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  • Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has added a new stake in NRG Energy, according to a just-released portfolio 'snapshot' of its holdings in U.S. publicly-traded stocks as of June 30.  A sharply reduced stake in Anheuser-Busch may have been a bet that InBev's initially unsolicited offer for the U.S. brewer would prove to be unsuccessful.  Conoco-Phillips data is kept "confidential."

  • Cigna Shares Fall After Unit Outlook Trimmed Friday, 1 Aug 2008 | 9:44 AM ET
    Cigna

    Health insurer Cigna posted better-than-expected quarterly profit Friday, helped by its Great West acquisition and operating expense controls, but cut the outlook for its main health-care segment.

  • Health-Care Stocks: Getting Better Wednesday, 23 Jul 2008 | 12:09 PM ET

    Brent Wilsey has a prescription for investors:  Specialty health-care names.  The president of Wilsey Asset Management thinks that the downdrafts that have slammed stock prices in the sector are now behind it, and it's time to buy into the companies' recovery.

  • Tracking Dolly - Update on Probability of Disruption Tuesday, 22 Jul 2008 | 11:39 AM ET

    As Dolly intensifies and moves into the Gulf of Mexico, here is Weather Insight's latest forecast for possible oil and gas disruptions...

  • Sell Block: Say No to HMOs Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | 9:01 PM ET

    Cramer last week offered up his prediction of potential winners from the new Medicare bill -- the one that passed in the Senate yesterday. (President Bush has said he'll veto -- but it already passed by a veto-proof margin.) The good news is that Fresenius Med (FMS), Cramer's fave of the bill, got bumped to a 52-week high today with three points. But what about the losers of the Medicare bill -- the new offenders headed for the Sell Block?

  • Aetna, HealthNet Down on Goldman Downgrade Thursday, 3 Jul 2008 | 10:54 AM ET

    Aetna shares dropped 5 percent and Health Net tumbled 10 percent after a Goldman Sachs analyst slapped "sell" ratings on the two health insurers' stocks Thursday.

  • Dow, Nasdaq End on Bear Turf; Oil Tops $143 Wednesday, 2 Jul 2008 | 5:56 PM ET

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average shed 1.5 percent, ending the day firmly in bear-market territory. GM took a hit as one analyst raised the prospect of bankruptcy. Lehman Brothers rose.

  • Stop Trading!: Big Money Makes Its Move Wednesday, 2 Jul 2008 | 3:39 PM ET

    Winning sectors like coal have taken a hit. Who's on top now?

  • Stocks Slide as Oil Settles Above $143 Wednesday, 2 Jul 2008 | 3:31 PM ET

    Stocks were back on the see-saw Wednesday, rising and falling with each new report or flinch in oil prices.

  • Stocks Slide as Oil Rises, GM Skids Wednesday, 2 Jul 2008 | 12:42 PM ET

    Stocks were back on the see-saw Wednesday, rising and falling with each new report or flinch in oil prices.

  • Markets Oversold, Traders Bearish Wednesday, 2 Jul 2008 | 9:22 AM ET

    The most important news this morning comes from Europe: Deutsche Bank is up 5 percent pre-open after staring they would make a profit in the second quarter and would not require more capital. Yesterday UBS also said it would not require more capital.

  • UnitedHealth Cuts Outlook, Blames Tough Competition Wednesday, 2 Jul 2008 | 9:07 AM ET
    United Health Group

    UnitedHealth Group on Wednesday slashed its full-year earnings outlook because of tough competition in the health benefits business and said it would pay more than $900 million to settle lawsuits related to past stock options practices.

  • Stocks Pull Off a Gain; Oil Drop Buoys Techs Thursday, 19 Jun 2008 | 5:04 PM ET

    Stocks bobbed up and down Thursday, struggling to hold onto gains, as investors weighed oil's retreat against a dismal manufacturing reading and a fresh wave of concern about banks.  Oil slipped nearly $5, settling at $131.93 a barrel.

  • Stocks Grapple With Oil Drop, Downgrades Thursday, 19 Jun 2008 | 2:51 PM ET

    Stocks wavered Thursday after a dismal manufacturing reading and a slew of analyst downgrades.

  • Stocks Wobble Amid Slew of Downgrades Thursday, 19 Jun 2008 | 11:32 AM ET

    Stocks wavered Thursday after a dismal manufacturing reading and a slew of analyst downgrades.

  • Healthcare in Need of Life Support Wednesday, 18 Jun 2008 | 10:38 PM ET

    After the close today, Coventry Health Care slashed its Q2 and full-year earnings guidance due to increasing cost pressures. Coventry’s stock was halted after hours before starting again. Meanwhile, other healthcare stocks are trading sharply lower in after hours trading following the news.

  • 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?"

  • What's Buffett buying? The answer appears to be 'not much' in the first quarter of this year, although his stakes in two healthcare companies and Kraft Foods did increase somewhat. Berkshire Hathaway's just-released disclosure of its U.S. stock portfolio holdings as of March 31 does not include any new names.

  • Sudden Death: Walgreen, Unitedhealth and More Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | 7:57 PM ET

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

  • Pops & Drops: Goodyear, Visa... Friday, 25 Apr 2008 | 6:22 PM ET

    Following are the week’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Goodyear and Visa popped while Delta and Mattel dropped.