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  • A New SEC Rule? Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008 | 6:42 PM ET

    Actually, no. Too bad Chris Cox doesn't know that.

  • J&J Profit Beats Forecast, But Drug Sales Dim Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008 | 9:31 AM ET

    Johnson & Johnson Tuesday posted second-quarter earnings that beat Wall Street expectations, as strong demand for its medical devices and consumer products overshadowed negligible growth of prescription drugs.

  • Genetech

    Genentech earnings fell short of analysts' expectations, but the company's shares rose slightly in extended trading as the firm lifted its profit forecast for the full year.

  • Bobby Murcer Remembered Monday, 14 Jul 2008 | 10:43 AM ET
    Bobby Murcer as New York Yankees broadcaster

    Like so many people who knew Bobby Murcer or were fans of his, I was so sad to hear the news that he had passed away. I didn't know the man. And I only have vague childhood memories of then-Dodger Stadium announcer John Ramsey saying, "Bobby Murcer", when the "Yankee for Life" was playing for the Giants and Cubs at Chavez Ravine.

  • Fannie, Freddie Rattle Market Friday, 11 Jul 2008 | 6:12 PM ET

    Fearing the two largest U.S. mortgage finance companies need a government bailout, investors pushed stocks lower Friday. What's the "Word On The Street?"

  • Pfizer, Merck And Lilly Partner Up To Get "Enlightened" Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | 10:30 AM ET

    Big pharma makes strange bedfellows. Pfizer, Merck and Eli Lilly this morning announced they've launched a joint venture of sorts called, "Enlight Biosciences". They're doing it with the help of the Boston-based VC firm PureTech Ventures.

  • Stocks Drop Into Official Bear Market Wednesday, 9 Jul 2008 | 6:06 PM ET

    The S&P closed 20% below its all-time high set in October, making it the last of the three major U.S. stock indexes to fall into a bear market. What's the "Word on the Street?"

  • Big Pharma Stocks: Real Rally Or One Day Wonder? Wednesday, 9 Jul 2008 | 11:19 AM ET
    Pharma Stocks

    One day does not a full-fledged sector rotation make, but yesterday the big pharma stocks put on a show and in the early going today the curtain hasn't fallen. Pfizer even broke above 18 bucks!

  • Market Insider: Wednesday Look Ahead Tuesday, 8 Jul 2008 | 8:02 PM ET

    The debate about whether stocks are finding a floor is gaining momentum, but traders agree it's the earnings season that will help decide the details.

  • Elderly Are Getting More Love: Study Tuesday, 8 Jul 2008 | 7:22 PM ET
    Pfizer's Viagra

    New evidence of the power of the multi-billion dollar impotence drugs. A study just out in the peer-reviewed "British Medical Journal" says that the elderly are having sex more often, possibly due to the popular pills for erectile dysfunction.

  • Some traders are also turning bullish. John Mendelson of the Stanford Group issued a buy signal late in the day; traders tell me it was his 3rd buy signal in 5 years, and the prior two calls were very good.

  • Biopharma Analyst Musical Chairs Wednesday, 2 Jul 2008 | 11:16 AM ET

    In the world of nearly 400 publicly-traded biotechs, analyst coverage is especially important. Many of the firms are micro caps and when an analyst initiates coverage it can help put a baby biotech on investor and reporter radar screens.

  • Worst First Half Since '02 Monday, 30 Jun 2008 | 5:44 PM ET

    After hours Morgan Stanley recommended investors buy Lehman Brothers stock and set a price target of $31. What's the "Word on the Street?"

  • A Hurry-Up Offense for the Second Half Monday, 30 Jun 2008 | 1:24 PM ET

    It was an ugly first half for the stock market and now that the goal posts have been moved for the economic recovery, expect a rough game in the second half.

  • Stop Trading!: Proof of Recession? Friday, 27 Jun 2008 | 3:40 PM ET

    One sector in particular is up despite a previous beat-down. Is this a sign?

  • Emerging-Market Picks for Tough Times Tuesday, 24 Jun 2008 | 6:52 AM ET

    As growth in Western economies slows, investors searching for attractive stocks should look to companies that sell to more resilient emerging markets, James Bevan, chief investment officer at CCLA Investment Management, told CNBC Europe Tuesday.

  • Walgreen Profit Up 2%, Helped By Cost Cutting Monday, 23 Jun 2008 | 1:29 PM ET
    Walgreens Store

    Walgreen posted a 2 percent increase in quarterly profit as sales were muted by a weak U.S. economy and slowing growth in prescription drug sales.

  • Pfizer and the State of Statins Monday, 23 Jun 2008 | 11:15 AM ET

    As much as I tried to disconnect during my vacation last week, I couldn't escape the ubiquitous presence of pharmaceuticals in our everyday lives...

  • Dow Headed Below 12,000? Wednesday, 18 Jun 2008 | 5:48 PM ET

    Stocks closed lower again on Wednesday. For a time, the Dow traded below the 12,000 mark for the first time since mid-March. What's the "Word on the Street?"

  • Dow Closes at Lowest Level in 3 Months Wednesday, 18 Jun 2008 | 5:04 PM ET

    Stocks closed lower Wednesday, led by financial and auto stocks after worrisome results from Morgan Stanley, CarMax and FedEx. Regional banks also took a hit after Fifth Third cut its dividend.