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  • Software Giants Rush to Cash In on Carbon Counting Thursday, 9 Jul 2009 | 5:05 PM ET
    Smoke stacks in Heilongjiang province, China

    As the Markey-Waxman bill on carbon emissions cap-and-trade makes it way through the Senate, a new carbon-counting reality may soon be here for American businesses.

  • Stocks Eke Out Another Gain; Pharmas Drag Thursday, 9 Jul 2009 | 5:05 PM ET

    Stocks squeaked out another gain Thursday as investors were encouraged by Alcoa's beat and a drop in jobless claims but pharmaceutical and retail stocks dragged.

  • FDA: Thinking Outside The Black Box Wednesday, 1 Jul 2009 | 3:25 PM ET
    Zyban Prescribing Information

    Today the Food and Drug Administration announced that Pfizer's Chantix and GlaxoSmithKline's Zyban will carry new warnings about mental side effects. Not just any old warnings, but so-called "Black Box" warnings. Or, at least, that's what we in the news media used to call them. Until the FDA called us out today.

  • Sector Trade: BioPharma Tuesday, 30 Jun 2009 | 6:20 PM ET

    Late breaking news about Pfizer and AMAG Pharmaceuticals could move healthcare stocks.

  • Dow Logs 2nd Straight Down Week; Techs Gain Friday, 26 Jun 2009 | 6:03 PM ET

    The Dow capped another down week with a loss Friday as investors shrugged off a surge in consumer sentiment and instead focused on the fact that consumers are squirreling away their money at a feverish pace. But techs gained after encouraging earnings from Palm.

  • Crucell's Lovely RITA Wednesday, 24 Jun 2009 | 2:11 PM ET
    Rabies in the Americas 2009

    ACC, ADA, AHA, ASCO, ICAD, TCT. That's just a handful of the acronyms and abbreviations for scientific and medical conferences that I've attended over the years. But this year I might be able to add RITA to my dance card. I'd never heard of her (it) before this morning when I got this press release from Crucell, which owns technology for faster, better, cheaper vaccine manufacturing.

  • Obama’s RX For Change - Stocks To Watch Tuesday, 23 Jun 2009 | 2:49 PM ET

    President Obama is prescribing change in the healthcare system. The issue is front and center right now before Congress and Wall Street...We may see some volatility in a sector that’s traditionally very stable. Analysts say it’s time to reexamine your pharma stocks and position yourself for the changes President Obama will make.

  • Halftime Report: Gaming Obama's Comments Tuesday, 23 Jun 2009 | 2:11 PM ET

    On Tuesday afternoon stocks were trading near break-even as investors sifted through comments from President Obama on a wide range of issues from energy to health care.

  • Will the Markets Heat Up with the Start of Summer? Monday, 22 Jun 2009 | 8:02 AM ET
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    Sunday was the official start of summer as the summer solstice, the day when the Earth's axis is most inclined toward / away from the sun, occurred.  Here are the historical averages for the markets and last year's biggest gainers between the summer solstice and the autumnal equinox:

  • Quadruple Witch - Not so Scary Friday, 19 Jun 2009 | 8:49 AM ET
    Witch

    Today is a quadruple-witch day. Quadruple-witching occurs on the 3rd Friday of every quarter when index futures, index options, stock options and stock futures expire on the same day.  Here is a look at how quadruple-witches have affected the markets.

  • Market Cap Rankings Shift Again Thursday, 18 Jun 2009 | 12:12 PM ET

    At the March 9 bottom, the banks were falling fast and behemoths like Google were at risk of falling out of the Top 20 biggest companies in the S&P 500.  Three months later, that has changed significantly.

  • Move Over, Shamwow And Snuggie Wednesday, 17 Jun 2009 | 5:00 PM ET

    In the "Building a Better Mousetrap" file, we have The Comfort Wipe, "the first improvement in toilet paper as we know it since the 1880s". The video on the website pretty much says it all--hands free bodily functions!

  • Stocks Slide for a 2nd Day as Banks Drag Tuesday, 16 Jun 2009 | 5:27 PM ET

    Stocks ended lower for a second straight session in light volume as the glow from housing starts faded and banks skidded.

  • Taking A Weight Off My Shoulder Monday, 15 Jun 2009 | 1:27 PM ET
    Lipitor

    I have a confession to make. I try to be as transparent as possible, to share as much information as I can about how the sausage is made. To that end, on at least a few occasions I’ve mentioned on this blog and on CNBC, that I’ve been on 10 milligrams of Lipitor.

  • Market 360: The Week's Best & Worst Friday, 12 Jun 2009 | 4:26 PM ET

    On a week where oil topped $73 per barrel for the first time in 8 months before receding on Friday, treasury auctions moved the equity market, and GM and Citi were replaced in the Dow, the markets are flat to positive on the week, but the Dow manages to go positive year-to-date.

  • Two Books And A Movie Tuesday, 9 Jun 2009 | 12:08 PM ET

    The judge threw the book at the man, but at the same time he didn't sentence him by the book. Andrew Bodnar pleaded guilty to his role in the generic Plavix brouhaha a couple of years ago. And yesterday a District Court judge fined him $5,000 and ordered Bodnar to write a book about what happened. Write a book!

  • Impact of Index Changes on the Dow Monday, 8 Jun 2009 | 12:37 PM ET

    Today, Cisco and Travelers replaced Citigroup and GM on the Dow.  Here is a look back at the previous 10 changes to the Dow and what happened to the benchmark in the days leading up to and following the change.

  • Highest Dividend Yields of the New Dow Monday, 8 Jun 2009 | 8:55 AM ET

    With stocks rallying for over 3 months now, dividend yields continue to fall back to Earth.  Today, two new components join the Dow, one with a dividend and one without.  See how the 30 companies in the Dow compare.

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  • Three Down, One To Go Thursday, 4 Jun 2009 | 2:34 PM ET
    Amylin

    In less than two weeks, there've been four pretty significant events in biopharma. And, hopefully, after ADA things will begin to settle down a bit for the summer.