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  • Stocks Slide as Retail Sales Disappoint Wednesday, 13 May 2009 | 2:25 PM ET

    Stocks declined Wednesday as bank shares continued to struggle and retail sales unexpectedly fell for a second straight month. A brief reprieve after the business-inventories report and comments from President Obama fizzled.

  • The Pfizer "Viagrat" Backstory Wednesday, 13 May 2009 | 1:23 PM ET
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    Over the past few months I've blogged a couple of times about the public service announcement Pfizer produced in the UK to discourage guys from buying and taking counterfeit Viagra.

  • The Novartis Apprentice: You're Hired! Wednesday, 13 May 2009 | 11:16 AM ET
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    What does it say when a drugmaker hires a Goldman Sachs investment banker as its next Chief Financial Officer? That's the question I'm asking after Novartis announced that it's tapped a managing director of investment banking at Goldman Sachs, Jonathan Symonds, as its CFO apprentice.

  • Inventories, Obama Help Stocks Pare Losses Wednesday, 13 May 2009 | 10:38 AM ET

    Stocks pared their losses Wednesday after a report showed business inventories shrunk at a slower pace and remarks from President Obama on health-care reform.  Still, stocks remained under pressure as bank shares continued to struggle and retail sales unexpectedly fell for a second straight month.

  • Highest Dividend Yields of the Dow Wednesday, 13 May 2009 | 8:45 AM ET

    With stocks rallying for over 2 months now, dividend yields continue to fall back to Earth.  The average dividend yield of the Dow 30 has fallen nearly 30% since the rally began in early March.  See how the 30 companies in the Dow compare.

  • Intel Points To Higher Open Tuesday, 12 May 2009 | 5:48 PM ET
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    Comments made by Intel CEO Paul Otellini after hours could be bullish for stocks.

  • Consumer Stocks Boost Dow; Banks, Tech Slip Tuesday, 12 May 2009 | 4:03 PM ET
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    Stocks lost ground in afternoon trading but traded in a fairly tight range, though the Nasdaq posted losses approaching 1.5 percent.

  • Stocks Head Lower as Banks, Tech Fall Tuesday, 12 May 2009 | 11:10 AM ET

    Stocks opened slightly higher, bouncing off a rough day Monday but moving hesitantly as an economic report showed consumer weakness continues to hamper growth.

  • In yesterday's extension of the current rally, three more Dow stocks crossed above their 200-day moving averages.  There are now seven stocks on the Dow above this technical threshold. 

  • Cheaper Generic Pills Saved US $734 Billion: Lobbyists Thursday, 7 May 2009 | 5:37 AM ET

    Against the backdrop of President Obama's healthcare reform effort, the main lobbying group for the generic drug industry says the U.S. healthcare system saved nearly three-quarters of a trillion dollars over the past ten years on generic drugs.

  • Keys to a Continued Rally Tuesday, 5 May 2009 | 8:39 PM ET

    Cramer explains why the market stalled today and what we need to go higher.

  • Fast & Furious Trades For Wednesday Tuesday, 5 May 2009 | 6:24 PM ET
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    Following are the “Fast & Furious” trades - hot ways to play Wednesday's market moving events.

  • Predicting Market Moves Wednesday, 29 Apr 2009 | 12:34 PM ET

    Don't get so swept up in trying to predict where specific stocks are going that you ignore what they're saying about the market as a whole.

  • Remember The Bull Position Tuesday, 28 Apr 2009 | 3:20 PM ET

    Stock action in the last week of the month supports bull position. Remember the bull position: that the great decline in stock prices, combined with government support, along with economic news that will prove to be "less bad" as the months go on, is providing a floor under the stock market.

  • Earnings And The Swine Flu "Wild Card" Tuesday, 28 Apr 2009 | 9:50 AM ET

    The swine flu epidemic remains a wild card, as no one is quite certain how far the epidemic will spread.

  • Fast & Furious Trades For Tuesday Monday, 27 Apr 2009 | 6:38 PM ET
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    Following are the “Fast & Furious” trades - hot ways to play tomorrow's market moving events.

  • Stocks Slide Amid Swine-Flu Fears; GM Soars Monday, 27 Apr 2009 | 5:39 PM ET

    Stocks bounced back from a swine flu-induced drop Monday as traders scooped up shares of drug makers and pharmacies.

  • Pharma Stocks Get a 'Swine Flu Rally' (Video) Monday, 27 Apr 2009 | 12:53 PM ET

    Swine Flu: global pandemic or paranoia? President Obama said the health emergency declaration was merely a prudent measure. But many pharmaceutical stocks were sharply higher Monday in reaction to flu outbreaks — and the gains seemed to ripple through the sector.

  • Next Week's Fast & Furious Trades Friday, 24 Apr 2009 | 6:19 PM ET
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    Following are the “Fast & Furious” trades - hot ways to play tomorrow's market moving events. Also you'll find the gang's "Final Trades" here.

  • Stocks End Higher but Snap Six-Week Streak Friday, 24 Apr 2009 | 6:06 PM ET

    Stocks ended higher Friday after better-than-expected results from Ford but ended lower for the week, snapping a six-week winning streak. recovered Friday after a drop triggered by the release of the bank stress-test results.