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  • Pros Say: Banks 'Know What They're Doing' (UPDATED) Thursday, 7 May 2009 | 5:38 PM ET

    Stocks turned lower on Thursday as bank stocks backed off their early rally. Fed Reserve Chairman Bernanke said increasing the effectiveness of bank supervision is a "top priority" for the Fed. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner sought to ease fears about the results by saying that none of the banks being tested face the risk of insolvency. (UPDATED: Stress test results released.)

  • Vanda Snaps Victory From The Jaws Of Defeat Thursday, 7 May 2009 | 3:50 PM ET

    Out of nowhere late yesterday the FDA approved VNDA's schizophrenia drug with the funky name Fanapt.

  • Pros Say: Banks 'Already Know What They're Doing' Thursday, 7 May 2009 | 1:34 PM ET

    Stocks turned lower on Thursday as bank stocks backed off their early rally. Fed Reserve Chairman Bernanke said increasing the effectiveness of bank supervision is a "top priority" for the Fed. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner sought to ease fears about the results by saying that none of the banks being tested face the risk of insolvency.

  • Stock Picks: 6 Health Care—Stimulus Plays Wednesday, 29 Apr 2009 | 5:27 PM ET

    Investors can benefit from certain health care companies that will be boosted by the stimulus package, said Les Funtleyder, health care strategist of Miller Tabak.

  • Trading Swine Flu: Winners and Losers Tuesday, 28 Apr 2009 | 9:26 AM ET

    The futures are down again this morning with uncertainty of the impact that the swine flu will ultimately have.  So far, nearly 150 people have died in Mexico from the disease as it continues to spread around the world.  Here are some of the stocks that moved most as the story has developed.

  • Pharma Stocks Get a 'Swine Flu Rally' (Video) Monday, 27 Apr 2009 | 12:53 PM ET

    Swine Flu: global pandemic or paranoia? President Obama said the health emergency declaration was merely a prudent measure. But many pharmaceutical stocks were sharply higher Monday in reaction to flu outbreaks — and the gains seemed to ripple through the sector.

  • Cubist Pharmaceuticals is up more than 12 percent today with heavy options activity amid rumors that the company will be bought by Swiss drug giant Novartis.

  • Novartis Drug Approved as Kidney Cancer Treatment Monday, 30 Mar 2009 | 6:09 PM ET

    A drug from Novartis has won U.S. approval as a treatment for patients with kidney cancer that has returned after treatment with older drugs.

  • Stock Picks Dripping with Cash Friday, 13 Mar 2009 | 11:17 AM ET

    Even when picking stocks, cash is king, according to Wouter Weijand from Fortis Investments, who likes US funeral service company Hillenbrand, Swiss healthcare manufacturer Novartis, and Australia’s ANZ Bank.

  • Just Say Yes to Drugs ... and Drug Stocks! Friday, 13 Mar 2009 | 8:49 AM ET

    Anyone out there who sees hope in the stock market must be on drugs.  And I am: Lipitor and Novasc from Pfizer, Vasotec from Merck, and four other pills, all of which I gobble every day to stop myself from blowing a gasket. So let me say, with some personal pill-popping experience, that this may be a great time to buy drug stocks.

  • Are You From Jersey?! Big Pharma's From Jersey! Monday, 9 Mar 2009 | 1:00 PM ET
    New Jersey

    New Jersey, where I live and work, is known as "The World's Medicine Chest" or "The Silicon Valley of Pharma."

  • Refunds Kick Start The Futures Wednesday, 4 Feb 2009 | 9:23 AM ET

    Futures are modestly higher today after yesterday's rally, there are some big Treasury refundings coming, on top of some very large corporate bond issuances coming from the likes of Procter & Gamble, Novartis, and Altria.

  • Roche Sees Slower Growth as Profit Drops 5% Wednesday, 4 Feb 2009 | 4:46 AM ET

    Swiss drug maker Roche sees growth slowing this year after its 2008 profit fell 5 percent and missed expectations, hurt by a loss of pandemic Tamiflu sales and the strong Swiss franc.

  • Pops & Drops: Home Depot, WellPoint Wednesday, 28 Jan 2009 | 6:38 PM ET

    Following are the day's biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Home Depot and Wellpoint popped while Legg Mason and Novartis dropped.

  • Game Plan: Four Hopeful Signs for Market Friday, 23 Jan 2009 | 6:52 PM ET

    Movement in a few key sectors could give stocks a much-needed boost.

  • Your First Move For Thursday December 18th Wednesday, 17 Dec 2008 | 6:29 PM ET

    Here's our Fast Money Final Trade. Our gang gives you tomorrow's best trades, right now!

  • Stocks Fall On Fear Fed Out Of Bullets Wednesday, 17 Dec 2008 | 5:32 PM ET

    The Dow fell on Wednesday as investors continued to digest whether the Fed had any more ammunition left after its bold move on Tuesday...

  • Your First Move For Monday December 15th Friday, 12 Dec 2008 | 6:48 PM ET

    Here's our Fast Money Final Trade. Our gang gives you Monday's best trades, right now!

  • Web Extra: Two Plays For The Week Ahead Friday, 12 Dec 2008 | 6:43 PM ET

    In this Web Extra, the traders reveal which consumer staples stock and which pharma firm should be on your radar in the week ahead.