Health care is in the index's top spot for first time since 1988 and looks to remain strong.
Patent expirations are contributing to M&A fever in the biotech sector.
The profitable biotech's two cancer drugs could make it an attractive target.
A pharmaceutical takeover rumor is in the air.
Can they also help boost the company's dormant stock?
The pharma wins US approval for a new rheumatoid arthritis pill, but Abbott's existing treatment isn't likely to suffer a meaningful hit to sales anytime soon.
Exchanges won't reopen until Hurricane Sandy makes landfall. Look for a Wednesday reopen. Insurance companies could see $5 billion to $10 billion in losses. Important economic and earnings reports are due, including Friday's jobs report.
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