Riverbed is downgraded at 2 firms, and Activision Blizzard is upgraded to 'outperform.'
Stocks are almost unchanged following 3 straight days of triple-digit moves for the Dow.
The month also features a big gathering of biotech CEOs in New York and a cancer research meeting in Florida.
Caterpillar, Yahoo and a few other companies report earnings.
Shares are dropping after the big biotech says it's scrapping an R&D program for ALS. But a new pill for multiple sclerosis continues to be the major catalyst for this stock.
SunPower is upgraded to 'buy,' and Biogen is downgraded to 'neutral.'
TheStreet's Adam Feuerstein gazes into his crystal ball to offer his biotechnology forecast for the new year.
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After enjoying a smooth rise in stock prices since May, investors are about to be hit with another bout of volatility.
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