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  • Today, the dollar index traded at its highest levels since February, certainly above its recent range, and it did not drop commodities. Maybe a sustained rally will, but this theory has got some holes short-term.

  • Despite considerable jawboning, the dollar was weak, commodities were strong, and that combination has not proven to be helpful to stocks. With oil near new highs, the Dow Transports dropped nearly 5 percent for the second time in four days (ouch!)

  • Stocks struggled to hold gains Tuesday as bank stocks rallied but comments from Bernanke hung over the market like a cloud. Oil dropped more than $3 to settle at $131.31 a barrel.

  • Everyone talking about Pfizer's spacer huge 7.1 percent dividend yield, which gets bigger every day because the stock keeps dropping. Is it safe?

  • Vietnam effectively devalued its currency by 2 percent, according to the Asian Wall Street Journal, to bring official exchange rates closer to black market rates. Consumer prices rose 25 percent in May year over year. Vietnam has been raising rates recently to lower the inflation rate.

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    This year, for the first time ever, ASCO agreed to let CNBC broadcast live from inside McCormick Place. It took years of reasoning, pleading, nagging and complaining to get inside. But finally, ASCO consented. In the past, the scientific organization has tried to keep more than an arm's distance from the financial media.

  • Sex and The the City

    You can get a steady diet of all things ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology) on CNBC and here at CNBC.com, so I'm gonna blog about something totally different. Well, it does have to do with cancer prevention. Specifically, staving off cervical cancer and/or the sexually transmitted disease known as HPV, which is the leading cause of cervical cancer.

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    Next week could be the biggest week for oil and other commodities in years, says Guy Adami. What's the "Word on the Street?"

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    Appeals courts in New Jersey and Texas on Thursday scrapped verdicts against drug maker Merck stemming from some of the earliest trials involving its once popular painkiller Vioxx.

  • An experimental osteoporosis drug that is considered to be crucial to the future of biotechnology giant Amgen strengthened bones more than today's most widely-used treatment, research showed.

  • John McCain

    I'm thinkin' those two drug giants are champin' at the bit for the docs to get McCain off generic Zocor and onto Lipitor or Crestor. On recent conference calls, some PFE officials have said they think a lot of patients who've had a similar experience to McCain's will eventually come back around to Lipitor.

  • Stocks finished near session lows as oil prices soared and a measure of wholesale inflation surged, sparking worries that the Federal Reserve will start focusing on rising prices rather than slowing growth.

  • 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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    There's way too much stuff out of ASCO to do a comprehensive blog entry that would satisfy readers--especially small-cap biotechies. I mean, there are literally thousands of pages of research being published today by analysts on the new data.

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