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  • Cramer: The Market's 4 Big Drivers Thursday, 23 Jul 2009 | 3:37 PM ET

    Plus, get calls on China, pharma, the industrials and more.

  • Lilly's Side-Effect Slip-Up Thursday, 23 Jul 2009 | 3:33 PM ET
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    I'm betting somebody's blood pressure at Eli Lilly headquarters in Indianapolis today went through the roof.

  • Biopharma Gets Its Groove On Thursday, 23 Jul 2009 | 1:42 PM ET
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    What a week! And there's still one day left. Human Genome Sciences and Orexigen got the party started on Monday with their Lupus and diet drug data, respectively. Onyx Pharmaceuticals was a surprise guest with its mid-stage breast cancer results on Wednesday. Bristol-Myers Squibb cranked up the volume late yesterday with its two-bagger for Medarex. And then this morning Celgene announced it had stopped a multiple myeloma study early because the drug appears to be working so well.

  • Cramer’s Second Opinion on Stocks’ Health Wednesday, 22 Jul 2009 | 7:45 PM ET

    They’ve come a long way in 12 months. Here’s an up-to-date snapshot of where they are now.

  • Costly Drugs Known as Biologics Prompt Exclusivity Debate Wednesday, 22 Jul 2009 | 11:11 AM ET

    A bitter Congressional fight over the cost of superexpensive biotechnology drugs has come down to a single, hotly debated number: How many years should makers of those drugs be exempt from generic competition?

  • Dow Logs 7th Straight Gain; Apple Slides Tuesday, 21 Jul 2009 | 4:29 PM ET

    A late rally pushed stocks higher Tuesday following better-than-expected earnings from several Dow components. The Dow logged its seventh-straight gain, the Nasdaq, it's tenth.

  • Cramer: Trading Tuesday's Earnings Tuesday, 21 Jul 2009 | 3:20 PM ET

    The Mad Money host makes the call on a few key blue-chip companies and more.

  • Stocks Turn Lower as Bernanke Testifies Tuesday, 21 Jul 2009 | 2:18 PM ET

    The Dow advanced Tuesday as a slew of components beat earnings expectations. But there were pockets of weakness throughout the market, including chips, hardware, banks and retail. The Nasdaq was lower.

  • Merck Hangs Out The Shingle Tuesday, 21 Jul 2009 | 11:43 AM ET
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    Recently, Merck came out with the first vaccine for shingles called Zostavax. But it had manufacturing and supply issues that hurt the launch. In its earnings press release today, Merck says as of last month it has "resumed normal shipping schedules for Zostavax."

  • Schering-Plough Profit Rises Tuesday, 21 Jul 2009 | 10:46 AM ET

    U.S. drugmaker Schering-Plough said on Tuesday its second-quarter earnings rose after lower special charges, but global revenue declined as the weak dollar hurt sales in overseas markets.

  • Strong Earnings Boost Dow; CIT Skids Tuesday, 21 Jul 2009 | 10:09 AM ET

    The Dow bolted out of the gate Tuesday as a slew of components beat earnings expectations. But there were pockets of weakness throughout the market, including chips, hardware, banks and retail. The Nasdaq was lower.

  • Futures Turn Higher on Earnings Strength Tuesday, 21 Jul 2009 | 8:45 AM ET

    Futures indicated a slightly lower open for Wall Street Tuesday ahead of a slew of earnings and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's Capitol Hill testimony.

  • S&P Hits 8-Month High Amid Earnings Optimism Monday, 20 Jul 2009 | 4:24 PM ET

    Stocks rallied to the finish line Monday after a wobbly morning as a CIT deal to avert bankruptcy and strong earnings gave investors cause for optimism.

  • Stock Rally Begins to Fizzle; CIT Jumps Monday, 20 Jul 2009 | 10:53 AM ET

    A strong start for stocks began to peter out Monday, though CIT continued to rally.

  • Stocks Open Higher, Buoyed by CIT, Earnings Monday, 20 Jul 2009 | 10:31 AM ET

    Stocks opened higher Monday as investors were cheered by news of a deal that will avoid bankruptcy for commercial lender CIT Group and a better-than-expected start the earnings season.

  • Futures Higher on CIT, Earnings Optimism Monday, 20 Jul 2009 | 7:50 AM ET

    Futures indicated a positive open for Wall Street Monday as investors were cheered by news of a deal that will avoid bankruptcy for commercial lender CIT Group.

  • Teva, Propofol And Michael Jackson Friday, 17 Jul 2009 | 4:08 PM ET
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    The Food and Drug Administration today announced that Teva Pharmaceutical Industries is voluntarily recalling two lots of the anesthetic Propofol because there are higher levels of potentially fatal endotoxins...Propofol is the same drug that was reportedly found in Michael Jackson’s house.

  • A Tysabri Turnaround Or A Head Fake? Thursday, 16 Jul 2009 | 4:00 PM ET
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    Carl Icahn and all of the Elanians should be happy. Biogen Idec today reported encouraging trends regarding its all-important multiple sclerosis drug Tysabri.

  • How Far Should Congress Go to Reform Health Care? Wednesday, 15 Jul 2009 | 4:31 PM ET
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    Two congressmen who are tackling the new healthcare legislation don't want to go too far in implementing potential solutions, however.

  • My ICAD Infraction: One Year Later Wednesday, 15 Jul 2009 | 3:28 PM ET

    Man, time flies. I can't believe almost a year has passed since the incident at ICAD. That's the big Alzheimer's Disease scientific research conference that was held in Chicago in late July last year. This year, it's in Vienna and it's going on right now.