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  • Following are the week's biggest winners and losers, including a couple of well-known household goods companies, a luxury brand and a couple of techs thrown in for good measure.

  • Elan On Eight-Eight-Oh-Eight, Etc. Friday, 8 Aug 2008 | 11:47 AM ET

    The Elanians have been pretty quiet in the wake of last week's bad news. and the stock getting about a two-thirds haircut. And I don't mean to rub salt in the wound.

  • Following are Thursday's biggest winners and losers. Even with today's rough market, there were a number of pops, such as an internet florist, a Canadian fast food chain and a certain star athlete making the move to the Big Apple.

  • ImClone's Poetic Justice Thursday, 7 Aug 2008 | 11:11 AM ET
    Sam Waksal, former CEO of ImClone Systems

    A week after Bristol-Myers Squibb made its move for ImClone Systems, one of the people who made the biotech infamous could be getting out of the clink.

  • Lilly And Covance Commingle Wednesday, 6 Aug 2008 | 11:57 AM ET

    In the latest move in the big pharma restructuring/outsourcing trend, Eli Lilly announced this morning that it's selling a lab site in its home state of Indiana to the contract research organization Covance.

  • Xanadu For Xanodyne Tuesday, 5 Aug 2008 | 11:32 AM ET

    We reporters who cover biopharma are inundated with story pitches from companies and PR folks. Most of them go immediately into the electronic trash bin. But I couldn't let this one go so fast

  • ImClone Wants To Clone Itself? Monday, 4 Aug 2008 | 12:33 PM ET

    Just before the opening bell this morning ImClone Systems put out a clearly Carl Icahn-inspired press release regarding last week's $60-a-share buyout offer from Bristol-Myers Squibb.

  • ImClone Calls Bristol Offer Too Low Monday, 4 Aug 2008 | 11:49 AM ET

    Biotechnology company ImClone Systems said on Monday that a $60-per-share takeover bid from partner Bristol-Myers Squibb was too low, but it would hire financial advisers to help it study the unsolicited offer.

  • Hiding Out in Health Care Monday, 4 Aug 2008 | 11:21 AM ET

    Health care stocks have been the stealth performers, and they will likely continue to outperform because of steady earnings, a favorable macro environment and cheap valuations, says Merrill Lynch's Brian Belski.

  • Stop Trading!: A Starbucks Comeback? Friday, 1 Aug 2008 | 3:23 PM ET

    This coffee giant looks a lot like McDonald's before it turned up, Cramer says.

  • So Much For The Summer Doldrums Friday, 1 Aug 2008 | 11:14 AM ET

    What a crazy week, right? Monday, Amgen had a huge upside revenue and earnings surprise. Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration issued its new restrictions on the use of Amgen's anemia drugs in certain cancer patients. Later that same day, Elan and Wyeth released the big Alzheimer's drug test results.

  • Elan Shares Plunge 50%, Biogen Tumbles in Germany Friday, 1 Aug 2008 | 8:35 AM ET

    Shares in Irish drugmaker Elan dived more than 50 percent to their lowest level since 2005 on Friday as a second product setback in a week shattered confidence in its line-up of biotech medicines.

  • Sell Block: Sugarless Never Tasted So Sweet Thursday, 31 Jul 2008 | 7:26 PM ET

    Novo Nordisk's diabetes drug might just send this stock much, much higher.

  • Biogen, Elan Stocks Tank on Problems With Tysabri Thursday, 31 Jul 2008 | 6:30 PM ET

    Biogen Idec and Elan notified regulators of two confirmed cases of a potentially deadly brain disease in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients being treated with Tysabri.

  • Did Martha Stewart Miss Big Payout on ImClone? Thursday, 31 Jul 2008 | 1:45 PM ET
    Martha Stewart reacts while responding to a question during a news conference Thursday Aug. 25, 2005 in New York.(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

    Bristol-Myers Squibb's proposal to buy ImClone Systems at $4.5 billion brings back memories of the Martha Stewart scandal that went beyond financial news headlines and made ImClone a household name.

  • Baxter & Medivation News Gets Me In Trouble...Again! Thursday, 31 Jul 2008 | 12:21 PM ET

    I was told to leave the building immediately otherwise security would be called and it "would get ugly." That's a quote from an AA staffer. It didn't get ugly. We quickly packed up all our stuff and moved outside.

  • AstraZeneca Rises After Lifting 2008 Outlook Thursday, 31 Jul 2008 | 6:49 AM ET

    Drugmaker AstraZeneca, enjoying a favorable tailwind from currencies, lifted its full-year earnings forecast on Thursday as second-quarter results came in ahead of expectations.

  • The Good, The Bad, The Ugly of Euro Earnings Thursday, 31 Jul 2008 | 4:51 AM ET

    European earnings were mixed Thursday, with telecoms reporting results in line or above forecasts, while energy companies and financials posted profit declines or figures below market expectations.

  • Today's Top Videos: Natural Gas, Alzheimer's & More Wednesday, 30 Jul 2008 | 6:10 PM ET

    A new groundbreaking research that could potentially lead to cure Alzheimer's disease and on how Chesapeake's CEO hopes to move Americans away from "expensive imported oil" to natural gas. Following are today's top videos:

  • Baxter, Medivation See Positive Test Results Wednesday, 30 Jul 2008 | 3:02 PM ET

    Baxter researchers unveiled positive mid-stage test results on an intravenous drug, Wednesday, which is already in late-stage development in a very small number of patients.