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  • Oil, Inflation Worries Clamp Down on Stocks Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 1:33 PM ET

    Stocks tumbled Tuesday as oil prices blew past $129 a barrel and a measure of wholesale inflation surged, sparking worries that the Federal Reserve will start focusing on rising prices rather than slowing growth.

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  • Lightning Round: Merck, Whole Foods, Lowe's and More Thursday, 15 May 2008 | 6:32 PM ET

    Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

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    The market can swing as much on sentiment as fact. Investors would be wise to remember this.

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  • Cisco, Disney Point to Higher Open Tuesday, 6 May 2008 | 6:14 PM ET
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    A pair of crucial earnings "beats" capped off a day that defied expectations as the market ended higher despite having every reason to sell off. Find out what happened and how to trade it.

  • Optimism Fuels Stock Rally; Oil Tops $122 Tuesday, 6 May 2008 | 4:57 PM ET

    Stocks closed higher as optimism prevailed, even in the face of $122-a-barrel oil. Techs got a boost from speculation that a deal between Microsoft and Yahoo is still possible.

  • Energy, Tech Talk Fuel Market Rebound Tuesday, 6 May 2008 | 3:21 PM ET

    Stocks declined as oil surpassed $122 a barrel and Fannie Mae delivered disappointing results.

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    After the closing bell yesterday, Merck announced that it plans to get rid of 12-hundred or around 15 percent of its sales reps. Like Schering-Plough, the company is having to adjust to lower sales of its Vytorin and Zetia cholesterol drugs and on top of that the Food and Drug...

  • Merck Plans to Reduce US Sales Force by 1,200 Monday, 5 May 2008 | 4:58 PM ET

    Merck, whose earnings have been hurt by patent expirations and declining sales of its Vytorin cholesterol fighter, said Monday it will eliminate another 1,200 members of its U.S. sales force as part of a restructuring begun in late 2005.

  • Not Having Enough Money Is Painful—Literally Thursday, 1 May 2008 | 6:38 PM ET

    Financial pain and physical pain may be linked: A new study says people who make less money and work in blue-collar jobs are more prone to be in pain.

  • Former Merck CEO Prodding Industry On Drug Pricing Thursday, 1 May 2008 | 10:31 AM ET
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    I didn't post yesterday because I was in Philadelphia shooting a story for an upcoming episode of "The Business of Innovation" on CNBC. It's a piece about big pharma and we went to Philly to interview the still very busy former CEO of Merck (two CEOs ago), Dr. Roy Vagelos.

  • Sudden Death: Merck, Delta and More Wednesday, 30 Apr 2008 | 6:59 PM ET

    It's a booyah-free zone. There goes Swifty!

  • Merck Warned by FDA over Manufacturing Plant Wednesday, 30 Apr 2008 | 11:51 AM ET

    Merck says it has received a warning letter from the Food and Drug Administration over concerns at one of its major vaccine manufacturing plants.

  • Stocks Fall Ahead of Fed Tuesday, 29 Apr 2008 | 6:13 PM ET
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    The markets dropped a bit as investors eagerly await Wednesday's rate decision. Find out what was moving in the Word on the Street.

  • Tech Gains Boost Nasdaq; Airlines Rise Tuesday, 29 Apr 2008 | 5:04 PM ET

    Stocks closed mixed in thin trading Tuesday as the tide turned in technology's favor. Airline stocks rose as oil prices receded. Merck skidded after an FDA rejection.

  • Stocks Turn Higher; Airlines Rise Tuesday, 29 Apr 2008 | 2:55 PM ET

    Stocks pushed higher Tuesday despite concerns about interest rates ahead of the Federal Reserve's decision. Merck skidded after an FDA rejection. Airline stocks rose as oil prices receded.

  • Merck Drags on Dow; Airline Stocks Rise Tuesday, 29 Apr 2008 | 2:44 PM ET

    Stocks declined Tuesday amid concerns about interest rates and a slide in consumer confidence. Merck dragged on the Dow industrials after the FDA rejected a key cholesterol drug.

  • Merck "Adapts" To Tredaptive Setback Tuesday, 29 Apr 2008 | 11:37 AM ET
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    Investors are finding no solace in Merck's reaffirmation that it'll still hit its earnings numbers this year. Instead they're punishing the stock after the company announced what everyone is calling a surprise and a significant setback.

  • Merck Shares Plunge as Cholesterol Drug Rejected Tuesday, 29 Apr 2008 | 11:20 AM ET
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    U.S. health regulators have rejected a new drug from Merck that was designed to raise the level of HDL, or "good" cholesterol, the company said, sending its shares plunging more than 10 percent.