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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.

  • Cramer sounds off today with viewer calls on these topics: taking a slightly more bullish look at Stryker and Zimmer Holdings , both which may have been unfairly penalized by federal investigations that are behind them now; Merck being priced lower than its worth due to negative articles about Gardasil and in his opinion is still a definite Buy; knowing when to "ring the register" and take profits when you can without fearing taxes; and one more nice healthcare Buy: Masimo, a med tech company using innovative, non-invasive technology to monitor important health indicators, like blood oxygen, carbon monoxide and hemoglobin.

  • It's a booyah-free zone. There goes Swifty!

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    There are a lot of baby boomers out there and there's a lot of potential money to be made off of their retirement. Just be prepared to apply unconventional thinking to fit the habits of nontraditional people.

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    Overseas opportunities and recession proof consumer stocks were big in the stock chatter on CNBC Friday.

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    How does an investor get on the fast track in a slowing economy?  Eric Schoenstein of Jensen Investment Management has a couple of suggestions.

  • Spring is finally in the air, and CNBC asked the experts how investors can best position their portfolios before the long weekend ahead.