Despite the Dow's slight uptick, inflation and credit concerns continued to weigh heavily on stocks Tuesday.
NFIB Small Business Survey
"Small business owners are pretty pessimistic about where the economy is going to go, especially about the outlook of their own real sales growth and of course business conditions for the economy...There are fewer customers out there spending less money, so the growth in sales reports were a little bit weaker. On the other hand, their big complaint now is backdoor inflation."
- William Dunkelberg, NFIB chief economist
Investing In Diabetes
"Eli Lilly, Amylin Pharmaceuticals and Alkermesannounced what analysts called unprecedented and astounding results on their once-a-week version of the current twice-a-day, injectible diabetes drug, Byetta. A key measure of blood sugar levels fell two percentage points and patients lost nearly ten pounds after a year of this once-a-week shot."
- Mike Huckman, CNBC pharmaceuticals reporter
Ultimate Money Machine
"I'm flattered that we make it look that easy; I'm glad it looks that easy that all these people want to jump into it. This is a rough business... We don't need to go public. Me and my partners built this from the ground-up; I don't need any of the geeks on Wall Street telling me how to run my business."
- Dana White, Ultimate Fighting Championship president
Bullish on Owens Corning
“People don’t think of it as an alternative play, but it makes composites for the actual windmills, ok, the big blades. It also makes insulation, which I know sounds really boring, but can cut energy use by 40 percent. Now this is a company that has restructured, come out, it’s just down four, straight points. That’s the kind of thing I’m very interested in.”
- Jim Cramer, Mad Money host
Maria's Market Message
"XTO Energyis buying privately-held Hunt Petroleum for $4.2 billion in cash and stock. That's to increase its production capabilities."
- Maria Bartiromo, Closing Bell anchor