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    Here's our Fast Money Final Trade. Our gang gives you tomorrow's best trades, right now!

  • Health care stocks have lost their defensive appeal and feeling rather ill for the past few weeks. Shares of healthcare companies, United Health Care and Humana have dropped significantly since the Obama administration outlined a healthcare reform agenda aimed at cutting $175 billion in payments over 10 years to private insurers through the Medicare Advantage Program.

  • Cozad Asset Management's Ron Kiddoo thinks there's an upside to the downside. "I think we're facing a recessionary economy, so we would look at recessionary stocks, such as in health care and consumer staples," he told CNBC. "Perhaps a little bit in the industrial sector..."

  • Intuitive Surgical has rallied more than $20 in the last five sessions since we cited unusual buying of stock and options in the company. The sharp rise has taken place amid persistant takeover rumors involving Johnson & Johnson and the robotic surgery giant.

  • Surgical implant company Zimmer Holdings is seeing significant options activity, ahead of its earnings report before the opening bell Thursday.

  • Now that there is a new Treasury Secretary in place, a revised plan for the financial bailout is expected and that could be a factor influencing markets in the next couple of days.

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    Within about a 12-hour period, two healthcare companies have blamed the pullback in hospital spending for worse-than-anticipated financial results.

  • The Lightning Round is extended in this CNBC.com exclusive feature.

  • Options traders Tuesday are betting on more upside in medical technology company Stryker. Following heavy volume yesterday, SYK continues to see activity at the January 40 calls...

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    What’s the option market telling us about stocks. Jon Najarian reveals two plays he likes, right now!

  • Thursday was a busy day in options on Charles Schwab, according to Rebecca Darst of NYSE Euronext.  There was also wide-ranging options action among companies that make medical devices.

  • The Lightning Round is extended in this CNBC.com exclusive feature.

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    Twice each year, Standard and Poor's runs a stock screen, designed to find stocks that Warren Buffett might find attractive based on his general investment philosophy.  The new list has just been released.  Guess what well-known name is missing this time around.  (Pay no attention to the picture on the left.)

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    Even with the overall stock market struggling to post gains, there are always winners somewhere. Carter Worth reveals where!

  • Jim Hardesty sees the glass more than half full. The strategist-economist of Hardesty Capital Management expects recovery -- and he has a few carefully-chosen stock picks.

  • Gabe Hilmoe is getting an early start on the stock market.  He's portfolio manager of the Henry Fund at the University of Iowa, and he's got some strong ideas about equity investments.

  • Four-star fund manager Robert Millen thinks it's a good time for investors to be looking at quality growth companies.  He admits that there may be some more darkness before the dawn.

  • Symmetry Medical proves investors can speculate and play defense at the same time.

  • To give investors an edge in this volatile market environment, CNBC asked the experts for their best trades now. 

  • At a time of market uncertainty, what can an investor count on?  Knee replacements, for one thing.  Bruce Nudell, UBS senior research analyst, takes that as his cue in picking some promising stocks.