The market and bank stocks were down today after a gun run after harsh language from barrack obama and chris dodd about irresponsibility of banks and getting back bonuses. Also there was some profit taking after a multi-day run up.
Gold is up because of inflation worries over stimulus package.
Amazon beat earnings, as did netflix a few days ago.
Pfizer continues to tank due to wyeth buyout. Wyeth has a big alzheimer's drug in the pipeline.
Sequenom has a blood test for pregnant women to detect down syndrome that replaces amniosyntesis, which carries risk of miscarriage. Also it may encourage all pregnant women (not just older women) to start taking the test.
Amylin got Icahn lift after he tried to appoint board members. They have a diabetes drug in the pipeline.