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    The Dow closed lower on Tuesday with stocks slipping on concerns about the economy after consumer confidence fell to a 16-year low. What's the "Word on the Street?"

  • Lilly Gets A Lift, Pfizer Goes Pfft Wednesday, 4 Jun 2008 | 3:05 PM ET

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  • Inflation, Credit Worries Dent Europe Stocks Tuesday, 27 May 2008 | 1:01 PM ET

    A bout of risk aversion dented European stocks on Tuesday as jitters grew over potential credit-related problems at banks and inflation, while typically defensive stocks such as pharmaceuticals and food rallied.

  • ASCO Countdown: Conference Season In Full Bloom Thursday, 15 May 2008 | 12:02 PM ET

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  • Mars Acquisition of Wrigley: 3rd Biggest Deal of 2008 Monday, 28 Apr 2008 | 10:09 AM ET

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  • Clank of America Monday, 21 Apr 2008 | 6:17 PM ET

    The Dow pulled back Monday after a weaker-than-expected profit report from Bank of America stirred concerns about the health of corporate earnings. What's the "Word on The Street?"

  • European Earnings: Novartis Profit Jumps 10% Monday, 21 Apr 2008 | 12:43 PM ET

    Drug maker Novartis reported a better-than-expected rise in first-quarter profit, thanks to strong vaccine sales, while quarterly sales at Nestle also beat expectations.

  • Stocks Close Mixed as Tech, Energy Gain Monday, 21 Apr 2008 | 12:39 PM ET

    Stocks close mixed as quarterly results from Bank of America and National City fueled worries about bank earnings, while energy and tech gained.

  • Week Ahead: The Big Test Friday, 18 Apr 2008 | 8:09 PM ET

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  • Bitter Pill? Friday, 18 Apr 2008 | 6:28 PM ET

    Was Pfizer's miss, a prescription for disaster in Big Pharma? Should you sell drug makers ahead of earnings next week?

  • Springtime for Pharma: A Big Week Ahead For Earnings Friday, 18 Apr 2008 | 12:01 PM ET

    The irreverent producers of "Squawk on the Street" who are stationed in the pod next to mine here at CNBC like to call it "Pharmapalooza." They're referring to weeks like the one coming up when nearly every big drug company reports earnings.

  • Johnson & Johnson's Earnings And Its Very "Taxing" Day Tuesday, 15 Apr 2008 | 3:56 PM ET
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    Dow component and healthcare conglomerate (drugs, consumer products, medical devices) Johnson & Johnson beat and boosted. That's Wall Street jargon for earnings coming in higher than expectations and the guidance for the rest of the year being raised. So, why did the stock go down?

  • For the week ending Friday, April 11, 2008 the US Markets ended the week in negative territory. There was not a lot of movement in the markets for most of the week, as the major indices traded on a mix of news including same store sales, record highs in oil, flight cancellations from major airlines, and disappointing first quarter results from Alcoa (AA). The markets tumbled on Friday on General Electric's (GE) disappointing earnings.

  • Meds, Mergers & More Monday, 7 Apr 2008 | 7:03 PM ET

    In Monday’s Web Extra, the traders reveal how to play Novartis, Citigroup and the solar sector.

  • Novartis to Buy Nestle's 25% Stake in Alcon Monday, 7 Apr 2008 | 12:21 PM ET

    Novartis has agreed to buy Nestle AG's percent stake in U.S. company Alcon in a deal worth up to $39 billion to boost its eye care business, the Swiss drugmaker said on Monday.