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  • 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.

  • Dow Breaches Key Level Amid Bank Worries Wednesday, 18 Jun 2008 | 3:33 PM ET

    Stocks declined Wednesday, led by financials, after worrisome results from Morgan Stanley and a dismal outlook from FedEx. The Dow briefly slipped below 12,000 -- the first time that's happened since March 18, when the market was reeling from the collapse of Bear Stearns.

  • Stocks End Wobbly Week With a Flourish Friday, 13 Jun 2008 | 5:53 PM ET

    Stocks rallied to the finish Friday, led by financials and techs, as a tame core-inflation reading and lower oil helped the market end a chaotic week on a high note.

  • Regional Banks An Anchor On Markets Friday, 13 Jun 2008 | 4:27 PM ET

    Markets in the last hour: A strong dollar and lower oil helped stocks today, enough to eke out a small gain of 0.8 percent for the Dow for the week (the only major index that was up this week

  • Stocks Hold Ground as Financials, Tech Soar Friday, 13 Jun 2008 | 3:17 PM ET

    Stocks regained lost ground heading into the final hour of trade, with lower oil boosting financials and a host of other beaten-down sectors as Wall Street bid to finish a seesaw week slightly higher.

  • Stocks Higher as Oil Slides, Financials Gain Friday, 13 Jun 2008 | 11:45 AM ET

    Stocks continued a solid rally Friday, boosted by falling oil prices and investors who swooped in to snatch up battered financial stocks.

  • Pfizer, Avant, Wyeth And Elan: Your Emails Friday, 13 Jun 2008 | 10:55 AM ET

    It never ceases to amaze me who reads Pharma's Market. Like the Stanford University professor who wrote to set the record straight regarding my coverage from ASCO of the brain cancer vaccine from Pfizer and Avant.

  • Pfizer Gets Two Opinions Thursday, 12 Jun 2008 | 10:13 AM ET

    Pfizer shares continue to trade at new nearly 11-year lows over concerns the dividend might get cut, in addition to the lack of anything visible to replace Lipitor when it goes generic in a couple years or so. But on two of the op-ed pages in Wednesday's "Wall Street Journal" Pfizer got a plug.

  • Market: Just A Flat Out Ugly Day Wednesday, 11 Jun 2008 | 4:16 PM ET

    Despite considerable jawboning, the dollar was weak, commodities were strong, and that combination has not proven to be helpful to stocks. With oil near new highs, the Dow Transports dropped nearly 5 percent for the second time in four days (ouch!)

  • Dow Ekes Out a Gain, Led by Coke Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 4:54 PM ET

    Stocks struggled to hold gains Tuesday as bank stocks rallied but comments from Bernanke hung over the market like a cloud. Oil dropped more than $3 to settle at $131.31 a barrel.