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Melissa Davis contributor Melissa Davis provides stock market news and analysis of issues impacting your stocks.

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Lessons Learned From the Hedge Fund Crisis

Fri, 20 Feb 2009 19:55 GMT

Last year brought enough investor pain to reshape the entire industry.(image)

Why There's Still Hope for Detroit

Tue, 27 Jan 2009 20:56 GMT

David Cole, chairman of the Center for Automotive Research, believes there could be a happy ending for GM and Ford.(image)

GM's Biggest Foe Could Be Time

Fri, 16 Jan 2009 20:54 GMT

The automaker already has received union concessions, but shareholders face dilution over how GM reduces its debt load.(image)

Humana's Learning to Change With the Times

Fri, 05 Dec 2008 20:00 GMT

Even if Democrats manage to end its "private fee-for-service" business, the company's confident that everything will work out in the end.(image)

Health Insurers See 'Universal' Opportunity

Mon, 24 Nov 2008 18:02 GMT

Companies such as Humana and UnitedHealth could benefit if the Democrats institute universal health care.(image)

Hospitals Face a Baby-Boom Bust

Wed, 12 Nov 2008 18:48 GMT

For-profit providers face a tough road amid likely Medicare reforms.(image)

Pickens Fueling Natural Gas Push

Tue, 04 Nov 2008 18:53 GMT

The longtime oilman wants to cut our dependence on foreign oil.(image)

Tenet Healthcare Shares Punished

Tue, 04 Nov 2008 17:43 GMT

The company gets a little murkier on 2009.(image)

GE Set for a Pickens Windfall

Mon, 03 Nov 2008 19:05 GMT

The company stands to make out well if the oilman's alternative-energy plan moves forward.(image)

CVS Slashes Generic Drug Prices

Fri, 31 Oct 2008 20:41 GMT

The drugstore chain is coming out with a health care pass that will lower generic drug prices.(image)

Pickens Primes Pump for a Mighty Wind

Wed, 29 Oct 2008 17:13 GMT

The legendary oilman says it's time to break our addiction on fuel oil and explore alternative energy sources.(image)

Zimmer Shares Slump on Forecast

Thu, 23 Oct 2008 17:58 GMT

The device maker reels in its full-year forecast.(image)

Wellpoint Hit by Financial Meltdown

Wed, 22 Oct 2008 17:30 GMT

The health insurer's earnings were affected by bad investments in the financial industry.(image)

Longs Shareholders Cinch CVS Caremark Deal

Mon, 20 Oct 2008 17:12 GMT

The deal was completed Mondayl when Longs shareholders agreed to accept it.(image)

Stryker Just Shy of Estimates

Thu, 16 Oct 2008 21:50 GMT

The orthopedic device maker reported strong gains in revenue and profits for the quarter.(image)

UnitedHealth's Profits Fall on Higher Costs

Thu, 16 Oct 2008 17:19 GMT

The health insurer struggled with rising medical costs and investment losses during the quarter.(image)

Walgreen's CEO Retires

Fri, 10 Oct 2008 17:36 GMT

Jeffrey Rein retires two days after Walgreens made an unsuccessful attempt to take over Longs Drug Stores.(image)

Longs' Options Limited After Walgreen's Exit

Thu, 09 Oct 2008 21:33 GMT

Longs Drug Stores finds itself looking again at CVC-Caremark's offer.(image)

Arthrocare Gets No Medicare Love

Thu, 02 Oct 2008 16:13 GMT

A ruling by regulators may put sales of the company's spinal device in jeopardy.(image)

Walgreen Wades into Antitrust Waters

Tue, 30 Sep 2008 20:56 GMT

The company sees Hawaii as a key market.(image)

Walgreen Feels Margin Pain

Mon, 29 Sep 2008 18:06 GMT

The company boosts profit by 12%, but it comes at a price.(image)

Longs Sticking to CVS Merger Plan

Wed, 17 Sep 2008 20:21 GMT

But shareholders keep wanting a more serious look at Walgreen's higher bid.(image)

HMA's CEO Takes a Hike

Mon, 15 Sep 2008 18:23 GMT

After a year on the job, Burke Whitman sees military service as the better option.(image)

CVS Angles for Longs' Real Estate Bounty

Mon, 15 Sep 2008 17:20 GMT

Shareholders say the buyout target has undervalued its real estate portfolio -- the real prize of any merger.(image)

Longs Drugs CEO Set for Fat Merger Payday

Mon, 15 Sep 2008 16:52 GMT

Warren Bryant could snag up to $23 million, if CVS' buyout goes through. But some shareholders want a better deal.(image)

Arthrocare Device Use Draws More Scrutiny

Thu, 28 Aug 2008 18:22 GMT

A mounting FBI probe is looking into surgeries requiring one of the company's products.(image)

Amedisys' CFO Carousel Misses the Mark

Wed, 27 Aug 2008 18:02 GMT

The company can't seem to keep a financial chief. Maybe the problem is higher up?(image)

Schering Regroups After FDA Rejection

Wed, 13 Aug 2008 21:38 GMT

The company plans to rely on the sales of other drugs, particularly in overseas markets.(image)

CVS Caremark Eyes Westward Expansion

Wed, 13 Aug 2008 20:06 GMT

Its deal to acquire Longs gives it potentially lucrative properties in California and Hawaii.(image)

Schering Drug Derailed by Power of One

Wed, 13 Aug 2008 14:10 GMT

A single patient's allergic reaction may have delayed U.S. approval by up to three years.(image)