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  • Healthcare Stocks Are Feeling Ill Tuesday, 3 Mar 2009 | 9:53 AM ET

    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.

  • Are Healthcare Stocks Safe? Monday, 2 Mar 2009 | 6:22 PM ET

    After a great run, healthcare stocks got killed last week. What’s the trade now?

  • S&P Ends at 12-Year Low as Citi Stirs Fear Friday, 27 Feb 2009 | 5:12 PM ET

    Stocks tumbled Friday and the S&P hit a 12-year low as news of the government's stake in Citigroup and General Electric slashing its dividend stirred worry in the market.

  • Obama’s Thousand-Yard Stare Friday, 27 Feb 2009 | 10:25 AM ET

    The last thing companies need is the president eyeballing their industry. But that’s just what happened to health care. Who’s next? And how do you protect your portfolio? Cramer has an answer.

  • Stocks Fall After Budget Released Thursday, 26 Feb 2009 | 8:17 PM ET

    The Dow fell in volatile trade on Thursday with Merck  being one of the biggest drags on the blue chip index, as investors worried that the budget proposal could strangle profits.

  • Instead of asking what Warren Buffett has been buying, we should have been wondering what he's been selling.  Berkshire Hathaway's stock portfolio snapshot for the end of the fourth quarter reveals its holdings in Johnson and Johnson have been slashed by more than half.

  • Clarity From DC Moves Stocks Thursday, 5 Feb 2009 | 4:35 PM ET

    Hope for clarity on government programs moved stocks today. Several key events made it clear we are starting to approach the endgame on government programs.

  • Few Ways to Recover Bonuses to Bankers Friday, 30 Jan 2009 | 11:09 AM ET
    Bankers Bonus

    President Obama had some harsh words on Thursday for bankers who paid themselves billions of dollars in bonuses despite the sweeping government rescue of the nation’s financial industry. Senator Christopher J. Dodd of Connecticut said “every possible legal means” should be used to claw back the money.

  • Health Net Options, Shares: Why Are They Moving? Wednesday, 28 Jan 2009 | 12:48 PM ET

    Health services firm Health Net has been rising for the last month and is up another 6 percent Wednesday amid heavy options volume. In the first 90 minutes of the session alone, HNT contracts had already traded more than seven times the 20-day average. Find out what it means.

  • Pops & Drops: Texas Instruments, Hershey Tuesday, 27 Jan 2009 | 6:26 PM ET

    Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Texas Instruments and Hershey popped while Valero and McGraw-Hill dropped.

  • Pops & Drops: Southwest Airlines, eBay... Thursday, 22 Jan 2009 | 6:09 PM ET

    Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Southwest Airlines and Potash popped while eBay and Sony dropped.

  • Microsoft, Banks Drag Down Stocks Thursday, 22 Jan 2009 | 5:20 PM ET

    Stocks retreated Thursday as Microsoft layoffs and bank worries overshadowed hope for economic stimulus.

  • Microsoft, Banks Drag Down Stocks Thursday, 22 Jan 2009 | 2:09 PM ET

    Stocks retreated from Wednesday's big rally after Microsoft delivered a round of bad news and economic reports reflected a steepening recession.

  • Stocks Slip on Microsoft, Economic Woes Thursday, 22 Jan 2009 | 11:41 AM ET

    Stocks retreated from Wednesday's big rally after Microsoft delivered a round of bad news and economic reports reflected a steepening recession.

  • Trading And Thriving In This Topsy-Turvy World Thursday, 22 Jan 2009 | 9:48 AM ET

    Housing starts and permits were well below expectations, but in the topsy-turvy world today many traders believe that the lower the starts and permits the better, since it means less inventory that needs to be worked off.

  • Futures Slide After Big Housing Miss Thursday, 22 Jan 2009 | 8:43 AM ET

    Futures skidded Thursday as disappointing reports on housing starts and jobless claims overshadowed strong earnings from Apple.

  • UPDATE: How to Fight Your Health Insurer ... and Win Friday, 16 Jan 2009 | 12:55 PM ET

    The UnitedHealth settlement over out-of-network medical costs has huge implications for all of us. For one, it shows that the consumer can still effect change.

  • The Biggest Insurance Scheme of All Time? Wednesday, 14 Jan 2009 | 12:37 PM ET

    Even if you're insured, you are not immune from sky-high medical bills. One cancer patient found out the hard way - and did something about it.

  • Coming From Behind In '09: UnitedHealth Thursday, 18 Dec 2008 | 6:35 PM ET

    If trading this wild market is making you sick, maybe you should pay more attention to health care!

  • Everyone’s A Trader Friday, 12 Dec 2008 | 6:14 PM ET

    With such big swings in the market it may be time to take profits. But which stocks should you sell?