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  • Further layoffs on Monday from big market names, including a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average an American business icon, added to employment gloom.

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    GM Drags Down Dow

    The Dow fell on Thursday as a sharp drop in oil prices sent the energy sector tumbling and disappointing profit outlooks raised the specter of a worsening economy.

  • Bailout Nation, Contd.: TARP For Ethanol?!

    The bailout-nation saga continued Thursday, as the Little Three carmakers from Detroit testified all day in front of the Senate Banking Committee. So far, the best thing I heard was from Sen. Robert Corker of Tennessee...

  • Stocks Drop 200 Amid Economic Worries

    Stocks ended sharply lower Thursday amid anxiety over a fresh round of layoffs, dismal same-store sales numbers and the prospect of tomorrow's jobs report.

  • Stocks Move Lower in Choppy Trading

    Stocks opened lower Thursday amid a fresh round of layoffs and dismal same-store sales numbers, but soon turned mixed after an unexpected drop in jobless claims and better-than-expected factory-orders report.

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    Is Merck A Drug Bellwether?

    Earlier this week UBS pharmaceutical analyst Roopesh Patel put out a big 2009 sector outlook research note claiming, "So far, the global economic slowdown has had no noticeable impact — a) U.S. weekly and monthly U.S. prescription trends are stable; b) there also is no meaningfully cautionary commentary from any of the companies...." Well, he might have spoken too soon.

  • Stocks Pare Losses After Factory Report

    Stocks opened lower Thursday amid a fresh round of layoffs and dismal same-store sales numbers, but soon turned mixed after an unexpected drop in jobless claims and better-than-expected factory-orders report.

  • Sweden, Bank of England, and now the ECB have all cut interest rates, the ECB by a record 75 basis points to 2.5 percent. On the U.S. front, there is mostly negative news. Let's see how much of this negative news has been priced into the market.

  • Where the Layoffs Are—Is Your Firm on the List?

    The latest job cuts  in the banking sector come amid an overall wave of layoffs across the United States as companies move to cut costs in the face of slackening demand and a general economic downturn.

  • Futures Get Hit By New Round of Layoffs

    U.S. stock index futures were getting battered by a fresh round of layoff announcements by some major companies and mostly dismal news about retail sales.

  • Battle The Bear: Big Pharma

    Health care has been one of the best performing sectors in the S&P 500 this year. Are these stocks good for what ails you?

  • Where the Layoffs Are—Is Your Firm on the List?

    The latest job cuts  in the banking sector come amid an overall wave of layoffs across the United States as companies move to cut costs in the face of slackening demand and a general economic downturn.

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    Predictions: 9 For '09 In Pharma

    Look for M&A activity—big and small—a pair of breakthrough drugs and the prospect of government price controls.

  • The latest job cuts  in the banking sector come amid an overall wave of layoffs across the United States as companies move to cut costs in the face of slackening demand and a general economic downturn.

  • The latest job cuts  in the banking sector come amid an overall wave of layoffs across the United States as companies move to cut costs in the face of slackening demand and a general economic downturn.

  • Where the Layoffs Are—Is Your Firm on the List?

    The latest job cuts  in the banking sector come amid an overall wave of layoffs across the United States as companies move to cut costs in the face of slackening demand and a general economic downturn.

  • Where the Layoffs Are—Is Your Firm on the List?

    The latest job cuts  in the banking sector come amid an overall wave of layoffs across the United States as companies move to cut costs in the face of slackening demand and a general economic downturn.

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    Pharma Updates And What You Need To Know

    As the market remains focused on Citi and the President-elect's midday cabinet announcement there are a few newsworthy things going on in biopharmaland.

  • The latest job cuts  in the banking sector come amid an overall wave of layoffs across the United States as companies move to cut costs in the face of slackening demand and a general economic downturn.

  • Where the Layoffs Are—Is Your Firm on the List?

    The latest job cuts  in the banking sector come amid an overall wave of layoffs across the United States as companies move to cut costs in the face of slackening demand and a general economic downturn.