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  • Pfizer Gets The Party Started Monday, 26 Jan 2009 | 6:09 PM ET

    Investors can’t help but wonder what’s the best way to play Pharma after Pfizer said it would buy rival Wyeth for $60 billion, a 20% premium!

  • Analysts Explained Friday, 23 Jan 2009 | 2:25 PM ET

    Ever wonder how these people decide which stock's a buy and which is a sell? Now you know.

  • Nissen: Plainspeaking In The Plain-Dealer Wednesday, 21 Jan 2009 | 12:31 PM ET
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    Dr. Steven Nissen, the cardiology chief at the Cleveland Clinic, reportedly remains on the shortlist to possibly become the next FDA Commissioner. Some analysts believe if Dr. Nissen gets the nod there could be a negative knee-jerk reaction in the big pharma sector stocks.

  • Dow Ends Below 8,000 as Banks Get Hammered Tuesday, 20 Jan 2009 | 4:59 PM ET

    The Dow ended below 8,000 for the first time in two months as bank stocks took a beating over profit worries.

  • Stocks Resume Decline After Obama Pause Tuesday, 20 Jan 2009 | 1:24 PM ET

    Stocks paused briefly as Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th president but resumed their slide as banks took a beating over profit worries.

  • Ladies In Waiting For Merck's Gardasil Friday, 9 Jan 2009 | 10:08 AM ET

    The FDA giveth and the FDA taketh away. Yesterday the agency handed Merck a little bit of a break with what could be interpreted as an endorsement, of sorts. But then this morning the FDA issued another delay in deciding whether to approve the company's Gardasil vaccine.

  • Cramer: Communist China to Save Global Capitalism? Tuesday, 6 Jan 2009 | 8:50 PM ET

    It’s Beijing, and not Washington, that’s going to get us out of this worldwide recession, he says.

  • Health Care Hopping Into 2009? Tuesday, 30 Dec 2008 | 6:54 PM ET

    Merck, Lilly and Pfizer are all trading substantially higher. Will this bear market remedy keep working in the new year?

  • Stocks Finish Up, But Santa Skips Wall St. Friday, 26 Dec 2008 | 4:15 PM ET

    Stocks finished higher Friday on a day when Wall Street looked like a ghost town, but the week ended without a visit from a much-anticipated Santa Claus rally.

  • Strategist: Wise Up — Buy Stocks! Tuesday, 23 Dec 2008 | 2:52 PM ET

    Public perception and reality are often at odds, and Neil Hennessy sees that to be the case in the stock market today.  He urged investors to step back, realize that they can't make money buying Treasurys, and get their money flowing back into stocks.

  • Glaxo, Merck & Pfizer: Your Emails Tuesday, 23 Dec 2008 | 1:16 PM ET

    As we head into the holiday break and the bloggable newsflow slows to a trickle, I am digging into the overflowing mailbag while filling in for my vacationing colleague Scott Wapner at the Nasdaq this week.

  • GDP Details: Where the Economy is Growing Tuesday, 23 Dec 2008 | 9:32 AM ET

    The final numbers for Q3 GDP came in this morning, showing the economy contracted by 0.5%.  The forecast for Q4 is that it will drop significantly more.  There are, however, areas of the economy that are growing...

  • When will Santa Arrive this Year? Monday, 22 Dec 2008 | 10:01 AM ET
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    Historically, December has been the strongest month of the year on average for the Dow.  So far this year, the Dow is down 2.8% month-to-date.  Will we see a Santa Claus rally this year?

  • Stocks End Wild Week With Mixed Results Friday, 19 Dec 2008 | 4:28 PM ET

    The stock market ended both the day and the week essentially flat, with the twin stimuli of interest rate cuts and an automaker bailout unable to overcome a weakening economy and pessimism about the future of the banking system.

  • Stocks Simmer as Banks Cool Bailout Rally Friday, 19 Dec 2008 | 12:18 PM ET

    Stocks advanced Friday after Bush announced details of a rescue plan for auto makers.

  • Bristol-Myers To Cut Another 10% of Workforce Tuesday, 16 Dec 2008 | 6:02 PM ET
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    Drugmaker Bristol-Myers Squibb said Tuesday it will eliminate another 10 percent of its work force through 2010 as it works to pare costs before it loses patent protection on key drugs.

  • Layoffs Continue to Grow—Is Your Firm on the List? Tuesday, 16 Dec 2008 | 6:01 PM ET
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    Drugmaker Bristol-Myers Squibb became the latest big company to announce layoffs, saying it will eliminate another 10 percent of its work force through 2010.

  • Pfizer's 40 Year Run Of Hiking Dividend Ends Tuesday, 16 Dec 2008 | 10:44 AM ET
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    For months now several analysts have been pointing out that despite big pharma's many problems some of the companies still pay healthy dividends. And when T-bills are offering next to nothing, a solid dividend yield in these rough and tumble times is a good thing.

  • CPI Details: Where the costs are falling (and rising) Tuesday, 16 Dec 2008 | 9:00 AM ET

    The Consumer Price Index had its biggest one month drop ever.  Here is a breakdown of the inflation benchmark to show you where costs are falling most.

  • The Pharma Trade Monday, 15 Dec 2008 | 3:45 PM ET
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    Pharma companies are usually considered safety plays. But might they also be growth stocks in disguise?