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  • Stocks Finish Lower, Despite Oil Plunge Monday, 4 Aug 2008 | 4:11 PM ET

    Stocks finished lower Monday, as weakness in financials and energy stocks overpowered a sharp drop in oil price typical of what usually pushes the market higher.

  • Stocks Struggle Despite Massive Oil Plunge Monday, 4 Aug 2008 | 2:00 PM ET

    Stocks were lackluster Monday despite a massive move downward for oil, as worries persisted over inflation and the nation's beaten-up housing and mortgage markets.

  • Markets Best Sector Friday, 25 Jul 2008 | 6:52 PM ET

    In the last month healthcare has emerged as the best performing sector in the S&P. Are drug makers a cure for your portfolio in this economic downturn?

  • Lilly, Pfizer & The Economies of ED Thursday, 24 Jul 2008 | 11:25 AM ET

    So, yesterday I posited a theory that the weak American economy might be hurting sales growth of erectile dysfunction drugs. I wondered whether men might be cutting their pills in half and/or not filling their expensive prescriptions if they're having to tighten their belts.

  • Oil Drop Lifts Stocks Wednesday, 23 Jul 2008 | 5:49 PM ET

    The Dow fought its way higher on Wednesday as oil prices fell and positive sentiment swelled on hopes that lawmakers will soon approve a rescue plan for Fannie and Freddie.

  • Stocks End Higher as Oil Falls Below $125 Wednesday, 23 Jul 2008 | 5:13 PM ET

    Stocks finished higher as oil broke below the key $125 a barrel mark.

  • Reminders Of Just How Bad Things Are Wednesday, 23 Jul 2008 | 4:06 PM ET

    the Fed Beige Book describes the economy as having 'slowed." JD Power cut their outlook for auto sales, projecting a 12 percent dip in sales for 2008 compared to 2007 (to 14.2 million cars and trucks), which would be the lowest level since 1993

  • Dow Rebounds as Oil Falls Below $125 Wednesday, 23 Jul 2008 | 4:01 PM ET

    Stocks advanced, boosted by a further drop in oil following the inventory report and expectations that the House would pass the Fannie Mae-Freddie Mac rescue plan.

  • See-Saw Market: Stocks Rise as Oil Falls Wednesday, 23 Jul 2008 | 1:57 PM ET

    Stocks advanced, boosted by a further drop in oil following the inventory report and expectations that the House would pass the Fannie Mae-Freddie Mac rescue plan.

  • Five Things We've Learned From Earnings Season Wednesday, 23 Jul 2008 | 1:07 PM ET
    Traders buy and sell crude oil futures contracts at the New York Mercantile Exchange.

    Wall Street so far has not merely survived earnings season, but has thrived as banks mostly lived up to lowered expectations.

  • Is Pfizer's Viagra "Sagging" With The Economy? Wednesday, 23 Jul 2008 | 12:18 PM ET

    On the Pfizer earnings conference call this morning Chairman and CEO Jeff Kindler kicked things off by calling this a "time of great uncertainty in the world economy and capital markets and significant challenges in our industry."

  • Stocks Rise as Oil Drops More Than $1 Wednesday, 23 Jul 2008 | 11:44 AM ET

    Stocks advanced, boosted by a further drop in oil following the inventory report and expectations that the House would pass the Fannie Mae-Freddie Mac rescue plan.

  • Key Earnings Phrase: Reaffirms Full Year Guidance Wednesday, 23 Jul 2008 | 9:15 AM ET

    After the close, Washington Mutual reported earnings notably below expectations. The bad news is that there is more credit deterioration, which is creating more provisions for losses. The good news is the company felt they had "sufficient capital", with $40 b of available liquidity at the end of the quarter, and that 2008 would be the peak year of loss provisioning.

  • Pfizer Profit Doubles on Drug Sales, Lower Costs Wednesday, 23 Jul 2008 | 8:55 AM ET

    Pfizer Wednesday said quarterly earnings more than doubled on higher sales of its prescription drugs and lower expenses, but its Chantix quit-smoking drug lost more than a third of its U.S. sales amid safety concerns.

  • Market Insider: Wednesday Look Ahead Tuesday, 22 Jul 2008 | 9:08 PM ET

    Oil's trend lower has whipped up buying in stocks and could do the same Wednesday, if a string of major blue chips' earnings don't disappoint before the opening bell.

  • Pharma: May Cause Nausea, Dry Mouth Tuesday, 22 Jul 2008 | 6:30 PM ET

    If only Merck could develop a treatment for this malady...

  • Top Videos of the Day: Home Depot, FDIC & More Tuesday, 22 Jul 2008 | 6:08 PM ET

    Foreign companies are buying American companies and the CEO of Home Depot comments on the economy. Following are today's top videos:

  • Vytorin, a cholesterol drug marketed by drugmakers Merck and Schering-Plough, failed to meet the main goals in a new study, released Monday.

  • Merck, Schering Delay Earnings For Vytorin Update Monday, 21 Jul 2008 | 10:10 AM ET

    Merck and Schering-Plough delayed the release of their quarterly  financial results so investors could first learn the outcome of a new study of their Vytorin cholesterol fighter, and both drug makers' shares fell on jitters about the impending trial data.

  • Wall Street: What It's Looking For This Week Monday, 21 Jul 2008 | 3:02 AM ET

    This week, with quarterly losses expected from Wachovia  and Washington Mutual due to defaulting mortgages, the market will also get data on existing home sales and new home sales.