset bubbles in stocks, real estate and currency markets? Beth Ann Bovino, senior economist at Standard & Poor’s, shared her outlook.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks jumped Wednesday as investors shrugged off a weaker-than-expected reading on the services sector and cheered an improvement on the jobs front.

  • Dividends can be a way for investors to effectively safeguard returns during volatile times. John Dorfman, portfolio manager of Dorfman Value Fund and chairman of Thunderstorm Capital, shared some of his best picks to “pay while you wait” for the next rally.

  • Stocks rallied Thursday, rebounding off of the prior session's rout, after reports showed the economy grew more than expected last quarter and jobless claims fell. The Dow jumped more than 2 percent—its best day since July.

  • On a day when the market is in full-tilt rally mode on the GDP number, shares of Dow component Merck and the company it's buying, Schering-Plough, are sliding. So, what gives?

  • Stocks rallied Thursday, rebounding off of the prior session's rout, after reports showed the economy grew more than expected last quarter and jobless claims fell.

  • Stocks rallied Thursday, rebounding off of the prior session's rout, after reports showed the economy grew more than expected last quarter and jobless claims fell.